Anti-wrinkle creams are among the most widespread in the female panorama, to smooth the skin and make it always young even with advancing age. But does the same also apply to humans?
There is still a lot of uncertainty on the subject and often the lack of information generates preconceptions and false myths that it would be better to dispel for the good of all. This is today's goal: to re-evaluate the importance of men's anti-wrinkle cream to highlight the need for an all-male preventive skin routine that helps fight the signs of aging in a few simple steps.
Let's not waste any more time: we are ready to explain in detail how they are used, at what age to start and how to choose the most suitable one based on various factors that guide towards an informed purchase.
But let's start from the beginning and let's understand together the usefulness of a cream dedicated to men, capable of smoothing wrinkles and making the skin fresh, young and supple even with the passage of time.
Anti-wrinkle cream for men: why?
Let's be clear: nobody likes wrinkles! This is not just a problem for the woman who, attentive to her image, starts using anti-aging creams even before the age of 40. But it is a more generalized discourse, which also includes the male universe, increasingly interested in personal care.
And so it becomes essential to know how to deal with this problem before it's too late. The ideal solution is certainly to use a good cream against wrinkles.
But what are they actually for? We know that wrinkles are imperfections that derive from changes in the skin, which is affected by age and loses its elasticity over time. All components that help the dermis remain elastic and smooth, such as collagen, elastin andhyaluronic acid, begin to decrease and fail to prevent the formation of wrinkles.
Cellular renewal is drastically reduced, the skin becomes increasingly dry and therefore more sensitive to external agents, free radicals form: the result is dull, dehydrated and stressed skin.
This process takes place in both men and women. Only a constant use of an anti-wrinkle face cream can slow down its effects.
So here is the reason why even men must learn to use an effective anti-wrinkle cream, different from the one used for the female gender, precisely because we are talking about two different skin types with different needs.
How anti-wrinkle cream works on men's skin
Men's skin is certainly more resistant than women's. This is due to the higher amount of collagen, but also to the presence of hormones, including the testosterone, which make it thicker, more compact and fat.
This is why the components of an anti-wrinkle cream for men must have precise characteristics in order to act effectively and obtain clear results, taking into account both the skin type and other factors that can influence it, such as age.
The most common are:
- Moisturizing agents, to counteract age-related dehydration.
- Antioxidant substances. Useful for fighting oxidative stress and the formation of free radicals.
- Redensifying ingredients, capable of improving collagen synthesis. For example, vitamin C.
- Nourishing and exfoliating, to improve metabolism and cell turnover.
The use of a cream with these ingredients must not be sporadic: using it once is of little use and does not counteract the formation of wrinkles at all. You need to take care of your face with a daily beauty routine, especially in men who are constantly subjected to the stress of shaving.
The right age to start using it
The chronological age matters to understand when it is the right time to start a constant use of anti-wrinkle cream. We can say that it is undeniable that men think less about these things, because the signs of aging on their faces are less evident and visible later in time than women. But it is still true that thinking about it too late may not be the right choice.
The ideal age to start using it is around the age of 30. You can always take care of your skin first, but using different types of creams, preferably moisturizing and refreshing, especially after shaving.
Starting from the age of 30, it becomes a good habit to frequently apply a cream for wrinkles as a preventive treatment, in order to slow down their appearance and keep the skin more elastic.
From 40 upwards it becomes indispensable. The skin is more mature and needs more attention. And what to do when you reach the age of 50/60 and wrinkles have already made their first appearance? The important thing is not to stop using these cosmetics because even if the signs of aging cannot be erased, the skin still needs to be nourished, hydrated and regained its tone, especially as the years go by.
Pros and cons of an anti wrinkle cream for men
Now we come to the questions that many are asking themselves: are there any contraindications? And if I make a mistake, what happens? In addition to the advantages, any disadvantages must always be evaluated, especially in the event of incorrect or premature use of the anti-wrinkle cream.
To avoid any possible contraindication, it is good to clarify a few points:
- Men's anti-wrinkle cream is not for all ages: you don't need to consult a dermatologist or beautician to choose the most appropriate one for your skin type, but you can usually start from the age of 30. A moisturizer would be more suitable first.
- The cream shouldn't be too oily or too fragrant. Therefore, focus on types with light textures.
- Do not use aggressive creams: they could cause discomfort, especially if used after shaving the beard.
- Don't use feminine products. As already specified, women's needs are different and therefore also the formulation is completely different, and is not at all suitable for men's skin.
In principle, more than contraindications, these are indications for correct use, because the benefits are far greater, especially if you learn to use it daily.
Selection guide: the criteria to evaluate before buying
What will be the best anti-wrinkle cream and how to choose the most suitable cream for your face? There are really many types on the market, to meet every need. So some confusion is natural, especially in the case of a man who has never used such cosmetic products.
So let's try to list the factors that can help you make the right choice, dividing them into groups: type, ingredients, consistency.
Anti-ageing creams for men are also divided into two types: day cream and night creams.
The day cream performs both a preventive function for wrinkles and a daily one to give hydration. But it is also protective, because it defends against external agents such as smog, cold and UV radiation.
The night cream is used to regenerate the skin at rest and nourishes it throughout the night, providing it with the ideal nutrients to make it regenerate.
Then there are also creams divided by age: the first wrinkles type is used to start the treatment (25/30 years), while those for mature skin are indicated at a more advanced age.
The formulation of an effective anti-wrinkle cream is the basis of a careful choice. What should an ideal cream contain? Let's do a quick recap before purchasing:
- Sunscreens. UV rays accelerate skin aging and facilitate the formation of wrinkles. Better to always use a cream that also has sunscreens to put on every time you go out during the day.
- Vitamin C to stimulate the microcirculation of the skin.
- Coenzyme Q10, to perform an antioxidant function and fight free radicals.
- Argan oil, shea butter or glycerin, to moisturize the skin.
- Collagen and hyaluronic acid, perfect anti-aging weapons that prevent the formation of wrinkles and give elasticity to the dermis.
The list goes on but it's best to stop here to avoid too much confusion. These are certainly some of the most important ingredients to have in your anti-wrinkle cream for men.
Even the consistency of the face cream has its importance. Of course we reiterate that a light texture is more suitable for a man's skin. There are two reasons: it absorbs much faster and above all it is not fat. This solves the problem of the shiny effect which in men is not covered by make-up. Furthermore, a greasy cream would not be good for men's facial skin, which is already oilier in nature than women's.
Those who don't like creams can instead decide to use anti-wrinkle serums, with a completely different consistency.
Conclusion: advice and indications
Of course, before buying the anti-wrinkle cream for men, it is advisable to know your skin type. Depending on whether it is oily, sensitive, dry, mixed or normal, there are specific types designed just for you.
After choosing the most suitable one, the advice is to never forget to use it constantly. In the morning it should be spread on the face before going out and in the evening before going to sleep.
The ideal moment is after shaving: applying it when the skin is clean and clean and needs more hydration has a double benefit and generates more lasting and immediate effects.