Men and women are different in many ways, but one thing’s for sure: Father Time comes for both at some point. And while it may seem like anti-aging is a ladies-only club, we know that men are just as concerned about the signs of aging as women are.
Everyone dreads watching wrinkles creep across their face and skin begin to droop and sag. That’s why Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa cater to the unique anti-aging needs of both men and women.
Here, we’re sharing our best anti-aging advice for men, so you can maintain your youthful masculinity for years to come.
And by drinking, we’re not just talking about alcohol. Both alcoholic and caffeinated beverages dehydrate your skin and deplete vitamins and nutrients, making your skin look dry and dull.
Alcohol also dilates the blood vessels in your face, which can lead to red, spidery veins and/or exacerbate pre-existing skin conditions, such as rosacea.
Instead, limit or eliminate your consumption of these types of drinks and drink more water. Not only does water support your overall health, but it can also have a positive effect on your skin.
Sure, exercise can help you lose weight and get toned, but did you know it also promotes healthy skin? Physical activity increases blood flow, allowing oxygen and nutrients to travel around your bloodstream and flush out harmful toxins.
Exercise is also a great way to manage stress, and chronic stress can wreak havoc on your skin as well as your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Kick the habit
Smoking is the worst thing to do if you want to avoid the physical signs of aging. The harmful substances in the smoke displace the oxygen in your blood, leaving your skin (and your other organs) depleted.
Cigarettes also threaten your levels of vitamin C, leading to a breakdown of collagen and elastin, which eventually leads to wrinkles and fine lines.
You’ve been told your whole life to eat fruits and vegetables, and for good reason. From head to toe, inside and out, fruits and vegetables support every part of your well-being — even your skin.
Healthy foods provide your skin with the nutrients (namely vitamin C) it needs to support collagen and elastin.
Talk to us about other ways you can supplement your diet with the vitamins and nutrients necessary to maintain healthy skin.
Find a skin care routine
Men’s skin is thicker and has more blood vessels, more active oil glands, and substantially more facial hair than women’s skin. This combination of factors makes it crucial that you establish a solid skin care routine specific to your needs.
We can help you find the right cleanser, exfoliator, moisturizer, etc. that will help you reach your goals.
You should also make sunscreen a part of your skin care routine, as the sun can destroy your skin and leave you looking older than you really are.
See an expert
Of course, there’s no substitute for Dr. Averilla’s expertise when it comes to staving off the effects of aging. We offer a wide range of skin care, anti-aging, and spa services to keep you looking younger longer. Depending on your needs, we may recommend the following:
- Dermal fillers
- Skin tightening
- Wart removal
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Laser skin resurfacing
Have the years added on a few extra pounds too? We also have body contouring and weight loss services, including mesotherapy, to help you get the look you want from top to bottom.
If you want to know more about how you can fight against the signs of aging, or if you’re ready to see which services are right for you, don’t hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office.