The ageing process is inevitable; as we age our skin becomes thinner, more fragile, rougher and perhaps most apparent- a loss of elastin which causes skin to hang loosely and reveal fine lines or wrinkles. This is most apparent after men reach their 30s. Ageing is nature taking its course which should be embraced- it’s not something to be ashamed of nor fought against with drastic actions such as cosmetic surgery. However, there are is a range of weaponry available to you from dietary changes to anti-ageing moisturiser.
Our first and potentially life saving tip is to protect against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light which damages elastin causing skin to sag and stretch. There is also the danger of skin cancer, so if you plan on exposing your skin to the sun- always wear a sunscreen and a hat.
Other anti-ageing tactics include sleeping on a silk pillowcase to eradicate sleep creases, quit blood-vessel narrowing smoking, reduce stress, consider supplements such as anti-inflammatory fish oil helping skin look supple and avoiding processed sugar which binds to and weakens the collagen in your skin. It’s a case of living better too by eating cleaner, increasing exercise, drinking more water and adding a specific anti-ageing moisturiser to your skincare routine- below are Ape’s Three of The Best.
Malin+Goetz Replenishing Face Serum
This lightweight serum is both an intensive anti-ageing solution and a skin moisture-booster. It uses Sodium Hyaluronate to draw hydrating-moisture into the skin which in turn smoothes fine lines, restoring elasticity and evening out skin tone. It can be used as a moisturiser for normal to oily skin or as a hydration booster for dry to sensitive skin.
Polaar Intensive Anti-Ageing Care
French brand Polaar designed this anti-ageing moisturiser to fight the signs of ageing on three levels: wrinkles, firming and lifting skin. A lightweight, non-greasy cream it contains natural, active ingredients to moisturise skin while intensely fight these common signs of ageing- replenishing moisture and restoring its natural elasticity.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (Men)
The legendary Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream designed for women has recently been reformulated for men’s skin. It is designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles whilst hydrating skin. Famed for its unique anti-ageing Mediterranean algae (Padina Pavonica) ingredient, the formula also contains anti-oxidant rich Ginkgo Biloba and soothing Abyssine to improve moisturisation, skin suppleness, firmness and elasticity. Can be used after shaving too, to soothe skin.