What you should know about anti-aging skincare

What you should know about anti-aging skincare

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Age defense, anti-aging, whatever you call it, we tend to focus on products and solutions that help men develop skin that looks and feels healthy. While skincare for men can be pretty simple, real results require consistent efforts. But what types of products or programs do you need to quickly develop an anti-aging skincare routine? 

First and foremost, the most essential part of a routine that provides anti-aging benefits is a sun damage prevention program. A sun protection program is a routine that stops ongoing damage from UVA and UVB sun rays. The good news is, you don't have to invest in expensive serums or moisturizers to get the job done.

While a moisturizer can make your skin appear smooth, when looking for an anti-aging skincare routine, those effects are only temporary. High-quality serums, if used consistently, can aid in boosting the antioxidants in your skin to address further damage in conjunction with your sunscreen. Here at GetMr, one of our core values is keeping it simple. So here is the one thing I recommend for men’s best daily skincare routine: using a daily moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 30. 

If you don’t believe this dermatologist, take a good look at photos that compare the left side of men's faces that are exposed to the sun all day compared to the side of the face that is not.

For the best anti-aging skin-care routine, you need to use a broad-spectrum SPF product daily.  

Why do you need to wear daily sunscreen for the best anti-aging routine? 

When used daily, broad-spectrum SPF 30 or greater sunscreens have been proven to reduce the risk of skin cancer by 40%.   

The Daily provides men with a skin care option that is not only a mineral based moisturizer with SPF 30 for UVA, UVB coverage but also provides protection from aging with blue light protection. Remember that the deeply penetrating UVA rays come through windows as well, so your skin is still getting damaged even if you are inside all day.    

How does The Daily by Get Mr. work as an anti-aging routine?

The Daily by GETMr. is power-packed with vitamins and other ingredients for the best skincare for anti-aging. Skin-aging can be broken down into aging that comes with more birthdays, as well as photoaging. Photoaging refers to damage from the ultraviolet rays from the sun and visible light, such as blue light emitted by screens, yes, just like your computer and phone.

A quick reminder, while the blue light from your computer and phones will not increase your risk of skin cancer, it does promote signs of aging.

There is also pollution that causes damage to the skin from the environment. Take a look at somewhere on your body that has not seen much sunlight and compare it to areas that have seen quite a bit; you can see a difference.  

Photoaging causes 80% of the signs of aging of the skin’s appearance. Photodamage results in collagen breakdown, causing wrinkles, skin thinning and a sallow complexion, as well as uneven brown spots (and, of course, cancer).

Let's dig a little deeper as to why this is true. Our skin responds to sun damage aka radiation by producing more melanin, if you can, creating a tan. If you have a burn or a tan, it is a sign that your skin is being harmed by the UV radiation from the sun. Your body is trying to get a layer of protection to the DNA in your vulnerable skin cells by stimulating the production of more melanin. What happens is that each time that tan or burn fades, the damage to the DNA does not.  There are also non burning rays that can stimulate a tan, but even if you are not burning, these go deeper into the 2nd layer of the skin, the dermis. These longer wavelength rays, known as UVA cause break down and irregular production of the building blocks of the firmness of your skin.  In addition these can also reduce your skin's own immune system designed to keep that DNA damage mentioned above from turning into pre cancer or cancer. When the rays penetrate into the skin, the cells in the dermis absorb that energy and release reactive oxygen species that negatively impact collagen production and cause further damage. There are several key components of our dermis such as elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid, glycoproteins and proteoglycans that give our skin tightness and firmness. 

How does The Daily by GETMr serve as one of the best anti-aging skincare options for men? For one, as a dermatologist, I developed The Daily 3-in-1 moisturizing sunscreen for men to include important antioxidants directly from or derived from plant-based products that contain effective antioxidants. Vitamins A, B, C, E, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and plant stem cell extracts are all included. These all work together to provide vitamins that are key for skin health and serve as antioxidants to block damage from reactive oxygen species noted above. Our ultra-fine zinc oxide is a high-grade sophisticated mineral sunscreen that anchors our formula to minimize ongoing photoaging and cancer risk. These ingredients also work to reduce ongoing inflammation and damage to your collagen production. 

What does this really mean? It means if you are seeking smoother, healthy feeling skin with a more even skin tone, these products should be part of your daily skincare routine.   

Why else is The Daily by GetMr. a strong choice for an anti-aging skin routine? The formula contains lactobionic acid, which is a non-irritating polyhydroxy acid. This ingredient improves the skin's appearance with gentle exfoliative properties on the top layer of the skin. You might be familiar with alpha-hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, or beta-hyrdroxy acids, such as salicylic acid, that have the potential to irritate the skin. This exfoliation improves the skin's appearance by minimizing wrinkles (anti-aging), splotchy pigmentation, pore size, and enhancing smoothness. It also works as an antioxidant to block the breakdown of collagen. This works for all skin types to help retain the skin's natural moisturizing abilities, allowing the skin to look and feel smooth. 

So if you are interested in looking your best for the long run, even if you have already had quite a bit of sun exposure, getting The Daily by GetMr in your routine each and every morning is going to be your best gift to your skin, for your health and your looks, whether your goal is anti-aging, brightening, or just feeling damn good.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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