Anti-Ageing Tips for Men
Some men don’t put enough emphasis on their complexion until they notice their wrinkles become apparent and hairline slowly receding. These signs of ageing can be fixed, but it costs a lot of money to go for Botox and hair transplant treatments.
Ageing is a certainty, but it doesn’t have to happen now. In this article, we’ll go over 5 tips men should work on so that they could preserve their youth!
Finasteride for Hair Loss
Some men start their hair loss journey once puberty ends, but most notice a receding hairline in their late 20s to the early 30s. If you’re within this age group, don’t panic!
Finasteride is a medication that has been proven to slow hair loss and hasten hair regrowth. It works by lowering the levels of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp. In a nutshell, this is the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness.
Since Finasteride is a prescription medication in many countries, it’s important that you look for it from a reliable source.
Your skin is your biggest organ, and it’s important that you protect it adequately. Science has proven that the sun’s UV rays are bad for your skin. According to cancer.org, being exposed to UV rays cause premature ageing of the skin, and the signs include wrinkles and leathery skin!
If you’re going out, wear sunscreen!
There are way too many sunscreen options out there. What’s important is that you look at the SPF number. All you need is an SPF 30 sunscreen, and this would block 97% of the UVB rays.
If you’re outdoors for long hours, reapply it every 2 hours even on cloudy days. If you’re wondering, yes, wear sunscreen even in the winter!
Sleep Well, Sleep Right
I’m sure all of us are guilty of pulling all-nighters at some points in our lives. Some even consider it a token of hard work and dedication. But I’ll have to say this: Not getting enough sleep will make you age faster!
When you sleep, your skin repairs itself. This is thanks to collagen formation and helps prevent skin from sagging. According to Dr. Patricia Wexler, if you get only 5 hours of sleep a night, you’ll develop twice the amount of fine lines compared to sleeping 7 hours a night.
The best range is to sleep between 7-9 hours. Keep in mind to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side can feel really good, but you’ll be more prone to wrinkles as constant pressure and motion against your skin can cause collagen breakdown.
Reduce the Sweet Treats
If you want to prolong your youthful, plump skin then it’s important that you watch what goes in your body. You can spend hundreds of dollars on skincare products but if the fundamentals of healthy dieting aren’t met, your money is going down the drain.
The culprit for this is sugar, especially processed and refined sugar found in your favourite gummy bears and candy. Too much sugar can cause inflammation. This leads to your skin losing its elasticity and making your skin look saggy.
Ideally, the sugar in your diet should only come from complex carbohydrates.
Ageing isn’t just shown on your skin. Your overall health is an indicator of your youth. If you have a healthy cardiovascular system, you shouldn’t gasp for air after climbing three flights of stairs!
If you want to improve and maintain your shape, your exercise routine should include aerobic training such as jogging and strength training with weights (bodyweight or iron). Exercising keeps your heart healthy, muscles strong, and reduces inflammation that causes ageing.