A Nighttime Skin Care Routine To Stay Looking Young

It’s never too early to think about anti-aging, but it can be too late

In partnership with Jack Black.

Getting older is one of those things that kind of sneaks up on you. At least that’s how it has felt to me. I have a birthday next week and although I’m not quite hitting 40, I’m getting pretty close.

I like to believe that things improve with age, like a fine scotch or wine or a perfectly pantina-ed and gilt dial on a Rolex ref. 5513 or 1675. And although I know a lot of guys lament the aging process, it’s something that I’ve actually embraced.

I like the little salt and pepper that’s started to appear in my beard and on my temples. I used to be somewhat ashamed of my crow’s feet, but now I think they’re something of a signature of my look. And in general, I just feel older and wiser. And that’s a good thing. You can’t rush or “fake” any of those things you accumulate as you age.

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Now, to be fair, I’ve been fortunate to not experience some of the things that many men find difficult about getting older. I haven’t lost any hair. I’ve actually gotten leaner rather than gaining weight. Part of that is genetic, but part of it is also maintenance and prevention.

Now, while I’d argue that there’s a lot that improves with age, there are certain things that don’t. Your skin, example. That’s one thing that’s extremely important to not let creep up on you. If you’re not paying attention to your face in your early-20s, there’s nothing you can do when you have an “oh, shit” moment in your late-20s or early-30s.

I used to think about this a lot when I was a bicycle racer. During those 10 years, I spent an inordinate amount of time exposing my skin to the sun. I knew it and I always took great care to liberally apply SPF. I’m glad I did, not just from a “looks” point of view, but also a health one.

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As I approach 40, my focus has shifted to slowing down the aging process with maintenance and preventative measures in my skin care routine – specifically my nighttime regimen. As busy as I make my life and as ragged as I tend to run myself, I always make time at the end of the night to take care of my face.

Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to live with a trio of anti-aging products from Jack Black. And I have to tell you, I like the results. Here’s a breakdown of each step.

Step One: Power Peel

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The product: Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads

If you’ve ever given skin care even a cursory thought, you know the importance of exfoliating. With the Power Peel you get an exfoliant pad that provides the results of a professional peel without the multiple steps or irritation. This is what makes your skin glow.

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The Power Peel is not a daily-use product – two to four times a week. Use after washing your face and never after shaving. And make sure to have a good moisturizer.

Step Two: Protein Booster

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The product: Protein Booster Skin Serum

Like watering a plant, you’ve got to feed your skin to keep it healthy. This is where adding proteins back into the mix becomes extremely important. I use the Protein Boost in conjunction with a moisturizer. It feels very light on the skin and smells really great.

Step Three: Eye Rescue

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The product: Protein Booster Eye Rescue

Let’s face it, the skin around your eyes shows your age more than anything. It’s also some of the thinnest and most delicate skin you have and why proper maintenance and prevention is very important.

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Technique is also important. Robin shared this pro-tip with me: when addressing this area, use your ring finger, as it is generally the weakest finger and dab the skin instead of pulling and stretching it.

Is anti-aging something you’ve been thinking about? Chime in below with your thoughts and share your nighttime skin care routine.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo


Chime In

  • Nathan

    Anti-aging is something I have been thinking about and have used the Jack Black all 3 products above and all work very well. Currently I am using Lab Series just to give something new a try and I have been pretty happy with them so far however I think I will switch back to Jack Black as the Lab Series runs out. One other thing to say about Jack Black is they have fantastic customer service. As always thanks for the great post! Keep it up!

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      Great feedback, Nathan. What do you prefer about the Jack Black products? I’m very happy with them and can really feel the difference.

      • Nathan

        I completely agree with you when it comes to feeling and seeing the difference. I like the price point the products fall into for the quality and ingredients. I have a bad a very bad reaction to the natural deodorant which I contact their customer service and they where great to deal with.

  • Luis Martinez

    One tip that has worked for me always is never to wash my face with regular soap. I use Tom Ford’s Purifying Face Cleanser most of the days and Aqua di Parma Facial Scrub every 2 or 3 days. Both leave you with a clean skin without drying it up. They are not cheap, but each container will last a few months since you don’t need to apply much.

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      Regular soap can be extremely harsh and dry out your face. I’ve unfortunately had to deal with that with the amount of travel I do – sometimes there’s no other option than the soap the hotel provides. I’ve used the Aqua di Parma before. Really good stuff.

  • Michael

    It would be great if the links to the Jack Black products actually worked.

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      They’re working fine on our end!

  • Dan Chiba @dan83_to

    Hi Brian, I truly appreciate your posts and I feel like sharing my routine as well. I do exfoliate once a week with Aesop Purifying Paste – always before going to bed and putting a Biotherm Homme Serum. Once every 3w I also do put some sheet face mask from Sephora – it helps the skin getting some vitamins and nutrients. And for daily cleanse I use Kiehls for men. And I also Biotherm Homme / Kiehls gel moisturizer right after showing as well – daily basis. Nice to see more about lifestyle rather than just clothes and looks!

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      Appreciate the comment, Dan. Seems like you’ve really got it down and are using some great products!

      • Dan Chiba @dan83_to

        Always have respected your work and how true you are to your opinions and thoughts! Will comment more now I have registered! Have a great week and looking forward to reading your interesting words of wisdom!

        • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

          Thanks for the continued support. Cheers!