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