Who said, “Looking great for your age,” was just for women?
Five days ago, Joe Hockey (National Treasurer), led us to believe that over the next 40 years Australians are going to live and work longer. This means two things: firstly, there is going to be a massive spike in those of us who are going to live to 100 years of age; secondly, the preservation of looking great for our age becomes more relevant.
When you think about it, there is not much difference between the ageing process between men and women. The key differences are that male facial skin is 20% thicker, relatively stronger and less fragile than female facial skin. This is due to male hormones that make the skin oilier. Also, men seem to hold more elastin, which always helps to slow down the ageing process.
When it comes to ageing, both men and women have similar goals – we all want to conceal our true age. This means doing what has to be done to look good for our age.
Guys, luckily we age slower than women, so if you haven’t started now, it’s not too late!
There are a myriad of treatment options available with a huge increase in medical cosmetic clinics popping up all over Australia. The trouble we have is, “Which product do I choose?” and “How do I know if a clinic is reputable?”
Where do we start! Botox?? Dermal fillers?? Laser rejuvenation?? It can all get pretty confusing pretty fast! So, let me simplify it by breaking it down to 1 treatment and 1 product to begin with.
Focus Product – Glycolic Acid Based Cleanser
Glycolic Acid based cleansers – the essential step in caring for the skin. This is an easy to use and simple product for men who want to take care of their skin with minimal effort. Derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid based cleansers work by exfoliating the skin, eliminating impurities and dead skin cells. It also smooths the skin texture and boosts the skin’s complexion. Another great benefit is that they gently stimulate cell renewal. In simple terms, glycolic acid based cleansers get rid of the old, dirty, nasty stuff and leaves your skin looking better than it was before!
Focus Treatment – Microdermabrasion (“Micro” for short)
Microdermabrasion provides a targeted treatment system for various skin conditions, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture and ageing skin. This is one of the easiest and most effective anti ageing treatments available. Using a powerful mechanical exfoliation machine, diamond tip microdermabrasion works by removing the upper most layer of dead skin cells from the face. Results are instant and the treatment takes only 20 minutes. Guys, this is your first port of call if you are new to anti ageing.