Scroll to the bottom of your Instagram and look at the first selfie you ever posted. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Does the face in the picture look different from the one in the mirror? Yeah, ours too.
Aging is part of life, but you can definitely age more like Clooney instead of Jagger (no offense, Mick). The reason your mug might look a little worse than necessary is that you don’t take care of it. It’s okay, man, there’s no time like the present to start.
If you want to take care of your skin without spending all your time (and money) on day spa treatments, we can help. Disco is the mens’ skincare line formulated to work specifically with the pH balance of a man’s skin. We know skin care and have five super easy tips to help you stay sexy and youthful at any age. Read on.
Reasons Your Skin Looks Older
You know the usual suspects; lack of sleep, bad diet, not getting enough exercise. All these lifestyle habits can make you look older than you actually are, but there are other forces at work aging your skin. Knowing what they are and how to fix them are key to keeping your skin looking forever young.
Those fine lines around your eyes aren’t just from another year of living. Photoaging occurs from long-term exposure to UV rays, which is why it’s so crucial to wear sunscreen every single day.
Photoaging is responsible for 90% of the visible changes to your skin like:
- Fine lines;
- Freckles; and
- Spots and areas of hyperpigmentation.
Most photoaging occurs when you’re much younger. Years of not wearing sunscreen, getting repetitive sunburns, or having sunburns that cause your skin to peel can show up years later as skin that ages much faster than it should.
Repeated Facial Expressions
Your mother was right when she told you your face would get stuck that way. Making repeated facial expressions causes the underlying muscle to contract, which pulls the skin in the direction of the contracted muscle.
After years of contracting the muscle in the same way, your skin develops lines and wrinkles. Obviously, you’re not going to stop flashing your charming smile, but what you can do is prevent unnecessary facial contractions from movements like squinting by wearing a hat and sunglasses.
Partying Too Hard
If smoking and drinking on the weekends (or during the week, we aren’t judging) is your favorite way to unwind, your skin is paying the price for it. Smoking and drinking are rough on the skin.
Smoking is incredibly bad for your skin (and your overall health, for that matter). Smoking exposes your skin to free radicals and also forces your skin to take in toxins and carcinogens, which damage your skin cells leaving your skin dull, wrinkled, and saggy. That’s not a look that’s going to make anyone swipe right.
Alcohol is less damaging to your skin than smoking, but it causes dehydration. Dehydrated skin is more likely to look pruny and wrinkled. Your best bet is to limit your drinks and be sure to drink plenty of water when you’re drinking. You’ll save your skin and maybe even prevent a bar fight.
Your Skin Care Routine Doesn’t Exist (Yet)
You didn’t grow up learning to take great care of your skin. If you were lucky, you were told to wear sunscreen, but most of us came into adulthood with very little knowledge about what our skin needs, how to take care of it, or how to protect it. Soap and water are what you’ve always used for “skin care.”
The “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality has served you well thus far, but if you’re hung up on aging skin, you need something new that can actually help it look younger and healthier. That’s where Disco comes in clutch.
5 Anti Aging Skin Care Tricks You Should Know
Ready to reverse the hands of time? We’ve got you covered. First, forget everything you think you know about skin care (like it being for women only). Men need great skin care that has been specially formulated for their skin care needs, and that’s why Disco exists.
Our skin care line was developed to give men access to the same kinds of all-natural, non-toxic, extremely effective products that have dominated women’s skin care for years. Disco is:
- Dermatologist-developed and formulated to work synergistically with the pH balance of a man’s skin.
- All-natural. Our ingredients are as close to nature as possible, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-irritating to your skin.
- Vegan and cruelty-free. We don’t allow animal testing of our products, and we don’t include any animal byproducts in our ingredient list.
Disco is the greener, cleaner choice for men’s skin care, and here’s how you can use it to keep your skin looking so fresh and so clean.
1. Be Basic
Establish a basic skin care routine. You need to hit basic skin care out of the park so you can start treating the signs of aging with more advanced products. Focus on keeping your skin cleansed properly and hydrated.
Avoid cleansers (for your face and body) which can be harsh and drying. Look for moisturizers that contain natural wrinkle-busting ingredients like macadamia nut oil. You also need free radical protection in the form of antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C.
- Macadamia Nut Oil. a lightweight oil that penetrates deeply and leaves skin fully hydrated hours after you use it.
- Vitamin E. Helps protect your skin against free radicals and helps moisturize and condition your skin to keep it sexy and soft.
- Vitamin C. Helps to brighten and tighten your skin, giving your overall complexion a boost.
If you’re starting from scratch, we highly recommend an overall approach to your skincare to help hydrate it, keep it moisturized, clean, and protected. The Disco Basics Set includes everything you need to begin your skin care journey from head to toe. After all, the skin on the rest of your body ages along with your face.
2. Get Rid of Raccoon Eyes
Dark circles only look good on raccoons, period. Dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines and wrinkles in the form of crow’s feet can make you look a cool ten years older in no time. Fight back with products that help reduce puff, lighten up the darkness, and penetrate deep to help plump wrinkles.
Our go-to is Disco’s Repairing Eye Stick. Loaded with caffeine, pycnogenol, and niacinamide, our all-natural eye stick is the best way to roll out of bed and roll wrinkles away. Swipe our eye stick under your eyes and pat it in. Watch the caffeine immediately begin to pop the puff, leaving your entire eye area looking smoother and sexier.
Pycnogenol is a pine tree extract that helps keep your entire eye area brighter and helps tighten the skin to make you look like you got more than two hours of sleep the night before.
Nourishing vitamin B3 (niacinamide) helps fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so your skin looks impossibly smooth.
3. Clean Out Your Pores
Environmental stressors can cause your skin to look dull, and the incorrect products can clog your pores and cause blemishes. A great skin mask can help keep your pores clean and help get rid of dirt, oil, and dead skin.
Disco’s Purifying Face Mask contains both bentonite clay and charcoal to help pull out oil and dirt and gently lift it away to keep skin blemish-free, clear, and bright. Willow bark extract helps keep skin calm and soothe skin that is irritated. Irritated skin can be uncomfortable and look older than it should.
4. Wear Sunscreen and Use Antioxidant-Rich Products
In addition to wearing daily sunscreen, you can also look for products that are rich in antioxidants.
Antioxidants help protect your skin from free radicals. Free radicals are unbalanced molecules that attack your skin. They come from the sun, pollution, and even fumes from some household and commercial cleaners.
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radical damage, which can cause your skin to lose elasticity and look older.
5. Stop Smoking (Oh, and Get More Antioxidants)
Hey man, you already know smoking isn’t good for you, but the fact that it’s making you older may help drive you to quit. In addition to stopping smoking, using products that contain a healthy dose of antioxidants, like the ones available from Disco, may also help repair and restore your skin to a healthier, more youthful state.
It’s all about skin care. If you want to keep your youthful appearance, you’ve got to take care of your skin with products formulated to work. Using Disco to keep your skin looking good is easy and more affordable than a facelift. We’re betting it’s a lot less painful, too.
Photoaging: What You Need to Know About the Other Kind of Aging (skincancer.org)
11 ways to reduce premature skin aging (aad.org)
The 6-a-day study: effects of fruit and vegetables on markers of oxidative stress and antioxidative defense in healthy nonsmokers (pubmed.ncbi.nim.nih.gov)