Everyone gets old, even you.
A stern moustache and weekly trips to the gym will only do so much and eventually you will need to explore foreign territory to stave off those growing wrinkles: the toiletries aisle. Luckily, it doesn’t take pounds of creams and serums to stay looking young. It simply takes some good habit building and age-appropriate style choices to shave years off your appearance.
Want to know how you can turn back the clock? Check out these simple anti-ageing tips that even the most macho man can appreciate.
1. Dress Your Age
You might think that wearing latest gear will keep you looking youthful, but an outfit designed for an 18-year-old looks wrong on a middle-aged man.
Now is not the time to go through a style revolution. Instead, stick with what you know and feel comfortable in. Pick a style icon to emulate for inspiration, and choose wisely. No Justin Bieber. Although your style shouldn’t be “trendy,” it should be current. Don’t dip back into the ‘90s or ‘60s for fashion inspiration. Keep it to this century.
2. Exercise Your Brain
Blanking on someone’s name or forgetting a menial task is something we all do, but it can happen more frequently as you age.
Don’t panic if you’ve started to become forgetful. Instead, keep your brain sharp by doing daily exercises that strengthen your neuron connections. Perform activities with your non-dominant hand, learn a new language or get your brain a personal trainer.
3. Tone Down the Bling
Man jewelry is back in style, but that doesn’t mean you get to don that single earring you had back in high school.
When it comes to bling, less is definitely more. A well-placed ring or shiny watch can take you from Joe Bloggs to Joe cool, but don’t overdo it. Leave the long gold chains and giant watches as big as your hand for the Top 40 film clips.
4. Tame Those Eyebrows
Thick, bushy eyebrows are strong and sexy when you’re younger, but brows can get unruly with age, just look at former PM John Howard, his eyebrows are something to behold. Since his time in office they seem to have taken on a life of their own.
This is also a good time to mention that all your hair should be maintained regularly, not just your brows. With age often comes unwanted body hair in your nose and ears. Stay on top of trimming to look and feel younger.
5. Grow a Beard
One of the telltale signs of middle-age is a shriveled neckline. It’s also something there’s practically no cure for.
Hide neck wrinkles with a cleanly curated beard. Go for a classy, close-cropped beard or finally achieve your dream of pulling off the mountain-man aesthetic.
Whether you’re a bearded beau or clean-shaven sir, make sure you have a quality shaving kit to groom your visage. Good razors and moisturising creams will keep your skin looking fresh and smooth, “shaving” years off your appearance.
6. Care For Your Face
Exfoliators, moisturisers and tinted creams aren’t just for women. In fact, the healing powers of these anti-ageing tools are something everyone should have in their bathroom arsenal
Exfoliating, using a salt scrub or exfoliating pad, removes dead skin cells and primes your epidermis for new, healthy cell growth. And using a daily moisturiser on your face and body will instantly replenish your skin with much-needed hydration to reduce wrinkles and repair dry spots.
If you struggle with uneven coloring on your face, from sunspots or simply getting older, a tinted moisturiser can help smooth out your skin tone. Tinted moisturisers also work as a gentle sunscreen, further protecting your face from sun damage.
Men often hit their prime in middle age. A well-groomed older man is the object of every girl’s eye, so it’s worth taking care of yourself with each passing year. Besides drinking lots of water and staying out of the sun, these simple daily habits will help you enter middle-age with style.