Although at Youngmans we are all about embracing the skin you’re in, we understand that in this modern society of Instagram filters and cosmetic procedures, many people desire to look younger. We specialise in making men look and feel their best at any age and we do have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves that will help to keep your appearance looking more youthful. These simple yet effective seven tips are from our team of professional barbers and will have you looking younger in no time…
Although sporting a beard is definitely in fashion, a recent study has found that having a beard can add up to eight years to a man's appearance. If you are feeling brave and want to overhaul your appearance and opt for a clean shave we would recommend this simple five-step at-home shaving routine. Lift any dirt and remove any excess oil from the skin using our Face Wash which has antioxidant qualities and contains charcoal to extract impurities from the skin, resulting in a deep detoxing cleanse. If you suffer from particularly sensitive or dry skin and often feel irritation when you shave you can combat this by applying a Pre Shave Oil which softens the facial hair to enable a smoother shave. After prepping the skin apply a Shave Cream to your face using a damp shaving brush. Shave by holding the razor at a 30 degree angle to the skin. Do not apply pressure - hold the handle gently and let the weight of the razor head glide over your skin. Shave in the direction of hair growth. When you’ve finished shaving splash some cold water over your face, this will help to smooth and close the pores and apply some soothing Post Shave Balm to the shaved area. To finish up we recommend applying Moisturiser to your whole face.
As we age our skin becomes less elastic and drier, and the skin barrier also becomes weaker which results in skin not being able to retain moisture like it once did. One way to combat this is by applying moisturiser to your skin on a daily basis. Although this won’t reverse wrinkles or stop them entirely from developing it will help to slow them down. Apply your moisturiser once in the morning after washing your face, and again at night. Our Natural Moisture Cream contains shea butter and cocoa butter to allow your skin to retain moisture and provide immediate relief from dry skin. It also contains aloe vera to promote blood circulation and repair skin damage.
Applying SPF can help to shield your skin from harmful UV rays which can prevent premature ageing. UV rays can be damaging in a number of ways but in terms of your skin's ageing process, they can break down collagen and elastin which are two proteins that help the skin to maintain its youthful appearance. To prevent this break down it is recommended that you wear sunscreen daily with a SPF of 30+.
You wouldn’t go to the gym once and expect to have muscles, the same can be said for your skincare routine. You can’t pamper your skin once and expect to see lasting results, especially when it comes to anti-ageing. Therefore we recommend committing to a daily skincare routine to help create lasting change over time. If you are new to implementing a skincare routine we recommend starting out with this simple 3 step skincare routine for men.
Serums are a great product to introduce into your skincare routine as you age as they are more concentrated formulas that help penetrate the skin at a deeper level. Our handmade 24k Gold Serum is jam-packed with powerful ingredients such as rosehip and argon oil that detox the skin and provide anti-aging powers and castor oil to repair damaged skin. We recommend applying this product up to twice daily by massaging a few drops into the skin ensuring you avoid the area around the eyes and any broken skin. To wake up feeling refreshed, apply in the evening to allow the moisture to deeply sink into the skin overnight.
There are so many benefits to exfoliating our skin regularly. The process helps to remove dead skin cells to allow the brighter, healthier skin cells to be revealed resulting in a youthful glow. As your facial skin is delicate we recommend using a gentle but effective exfoliant such as our natural and vegan Face Scrub. This hero product has multiple benefits as the natural oats help to exfoliate the skin while the coconut oil cleanses and moisturises.
Studies have shown that chronic stress can lead to rapid ageing. Therefore one of the best ways to keep yourself looking and feeling younger is by managing your stress. We know this is easier said than done so be gentle with yourself and work on taking small steps to help ease tension in your life. Some effective methods that can help reduce stress include regular exercise, meditation, breathwork, spending time with friends and doing things that bring you joy.