Sunscreen Protection for Men
Lots of facial moisturizers promise to keep your face young, but not all of them deliver.
“A lot of products these days tout the fact that they contain antioxidants,” Glaser says. “Theoretically, they should help. Sunlight and pollution cause oxidative damage to skin. But so far, we don’t have any scientific evidence one way or the other that says antioxidants at the level contained in skin products really help.”
Prescription-strength products with retinol (Retin-A) do smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and even reverse signs of aging at the cellular level. But the lower levels of retinol found in over-the-counter products may not be high enough to do much good.
“You’ll get far more protection over time by making sure you use a face moisturizer with sunscreen in it every day,” Glaser says.
Anywhere your hair is thin also needs to be protected against sun damage. That includes bald spots and receding hairlines. The best bet is applying sunscreen. Choose a spray-on sunscreen if you don’t like the idea of putting lotion on your head. Some hair sprays, gels, and mousses now come with SPF protection. An even safer option? Wear a hat when you’re out in the sun.
If you want to keep a healthy skin you have to wear sunscreen every day.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends an everyday moisturizer with SPF-30.