Doctor Approved Anti-Aging Tips To Steal From Your Girlfriend

While your girlfriend—or the leading lady in your life—might lather on serums, gels, moisturizers, and the whole shebang, your approach to skincare might be slightly less complicated. Or, um, nonexistent. Though traditionally, men have approached anti-aging with less vigor than their female counterparts, board-certified dermatologist and medical director Dr. Cheryl Karcher, there’s been a 273 percent increase in male aesthetic medicine over the past 10 years. She accredits this rise to a desire of men to remain competitive in the workspace and in dating, among other shifting trends. “It’s generally expected that in many aspects of life, attractiveness is directly proportional to success and achievement,” she explains. “Attractive people have more dates, or perceived to have positive personality traits, and are more likely to be successful in job interviews.”

As men collect birthday candles, they start to lose collagen, elastin and eventually, bone mass. Dr. Karcher says fat pads fall and shift, creating hollows and lines that make you look tired and older. Though this process is very similar to women, men tend to have more square faces, sharper angles and a large jaw, making their needs vary. “Men have more muscle mass, more fat tissue, and the blood vessel density than women. While the same cosmetic procedures and topical treatments are used in males and females, the approach, the assessment and the treatments are often different,” she explains. “Men want to look fresher, healthier and less tired, and they do not necessarily want to look beautiful or have high cheekbones, soft silky skin or a high arched brow. Men prefer to have lines and wrinkles but shallow or less evident.”

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