Switch moisturisers every time the seasons change. Your skin needs more moisture in the winter than in the summer. So the same day you bring those jumpers out of storage for the winter, buy a heavier moisturiser. When you trade in the jumpers for shorts, switch to a lighter one.
Select a moisturiser that contains skin-repairing humectants
Is that a new word for you? Humectants attract water when applied to your skin and improve its hydration. Good ones include glycerin, propylene glycol and urea. Also look for skin products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), compounds that help reduce wrinkles and improve dry skin, acne and age spots. AHAs, which naturally occur in grapes, apples, citrus and sour milk (think buttermilk or yoghurt), work by speeding up the turnover of old skin cells, making skin look younger.
Men, recognise that skin-preserving products aren’t just for women
Men need skin care just as much as their wives and sisters, so they should be using cleansers and moisturisers too. To prevent wrinkles and skin cancer, use a moisturiser containing a sunscreen with an SPF 50 that protects against UVA and UVB rays daily. Also, use a gentle exfoliant weekly and a night-time moisturiser that contains alpha-hydroxy acids to encourage skin regeneration.