Handsome man feeling his smooth moisturized face

5 Reasons Every Man Needs a Moisturizer

Posted by Otis Skincare on

Full disclaimer…

There’s no ‘silver bullet’, no magic cream, that will instantly make you look twenty years younger!

But using a moisturizer every day will make sure that your skin stays as healthy, nourished, and youthful as possible.

And while the best time for a man to start using a moisturiser is when you’re 20 …the second best time is NOW!

And here’s why….


Handsome man feeling his smooth moisturized face

Using a moisturizer every day will make sure your skin stays healthy, nourished, and youthful


A moisturizer will combat the signs of aging that have already begun to appear, but it also keeps future damage at bay. 

And it’s NEVER too late to start.

(Because a little time spent taking care of your skin now, will keep you looking really good as you age!)


It’s never too late to start 

Whenever you begin looking after your skin, it’s going to improve - and start looking and feeling better.

This doesn’t happen overnight, but you will definitely see results when you consistently use a moisturizer every day.


It's not just vanity

Daily moisturizing is essential to keep your skin healthy.

Skin is the body’s largest organ and deserves daily attention to keep it looking young and blemish-free.

Most importantly, taking care of your skin is a form of self-care.

It can instantly make you feel better about yourself, with more confidence. And that’s the ultimate secret of youth!


What happens to your skin as you age 

  • Dryness
  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Dullness
  • Enlarged pores

As you get older your skin naturally changes.

This is down to hormonal changes, but also damage caused by sun exposure and the environment.

Wrinkles, sagging skin, an uneven skin tone and a dull complexion - are largely the result of a breakdown in collagen.

Collagen levels drop rapidly as you age leading to your skin losing its firmness and elasticity. Wrinkles and fine lines start to form more quickly, becoming deeper and more noticeable.

And your pores can start to look larger.

Natural sebum production drops too, so your skin becomes dehydrated even if it was once oily.

But even with all of that going on, it’s OK.

Starting to use a moisturizer at any age will mitigate these changes and start to slow down the effects of aging on your skin.


 Man holding face moisturizer


The 5 ways a moisturizer improves your skin 

Here are the 5 reasons why using a moisturizer every day will give a man healthy, younger-looking skin that others will notice.

#1 Reduces dryness and balances any oiliness in your skin

As we age, and natural sebum production decreases, it causes dehydration. Using a moisturizer boosts your skin’s hydration levels. No more dry skin.


#2 Increases the firmness of your skin

By stimulating collagen production (the protein that gives your skin structure) it makes your skin look firmer and smoother, as well as increasing the elasticity of your skin.


#3 Smooths and reduces wrinkles and fine lines

An anti aging moisturizer not only diminishes existing lines and wrinkles it also helps prevent new ones forming.  And improved elasticity ensures that your skin bounces back and remains smooth, plump and healthy.


#4 Makes your complexion look fresher, getting rid of dullness

Moisturizing improves the hydration levels in your skin, getting rid of the dry dead skin cells that make your skin look gray and dull.


#5 Minimizes enlarged pores

Hydrated pores appear smaller because the skin around them is firmer. Using a moisturizer with collagen-boosting ingredients improves skin structure and firmness keeping your pores looking tight.


Take action now 

Using a moisturizer (especially one that includes anti aging ingredients) will keep your skin looking smooth and plump - boosting collagen production back to more healthy levels and reducing dryness.

And not only does this reduce the signs of aging that have already begun to appear but it also helps stop future damage. 

So it’s never too young to start...

But it’s never too late either. Because it is possible to rebuild your collagen levels and boost hydration.


The best moisturizer to firm, hydrate and regenerate your skin 

Along with excellent moisturizing agents - like Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Jojoba Oil -  our Hydrating Daily Moisturiser also contains anti aging and skin-repairing ingredients and antioxidants.

It’s super lightweight so it absorbs quickly - without creating shine! – because the ONLY effective moisturizer is the one you actually want to use.

And like all of our products Hydrating Daily Moisturizer is specially designed for a man's skin.

Hydrating Moisturizer for Smoother, Firmer Skin



The ingredients to look for in a moisturizer 

All moisturizers will relieve dryness but look for one (like our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer) that contains these ingredients for extra anti aging benefits:

☑️   Glycerin to moisturise your skin, stop dryness and restore the skin to normal hydration levels
☑️   Hyaluronic Acid to smooth and deeply hydrate your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and giving your skin increased freshness and restoring elasticity
☑️   Peptides to stimulate the production of collagen and keep your skin looking firm
☑️   Vitamin E to even your skin tone, regenerate and strengthen the cutaneous barrier  
☑️   Jojoba Oil to moisturize deeply, without leaving any shine. (It has an oil-regulating action too, so it’s perfect if you are prone to oiliness or acne)
☑️   Aloe Vera to soothe, hydrate and condition your skin



What should I look for in an anti aging moisturizer?

To keep your skin looking young you need to reverse, or mitigate, the changes that happen in our skin as we age.

So you want to choose one that gives you deep and long-term hydration. Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid are the best ingredients for this.

And then look for anti aging ingredients which will encourage collagen production and cell turnover (such as peptides) and improve the texture and the tone of your skin (anti oxidants like Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and D-Panthenol).

But most importantly you want to choose a moisturizer that you will want to use – because it goes without saying that it won’t do anything if it just sits on your bathroom shelf!

So you want to make sure that you like how it feels on your skin, and has either a fragrance that you like, or no fragrance at all.


What age should I start to use a moisturizer? 

Prevention is always going to be better than cure.

A man’s skin starts to show the first signs of aging – sun spots, fine lines - from around 20 years old.

So it’s better to start the road to prevention early. It’s in our 20’s that skin cell turnover starts to slow down and the effects of free radical damage start to show. Its then that you need to take action and start using a moisturizer.


Do guys even need a moisturizer? 


A good facial moisturizer will hydrate your skin and keep you looking fresher, healthier and younger-looking.

It will also prevent signs of aging and sun damage (like fine lines, wrinkles and dark sun spots).

So yes, you need one!

At what age do men get wrinkles? 

man’s skin has a higher collagen content than a woman’s so it tends to age more slowly. However, once you hit your 40’s that collagen content reduces dramatically and wrinkles start to become much more noticeable.

However, you may start to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing around your eyes from your early 20’s.


The Takeaway 

The best time to start using a daily moisturizer is when you’re 20…. but the SECOND best time is now!

Using a moisturizer every day will immediately improve how healthy and young-looking your skin looks now - as well as making a real difference to how good you look in the future.

A good moisturizer will:

  1. Reduce dryness and balance any oiliness in your skin
  2. Increase the firmness of your skin
  3. Smooth and reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  4. Make your complexion look fresher, getting rid of dullness
  5. Minimize enlarged pores

It’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin.


All that you need to keep looking handsome. 





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