July 16, 2017

When it comes to ageing, we all want to be able to use the old adage: ‘like a fine wine’. But how easy is it to get better looking as you age?

When it comes to ageing gracefully, it’s all about paying attention to the finer details and having a consistent routine. Applying eye cream every day might seem niggly now, but this small attention to detail will pay off in the long run. 

Want to retain your youthful appearance and glowing complexion a la Mr Duhamel? Read on and we’ll show you how in five simple steps:

1. Keep Your Hair Healthy

Your hair could very well be one of the first things a person notices about you. Is your mop dry and straw-like? Greasy and slick? Are you losing your hair or going grey? Pay attention and treat your locks accordingly. Above all - keep your hair clean and well hydrated. As hair ages, it can become coarser and more wiry, however with the right products you can restore its texture and appearance so that it looks and feels invigorated and well nourished. Looking for a great product for your hair? Try Hunter Lab – Invigorating Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner. Both products contain Silk Protein and Hemp Oil, two ingredients rich in protein and antioxidants, which help cleanse your hair while keeping it hydrated so it looks smooth, strong and healthy. Hunter Lab - Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner are available online, here.

2. Perfect a Low-Key Hairstyle

As you get older - and no doubt, busier - a low-key-but-polished hairstyle is crucial to an effortlessly cool look. Keep hair trimmed and tidy by visiting a barber regularly. If you’re going grey, embrace it with confidence or invest in a quality hair colour that matches your natural tone. To really nail that ‘just rolled out of bed’ look every time, use a flexible pomade or fiber like Specter Pomade or Walker Fiber. With ingredients like Manuka honey, avocado and beeswax, Walker Fiber keeps hair and scalp nourished and healthy, whilst providing a medium hold for your style. Specter Pomade contains coconut oil, jojoba oil and kiwifruit seed oil, among other natural ingredients. It provides all the nutrients your hair and scalp needs to stay healthy, while offering a firm hold. These products are super easy to use: just rub a dime-sized amount between your hands and apply to damp hair from back to front. Tousle, then leave it alone. Specter Pomade and Walker Fiber are available online, here.

3. Get your Skincare Routine Down Pat

Establishing a good skincare routine early on is key to graceful ageing. The benefits are immediate in that you’ll be able to maintain clean, clear, glowing skin. In the long run, you’ll slow the visible signs of ageing and minimise wrinkles. Booking in for the occasional facial is also hugely beneficial as it exfoliates skin and improves circulation. There’s no shame in booking a regular appointment - once-a-month if you can - and seeing a beautician who can tailor a facial to your skin’s specific needs. Start your skincare routine with a decent cleansing scrub and use it regularly. We recommend Hunter Cleansing Facial Scrub, available here. It’s a 2-in-1 foaming cleanser full of natural ingredients to keep your skin polished and glowing. Follow up the scrub with Hunter Daily Face Fuel Moisturiser, available here.The nutrient rich ingredients, such as passion flower extracts, avocado and macadamia oils, intensely hydrate and rejuvenate skin, giving it a brighter, more youthful appearance.

4. Use an Eye Cream Daily

Crow’s Feet - or the fine lines running from your eyes to your temples - are one of the most noticeable signs of ageing. An easy fix for these? Eye cream. But if you’re gonna use it, do it every day! After washing and cleansing your face, apply Hunter Anti-Aging Elixir.  This serum shows wrinkles who’s boss with key ingredients such as passionfruit seed oil and macadamia seed oil to help reduce the signs of premature ageing and sun-damaged skin.

5. Get Body Hair Under Control

We’re not just talking about your beard, which may also get more wiry and coarse with age. Focus on nose and ear hair as well, along with eyebrows. Pluck or trim any strays and if waxing is required, see a professional. Chest hair grows as we age, and you may notice the same wiry hairs cropping up on your back as well. Basic manscaping will keep on top of this and if done correctly, won’t cause irritation or pain. We recommend the Groom Mate, available online here, it’s a battery-free (and pain-free!) nose and ear hair trimmer which is simple to use and will help you keep on top of those pesky strays.