Dane Wetton
Dane Wetton

Getting Older? Put Some Serious Skincare Into Your Game

Someone, in a bygone age, and, I suspect, long since forgotten time, said that the older men get, the more ‘distinguished’ they look. They might just as easily have said the more ‘extinguished’ they look.

Face Wash
Eye Cream

But that was then, and this is now.


Looking around at guys around their 50s today I don’t see too many in any hurry to look like their fathers, however ‘distinguished’ they might have looked. Word on the street and a look around the locker room would have you believe that today it’s all designer stubble, fades, and shades. 


However, as we approach or pass the half-century mark, one thing is for sure: your skin isn’t the same as it was at 20. 


Unless you are some sort of genetic superfreak, at some point you will notice some serious signs of ageing. The results of years before the mast or at the crease, years of exposure to the elements during the course of our manly pursuits sees the lines on your face become deeper, the bags under the eyes darker. This is the price of la vie sportif.


Do not give up on yourself. Remember, life is a marathon not a sprint. This is OneMan on a mission to help keep you looking good all the way down the track. As those wonderful gentlemen at Nike once said, ‘There is no finish line.’

If you are in your 50s, wanting to delay, or at least reduce, the ravages of the sun and general wear and tear on your skin, you’d better make sure that you have these items in your arsenal:

Eye Cream

This skin under your eyes is paper thin, and begins to look more tired and duller. It’s the first area to show that the rigours of life are getting on top of you. And remember to get your recommended allotment of sleep each night, the body is a great self-healer.


You have reached the half-century mark and, generally, oiliness shouldn’t be the problem it once was. The fundamental key to a good cleanser is that it washes the dirt and grime of the day away. Can you live without it? Most probably.  Will it make a definite improvement to what you have going on? Most definitely. Use morning and night.


The only worn leather you should own should be on your belt, jacket, or boots. Certainly not your face. For most us years of sun damage will eventually leave our skin wrinkled and littered with tiny age spots. The stuff that keeps it firm – collagen and elastin – aren’t quite producing the goods like they once were. The easiest way to forestall this is to use a moisturiser with a built-in sunscreen.

Baxter of California Skincare for Men is available online from oneman.co.nz
Words—Max Dawson of OneMan