Don’t think of anti-aging as a negative, Phillip Picardi explains. Instead, use this routine to look your best as long as possible. Whether you’re 25 or 65, you might be a little (or more than a little) concerned about getting older. So let’s start off with the really good news: You shouldn’t be afraid of aging! It’s a common adage that most men tend to “look better with age”—and while this is almost certainly a sexist double standard, it’s…also true! The way your face ages (wrinkles and all) can actually totally enhance whatever you’ve got going on. Which means that you shouldn’t look at starting an “anti-aging” skincare routine as, well, anti-anything. Instead, look at it as a great method of self-preservation, and as a way to keep yourself in the best shape possible. (You go to the gym occasionally, right? Think of this as the gym, but for your face.) These aren’t magic potions designed to wipe wrinkles away, but they will help you get more mileage out of what you’ve got. And if you’re looking for more serious intervention, we’ll get to that part, too. But before we get into the specifics and the products you need, let’s take a quick step backwards into the basics...