@hchavers I’ve found that having a beard is good for my skin. I’ve had a full beard the majority of the time since my early 20’s. When I do shave it off these days, I find that while the upper parts of my face have a normal amount of wrinkles and spots for someone my age, the skin that has been covered most of the time by beard is smooth as a fresh faced teen. Natural sunscreen.
A mild facial cleanser in the shower followed by whichever moisturizer is appropriate. I have a general/daily one from Kiehl’s, a lightweight one from Nivea, an heavier night cream from Neutrogena, and a smell-good one from Ursa Major.
My friends like to play the “guess how old he is” game with new people, and it’s common for people to guess 6-8 years younger (I’m almost 40), so I must be doing something right.