While it’s easy to wrap up in your favourite coat, hat and scarf to keep warm in the winter, it’s important to keep your skin protected against the elements too. The drop in temperature outside and the blasts of heat inside can lead to a dry and dull looking complexion that’s lost its natural radiance. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Combat the chill, and get back your glow, by following our ultimate guide to winter skincare for men.
Winter Skincare Tips
When winter comes calling, you need to up your moisture game straight away. Your first port of call for any winter skincare regime should be a gentle, hydrating cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Not only will this restore lost moisture to your skin, but it will remove dirt, grime and a build up of dry skin that can lead to a sallow, grey looking complexion.
Exfoliate 2-3 times weekly
You may think it’s counterproductive to exfoliate skin that’s already dry and irritated. However, sloughing off the layer of dead skin cells is crucial if you want radiant skin in time for party season! Scrubs with abrasive elements (like apricot kernels) work great if you have normal skin, but if it’s more on the sensitive side, then get to know gentler exfoliants like glycolic acid to achieve skin that looks healthier and feels smoother over time.
Layer your moisturising products
As well as combatting the effects of the weather, during the winter season we may also be socialising more (a.k.a drinking and eating) or spending more time cosied up inside watching Netflix, meaning our skin needs more attention than ever.
Set your moisture levels to max by applying a serum specially designed to target the signs of dry, tried looking skin before going in with a moisturiser. Look for a moisturiser formulated with ceramides, this skin-loving ingredient will helo lock moisture into your skin - perfect for winter!
Take care of your lips
Have you ever wondered why your lips tend to suffer most during the winter? Well, they don’t have any oil glands, which means they have little to no protection against the elements. Keep a lip balm to hand to top up their moisture levels as you go about your day.
Protect your post-shave skin
If you’re not using your facial hair as an extra layer of warmth this winter, then another great way to keep your skin moisturised is to use a shaving cream or lotion. Both will help keep your beard hairs soft and smooth, while also keeping the skin underneath well cared for and hydrated. Finish your shave with a soothing aftershave balm (balms are the best in the winter) and if so inclined, go one step further with a beard oil. Shaving is basically an extension of your skincare regime!
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