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Many men are not aware that when the temperature begins to drop, so does the humidity, i.e. it gets dry. During the winter months, our skin needs a proper skincare routine to prevent dermal discomforts like dryness, peeling, and irritation.
It’s often too late for them to realize their skin needs an extra dose of moisture, as the season’s weather is usually well on its way to wreaking havoc on your already dry, tight, flaky skin. This is why it is advisable to always think of your skincare routine the same way that you would do on your wardrobe — make it seasonal.
5 Skin Care Tips (Winter) for Men
Below are some skincare tips that a man who cares about his appearance should pay attention to during the winter months.
Tip 1: Never Skip Sunscreen
Even in winter, harmful UVA and UVB rays are still present. So It’s essential to remain diligent about SPF even it’s a gloomy or rainy day out there. If you dislike the stickiness of sunscreen, pick an oil-free and water-based sunscreen lotion. Just remember to reapply it every time before you go outside to prevent the chance of getting deep lines, wrinkles and dark spots due to excessive exposure to the sun.
Tip 2: Exfoliating aka. Face Scrub
Men don’t typically exfoliate that much. However, exfoliating is relatively important in the winter because this step helps to remove the dead skin. Removing dead skin helps your moisturizer to penetrate into your skin to provide and protect as much moisture as possible. Remember to pick a gentle exfoliator to slough off the dead and dry skin. Do not over-exfoliate because it might remove essential skin cells that hold moisture.
Tip 3: Shave Right
You might get the misconception that shaving is shaving no matter what season it is. Wrong! During the cold & dry winter, shaving has to be done right. Otherwise, you might risk your skin for getting redness, itchiness or irritation after shaving. Use a moisturizing shaving gel or pre-shave oil to soothe the shaving area; after shaving, apply some post-shave product to calm the irritated skin. We recommend that you shave in the shower since the steam opens up the pores and softens skin. That makes shaving easier.
Tip 4: Use Face Moisturizer
The lack of humidity in the air during winter can sap the moisture from your skin. All you have to remember is moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize. Invest a good face moisturizer that can keep the dry skin away and one that can lock in moisture. Don’t go for the heaviest cream on the shelf. There are many good moisturizers that are lightweight. A good moisturizer moisturizes and keeps your face from losing moisture throughout the day.
Tip 5: Before Bedtime is Men’s Skin Care Time
Research proved that applying skincare product before bedtime creates softer, more hydrated, and better-looking skin the next day. Apply some face cream before bedtime. The extra lipids will replenish and re-moisture your skin while you sleep. If you are over 30, apply some face serum can help fight free radicals, which can cause the skin to age faster than normal.
We hope these 5 winter skin care tips can help you to keep dry itchy skin away in this chilly season. If you like this article, help us to spread the word by sharing this image to your Pinterest or click the Social Media icons on the above to start sharing.