During the harsher winter months, whether your lifestyle takes you outside or keeps you indoors; paying more attention to your skincare routine is essential. This guide to men’s skincare tells you exactly how to do just that.
Like most of us, you probably don’t have a huge amount of free time to dedicate to the regular upkeep of a meticulous skin care routine, and why should you?
Here are just a few good reasons.
The artificial heating, strong gusty winds, and below-freezing temperatures each take their toll on your skin, leaving it dry, dull, and at best devoid of any natural oils. A phrase that is typically used to describe the specific irritableness of the skin during the colder months goes by the name of ‘The Winter Itch’.
It’s not nice, but thankfully it can be avoided. Here’s how.
Follow these tips to help your skin survive the elements of winter.
Australian natural skin care products are some of the best in the world. With their ingredients being sourced locally, it makes sense to use a product that is completely free from any synthetic or chemical-based ingredients on your skin.
The winter can sap away the skins naturally occurring oils, so for the winter, you want to step-up the quality of your game, and get a product that is enriched with oils to help restore balance and moisture from deep within.
Look for natural organic skin care products with botanical extracts and organic skin care ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil.
While most people are led to believe that a steamy hot shower on a cold winters day is good for the skin; if the water is too hot, this can result in the natural oils being stripped off the surface of the skin. The resultant effect is dry, over-dehydrated skin. Which is exactly the kind of thing you want to avoid at any point in the year, but especially during winter!
Instead, take a warm shower for a shorter period of time. It’s kinder to your skin and to the environment – giving you a win-win situation.
Your skin needs to be clean and free from any pore-clogging debris or dirt. Natural skin care cleansers are best as there are no nasty chemicals that strip your skin of their essential oils.
For this reason, a cream cleanser is best for winter skin care as it is packed with moisture and antioxidants to help you cut through any dirt that can start to build-up on your face.
Most people don’t fully appreciate just how delicate the skin on your lips actually is. Because of this, it is more prone to dehydration, and this is why dry and cracked lips are common-place in men during the cooler months.
Whether you choose to wet shave or dry shave throughout the year, during the winter, it is always best to use this as an opportunity to hydrate and add moisture for your face. Not only can a natural shaving cream be exceptionally soothing, if you use the right type of shaving cream, but it will also help to condition your skin too.
A man’s skin can lose its natural brightness in the colder winter months; it happens to us all. In most cases, this is due to the build-up of old skin cells that haven’t been effectively cleared away during the cleaning process. If left to fester, this can also lead to breakouts.
Avoid this by exfoliating and brushing the skin on your face regularly. It doesn’t need to be an everyday thing; just a couple of times a week is more than enough.
Doing this will give you a brighter look, and a firmer feel to your face.
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