Taking proper care of your skin is just as important for men as it is for women. And with the extreme shift in weather and combination of dry air both outside and inside your heated home, it can leave your skin looking rough, dry and unattractive. So start taking care of your face during the winter with these essential skincare tips for men.
With the heat cranked up during the winter, it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day. Although it may be hard to do during the winter months, even opting for more herbal tea will benefit your skin. Since our skin is primarily made up of water, when the cells become dehydrated, it begins really to show on the surface. So be sure to stick to those 8 glasses of water a day or drink some herbal tea to help your skin combat all of that intensely dry winter air.
Remove Dead Skin Cells By Exfoliating
The surface layer of our skin contains dead skin cells that prevent moisture from penetrating it. That’s why exfoliating is necessary, even during the winter. In order to cleanse and moisturize properly, you’ve got first to remove the layer of dead skin cells. You can exfoliate by simply using a washcloth as your cleanse your face, or pick up an exfoliating scrub and gently work it into your skin. Exfoliating can end up aggravating the skin if it’s done every day, so only do this twice a week.
Moisturize Before Going Outside
Before you head out and endure the dry, cold air, always apply some moisturizer, preferably with some SPF. This places moisture back into your skin and provides a layer of protection when heading outside. To figure out what moisturizer is best for your skin, speak with a dermatologist who cares determine your skin type and suggest a product. But opting for cream that contains hyaluronic acid or vitamin E is a good start since they are both helpful at reducing deep wrinkles, especially around the eyes where they easily form.
Use Quality Shaving Products
Shaving is something that we do almost every day as men, so it’s important that you’re not just using the cheap products that you find at the local drugstore. Poor razors can end up shredding your skin, leaving it unattractive looking. But with a quality stainless steel safety razor, you can enjoy a close, clean shave every day, without the cuts and bumps left behind. So treat your skin to some quality shaving products to avoid irritation.
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If you’ve been forcing your skin to endure a cheap shave every time, it’s time to raise your standards and help protect your skin by giving it the proper care and quality tools it deserves.