Manly winter skincare tips
When it comes to skincare, women tend to have it down. As a guy there isn't as much advice available, so we've compiled some top tips for the boys to follow this winter.
Fact: face scrub isn't just for girls! It may seem strange to scrub your face when the weather is cold and your skin is dry, but by exfoliating you'll be removing dead skin cells and creating a smoother, healthier surface. You can use warm water and a cloth to make the process gentler; simply massage your face in small circles, giving extra focus to any cracked or dry patches. No need to do it every day; once or twice a week will be enough. We suggest trying Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub or Bulldog Skincare For Men Original Facial Scrub.
After a thorough wash your face will be craving moisture before you step outside into the chill. A good cream is vital, but you'll want to make sure you choose the right one for your skin type. Lighter options suit oily skin, while heavier creams are best for dry. Or if you're an aftershave user, purchase one which is nourishing enough for you to skip using a moisturiser after shaving.
You and your razor need to tread carefully in winter and if possible, we suggest hopping into a hot shower as soon as you've finished your shave (alternatively douse the clean areas with warm water). It will help open up your pores and produce softer hair - the last thing you want is icicles hanging off your chin.
This is where beard shampoo enters; it may sound made up, but it will keep your facial hair nourished throughout the colder months. Grizzly Adam Beard Wash and Shampoo and Murdock London Beard Shampoo are just two of the options.
Rather than laughing at your girlfriend or female friends offering you a swipe of their Vaseline, take advantage! Or if you need a manly one to tackle chapped lips, EvolutionMAN Lip Balm or Tom Ford Hydrating Lip Balm are highly recommended.