Top Tips For Men’s Skin Care This Winter
We are now in the autumn and before we know it, winter will be upon us and with that is cold, harsh weather. This can play havoc with our skin, leaving us with dry and often sore skin.
Men, in particular, tend to neglect their skin and leave it to the elements. They are more likely to be working outside, they are more likely to be shaving their faces and much less likely to be using any skincare products. Put all these things together and you have the perfect recipe for sad winter skin.
Here, we look at some of the things that you can do to help protect your skin this winter so you can have skin that feels smooth, soft and perfectly touchable.
Clean your shaving tools
No matter how good your cleansing and skincare routine, if you are using a beard trimmer or a razor and do not clean them in between uses, you are transferring all of the dead skin cells, oil and grime back onto your skin. Not only is this pretty gross, but it is a cesspool of bacteria which can even cause infections of the skin. Make sure you clean your shaving tools in between use and if they begin to show signs of rust or damage, get rid of them and buy new ones straight away to avoid injuring your skin.
If you are going to do one thing for your skin, whatever time of the year it is, make sure you moisturize it. Moisturizing is not just for women – it is for anyone with skin! It is especially important to use a moisturizer along with other skincare products from letsdisco.co in the winter to replace all the natural oils and moisture lost from your skin. Opt for something rich and luxurious and slather it on every morning and every evening after cleansing.
Invest in a humidifier
Skin is our largest organ and reacts to our environment. In the winter, when we have our central heating and car heating cranked up to full blast, hot, dry air is pumped around the space that you are in. This plays havoc with your skin, causing it to feel dry, itchy and flaky. Combat that by increasing the amount of moisture in the air. The best way of doing that is to put a humidifier in the room. This will not only benefit your skin but your hair and overall health.
Keep it covered
The two main causes of skin dryness in winter is cold and dry air. If you can minimize your skin’s exposure to harsh winter winds and cold, dry air, you can stop the natural oils of your skin from being stripped away. Where possible, wear gloves to protect your hands and use your scarf or collar on your jacket to cover your nose and lips. The less contact with the cold air and your skin, the better.
Keep hydrated and eat well
This is not really a winter skincare tip, but more of an all year round skincare tip. One of the best things that you can do for your skin, and general health, is to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, balanced diet. When it comes to winter, we tend to eat lots of rich, heavy comfort foods and, when it comes to Christmas, drink lots of alcohol. This will leave your skin looking and feeling dull, lifeless and feel pretty horrible to touch. Balance out the beers with plenty of water and have a side of veggies with that pizza. It might be boring, but your skin will thank you for it.
Slough it off
This is a part of the skincare routine that many people – men and women – omit, but a gentle exfoliator or scrub will clear the skin of dead cells that cling to the face, clog up your pores causing acne and blackheads and make your skin look dull and patchy. It is particularly important as you get older – at the age of 25 or so, the rate that your skin sloughs off dead cells naturally slows down. Avoid the sandpaper though; something light and gentle is the way forward.
Taking care of your skin is not just something for women. Taking care of your skin helps your skin feel and look great, whatever the weather and whatever your age.
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