Harsh winds, brutally cold temps, artificial heat — these hallmarks of winter can spell disaster for your skin.
Don’t know where to begin? It takes more than just liberally applying moisturizer to beat the drying effects of near-freezing temperatures. Below, we’re sharing essential winter men’s skin-care tips to follow to ensure your skin makes it through the cold season unscathed and looking its best.
Winter Skin Tip for Men #1: Shower With Lukewarm Water
When it’s cold out, we all enjoy taking steamy hot showers to warm up. But while it feels good on our skin in the moment, water that’s too hot can actually strip the skin of natural oils, causing it to become dry. Opt for lukewarm showers that are shorter in length, instead.
Winter Skin Tip for Men #2: Don’t Skip Deodorant
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you should be skipping deodorant. The right formula will not only keep away any unwanted stench, but it will also condition your skin.
Winter Skin Tip for Men #3: Cleanse Your Skin With a Gentle Face Wash
Some cleansers can strip your skin of moisture, but that’s no excuse to skip the ritual altogether. Your skin comes into contact with pollution, dirt and impurities every day, which — if left on your skin’s surface — can end up wreaking havoc in the form of breakouts. In order to thoroughly remove the grime from the surface of your skin before it clogs your pores, be sure to cleanse your skin morning and night. Reach for a gentle cleanser that can hydrate your skin (instead of stripping much-needed moisture) while removing unwanted impurities. We recommend the Native Man Wash + Shave. This cleanser gently washes away impurities without over-drying, making it the perfect addition to your winter routine. The cleanser has a soothing, soft texture that moisturizes and soothes your skin, and is suitable for combination to oily, sensitive skin types.
Winter Skin tip for Men #4: Mosturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!
If moisturizing your skin is already a part of your daily skin care regimen, kudos! But with winter here, it might be time to kick it up a notch — not just any moisturizer is going to cut it against the winter winds. Look for a moisturizer that helps to repair and maintain your skin barrier. A layer of sebaceous (or oily) lipids covers your skin. Be on the lookout for products containing these emollient ingredients to strengthen your skin's natural barrier, helping hold on to essential moisture. One particular one that we recommend is Native Man Moisturiser + Aftershave, which smells amazing too.
Winter Tip for Men #5: Room Humidifier
A lot of people didn't realize this, but when you have your heater on full blast, it takes away a lot of moisture in the air, which can further dry your skin, causing them to be dry and itchy. It's time for you to invest in a room humidifier, which not only puts the moisture back into the air, but the soothing sound from this little machine will also put you in a better mood too!