With the low humidity, dry air, and chilling conditions that come hand in hand with winter, it pays off to have a few winter skincare tips up your sleeve.
If you’re looking for ways to fight off dryness and maintain a healthy complexion this Winter, check out our 8 essential winter skincare tips below.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!
One of the most important winter skincare tips of all...
Because of the chilling and dry conditions of winter, it doesn’t take long for the moisture in your skin to evaporate. This is why a nourishing moisturizer is a skincare essential throughout the colder months.
A moisturizer will help provide your skin with a kick of hydration when it needs it most - preventing flaking, dryness, and stiff-feeling skin in the process.
This Matte Finish Facial Moisturiser by Beau Brummell for Men is designed to promote a soft, hydrated complexion. It contains argan oil, activated charcoal, caffeine, and plenty of other skin-loving nutrients to help your skin look and feel healthier all winter long.
Go Easy On The Hot Showers
Escaping the cold air with a steaming shower may seem very tempting - though, for your skin’s sake, you might be better off without it.
Hot showers cause our skin to feel dry and irritated, making it harder for the cells to lock in moisture.
Instead, opt for a luke-warm shower or bath - your skin will thank you.
Take Care Of Your Beard
If you’re sporting a beard throughout the Winter months, you’ll need to pay extra attention to the skin beneath. It can easily dry-out and become flaky if neglected, so be sure to keep your facial hair hydrated with a nourishing beard oil.
Applying beard oil regularly will moisturize your skin and whiskers. Plus, it’ll also keep the hair feeling soft and looking full.
Take a look at this Beard Oil by Uppercut Deluxe. The blend is lightweight, non-greasy, and is perfect for nourishing all beard-types.
It smells nice, goes on light, and helps keep you from looking like a winter wonderland everytime you scratch your chin. What are you waiting for?
Grab A Humidifier
A humidifier can be a valuable tool throughout winter, helping to add moisture into the already-dry winter air.
To keep your skin feeling moisturized, try adding a humidifier to the rooms you spend the most time in, whether it’s your study or bedroom.
Don’t Forget The SPF
Though the shorter days, cold weather, and grey skies can often distract us, it’s important to be actively applying sunscreen throughout winter.
Even on cloudy days, excess sun exposure can cause damage. To avoid these effects, remember to put on sunscreen before heading outside. Or, kill two birds with one stone by choosing a moisturizer with SPF.
Limit Indoor Heating
Another major temptation during the winter months is indoor heating - which can knock the moisture out of the air and our skin.
Go easy on the indoor heating in winter - and if you do need to use it, try to keep the temperature around 22 - 24°C.
One way of making these things work? Put a pot of water on top of it to help release some humidity with the heat. Better idea? Just put on a sweater.
Prep Your Skin Before Shaving
Shaving can be a tough occasion for the skin, though it doesn’t get any easier with the dry conditions of winter in the mix. That means it’s especially important that we’re prepping the skin properly before shaving.
Start by sloughing away the dead cells that would otherwise sit on the surface of your skin and clog up your razor. Now that you’re working with a clean surface, reach for shaving cream. You’ll need a product that won’t not only make shaving a breeze but will also soothe and hydrate your skin in the process.
Try this Shaving Cream by Beau Brummell for Men, containing glycerin and plant extracts to leave your face feeling smooth and moisturized. Plus, it comes with a shaving brush made from 100% badger hair, helping you to achieve a generous lather.
Don’t Neglect Your Hands
Our hands can also feel the brunt of winter’s dry air, leaving us with dry, flaking, and cracked skin.
When it comes to hydrating our hands, standard moisturizers simply won’t cut it. Instead, consider investing in a hand lotion. They’re thicker than normal moisturizers and can last much longer.
This Hand Repair Lotion is non-greasy and contains an array of ingredients to nourish the skin - such as activated charcoal, shea butter, and avocado oil.
No one wants to hold a rough and scaly hand. Don't you want someone to hold your hand this winter?
As always, if you'd like to discuss anything we've talked about here, have any questions, or just want to find out more about some of our grooming products, feel free to reach out at James@StyleStandard.Com
About The Author
Nicholas Hastie is a Brisbane-based writer/photographer, with a passion for anything and everything related to men's style and fashion. If he's not hunting for new additions to his EDC arsenal, you'll probably find him chasing those wild Aussie landscapes with his camera at the ready.