Zero hour is upon us. Winter is almost here, and Jack Frost will be out in full force. Skin care in the winter time can be a pain, so I’ve compiled a list of five great skin care tips to make sure that the sexy is preserved and your situation is moisturized.
1. Lather. Rinse. Simplify.
Let’s keep it real. Guys aren’t going to reach for bath tools or products that seem too foo-foo. A body wash designed for men can be just the ticket. Don’t overthink it. Keep it simple and when in doubt, send your girl to the store to hook this up for you so you can watch the game in peace.
2. Lotion is your friend. Use it.
Men need to keep their skin moisturized in the winter. The cold air will rob your skin of all its moisture leaving you itchy and miserable. Try Vaseline for MEN Fast Absorbing Body and Face lotion. Oil of Olay body lotion is a solid backup. If you have sensitive skin like me, Dove Men Care
Sensitive Body and Face Wash is also extremely effective. You can’t go wrong with a body wash that doubles as a face wash.
3. Shampoo is only for your hair.
Don’t skimp on cheap, generic bar soap or worse, use shampoo as a body wash. This is just plain laziness. Shampoo and lame bar soaps can strip the body of its essential oils from the body, wreaking havoc on your skin. Don’t be a pig. Cheap does not equal ladies.
4. Deodorant. What’s your poison?
Choosing the right deodorant is akin to choosing a mate. If you choose the wrong one, you’re left with discomfort and time and money wasted. Try a deodorant that’s hypoallergenic and alcohol free. Stay away from gel deodorants. I’m a Mitchum man myself, but also I recommend Degree Men
5. Drink lots of H2O.
We have to drink even more water in the wintertime not just to stay healthy, but also to keep our skin fresh. Aim for eight glasses of water a day. When it’s all said and done, you will be switching chicks faster than Vincent Chase.
Some other tips to consider:
- Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week. If you have sensitive skin, then bump this up to three times a week. I know I get oily buildup in my T-zone, so three times a week is all gravy.
- Take care of your feet. In the summer, we just try to keep people from passing out with our foot emanations. In the winter, your feet get dry and also cracked. Get a pedicure at least twice this winter to remove dead cells and calluses. For daily care, use a cream with aloe and glycerin to trap moisture inside. Apply foot cream on at night and wear comfy socks to bed. You will sleep better and wake up in the morning with happy feet.