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Winter is a beautiful season, but it is also tough on the skin.
Making changes to your skincare routine is necessary to cope with the weather changes.
Here are some winter skincare tips to help you keep your skin protected and hydrated throughout the season.
1. Regular hydration
During winter, the cold and dry air causes the moisture on the skin to evaporate and dry out, making daily moisturizing necessary. This step is also necessary if you want to prevent signs of early aging and maintain a youthful complexion.
Apply moisturizer immediately after a shower or shaving while your skin is still moist. It’s the secret to getting optimal results.
2. Protective measures
Each season necessitates skin safeguarding. If you plan to spend extended periods of time outdoors, choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Even if you don’t leave the house, you can use a daytime moisturizer containing SPF to defend against damaging UV rays that can penetrate glass windows.
3. Shower technique
While hot showers in the winter feel divine, they can strip your skin of its natural oils. Consider using lukewarm water instead. This simple tweak can prevent excessive dryness, ensuring your skin stays happy and healthy.
4. Mild cleansing
Spoil your facial skin with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil. For sensitive or flaky skin, select a cleanser free from sodium lauryl sulfate, as it can create lather but might also dry out your skin.
Exfoliation changes the game. But don’t go overboard. Two to three times a week usually suffices for most guys. Adjust based on your skin type and age — two to three times for young and oily skin and twice a week for more mature gents.
6. Lip service
Don’t forget your lips. Use SPF-infused lip balms containing shea butter or beeswax for protection and moisture.
7. Color selection
Clothing color matters for skin protection. Dark colors absorb more sunlight, potentially shielding skin but retaining heat. Lighter colors reflect sunlight, keeping you cool but offering less direct sun protection. Both impact comfort in different ways under sunny conditions.
8. Stick to your routine
Establishing a straightforward skincare routine is key; a gentle cleanser and toner used morning and night can work wonders.
Got specific skin concerns? Winter wreaking havoc on your skin? Consider chatting with a dermatologist. They’ll tailor advice just for you.
But if you just need a little tweak of your skincare routine, follow these grooming tips, and you’ll be looking sharp all year round. Cheers to looking and feeling your best.