Take Care of Men’s Skin This Winter
A good way to think about seasonal grooming changes is to liken them to changing your wardrobe. You wouldn’t go out into the snow in swim shorts and so you probably shouldn’t leave your home without giving your winter skincare routine a little more oomph to protect yourself from the elements, either.
Skin is your body’s protective layer, designed to keep out nasties like pollution and allergens whilst keeping moisture in. But changing temperatures and low humidity levels can change the balance of water, fat and protein that make up this barrier. Furnace-like meeting rooms. Running to catch the bus with icy wind whipping at your face. Scalding hot showers. These lightning fast changes in environment stress your skin, evaporating hydration from its surface. This, and the fact that you’re no doubt reaching for tea or coffee (both diuretics) to keep yourself warm means your hydration levels in general are all out of whack.
All of these elements can lead to redness, sensitivity, irritation, dryness and other issues on your body armour. So, right around the time you pack up those shorts, t-shirts and open-toe sandals and put them to the back of the closet, so too, should you upgrade your winter grooming routine so you can keep looking like your most beauteous self, even when it’s sub-zero outside.
How do you use facial cleanser for men’s skincare in winter?
As the mercury drops, less heat means less sweat, so opt for a gentle cleanser such as the Cornerford Face & Body Wash which cuts oil and dirt without being abrasive or aggressive to skin. It’s enriched with grape seed and willow bark which help purify and freshen the face, removing impurities and pollution. Ideally, you’re doing this twice a day, morning and night, for 60 seconds at a time. In the morning, it’ll help wake you up. At night, it’ll wash away all the grime of the day, including any product build-up, so you don’t get it on your pillow and keep transferring it back to your face each night like some sort of bacterial recurring nightmare.
How do you tackle dry, itchy, red skin in winter?
Hydration in winter is not an option – it is a necessity. Men’s winter skin can dry out quicker than a barrel of mulled wine at a pub when it gets cold so learn this: Moisture, moisture, moisture – in all forms! Drink plenty of water so that you’ve got a good base to work from. Avoid dry skin that peels and cracks by using the Cornerford Soothing Moisturiser. It combines Licorice root and pumpkin seed (known to strengthen and energise) and is bolstered by a space-technology inspired ingredient that is both oil absorbing and mattifying.