If you're anything like me, and 95% of the other men I know, you don't use any sorts of skin care product beyond the occassional aftershave lotion and sunscreen, and perhaps a bit of lip balm. And if that's true, then you, like me and 95% of the other men I know, are terribly, terribly wrong. You're not to blame, of course. There are very few skincare products marketed to men, and it's probably not something you learned from your dad or other mentor when growing up. But, along with better style options and colder temperatures, winter also brings much lower temperatures, decreased humidity, heighted UV ratings, and all around nastiness.
Since, in this case, I'm not the preacher, nor the choir, but a parishioner as in need of the good news as anyone, I've rounded up some guides and tips aimed at men to take care of what you need to take care of.
Also, your epidermis is showing.
Winter Skincare Guides:
- Top Winter Skincare Tips for Men [EveryGuyed]: Start here to get EveryGuyed's recommendations for stuff to salve your skin. Also, the definitive answer on bronzer. [Photo above, as well.]
- Winter Skin Care [AskMen]: A Dos & Donts approach to all things epidermal. Interesting conversation about nighttime and daytime regimens, and using a humidifier.
- The 1-2-3 Winter Skin Care Routine for Men [BeStylish]: Do this. Every day.
- Skin Care Regime and Protection Important for Men during Winter Months [Surgery.Org] - A "Shaving Years Off the Face" approach to healthy skin.
Do you regularly maintain your skin during these dry months? Please post your tips and ideas in the comments below.