The 1-2-3 Winter Skin Care Routine for Men
Though most men don’t seem to care about skin care, winter forces them to grow beards. It’s our way of reacting to the dry air and low temperatures that we face in this season.
Plus, some men even experience itchiness, dry skin, and even eczemas. Is this your case as well?
But what if a good skin care will protect the skin and make us look stylish at the same time? Why cure when you can prevent…
A good skin-care routine is especially useful during winter. You’ll look great but, more importantly, you’ll FEEL great.
Look, the times when skin care was only for the ladies are long gone. It’s time you become a well rounded gentleman. And part of that is seeing with your mind, not your eyes. Men spent $217 MILLION dollars in 2009 on skin care, and the numbers are rising.
Here’s a basic 3 step skin-care formula that’s a great start for anyone. The products are inexpensive to buy and they’re well worth your money because your face will look a lot better. Here we go.
Step 1: Cleansing
Cleansing is the first step of any good skin care routine. Before we apply any other gel or cream on it, we need to remove any dust particles and pollutants. You should clean your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and once right before you go to sleep. Of course, if you’re going out or you just came back from the gym, an extra cleanse is necessary.
WARNING: don’t use regular soap for cleansing your skin. Keep the soap for your hands and the rest of your body. Either use a cleansing gel or just warm water.
Step 2: Exfoliation
Exfoliation serves pretty much the same purpose as cleansing, it only it targets something else. Exfoliation removes “dead skin cells” from your skin’s surface. If you exfoliate periodically you will see real improvements in your facial skin. You’ll have smoother, shinier skin that will be noticed by women.
Exfoliation should always be done before shaving. Besides that, just do it once or twice a week if you have normal skin, and 3-4 times a week if you have oily skin. Use an exfoliating gel or cream.
Step 3: Hydrate
Hydrating your skin during winter is probably the most important step. You can’t skip this one. Your skin is practically molested by cold temperatures, dry and cold air. You need to keep it hydrated and for this you need a hydrating cream.
Contrary to what you might expect, hydrating creams don’t hydrate your skin. They actually protect it from the dry wind and slow down the evaporation of water from your skin surface.
I know this is something that doesn’t make too much sense. After all, why interfere with the way skin works?
Don’t worry. Hydrating creams don’t block your skin pores. They keep the skin hydrated and it works very well.
When you choose your cream, make sure you choose one that offers as many benefits as possible. You’ll see in the advertisements that some creams contain Vitamin E, Green Tea and other things meant to protect your skin even further.
Though manufacturers will show off with every little benefit their creams have, it’s ok to go for such creams. If a hydrating cream doesn’t have any such highlights, maybe the producer can’t afford to make a better formula, one that will better protect your skin.
OK, now that you know the simple 1-2-3 formula for taking care of your skin during cold winters, all you have to do is get a cleansing gel, an exfoliating cream and a hydrating cream. Use them regularly and watch how your skin looks after a couple of weeks.
To see results even better, why not take a before and an after picture? Watching yourself daily in the mirror will trick you into thinking nothing’s changed. That may not be the case.
Remember, your face is the first thing people look at. No matter how stylishly you dress, a good facial routine shows attention to detail. Women will notice and love you for it.