Winter. The time of year in which the style-heads begin to “really start dressing.” As per the popular 2018 meme, it does feel good to finally revel in new jeans and jacket combinations, puffy outerwear, and layers of Japanese heat-tech.
However, against the effects of central heating, frosty winds, and a general lack of vitamin D, your skin (particularly around the exposed face area) can suffer from dryness, redness, and cracked lips. And in cuffing season, of all times, it’s not a great look.
Skincare is about building routines that make you feel and look good, and it helps when the products are something you’re actually proud to keep on your bathroom shelf.
Here are five men’s skincare products to help keep your skin (and shelves) looking fresh all year round.
Hydra-Restore Cleanser from Grown Alchemist
For a winter-ready face wash, the olive leaf and plantago extract in Grown Alchemist’s cream cleanser will gently do its job without detracting from the skin’s natural moisture, which is much needed when radiators and central heating units are drying out your skin 24/7.
Skin Empowering Cream from Shisheido
This Skin Empowering Cream (aka moisturizer) comes from Shiseido; as one of the oldest skincare companies in the world (founded in 1872), the Japanese brand can really be trusted. This product is formulated with Carnosine DP™ and beech bud extract to increase the skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s
There’s 24 hours in a day, so why not use them all to keep your face looking as fresh as possible? Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate uses lavender essential oil, primrose oil and squalane to smoothen and restore your face while you sleep. A good tip to remember is that anything that is applied with a dropper – such as above – means you don’t need much of it to reap the benefits. Two to three drops per night will do, and it will last at least until the season changes again.
Hydrating Lip Balm from Tom Ford
Lip balm is an essential carry-around for the chillier months. This option from Tom Ford’s men’s skincare and grooming range contains a unique blend of natural oils, vitamins, and butters, to help soothe the skin from dryness and cracks. If you need any kind of reassurance regarding the price, just consider whether you have ever seen Tom Ford looking less than a million bucks… Probably not.
La Crème Main by Chanel
This Chanel hand cream is lightly fragranced and designed to give instant relief to dry hands and cuticles. The iris pallida protects the skin and can remove the appearance of any discoloration. Plus, it’s packaged in an egg-shaped squeeze tube.
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