Winter is here! Well, almost. It doesn’t officially begin until December 21st, but doesn’t it feel like a permenant December here in England?
Looking after your skin during colder months is super important. The weather dries out your face, and the cold winds can leave your skin irritated. My 6 skincare essentials for men will tick off all the boxes and leave your skin nourised and refreshed.
The foundation of any skincare routine is a cleanser. Cleansers aim to remove any excess dirt of oil from your skin, and the Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser doesn’t dissapoint. It’s gentle formula eliminates impurities without stripping your skin. This is particularly important in winter, because your skin is naturally irritated due to the cold weather. This cleanser has a cooling combination of ingredients such as Camphor, Peppermint and Eucalyputus which not only soothe the skin, but help brighten and invigorate.
You can get the Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser here.
Dry skin and cold weather come hand in hand. How do you combat it? With an exfoliator! I’m currently loving the Clinique For Men Face Scrub. The non-abrasive grains help to remove any dead skin or excess oil. Not only that, but it also unblocks pores and refines your complexion. Sounds great, right? I use an exfoliator a couple of times a week, and I wouldn’t advice doing it more than 3 times. You can irritate your skin and breakdown your natural protective barrier, which will wreak havoc on your skin in winter.
Fancy trying the Clinique for Men Face Scrub? Click here.
Ooft, how luxury does that product sound? Having a rich moisturiser is essential during winter. Harsh weather will dry out your skin, which can leave your face red and irritated. This face cream from Argentum will not only hydrate and nourish your skin, but help reduce the signs of ageing and stress too. I know it’s a bit pricey, but if you want to keep your skin in tip-top shape throughout winter, it’s definitely worth investing. Afterall, prevention is better than cure. And that certainly applies to skincare.
You have to try Argentum! Get this face cream here.
Raise your hand if you’re a guy who uses a face mask… If you didn’t raise your hand, take my advice and add one to your skincare routine, especially the Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask. Not only does it smell like hot chocolate, but it works to restore and smooth your skin. It’s super nourishing, anti-ageing and will firm and tighten your skin. Think of it like a skincare boost. Although it’s suitable all year round, I particularly love it during the colder months. Don’t be alarmed when it changes colour as you apply it. It’s meant to go from off-white to brown as the cocoa-enriched microcapsules burst and nourish your skin.
Fancy giving this a whirl? Get your Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask now.
I always have a hand lotion either in my bag, on my desk, or in my bedside table. Why? If you’re like me and you talk with your hands, trust me when I say people will notice if you don’t look after them. The Rituals Of Samurai Hand Lotion has a super masculine smell and doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy. It absorbs effortlessly into your skin and provides long lasting hydration. This hand lotion is enriched with Organic Bamboo and Sea Minerals to not only hydrate the skin, but protect it too. Winner!
It’s available on Mankind, and you have to try it.
If your face feels dry, I can guarantee your lips will too. Whenever I’m choosing a lip balm, I’m a sucker for a natural one with a great smell. The Bulldog Original Lip Balm has lovely texture, it’s barely noticeable on your lips, but it’s pleasant. This lip blam is vegan, which is always a bonus. It’ll leave your lips feeling nourished and protected, even in the most harsh condition. (Don’t go testing this up Mount Everest, but I’m sure it’ll withstand the cold.)
Why not check out the full Bulldog range?
If you’ve lasted this far, you must be a skincare junkie like me. I got all of these products from Mankind. For almost 2 years now I’ve been getting my skincare and haircare from them, purely because you get everything in one place and the brand selection is incredible. Make sure you check them out!