#Beauty: MEN’S GUIDE THROUGH WINTER SKINCARE || Similarly to every season, winter also brings some specific challenges when it comes to men’s skincare routines. Low temperatures and windy weather make everything worse, but don’t be desperate – not everything is lost! Just stay with us and learn how to upgrade your winter skincare routine in five simple steps.

Exfoliation is an absolute must…

Exfoliation should be an important step in everyone’s skincare routine – not only when it comes to girls. Removing dead skin cells from the surface is absolutely vital for several reasons. Pick a scrub that contains glycolic acid, since it easily removes debris and dead cells that have been piling up for God knows how long. Apply light pressure and use circular motions for the best results. Don’t be too aggressive, since that can potentially hurt your skin!

… As well as moisturizing

Another essential step is definitely moisturizing. It’s particularly important during winter when your skin needs to replenish the moisture it lost. The type of moisturizer you’ll pick depends on your skin type. If you have dry and sensitive skin, you’ll need slightly heavier cream with natural oils, whereas oily skin type requires lightweight gels or serums. Bear in mind that you can never go wrong with organic moisturizers, since these are appropriate for all skin types.


Shower instead bathing

Even though a hot bath seems like the most logical thing to do after a long day at work, this is not the smartest thing you can do during winter. The reason is simple: hot water is highly likely to dry out your skin by stripping it of its natural oils. That can result in flaky, itchy skin that can even crack up. This is exactly why a quick shower can be a true lifesaver– lukewarm water will still stimulate your blood circulation, while helping your skin stay soft and supple.

Shave carefully

If you’re one of those guys who prefer a close shave, your routine definitely needs to be upgraded during cold winter days. Since a hot bath is no longer an option, you can always apply a hot washcloth to your face for a few minutes. That will help your pores open, which is necessary for a successful shave.

Apart from that, you need to get some high-quality men’s grooming supplies in order for your routine to go as smoothly as possible. Never go for a cheap razor since it can make your life a nightmare – pick a quality one appropriate for your skin and facial hair type. Don’t forget to apply an aftershave balm afterwards!

Eat well for the sake of your skin

Last but not least, proper diet is definitely one of the most important things that’ll help you keep your skin in balance. Some of the things you should avoid at all costs are artificial sugars, unhealthy sodas, and alcoholic beverages – these will do more harm than good for your body. When it comes to meals, just go as light as possible – homemade meals are the best solution. If you’re not quite experienced at cooking, you can always grill some fish and vegetables. Such a meal is highly nutritious and very delicious at the same time!

Taking care of your skin during winter doesn’t have to be as difficult as you’ve probably thought – all you have to do is to upgrade your routine and make it more appropriate for cold days and windy weather. Exfoliation and moisturizing are absolute musts, as well as proper shaving in combination with quick showers and easy meals. If you follow these simple steps, you’ll be just fine this winter!


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Beauty and fashion writer for HighStyleLife from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for many fashion events in Brisbane.