Updated: Sep 12
If you live in Canada or the Northern States in the United State of America, you will be absolutely aware that winter has arrived and we are all feeling the cold. As the temperatures plummet and the humidity levels drop, our skin inevitably starts to feel the effects as our body's are stripped of their natural oils and the protection they provide. Combine this with warm dry heat in our homes and offices and you don't have to be a top dog at NASA to realize that this can cause many of us to suffer skin dryness, irritation, outbreaks and even redness flare-ups for the more sensitive souls.
The first thing you have to know is that there is much more to skin care in winter than just the excessive application of moisturizers. Here are some basic winter skin care tips for men that you should follow to help make your skin look radiant and successfully navigate these harsher winter months:
1. Clean Skin
Cleaning your skin in the morning and at night is crucial, as our skin comes into contact with incredible amounts of debris, toxins and impurities during the day and even at night. These could cause pores to become clogged and have sprouts or blemishes emerge from them. Using some soaps or facial cleansers can be bad for our skin, as some have tendencies to remove moisture and necessary oils from our skin, which as you're now aware is a complete no-no. Using a quality face wash or cleanser like those offered by MMUK MAN can hydrate your skin and clean impurities to help promote and deliver you healthier and nourished skin..
One of the big problems for our skin in winter, in addition to dryness, is an opaque appearance with black spots. The reason for this can be due to the accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of your epidermis and result in dull-looking skin. By exfoliating the skin with a luxury facial scrub 2 or 3 times a week, you'll allow the new skin cells underneath to form and breathe. An exfoliator like MMUK MAN’s Mint Exfoliating Polish will buff the face and dramatically improve the quality of your skin. It only uses super-charged botanical ingredients and assists the general well being and health of your skin. The solution is enriched with extracts naturally derived from, apricot oils, apple, aloe vera, and lemon. These potent extracts actively maintain your skin's natural moisture and ensure your skin is hydrated, whilst being cleansed.
The application of a daily moisturizer is extremely important throughout the year and critical in the winter if you want to avoid looking like an extra from The Walking Dead. It is one of the best ways to avoid dry, irritated or redness of the skin and reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Using a moisturizer daily after showering in the morning and before bed, provides an essential barrier that acts against natural and unnatural aggressors, which all too often damage our skin.
Many of us forget about this critical step in our skincare routine. Using a sunscreen is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. UVB rays from the sun are weaker in the winter, making it harder to get sunburned. However, if you live in an area where you get heavy snowfall, the reflection from the snow can actually cause sunburn and damage to your skin. It's the UVA rays that cause wrinkles, premature aging and skin cancer and these are just as strong all year round!
When shaving it is essential that you use a cream or oil-based shaving products that will condition and hydrate your skin and help to avoid irritation. A good quality cream will actually make your face look flawless - even after shaving. Always remember to shave in the direction of your hair growth. Rinse with warm water (not hot) and avoid going through any area more than once or twice if absolutely necessary. Once you're done, apply a balm to soothe the irritation.
The skin of your lips is thin and delicate, which makes it more susceptible to dryness, particularly in winter. Use a lip balm and apply it throughout the day to hydrate and condition your lips, keeping them looking and feeling soft.
7. Beard Oils
The use of a beard oil will not only nourish your beard, but will prevent the hair from growing brittle and will also help to moisturize and condition the skin beneath the facial hair itself, helping to prevent flaking, dandruff and skin dryness that other moisturizers will not achieve.
Even when we have good habits for the health of our skin, it is inevitable that we'll have some form of imperfection pop up from time to time that are accentuated during the winter. The fastest way to combat them is corrective makeup made with high quality ingredients and those that have been specifically designed for men's skin. Step forward MMUK MAN's premium collection of male beauty products that help to give you the confidence you need to present your best face to the world.
In a matter of a few seconds, they cover imperfections such as pimples, dark circles, redness or small lines of expression. For the appearance of a healthier face you can use the bronzer, if you have pale yellowish skin. Also, an eyebrow filler powder creates a look more youthful.
MMUK MAN, providing you with serious skinspiration.