Let’s keep it 100. Now that the temperatures have dropped, you’re probably experiencing chapped hands, cracked lips, breakouts, etc. as a result of having dry skin. Typically your skin gets drier this time of year because of cold air, lack of humidity and that crazy a-s wind chill factor. But the last thing we want you to do is sleep on your skin care routine and chalk it up due to the changing seasons.
The reality is, even if you’re proactive about your skin care routine throughout the year, it still may not be effective enough to get through those harsh winter months. But there are a few things you can do to take your skin protection game to the next level. Here are 5 winter skin care tips for dry skin to keep in mind this season.
Switch To Balms
Granted no two balms are the same, but the word is a clear indicator that there’s a thicker, heavier formula. With the temperatures turned down and the wind cranked up, your skin is guaranteed to need a denser solution that hydrates as well as protects your skin from elements. Our Kokum Body Balm penetrates dry skin with extra hydration and a subtle scent that’s perfect for everyday usage.
Moisturize Your Lips
There’s nothing worse than a guy with cracked, dry lips… especially when preventing it is so easy and inexpensive. We suggest using a lip balm that has a natural butter formula, like our Honey Lip Balm, to keep your lips moisturized in any weather.
Your skin is much more prone to breakouts if you don’t rid yourself of those dead cells that accumulate from a day’s work. Our Dead Sea Mud Soap does the job of cleansing the skin, unclogging pores and even calming skin irritations to prevent spots and blemishes. Just keep in mind not to over-exfoliate -- doing so can strip your skin of its natural oils and over dry the skin, bringing you back to square one. Stick to exfoliating no more than 3 times a week.
Put Your Beard Oil To Work
Fellas trust us, frigid temperatures are bound to absorb moisture from your beard. So commit to keeping things smooth with any one of our Beard Oil options. Not only do they give your beard maximum hydration, but this lightweight solution penetrates the most important and unnoticed part of your mane -- the skin underneath it.
Use A Weekly Face Mask
The key to this tip is finding a face mask that gives you a deep cleanse as well as hydrates (key word, here!) -- like our very own Face Cleansing Mud. All-natural kaolin clay works to eliminate all that cold, dry air from your skin, while moringa seed oil helps re-balance the skin’s pH. Stick to applying the face mask no more than once a week. The good news is your skin is bound to benefit from a face mask now and during any season, so why not start a habit that you can keep up with?