As the weather changes so should your winter grooming routine. Clothing, food and cocktails all get heavier as the temperatures drop. Moisturizing with a soothing lotion, balm or salve can be just as comforting. A few tweaks to your daily routine will keep dry, cracked winter skin at bay. Keep smooth, smell great and stay handsome by following these winter grooming tips.
Step up your post shave game.
That same oil absorbing, miracle tonic that worked wonders all summer might be stripping needed moisture from your face come winter. Swap it out for a soothing balm or aftershave lotion that will moisturize and create a barrier between your skin and the elements. Try this lightweight After-Shave Balm and Face Moisturizer from Imperial Barber Grade Products. Use it everyday for smooth, balanced skin with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea Extracts. $22
Consider growing a ‘stache.
By taking part in Movember and growing a mustache, you’ll be raising awareness for men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health and suicide prevention. Train your fresh facial hair with Brooklyn Grooming Company’s Red Hook Mustache Wax. This combination of natural oils and beeswax forms a mustache shaping glue that will keep you looking good while growing. $22
Winterize your cologne.
Opt for warmer, muskier scents as opposed to crisp, citrus summer smells. If you’re loyal to a particular brand or designer fragrance chances are there’s a seasonal compliment available. Or trust Ralph Lauren’s new collection of Eaux De Parfums inspired by his personal travels. OUD, part of the collection’s Treasures from Safari grouping, is a masculine blend of smoky Guaiac Wood and Incense. $240
Forget to wear an SPF.
The sun still shines even when the temperatures plummet. When you spend time working or playing outdoors your exposing your skin to harmful UVA and UVB rays. Protect your face and minimize your risk of developing skin cancer by using a daily moisturizer with an SPF. Clinique For Men Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Moisturizer is lightweight, oil-free and absorbs quickly into your skin. Wear it all year round. $27
Quit your dandruff shampoo.
Cold weather can bring on all kinds of flakes. Dandruff doesn’t necessarily get worse in the winter, but wearing darker clothing makes it more noticeable. Use the right shampoo every day to keep the snow off your shoulders. Dove Men + Care Anti-Dandruff Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner fights dandruff with Pyrithione Zinc leaving your hair flake free and strong. $3.59
Be afraid to use a body lotion.
Get over the idea that moisturizing your skin makes it greasy. Smooth out the rough spots. Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy repairs irritated skin while deeply hydrating the places most susceptible to extreme dryness like elbows, knees, feet and hands. Let this heady duty formula nourish your winter skin with chamomile and calendula extracts, aloe juice and shea butter. $19