What is Cuffing Season and What Do You Need to Survive It?

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What the heck is cuffing season anyway? According to Urban Dictionary, single people are compelled by the cold, lonely months of fall and winter to be “cuffed” (read: handcuffed) in a relationship. If you find yourself subconsciously coupled, now you know why.

Cuffing usually leads intimate encounters (dare we say cuddling?).  And while you’re not actually attached by handcuffs, these grooming products will give you the confidence to get up close and personal — at least until springtime.

Keep the Snowflakes Outside

Head and Shoulders Clinical Solutions Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Embarrassing dandruff seems to get worse and appears more noticeable during the winter months. Extreme temperatures and dry indoor heat can irritate a sensitive scalp causing it to itch and flake. Head and Shoulders Clinical Solutions Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ($8) is the maximum strength formula you can buy without a prescription.

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Freshen Your Breath

Dollar Shave Club Superba Peppermint Kick Toothpaste

Close talkers and make-out artists rejoice, Dollar Shave Club’s brand new Superba! Peppermint Kick Toothpaste ($5) will whiten your teeth, strengthen the enamel, prevent cavities, and, most importantly, freshen your breath.

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Pucker Up

Kiehls Facial Fuel Non-Shine Lip Balm

Kissing dry, chapped lips is not all it’s cracked up to be. Nourish yours with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Non-Shine Lip Balm ($9). Shea butter is this balm’s secret to restoring moisture and re-hydrating your kisser. Don’t worry, this no-shine balm doesn’t go on like her shiny lip gloss.

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Soften Your Beard

Tom Ford Conditioning Beard Oil

Snuggling up to a Brillo pad is no fun for anyone. Your beard should be touchable, food-free, and smell good. Tom Ford Conditioning Beard Oil ($44),is a blend of almond, Jojoba, and grapeseed oils, as well as added Vitamin E. Work it in and comb it through to style and condition.

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Smell Good

Bvlgari Man In Black Eau de Parfum Spray

During the winter months, you can wear a heavier fragrance. Let Bvlgari Man In Black Eau de Parfum Spray ($54) be your love potion. Designed for seduction, it has masculine top notes of spicy tobacco and rum, with Tuberose and leather accord at the center and base notes of benzoin, tonka bean, and guaiac Wood.

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