Winter is here and as the temperatures are dropping! It time to get your skincare routine to protect your skin against the colder weather. During the winter we experience lower humidity levels and decreased moisture in the air which dries out our skin more quickly. Add to that the increasing dry air in our home from the thermostats your skin is getting hit from all angles. The best defense to prevent damaged skin is a good set of products that provide great skin care aimed at black men. Also, staying hydrated and protecting your skin by dressing appropriately in cold weather will prevent the elements from drying your skin of its moisture. Winter skin can bring dryness, irritation, and peeling which can lead to severe discomfort without proper care. Here are some skincare tips to keep to follow this winter:
1. Moisturize The Right Way
For men of color, it’s about choosing products that are best suited for your skin type. Skincare for black men is different in nature due to the types of concerns you experience. Your cleansers, moisturizers, and protectants should be ultra-moisturizing and ultra-hydrating they should be products that are oil-based and include essential oils and key vitamins to protect, nourish and hydrate. Oil-based moisturizers compared to water-based products keep skin ultra moisturized for longer periods of time. Choosing products designed for black men's skincare is a must and is the first line of defense to keep you looking and feeling good this winter. We have a host of skincare products created by black men for black men!
2. Protect The Beard
Wearing a scarf to protect your neck and beard from the cold weather can keep you from scratching your beard due to the drying skin underneath, unnecessary breakage of your beard hair due to brittleness or licking those dry lips. Beards do not protect your skin from loss of moisture that occurs when it's cold. The skin under your beard and beard hair dries out when not properly cared for and protected from the cold. If you're a guy who takes pride in his beard or is beginning to grow one, selecting a beard balm or a beard oil as a part of your skincare regimen will keep the skin beneath your beard conditioned and your beard soft and tangle-free resulting in a bigger, healthier beard that you can be proud of. It will look and feel great and won’t suffer from brittleness, dryness or breakage that often comes with the colder months.
3. Protect Your Face, Lips and Even Your Hands
Bundle up when you head out this winter! Being sure to wear gloves and scarf to protect your face, lips, and hands from the cold. When you head out into the cold, be sure to use a body balm, face moisturizer or lip balm to lock in moisture and provide a barrier from the cold winter air. Adding that necessary layer to lock in moisture and prevent skin irritation and dryness is key.
4. Cleanse. Exfoliate. Repeat
Preparing your skin to absorb the moisturizers is an important first step in any skincare routine. Cleansing skin of the day’s oils, that are unique to black men is an important daily ritual that will keep your skin healthy and prevent the clogging of pores which can lead to acne and other skin conditions. Choosing an all-natural facial cleanser and body wash that contains ingredients that are highly moisturizing is a critical step in caring for winter skin.
For men who may suffer from dry skin, exfoliating once or twice a week can make all the difference in the look and feel of your skin. Dry air and cold winter air is terrible for our skin.
5. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
During the winter months we may not need as much water. When the air is drier and cooler we tend to drink less water. Even with the lower temperature and drier air of winter, we always need to stay hydrated. One of the first signs that indicate that our bodies are dehydrated is the look of our skin. It can appear dull. Finding ways to consume the necessary amount of water each day will ensure healthier skin!
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