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From Dry to Supple in 4 Easy Steps

Baby, it's cold outside! At this point, those who follow this blog know I am not a big fan of winter. I can’t stand the bitter cold, the wind tunnel effect in the city, and the fact that my skin gets as dry as the desert. But fear not, in recent years I devised a plan to turn my skin  from dry to supple in a few easy steps:

Exfoliation

The first step in combatting that wintery dry skin calls for major exfoliation, and scrubbing all the oil and dirt away. The impurities that accumulate on and beneath the surface of our skin are a major contributor to dry skin. Making sure to scrub your skin thoroughly twice a week, will assure that your skin is clean and ready to absorb your moisturizer better. It's no surprise that I recommend Beau Brummell Gentlemen’s Facial Scrub, which includes charcoal for men's skin.  Used weekly, our scrub keeps your skin’s cell turnover on track with gentle yet effective crushed walnut shells to slough off dulling surface cells and reveal a fresh, radiant smooth complexion. Skin looks and feels clean, refined and more youthful. Regular exfoliation helps revitalize skin and diminish the signs of aging, and the infusion of caffeine, lavend0er, menthol, and peppermint oils give your skin a rejuvenated feeling.

Man looking in mirror

Daily dry skin facial cleanser for men

This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how many people skip this step. Your skin care routine should also consist of daily face wash. This is less aggressive than scrubbing, but it will make sure that the dirt and grime you accumulate during the day will get washed away. Watch out for soaps and skin cleansers that are severe and dry out the skin. Find formulas that are kinder to your skin such as the best facial cleanser for men which contains activated charcoal.  The charcoal will absorb and trap impurities from the surface of your skin and wash them away as you rinse your face.

Moisturize

After you rid your face of the accumulation of oil and dirt, you’ll want to put moisture back in. Develop a twice-daily regimen where you can love your face by removing what you don’t want and putting loving moisture back in. Watch out for harsh products laden with chemicals and fragrances. Using them could cause a rebound effect, making your dry problem worse and worse instead of better and better.

Stand in the mirror and check for redness, inflamed skin, fissures, open spots and patches of cracked skin. All of this means that the largest organ of your body (the skin) is more vulnerable to outside attacks. You don’t want that.  Moisturizing creams can provide preventative coverage, making you less vulnerable to dry skin. Don’t forget behind your ears, your feet, and hands, including the bottoms of the feet and palms. This will help when you are getting rid of dry skin. Check out The Gentlemen's Facial Moisturizer, as well as our shaving cream and shaving brush for the ultimate shave. As well as our other premium grooming products. If you have a long beard or a cool mustache style, be sure to check out our beard conditioner.

Go for a Cold Shower

Skincare should be proactive care, and therefore you should avoid those glorious long, hot showers. This will deplete your skin of moisture. Cooler showers (warm), or showers where you lower the water temperature for the last minute or so, are better for your skin. Cool or tepid water will also make your skin’s pores close up and trap some moisture in the process. Also, make sure to pat yourself dry, rather than rub your skin with the towel. Rubbing causes agitation, and dries out the skin. A good rule of thumb is to apply moisturizer within 3 minutes of exiting the tub or shower. This will give you a good moisture lock. In other words, you are sealing in the moisture, which is a good thing.

 


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