It doesn’t take a rocket scientist – or a dermatologist, for that matter – to know that winter weather dries out your skin. The combination of being surrounded by dry air, blasted by cold winds, cooked in intentionally overheated cars and dwelling in toasty homes, can take a toll on your skin. Yes, guys too.
While a man’s skin is 25% thicker than a woman’s, that tough exterior is no match for Old Man Winter. So the question is, what to do?
With all that extra dry dead skin, some guys might be tempted to reach for a scrub that could compete with 50 grit sandpaper. While the logic makes sense, if you’re new to using men’s skin care, it will likely surprise you to learn that you want to go easy on your skin during the winter months.
From the time the leaves drop, until the Daffodil buds blast, both your cleanser and your exfoliant should be gentle. Make no mistake though, you still need to exfoliate weekly to buff away dead skin so your moisturizer can penetrate.
Speaking of moisturizer, during the winter months moisturizing is the name of the game. It starts from the inside out, with ensuring that you drink loads of water – especially if you’re celebrating the holiday season with one (or 5) too many glasses of cheer. During the winter months, your dog and your water bottle are your best friend.
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Profile | Yeti water bottle – which can withstand just about anything life or you can throw at it.
When Rob Lowe created his affordable line of luxury men’s skin care, he insisted his products contain natural ingredients and no harsh preservatives. One natural ingredient that is found in both the Profile | Cobalt Invigorate Face Wash and Revitalize Face Scrub is Oat Extract – which not only reduces inflammation, it also protects injured or exposed skin by providing a protective skin barrier. Profile | Cobalt’s Revitalize Face Scrub also contains Pro-Vitamin B, which regenerates skin cells and stabilizes the skin’s protective barrier – both perfect for winter weather men’s skin care.
One last thing. Even though the weather is cold, it doesn’t mean that the sun’s UVA rays (the kind that age you) and UVB rays (the kind that burn you and can lead to skin cancer) are nothing to worry about. To make your winter skin care regimen simpler, try using a moisturizer like Profile | Cobalt SPF 30 Face Moisturizer – that features a broad spectrum sunscreen, which protects against both kinds of damaging rays. Be sure to keep reapplying throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and protected.
Oh, and that dog by your side? Let your four-legged friend know that Profile | Cobalt is never tested on animals.