Guest Post: Winter Skincare for Men by Peter Minkoff

Hot summer days are far behind us, and we’ll have to adapt to the low temperatures and bad weather as soon as possible – especially when it comes to skincare. If you haven’t changed your routine yet, it’s high time you did it! However, if you’re not quite sure how to achieve that, stay with us. Here are four useful tips on how to upgrade your winter skincare routine like a pro.

Key ingredients to look for

When it comes to your winter skincare, it’s important to step up your game and take it to a whole another level – especially in terms of ingredients your skin needs. The same goes for products’ formula – lightweight gels won’t be enough any longer, and you’ll have to switch to denser creams that provide nourishment. Get one rich in hyaluronic acid, because it’s a fabulous plumper that helps in anti-aging. Don’t be scared – the fact that it’s acid doesn’t mean that it’s too harsh or aggressive towards your skin. Glycerin is another useful ingredient that draws moisture towards your skin and keeps it there, which is exactly why I recommend products that include it. Just bear in mind that its consistency is a bit different, but don’t worry – you’ll get used to it!

Eyecare on point

When it comes to your face, the fact is that the first thing people notice is the skin under your eyes – no one likes puffiness and dark circles there. Skipping your under eye area is a serious crime when it comes to your skincare routine, so make sure not to do that under any circumstances. Trust me – the skin that surrounds your eyes is extremely delicate, which is why it needs extra care during cold winter months.  After all, you don’t want to look older than you actually are, right? Even though such creams are slightly more expensive than regular moisturizers, the truth is that a little goes a long way, meaning that small amounts of it should be applied on a daily basis.

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Don’t forget to exfoliate and moisturize

As soon as winter comes, I always like to say that a good facial scrub is your best friend. The reason is simple – it helps you get rid of the dead skin cells that have been piling up for God knows how long. This is essential because those dead cells cause dryness and flakiness that make your face look lifeless. So, get a gentle facial scrub and refresh your skin to the max! A high-quality moisturizer is required afterwards, and it’s crucial to choose it according to your skin type. I absolutely adore amazing and affordable Dermalogica skincare products – their Skin Smoothing cream is everything! I love its natural aroma, and it moisturizes and protects the skin while providing long lasting hydration. You won’t make a mistake with it!

Take care of your facial hair

If you’re rocking a beard and/or a mustache, you know that the struggle gets real during winter. One of the products that’s particularly important is beard oil – besides taming your unruly hairs and making them softer to touch, it also moisturizes the skin underneath the beard and helps it stay nourished when the temperature drops. I love how my beard feels amazingly soft and gentle right after I use the oil! As for the mustache, you can always pick a good mustache wax that’ll help you style them up and look like a boss. Just make sure to choose the organic ones, without petrochemicals and other potentially harmful chemicals. Health comes first, right?

As you can see, there are many products you can choose in order to upgrade your winter skincare routine and take care of your skin in a proper way. Just don’t worry in advance and everything will be fine – get one product at a time and you won’t feel overwhelmed. Take it easy and you’ll do it right!

Thats going to do it for this edition of Guest Post. If you like this series, let us know with a like, comment and share below. Also make sure to follow Peter on twitter @MinkoffPeter and StyleGuyDan Instagram @official_styleguydan and Twitter @styleguydan_off  for more exclusive content.

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