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By Kavya Singh
Yes its true - real men take care of their skin, and more so in winters. Being thick and oily, men’s skin is difficult to clean, suffers the daily trauma of facial shaving and then has to deal with harsh winter which dries and bruises it. Follow these tips and enjoy great skin this winter:
1) Don't overdo the wash
You must wash your face with a gentle cleanser
and shower daily with a good body wash
. Avoid using harsh face scrubs or soaps, since it will dry up your skin much more in dry weather, making it appear wrinkled. Also, avoid long, leisurely baths as hot water depletes skin of its natural moisture.
2) Get a winter moisturizer
Sorry folks, your 365-days all-purpose moisturizer is not a good idea when the mercury dips. Light, oil-free stuff is for summers. In winters, you need an additional dose of moisture and winter moisturizers come loaded with special oils that keep your skin smooth in freezing weather.
3) Indoor heating
Indoor heating doesn't spell good news for skin as it works steadily to steal your moisture away leading to skin rashes, itching and redness. Wherever possible, go for oil heaters or humidifiers. Air blowers are a no-no.
4) Shave with care
Think of dry blades scraping dry skin. Scary right? Take special care while shaving in winter since cuts and bruises occur more easily on dry skin. Using a moisturizing shaving gel
is a must. And take a minute to read up if you are shaving right
5) Dab the sunscreen
Winter sun is as bad as summer UV and you would be neglecting sunscreen at your own risk. This is one routine bros shouldn't give up, whatever time of the year. Dab on sunblock and keep your skin protected at all times.
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6) Chapped lips
An ungainly (and frequent sight) in winters, it wouldn't do much to your love life either. Stock up on lip balms, one each for home, work and your pocket. A vitamin E lip balm with SPF would be perfect, but plain petroleum jelly would do too.