Listen up, men. Winter is here, and it’s time to talk about proper skincare. From pre-shaves to aftershaves and everything in between, read about the essential products you need to tackle these harsh, dry months.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash
Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, Kiehl’s, $22, kiehls.com
Any good skincare routine begins with a reliable face wash, and with Kiehl’s rejuvenating gel cleanser, unwanted dirt or oil is effectively wiped from your pores. Caffeine, menthol, vitamin E, orange and lemon extracts combine to awaken skin damaged by winter’s wrath.
Although moisturizer is imperative all year round, it’s especially crucial January through March. Skin is left parched, which makes Clinique for Men’s intense Maximum Hydrator the ideal product for holding moisture—particularly for those with normal to dry skin.
Using an oil before shaving softens your facial hair, and sets your skin up for a smoother trim. The Art of Shaving’s pre-shave oil effectively employs botanical ingredients and essential oils. And because no one wants to trek out in the frigid Philadelphia weather, we suggest investing in the large pump bottle to last you all season long.
Just as important as pre-shave is aftershave. L’Occitane’s balm reduces the likelihood of razor burn, and calms irritated skin with Shea butter, bisabolol—a common soothing agent used in skincare—and birch sap extract. Left behind is a gentle, pleasant fragrance that lasts for hours.
For those ditching the razor, fear not. There’s plenty of product available to nourish facial hair, and Tom Ford’s conditioning oil is key in maintaining a tidy beard. Almond, jojoba, grapeseed oils and vitamin E blend effortlessly and avoid creating any unnecessary weight.
Much like facial oils, body oils soften dry skin and protect against future irritation. Massage Le Labo’s Bergamote 22 into your skin’s vulnerable areas and feel its enriching effects. Along with 22 others, this vegan, paraben-free product’s pivotal ingredients of vitamin E and jojoba aim to refresh and renew.
Lips are arguably the most susceptible to dryness and irritation throughout the winter. But, it’s time to say au revoir to that because La Mer’s strong formula is combative and instantly repairs lips overnight, infusing a hint of cool mint.