During winter, the well-groomed man’s worst enemy isn’t just the snow. No, snow’s just the tip of the iceberg. Arid air, sweaty layers and the transition from blustery streets to overheated offices wreak havoc on a man’s hair and skin, leaving them dry, flaky, itchy, blotchy, irritated (we could go on). The worst part? If unattended, the discomfort can last for months before the spring melt brings sweet relief. Not to worry—we have you covered. These grooming and skincare products will keep you moisturized and ready to face the season (because it’s going to be a long one).
First up, Neutrogena’s Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel cleans off dirt, softens the skin and washes away without leaving any residue. It’s got a warm, spicy smell that lingers without being overpowering, making it a first choice option for the shower.
Rosehip has been known as a skin-saver for a very long time, and Sukin’s hydrating day cream has got just the right mix of it and other key ingredients. The Kakadu plum is a nice touch, and it always feels a bit better knowing you’re using skincare products that are ethically produced.
Of course, if you feel like escaping to somewhere more tropical when the cold is biting and the rain is going sideways, there’s Pure Fiji’s Coconut sugar rub infusion. This one’s a lesser-known secret that’s good for exfoliating all over, leaving skin healthy and expunged of problem-causing dirt.
Next on the list is Mario Badescu’s Enzyme Protective Cream, a revitalising moisturiser that restores the moisture sucked away from the face by harsh winds and dry, cold days. There’s no doubt this one is a must have.
Delivered straight from the Golden State itself is Baxter of California’s Hydro Salve Hand Cream. Specifically made for men, it’s an unscented, straightforward solution to rough, chapped hands and tough callouses.
Leaving the house without a good lip balm in the pocket can be a death-wish for many men’s lips – look no further than Kiehl’s Facial Fuel. Another quality masculine option, its non-shine properties mean you don’t look like you’ve lathered on lip gloss, and it maintains moisture and comfort in the lips for hours.
Maintaining a good head of hair is more than just volume – it’s about the strength and vitality of the fibers too. A good conditioner like Malin & Goetz’ Intensive Hair Conditioner ensures hair stays smooth and manageable throughout the worst of the winter months.
4. Mario Badescu Enzyme Protective Cream