Oh men… We love you, especially when your all soft and cuddly and in the mood to watch The Notebook with us. Don’t let winter salt your game. Lather up with these goodies in order to stay as plush as possible through out this winter season, and we might even let you keep us warm. You know, if you’re lucky.
We understand that the world of lotions and potions can be somewhat intimidating for the male novice, so we’ve made it easy. We’ve narrowed it down to three essential rules. Simply follow them, and you’re golden.
1) Moisturizing is king; do not skip out on this. Find a good moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 and wear it daily. Just because it’s not summer time sunny doesn’t mean the rays aren’t out to get you, so prevent premature aging and sun damage by protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB.
We Recommend: Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, $27
Wait, Jack Black has a skincare line? Nope. He doesn’t, wrong Jack Black. Ironically disappointed, perhaps? Us too. But the products are still fantastic. We especially love that this formula is super lightweight and full of vitamins and antioxidants, perfect for helping you keep that handsome glow.
2) Apply hand cream frequently. Really? Yes, really. During the dry days of winter your hands are more prone to skin breakage. While outside, most generally have their hands exposed and this means stress on the skin, especially the skin around you knuckles.
Lab Series Active Hand Cream, $15
This hand moisturizer is super high-performance. This non-greasy formula utilizes the soothing properties of aloe to smooth hands, and help minimize and prevent the appearance of dark spots. Dry rough hands don’t stand a change against this stuff, trust us!
3) Don’t lick your lips; apply lip balm instead. When our lips run dry our natural tendency is to lick to moisten them, but this can actually exacerbate the problem, especially during the winter. Keep a small chap stick with you at all times, because you will definitely need it. Don’t be shy about applying it in public. So long as it’s not pink or fruity scented, we promise no one will judge you.
Matte for Men Protective Lip care SPF 15, $6.50
This all-natural lip balm helps protect lips not only from dryness and chapping, but also from sun damage. The formula is filled with essential oils, coco butter, shea butter, vitamin E, and beeswax. And no need to worry about this product leaving a glossy shine, as the product is matte and virtually undetectable! Sneaky, we like it.
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Photos Courtesy of: Jack Black, Lab Series, Matte for Men