As your dermatologist will tell you, winter wreaks havoc on your skin. From causing redness and soreness to an increase in acne and blemishes, winter is a nightmare for our skin. To keep skin in check during the colder months, upping our skin care routines is crucial.
Of course, this often means investing in new products to ensure that we give our skin all the care that it needs. It’s important to realise that not all skin care products are born equal, and when it comes to what you put on your face, you need to be careful. (Use the wrong product, and it could lead to sore, inflamed skin – never a good look.)
To help you choose the right skin care products, I’ve put together some useful tips.
Understand your skin type
No matter what your men skin care routine consists of, it’s important to use the right products. The first thing that you need to consider, when picking products, is your skin type. There are six main skin types; these are; oily, dry, sensitive, acne-prone, normal and combination skin. If you want healthy skin, you need to invest in the right products for your skin. Otherwise, you could end up making it less healthy.
For oily skin, look for products that are light and free of oil. For dry skin, look out for products that containing extra hydration – aloe vera based items are great for this. If your skin is sensitive, only use products that are free of chemicals, dyes and fragrances. For acne-prone skin, look for products that are light and contain aloe vera or witch hazel, as these help to fight spot-causing bacteria. If you have normal skin, you can use just about anything on it. Finally, for combination skin, use light products and gentle exfoliants.
Opt for natural products
Wherever possible, it’s always best to pick natural products. That’s because many skin care items contain a cocktail of chemicals, additives, and irritants. Look for products that state they are natural, free of parabens and SLS.
Admittedly, these may be a little more expensive, but trust us, they’re worth the cost. For all the best natural skin products, do a little research online. You should be able to find reviews of various natural brands, which you can use to pick the perfect product for your skin.
When it comes to choosing your skin care products, sometimes it can be hard to know what you need. Dermatologists suggest that to keep your skin healthy, you need to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. They also suggest that when shaving, you need to use a good-quality shaving foam, followed by soothing shaving balm.
If you have a beard, it’s important that as well as cleansing your skin, that you also cleanse your beard. You see, if you don’t clean your beard, dirt can get stuck in it, irritating your skin and causing soreness. It’s also a good idea to apply beard oil, so that the hairs are smooth and soft, and don’t cause irritation to the skin.
So there you have it, all my top tips for choosing the best skin care products.