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Winter Skincare Guide for Bearded Men

 Winter weather is ruthless and it can cause a lot of damage to skin and hair. Therefore, after the summer heat is over, there’s no room for neglecting skincare. In order to rock a healthy, youthful and radiant look, you have to follow a proper skincare routine throughout the year. This is true for everyone regardless of gender. Men might find this kind of regimen troublesome, but it will definitely pay off and show results without too much effort. Don’t think that a beard will protect you from the cold. If you fail to take care of it, your beard hair will become dry, split, messy and unflattering.

Wash your face and beard regularly

Removing dead skin cells and dirt from your face is necessary all-year round. Therefore, make sure to clean your face with a mild cleaning gel or soap every morning and evening. This will reduce the possibility of acne and blackheads. You don’t have to wash your beard as often as you wash your face, but you still have to clean it regularly. Winter air pollution can settle in your hair which can dry it out and cause an unpleasant smell. There are special beard shampoos and soaps you can use in order to make your beard healthy and strong.

Use a moisturizer with SPF

Properly hydrated skin is as important as adequate sun protection. By determining your skin type, you can easily find a moisturizer that will keep your skin plump. Still, you should also be aware of the fact that sun rays can also damage the skin during the winter. Therefore, you should definitely check out some of Facial Co. sun protection range and least get yourself a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15, so that you can skip one product in your routine but still get all the benefits.

Apply some beard products

Like you have to moisturize your skin, you should pay equal attention to your beard if you’ve decided that this style is for you. By deciding to rock some cool whiskers you should be able to make them look well-groomed and nourished. There are many beard oils and balms on the market, so make sure to take that extra minute to apply the product after washing your beard or before going out into the cold.

Necessary tools

In order for your beard to look great and compliment your look, you have to make sure that it looks presentable even during the harsh winter months. Good beard combs and special trimming scissors can really come in handy and help your beard look tidy and neat. If you’re afraid of trimming your own beard, you should make sure to make regular appointments at your trusted barber’s. Also, remember to take your comb with you when you go out so that you can tend to any unruly hairs caused by wind or snow in case you have an important meeting or have to go out with your friends or loved one right after work.

Hot water is not your friend

While the cold weather outside can urge you to indulge in hot showers, try to refrain from using really hot water on your skin and beard. Lukewarm water is more than enough to stimulate your blood circulation. During the winter, hot water can only damage the skin and the quality of your beard hair by drying them out and stripping them of their natural oils. Moreover, you should always properly dry your skin and beard even if it’s just towel drying, since some hard minerals in tap water can also cause damage to your skin and hair.

In all honesty, the above-mentioned winter skincare tips won’t take a lot of time and effort, but you will manage to look your best, keep your beard healthy and radiant and your skin well protected and moisturized. A simple routine will prove to be very effective in aging and wrinkle prevention as well.