HOW TO SWITCH UP YOUR GROOMING REGIME FOR WINTER

 

 

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It stands to reason, then, that the featherlight grooming ointments that carried you through the summer will provide little relief in extreme conditions. It’s time to bring out the big guns. In the same way that you unconsciously overhaul your wardrobe, your grooming regime will need a few calculated tweaks, too.

 

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HERE ARE THREE WAYS TO DO IT

 

SWAP MOISTURISER FOR OIL

 

Rehydration is a year-round priority but it becomes especially significant in winter when cold winds rip apart the lipid barrier, the skin’s defensive layer, and low humidity pulls any remaining moisture out of your face. The net result is skin that feels dry, tight and highly sensitive.

                 

A dense, heavy-duty moisturiser is the most common prescription but many men don’t feel comfortable walking around with anything too weighty on their face. Oils, such as Donald Anthony’s Renewal Oil is a viable alternative. It readily absorbed into the dermis where they can deliver fat-soluble nutrients that help skin cells in the regeneration process. Crucially, oils can mimic the structure of the aforementioned lipid barrier, providing a much-needed defense against the elements while trapping moisture deep in the skin.

 

DIAL UP YOUR FRAGRANCE

 

Odour molecules don’t travel with quite the same joie de vivre as they do in summer. If you rely on public transport, this is a good thing. But if you’re attached to your signature scent, compromised olfaction can become tricky. For scents to become noticeable in winter, they need to pack a punch. This has more to do with the composition of a fragrance than the quantity you use, showering yourself in eau de toilette is never a good idea at any time of year. So, in the same way, that you’re drawn to rich, warming foods in winter, your fragrance will need to be heavier and earthier.

 

DITCH THE SHAMPOO

 

Icy, dry air has the same effect on your hair as it does on your skin. To avoid your hair from turning into something approaching a bird’s nest, you’ll need to retain as much moisture in the cuticle as possible. As disagreeable as it may sound, try to cut back on shampooing your hair every day as the surfactants in most formulas will dry out each strand. Wash with conditioner or the new generation of cleansing conditioners instead.

 

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