The Fall Skin Care Essentials Every Man Needs
Have you noticed as the seasons change, so does your skin? If you feel that your skin gets drier in the fall, you’re not wrong — the decreasing temperature plays a huge role in this. According Dr. Terrence Keaney, who is a Dove Men+Care Expert, the “decrease in humidity, cold winds, and heavy, often irritating, clothes are the perfect combination to dry men’s skin.” Keaney suggests a simple solution to this problem: step up your skin care game.
“Unfortunately, most men do not understand that a simple skin care routine can prevent dry, irritable skin. The key for men is to use hydrating skin products that prevent dry skin. Just as important is to use cleansers that clean men’s oily prone skin without drying.” Here are the best products for fall to help balance out your skin. From your face to your feet, we will tell you everything you need to get your best skin this season.
Dry skin is not sexy. If you’ve been using old-fashioned bar soap, it’s time to upgrade to a moisturizing body wash. One of my favorites is Dove Men+Care Hydration Balance Body Wash. It was developed specifically for men’s skin and rinses off easily while locking moisture in. It does everything you need in one simple step.
If you want a product that gets the job done (aka gets the gunk off your face) and puts some extra manliness in your routine, then ManCave’s Face Wash is all you need. It works for all skin types, won’t over dry, and has a woodsy, masculine scent.
While a lot of men may be tempted to skip this step, they shouldn’t. Using toner is easy. Just apply to a fresh cotton ball or pad and wipe gently over your face. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic for Men contains caffeine, vitamins C and E, as well as bamboo extract to soothe and balance out your face. It also doubles as an aftershave.
No matter what season it is, it’s important to exfoliate at least once or twice a week. Bulldog’s Original Face Scrub is a gentle exfoliator, containing eight essential oils, coconut shells, and pumice to slough off your dead skins without irritating. It’s also cruelty and paraben free.
All men need to moisturize no matter what kind of skin they have. Yes, even you men with oily skin. Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion SPF 30 does everything, both moisturizing and protecting your face with sunscreen. While this product is heavy duty, don’t worry; it will still feel light on your skin.
If aging is a concern for you, then you need something that will deeply penetrate your skin like a serum. If you don’t like to use a lot of product on your skin during the day, Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum is exactly what you need. Working hard while you catch some ZZZs, you’ll wake up with healthier and firmer skin.
Puffiness, dark circles, and crow’s feet don’t make you look manly, they make you look old. You might not want to admit you need an eye cream, but you do. Ahava’s Men’s Age Control All in One Eye Care does it all with one simple product, taking care of all of your eye area concerns.
Fall weather can be very drying to your hands, especially if you wash them often. Here’s a trick to keep your mitts nice and soft: keep a tube of L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream on your nightstand and apply it before bed. This product also works just as well on dry feet.