Even the manliest of men need to look after their skin, and if yours is as dry as a desert then you’re in dire need of our help.
There’s nothing shameful in adhering to a good skincare routine, and you’re much more likely to luck out with the ladies if you do. There are few things more cringe-inducing than watching fragments of your forehead flutter down onto her face as you go in for the kiss, and we can guarantee she feels the same.
Prevention is better than cure, so the first port of call is to scrutinise what products – if any – you’re using. Scan the ingredients list for SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) and send any culprits containing it sailing into the bin. SLS is an irritant used to make things like gel cleansers and shampoos foam, and will strip your skin of essential moisture, leaving it dry and tight.
Exfoliation is key for those with dry skin, and if you want to maintain those rugged good looks of yours then you’ll need to reach for a facial scrub twice a week to slough away dead skin cells and revealing a newer, smoother layer of skin. Luckily for you, a good shave also aids in this process, so don’t shy away from your daily grooming session as doing so could make your problem worse. The thought of flaky beard dandruff alone should be enough to have you brandishing the razor in seconds. Using moisturising products like The Bluebeards Revenge Pre-Shave Oil before you begin, and following up with our soothing and nourishing Post-Shave Balm will save on irritation and redness as well as those pesky dry patches.
When washing or rinsing your freshly shaved face, go easy on the hot water, as it can be stripping and drying, and will undo all your good work. Go for a splash of warm, and pat dry with a clean towel rather than rubbing, as this can cause irritation if your skin is sensitive as well as dry.
Adding a good moisturiser to your routine is utterly essential, and should be applied to skin morning and night. But don’t go lifting it from your lady – there are plenty of goodies designed specifically for male skin, which are bound to serve you a whole lot better. The Bluebeards Revenge Cooling Moisturiser is a marvellous and manly choice, containing mighty prickly pear, stinging nettle and fenugreek. They might sound like slightly intimidating ingredients, but in actual fact, all are highly regarded for their moisturising qualities and will leave skin feeling calm, soothed and invigorated.
The most masculine of moisturisers, nobody will dare question you on it. And the added bonus? It’ll keep you looking younger for longer, while all your friends are picking their saggy faces up off the floor.
Man up and moisturise!