Winter’s coming, and cooler weather means more TLC for your skin. Lucky for you, winter-proofing your routine doesn’t always mean you have to splurge on a ton of different products. Whether you’re a total rookie or already on top of your skincare game, here are three simple steps that no guy should miss this winter season:
Cleanse, Nourish, & Shield.
Ultimately, it comes down to the basics. Skin maintenance shouldn’t be a hassle; taking care of yourself is supposed to make you feel good. Plus, your skin will thank you, too. Making sure you’re cleansing, hydrating, and protecting it from harsh weather conditions is key, according to experts, and this is how you do it:
Cleansing your face is essential to remove the pollutants and excess oils that hitch a ride on your skin throughout the day. Maintaining good hygiene both in the morning and evening is equally as important. And no, using shower gel on your face doesn’t cut it.
Pillows are the ultimate playground for bacteria, so cleansing your face in the morning is crucial to wash off those dirt and sweat traces that naturally accumulate on pillowcases over time. Skip to cleanse in the evening, and it’s like an open invitation for clogged pores and skin irritation – not exactly what you’re after.
Plus, cold weather can cause severe dryness and flakiness, so having a trusty cleanser like our sensitive face wash on standby is a must. Go the extra mile and try our cleansing face concentrate that not only works as a cleanser, but also boasts the benefits of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s), gently exfoliating your face by removing dead skin cells. We’re really proud of this one.
How to cleanse? Squeeze a small amount of face wash onto the palm of your hand, add a splash of water and lather up. Then, massage into face and neck. Rinse off with warm water and pat the skin dry with a towel.
Bulldog’s Pro Tip: Consider double-cleansing at night if you’ve done heavy exercise or spent time in a city or in traffic. It ensures any acne-causing bacteria is eliminated, making your face extra clean for applying further products. If you’re new to skincare and aren’t convinced, we recommend giving it a go. The results speak for themselves.
While it’s important to moisturise your face and body all year round, it’s especially vital during winter. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, using a reliable moisturiser as part of your skincare routine will provide hydration to the epidermis (the most superficial layer of the skin) and help replenish any lost moisture caused by freezing temperatures.
If you have dry skin, consider using a moisturiser with aloe vera, a natural ingredient that calms the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. With sensitive skin, opt for a fragrance-free moisturiser, specifically designed for blemish-prone and easily irritated skin.
If your skin is on the oilier side, try out our clinically proven oil control moisturiser that helps improve skin texture without leaving it greasy.
How to moisturise? Make sure the skin is cleansed first. Then, apply a generous amount of product onto clean fingertips and massage it into the skin on the face and neck.
Bulldog’s Pro Tip: Consider adding our end-of-day recovery cream to your night-time skincare routine. Containing both melatonin and tiger grass extract, it provides antioxidant properties to help repair the skin overnight.
If you take anything from this guide, let it be this: protecting your skin from UVA and UVB light rays is non-negotiable, even in winter. Don’t be fooled by the cloudy skies and lower temperatures. While the sun might not be out, UV radiation remains constant throughout the year, and not even glass windows protect you from them. So, whether you’re indoors or outdoors, consider SPF your skin’s best friend.
Using SPF means you’re keeping your skin protected from irreparable sun damage, plus, you’re shielding it from premature wrinkles and ageing. Our daily moisturiser with SPF does just that. It also contains added Vitamin C, which functions as an antioxidant, guarding your skin’s barrier from environmental pollution.
How to use SPF? Just apply it to your face and neck as the last step in your daily skincare routine.
Bulldog’s Pro Tip: If you plan on being outdoors for more than a couple of hours, we recommend reapplying SPF every 2-3 hours for maximum protection.
Don’t Neglect Your Skin This Winter
We hope this guide helped answer some of your questions about keeping your skin healthy and protected during the winter season, especially if you are new to skincare altogether. Unsure what products are the best match for you? Check out our full Bulldog range here.