We know the feeling. It’s as if you’re doing everything to keep your skin looking and feeling good, and yet it’s not working. Then winter hits, and everything gets even worse. Clean and clear skin, like summer, seems incredibly far off. Let’s talk men’s skincare for this season.
The truth is, you don’t need to have an endless skincare routine to get better skin. If you’re mixing lots of different ingredients together, you’re bound to be creating mixtures that might lead to excessive breakouts. Luckily, The Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co. has a whole host of rescue products for your face and body. All are made with 100% natural ingredients, so you know they’re going to treat your skin right. Have a look at some of our recommendations below:
A lot of people assume that products like cleansers and toners are only required if you wear makeup. But that’s not the case! Pollutants and chemicals in the air, around your workplace, or in the city can have a detrimental effect on your skin. Removing these contaminants is vital to keeping your face clean.
Some cleansers can introduce even more abrasive and harmful chemicals to your skin, too, making it weaker and more prone to breakouts. You should always aim for a 100% natural product such as our Super Cleanser. Free of colourants, preservatives and fragrance oils, you can make sure your skin is nourished and replenished properly. Plus, the Super Cleanser is enriched with hemp seed oil, which makes the skin feel tight and natural as opposed to oily.
skin to avoid dryness. Most moisturisers do this, but only all-natural ingredients such as our face serum will nourish and replenish your skin properly. Again, adding more chemicals to your face will do the opposite of what you’re intending – refreshing your skin and keeping it supple and soft to the touch.
One vital step that most men miss out on is moisturising both day AND night. It’s all well and good prepping the face for the hard day ahead, but if you’re not moisturising before getting into bed, you’re just letting the skin dry out as you sleep. Keeping your face hydrated as often as possible will improve its appearance over time.
Whether you’re attempting Movember or not, if you’re a bearded gentleman who wants to take pride in your fuzz, you shouldn’t forget about the hair and skin right under your nose. Keep it as soft, clean and strong as possible. If you’ve ever used or heard of “leave-in conditioner” before, Beard Balm is essentially the same thing but for your facial hair and the skin surrounding it – a neglected part of men’s skincare. Including soft, natural ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, it’ll avoid all the prickliness your beard is prone to, especially during the winter months.
A huge pain point that will hit you over the winter is dry, cracked and painful lips. Most lip balms on the market tend to be overly-scented or coloured, glossy products that are directed towards women. If you’re looking for a more neutral lip balm for men, our Geranium and Sweet Orange is perfectly suitable for you. Lightly and naturally fragranced, this is the ideal product for everyday lip care when the cold snap hits hardest.
Similarly, hands are another big problem during winter – an often forgotten part of men’s skincare. Dry and cracked skin can be a huge side effect of the colder months, affecting your hands mostly. Our solid hand cream bar is a true game-changer. With a blend of cocoa butter, beeswax and coconut oil, these bars will leave your hands feeling soft. Without all the stickiness of creams and other liquids. Choosing a solid bar avoids leaking hand creams in your pocket. And encasing the bar in a hard tin keeps it safe, avoids contamination with germs. Plus, it’s convenient enough to carry around in your jacket pocket.
With a little help from skin-kind, all-natural products, we believe that you can go into the chilly season with even brighter, softer and clearer skin than ever before. When choosing men’s skincare products, it can be tough, and sometimes a little guidance is required. If you’re still unsure of where to start, why not try out our Gentle
men’s Gift Box which is packed with the essentials for better skin? Or, with the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect pack to add to your Christmas list.