A 6-Step Guide to Winterizing Your Mug

How to keep the moneymaker shipshape in the cold

By The Editors
November 2, 2015 9:00 am

Puffer coat: purchased. Gift list: enumerated. Travel plans: finalized.

You’re prepped for winter, good sir.

Shame about your face.

As fall turns into winter, don’t let your mug tackle the elements alone. Truth is, most men don’t want to or know how to use a moisturizer. Good news is, no matter your skin type (oily, dry, normal, etc.), you’ve got options.

Below, a winter primer for saving your best feature.

Your Wake-Up Call
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

This caffeine- and soy-enriched moisturizer features hints of Earth, sandalwood and sunshine. Applying the product during your morning routine is the first step to jump-starting your day. And cold aside, the SPF 15 keeps harmful UV rays at bay. ($25 for 2.5 oz.)

Your Time Machine
Clinique for Men Anti-Age Moisturizer

Time to put the brakes on the aging process. Firmer skin with a youthful shine is the goal here. You want to address any dryness with a moisture-based product that will seep into the lines of your face. It’s a twice-a-day regimen that will pay off in your golden years. ($37 for 2.5 oz.)

Your California Makeover
Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturizer

A sound defense for winter skin from the most unlikely of sources: California. This one fights the effects of Mother Earth with products cultivated from her bounty. A plant-based defense for skin that needs a little extra help facing the elements, Baxter’s best is a triple combination of aloe vera, chamomile and green tea that works in unison to mend damaged skin, upgrade its moisture content and stave off free radicals. ($22 for 4 oz.)

For Sensitive Types
Dove Men+Care Sensitive + Face Lotion with SPF 15 Sunscreen

Sensitive-skinned gentlemen, you’ll need rugged protection against whatever the weather throws at you … without harming your delicate nature. Dove carries a broad line of skin creams for different levels of sensitivity. It’s a good place to start for first timers. ($7 for 1.69 oz.)

Head Start
Bee Bald Smooth Plus with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

If you shave your head as well as your face, you’ll need more protection than most. You’re covering double the surface area. Plus, there’s the shine factor. Bee Bald’s daily moisturizer contains a high SPF and a mixture of ginger root, honey extract and vitamin E to tone down any extra radiance and keep the winter sunburn away. ($9 for 1.7 oz.)

Scruff Guard
Beard Buddy Small Beard Oil OG

This enriching formula infused with grapeseed oil and vitamin E keeps your pores hydrated and your beard hair strong. ($24 for 5 oz.)

—Lincoln Chinnery

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