The Complete Men’s Health Skincare Guide For Winter

Battle the elements with these key water-based products to fix the signs of dry, and dull looking skin.


Azeez Jacobs & Nadia Windt |

Excess oil, dehydration, sensitivity and stress can leave your skin feeling irritated. That could all be the result of partying, late nights, lack of water and external factors caused by harsh winter temperatures. Battle the elements with these key water-based products to fix the signs of dry, and dull looking skin.

Lock In Moisture

It’s no secret that booze dehydrates you. What’s less well known is that your skin clings on to water as a result. Reduce puffiness with a facial ice bath and apply a water-based serum to revitalise skin.

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Kiehl's hydro-plumping re-texturizing serum 50ml.

R 820

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Check Your Oil

It might feel weird to add moisture to oily skin, but bear with us: Oil and hydration aren’t the same. Use a water-based gel to increase hydration and minimise extra oil. This one is packed with glycerin and apple extract, which hydrates the skin, and Cactus Pear Extract to help soothe sensitive skin.

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Dermalogica water gel 50ml.

R 949

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Shave The Day

Your skin post-shave is at its most vulnerable. Slap on this cooling, alcohol free treatment after you shave to instantly reduce irritation, relieve redness, and soothe your skin. It’s not greasy, either, so you won’t have to fear excess shine.

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Maca Root and Aloe calming post-shave water gel 160ml

R 180

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Tame Your Mop

This water-base hair spray makes your hair damp, and creates texture and height. Use it on its own or combine it with your usual styling product.

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MVRCK by Mitch grooming spray 215ml

R 455

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Stay Hydrated

Lack of hydration leads to dryness and tightness in the skin. You need a refreshing moisturiser – like this one, powered by mountain water to provide 48 hours of intense hydration. The lightweight gel instantly turns to a loose lather on application.

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L’Oreal Men Expert hydra power moisturizer mountain water 50ml

R 135.99

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Power Up Your Shower

You can chop these shower jellies up and use them in the bath or shower. Just squish them around in your hands, and then onto your body. Once these gym-friendly jellies get wet, they lather up like soap.

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Lush shower jelly 250g

R 175

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