Is moisturiser just for girls? Certainly not! It’s important to look after your skin, irrelevant of your sex, and the daily routine of life damages your skin. Women have been wise to this for years – but men have taken a little longer to catch up.
Shaving can be very drying on your skin and coupled with weather and lifestyle conditions (yes, those late nights drinking in the pub will affect your skin) you need to protect it.
Many of the products on the market that claim to be able to replace moisture are lying – once it’s gone it’s gone. However you can help to protect the skin by using a moisturiser after shaving or washing.
The key is to lock moisture into the skin rather than try and replace it later.
The simplest way to do this is to apply a moisturiser or post shave balm to the skin as soon after shaving (or washing) as possible, but definitely within five to ten minutes of shaving (or washing).
If you use a moisturiser with UVA / UVB filters or with an SPF, that will help protect your skin from the signs of ageing.