Dry skin and chapped lips can be itchy, painful, and a huge eyesore to women. And while the frigid winter and dry summer heat are common times for guys to experience xeroderma — what eggheads call dry skin — the condition can do more than hinder a dude’s chances at getting laid. Healthy skin serves as a defense against infections, so if your derma is taut and dried out, germs and bacteria will have an easier time invading your body.
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Luckily, a few product purchases can help you and your skin fight back against the elements. Whether you’re looking for protection or a little hydration from frigid winds or the sun’s blistering UV rays, or you simply look haggard after one too many cocktails at one too many ugly-sweater holiday parties, it’s not that difficult to shed flaky, dry, saggy skin when you arm yourself with the right tools.
#1. Ahava Men Protective Moisturizing Fluid SPF 15 ($30 @ Amazon.com)
Razor burn and ingrown hairs are an unpleasant side effect to shaving. But they don’t have to be. This non-greasy, post-shave conditioner from Ahava is a non-scented, antibacterial moisturizer that contains ginko, ginseng root extract, and minerals derived from the Dead Sea to create a quick-absorbing formula that balances the skin’s pH levels and heals minor cuts. It also contains SPF 15, which can help protect your skin from sun damage.
#2. Alford & Hoff Moisturizer SPF 15 for Men ($180 @ Amazon.com)
All guys want to look younger, and they want to achieve that without having to undergo awful surgery. So whether you’re battling crow’s feet or flaky skin, or you’re simply lugging too much excess baggage under your eyes, the antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals packed into this hydrating cream can help. When you rub it on the problem areas of your face and neck, the sirtuin (youth protein) activators promote cell longevity and revitalize the skin, while glucosamine, bamboo silica, and sodium hyaluronate moisturize.