The Grooming Manual
There are many benefits of moisturizing daily - but they’re only available to guys who take skincare and grooming seriously. If you think you can skip the moisturizer and get away with it, you’re missing out.
Part of the problem is education. Most guys are fairly ignorant of exactly what common skincare products do and why they’re important. It’s a shame, because it holds them back from healthier, better looking skin and increased confidence.
If that applies to you, no worries. We’re here to help clear up any confusion and highlight the major benefits of moisturizing your body daily - along with tips on how to do it right and which ingredients to avoid for the best results.
Moisturizing Daily Prevents Dryness
The top reason you should be using body moisturizer daily is to prevent dryness. It seals in moisture and draws in water from the environment to keep your skin fully hydrated.
The result is smooth, healthy skin that won’t develop flakes or cracks. You avoid the itchiness and irritation that often accompany dry skin if you use moisturizer daily.
Dry Skin and the Weather
Some guys have naturally dry skin while others only experience it occasionally. Weather conditions can have a major effect on your skin and dry it out.
Many guys struggle with stubbornly dry skin during the winter. That’s because the dry air literally saps your skin of moisture, leading to cracks, flakes, and painful irritation. All of these can be avoided by regularly applying moisturizer. While you need it all over your body, be sure to cover specific problem areas that get dry and scratchy - like your elbows, knees, and hands.
Moisturizing Daily Slows the Aging Process
Slowing the aging process is one of the major goals guys have when it comes to skincare. And fully hydrated skin is more resistant to fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why one of the key benefits of moisturizing your body daily is anti-aging.
Reduced collagen production as you get older is a major reason for wrinkles. But if you use a moisturizer that contains collagen boosting ingredients, you’ll be able to fight and reduce those wrinkles.
Our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer is made with hyaluronic acid, green tea, jojoba, and aloe. Use it after washing your face each morning and evening to enjoy the benefits of moisturizing daily. You don’t have to apply very much - just enough to cover your skin without using so much that it has trouble absorbing completely.
Moisturizing Daily Soothes Skin
When your skin gets itchy, dry, sensitive, or flaky, it feels miserable. And many of those are signs of irritation that could be resolved - if you were using moisturizer daily to sooth your skin.
Your skins natural barrier - which protects it from bacteria, dehydration, and irritation - is supported when you use moisturizer regularly. Ingredients like vitamin E, aloe, and hyaluronic acid build and strengthen that barrier.
A variety of factors can lead to skin irritation - everything from allergies to shaving to laundry detergent. But your skin will be better able to resist outside irritants and stay smooth when you use moisturizer daily.
Moisturize After Showering
One of the best times to moisturize your body daily is after you get out of the shower. That’s because the process of bathing - using body wash, scrubbing your skin, and being under hot water - are all potentially dehydrating and irritating.
After you step out of the shower, dry off completely and then apply moisturizer. Our Deep Moisture Body Lotion is made with shea butter, jojoba, and vitamin E - which work together to repair damaged skin, nourish your skin with beneficial vitamins, and prevent moisture loss.
Moisturizing Daily Controls Oil
Some guys with oily skin assume that they don’t need to use moisturizer. After all, wouldn’t that only make their skin even more oily and greasy?
This might seem to make sense, but it relies on faulty reasoning. A high quality, natural moisturizer will not make your skin oily. Instead, it draws and seals in moisture. This ultimately reduces the chance that your skin will overproduce oil.
One of the benefits of moisturizing daily is balancing oil and reducing breakouts. But keep these tips in mind:
- Only apply enough moisturizer to cover your skin.
- Let it absorb completely. None should stay visible on your skin.
- Apply moisturizer to clean, dry skin. Never apply it when your face or body is dirty.
Still concerned about the potential of acne breakouts? Try our Acne Controlling Face Moisturizer Treatment. It combines powerful moisturizers - including vitamin E - which natural acne fighting ingredients - like willow bark extract and 2% salicylic acid. The result is a hydrating formula that soothes your skin and fights acne without causing excessive dryness.
Moisturizing Daily Protects Your Skin from UV Damage
If you spend time in the sun regularly, you need UV protection. UV damage is the main culprit behind the aging process and is responsible for wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, discoloration, and even skin cancer.
You can prevent these issues and keep your skin hydrated all at the same time by using an SPF face moisturizer like our Daily Defense Face Moisturizer. It’s made with green tea extract, vitamin E, and zinc oxide for mineral based SPF 20 protection.
Do I Need Daily SPF?
Most guys grew up only applying sunscreen during long days at the beach or out on the field. And while those are important times to apply SPF, your risk for sun damage goes far beyond that.
Your skin experiences accumulative UV damage whenever it is exposed to the sun. That includes on cool days when the sun doesn’t feel as intense and cloudy days when you can’t even see the sun. Over the course of decades, all that UV exposure is responsible for many aspects of the aging process.
You can significantly delay the onset of wrinkles and age spots by using an SPF moisturizer daily. At the very least, get used to applying an SPF product whenever you’re going to spend an extended period out in the sun. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - especially when it comes to potentially irreversible signs of aging.
Make Moisturizing Daily Part of Your Routine
Taking care of your skin should be an important part of your daily routine. If you’re not already moisturizing your body daily, it’s time to get started. Use a quality product with natural ingredients that are not potentially harmful to your long term health. Here’s what we recommend depending on your skin type and needs:
- For everyday body moisturizing after the shower - Deep Moisture Body Lotion
- For daily face hydration and wrinkle prevention - Daily Essential Face Moisturizer
- For face hydration, wrinkle prevention, and UV protection - Daily Defense Face Moisturizer with SPF 20
- For body moisture and SPF protection - Element Defense Moisturizer with SPF 45
- For acne control with balanced hydration - Acne Controlling Face Moisturizer Treatment