We spoke with our Master Barber at the Boca Town Center location, Nelson, about ways to prepare your skin for spring.

The weather is usually drier during the winter months, what are some ways men can prevent their skin from drying out?

Moisturize more frequently. Use a little extra moisturizer on the dryer areas of your skin.

Avoid harsh cleansers. There are some cleansers with a high detergent content that can be irritating and can lead to chapped hands, dermatitis and dryness. Replace these cleansers with more natural, low detergent products to prevent drying out skin.

Practice healthy skin care habits by using products which help with normal to dry skin. I recommend using a mild facial wash and a light facial scrub to remove dead skin and most importantly a moisturizer to soothe skin.

How important is skin care in keeping skin smooth and healthy?

The daily care and maintenance of the skin is an essential process in which we maintain not only a clean face for shaving but it also helps improve the look and feel of the skin which can get damaged by free radicals in the environment.

What tips do you have for men who are suffering from dry or irritated skin?

Dry or irritated skin can be caused by insufficient sebum production, the natural production of our skins oil. Try to stay away from alcohol based products or any astringents that can strip your skin of sebum. Use moisturizers that are rich in emollients to replenish moisture. For irritated skin, try to use mild soaps and hypoallergenic products that are free from synthetic dyes and alcohol.

Do you have any tips for men with sensitive skin?

For sensitive skin, nothing should be too hot, too oily, too dry or too harsh. Use moisturizers which are soothing and calming. During skin care, use cleansers that contain natural essential oils such as chamomile, lavender, or jasmine. Try to use mild soaps and hypoallergenic products that are free from synthetic dyes and alcohol.

What are the top 2 Art of Shaving products you would recommend?

I would highly recommend The Art of Shaving moisturizer . It contains a unique blend of essential oils which helps nourish and hydrate all skin types. One of my favorite products especially during these dry winter days would have to be our after shave balm. I recommend using it not only after a shave but also as a type of moisturizer on dryer areas. I apply the after shave on my forehead or around my nose and cheek bones. The after shave contains shea-butter that helps moisturize and soothe the skin.

Do you have any other grooming advice or skin care tips you would like to share?

The best time to moisturize is right after cleansing in the morning and at bedtime. When selecting the best skin care products try to stick to more natural ingredients which work best in harmony with the body’s natural functions and cycles.

Master Barber Nelson

Master Barber: Nelson

Store: Boca Town Center Mall, FL

Experience: 9 years as a Barber
3 years as a Master Barber