The Playbook For The Modern Man

A Winter Grooming Product Survival Guide

In the famous words of Ned Stark, “Winter is coming”.

Although your winter may not be as extreme as that of the characters of Game of Thrones it’s still important to be prepared.

Not only should you be preparing your winter wardrobe for the colder months, but you should also adjust your skincare routine and the products you use in order to battle the harsh conditions.

“Cold harsh winds can dry out your skin and hot showers can strip natural oils from it.”

The conditions in winter wreak havoc for your skin. Cold harsh winds can dry out your skin and hot showers can strip natural oils from it. Add to this the constant changing from cold outdoors to warm indoors, and all these factors are working against you.

It’s important to utilise the right products and the right routine to give your skin type the best chance during the winter period. With these products and their correct use you can be certain your skin will remain in its best condition throughout the deep freeze.

Bulldog Original Face Scrub


Much like you would with dry skin, it’s important to limit exfoliation during winter. Twice a week is adequate to remove dull and dead skin cells without stripping or irritating the skin further. Bulldog Original Face Scrub is strong enough to get the job of exfoliation done but gentle enough not to irritate skin ravaged by the cold.

Exfoliating agents such as pumice and coconut shell gently remove dead skin and dirt while Shea butter moisturises and soothes the skin – one of my top recommendations for use during winter.

Nivea Protective Moisturiser


Nivea Protective Moisturiser not only moisturises the skin thoroughly but also protects the skin from external damages, and as the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure’. This long lasting formula works to prevent dryness by deeply permeating the skin while at the same time actively protecting it from all those aforementioned things that can adversely affect skin in winter.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm



Unlike the actor/comedian of the same name, this product is serious stuff. Packed with avocado and Shea butter that softens the skin, it also contains Vitamin E and green tea to protect it. Your lips are the most susceptible to the harsh conditions of the cold with cracking and bleeding, so added protection is a must in this area.

As an added bonus the balm also contains grapefruit and ginger offering a refreshing sensation for dried and chapped lips.

Baxter Of California Hydro Salve Hand Cream


With all the focus on protecting and caring for your face it’s easy to forget to take care of other parts of your body that are affected by the cold. During winter your hands are constantly exposed to damaging conditions and can become dry and cracked.

So unless you plan on wearing gloves 24/7 during winter, it’s important to invest in a good hand cream. Baxter of California Hydro Salve Hand Cream will provide much needed relief to your dry, weather worn hands.

This product brings the big guns with heavy duty moisturising agents aloe, Shea butter and avocado oil with Vitamin E, C and B5 for added benefits. The cream is non-greasy and absorbs quickly allowing you to get back to your daily routine quickly.


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