Beauty and Grooming

Best skincare for men | A winter regime

While many of us transition into winter with copious amounts of hot drinks and cosy oversized jumpers, too few consider changing their grooming regimes when winter comes around. The harsh, cold winds and dark nights of winter typically provoke more than just rosy cheeks, with most of us suffering from dry skin throughout the season. As the frosty mornings, Christmas diets and plenty of late nights take their toll on your body, now is the time to get your winter regime right. Take a look at some of our tips and recommended products to see you through…

Know Your Skin Type

Finding the perfect skincare regime starts with understanding your skin type. This is even more crucial in winter when your skin is barraged by chilly temperatures and cold winds which combine to suck moisture out of the skin. Skin types have been traditionally defined by five broad categories: normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin. Once you have identified your skin type, your grooming regime and the arsenal of skincare products you use in winter should be tailored accordingly.


Winter is arguably the harshest season for taking moisture out of the skin despite the warmer months earlier in the year. At this time of year, there is less moisture in the air but we are also prone to the odd long shower which draws further moisture out of the skin. Regularly moisturising your skin has never been more crucial than in winter and The Hut’s grooming expert recommends a daily face moisturiser that dries quickly, smells subtly and has lasting hydration without being overly oily.

Look After Your Eyes

Often neglected, taking care of the skin around your eyes is one of the easiest ways of achieving a younger appearance. In winter this skin has a tendency to become dry and riddled with dark spots, giving an older and tired look. Using conditioning techniques and products such as Paula Choice’s Resist Eye Cream or Murad Essential’s Skin Repair System helps put moisture back into the skin as well as reduce the appearance of dark undertones to help your eyes look revitalised and young.

Extra Care for Facial Hair

Whether you are bearded or clean shaven, looking after the lower regions of your face is never easy during winter. For the bearded man, keeping your facial hair in pristine condition takes a little more effort; a quality beard shampoo and beard oil will not only keep your pride and joy feeling smooth but will also help fend off beard dandruff (yes, it’s a thing) which occurs more commonly in winter. If you opt for a clean shaven look, a cooling balm post shave will help reduce shaving rash and we also recommend a high-quality shaving cream that will help moisturise the skin as you shave.

Take it to the Extreme

In the age of the selfie, we are pretty good at grooming the face. In fact, we’re probably a bit too good and often forget to take care of other areas of the body. In winter, it is the extremities—especially your hands, feet and lips—which suffer the most thanks to their exposure to the elements. Taking extra care will also have broader benefits on your body; moisturising the parts of the body that need it most will allow your body to readjust its equilibrium and give extra hydration to other areas of the body.


Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Writer and expert