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Men have finally hopped on the skin care bandwagon. But with all of the choices out there, it can be hard to discover what it is your skin really needs. Especially when you’re learning your skin type. And even worse for new skin care junkies — it’s winter. The frosty, dry weather can do quite a bit of damage to your skin.

Choosing the best facial cleanser and moisturizer for the winter is crucial to keeping your skin looking fresh and young. Men’s grooming editor Barret Wertz joins Just Ask David once again to share more of his men’s grooming tips — specifically, skin care for the winter. If you don’t remember, Barret has years of experience dealing with the men’s side of the beauty industry. He’s written for Men’s Journal, Stylecaster, The Plunge, Men’s Health, and many more. But Barret’s best known for his tenure as Style & Grooming Director at Men’s Fitness Magazine.

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Cleansing is an important part of your skin care routine. With the right cleanser, you’re not only removing the dirt and oil from your face. A good oil-based cleanser will moisturize your face even as it’s cleaning it.

“I would say a lot of guys aren’t going to realize the benefits of an oil cleanser,” Barret says. “But for guys with particularly dry skin or don’t add a lot of moisture after they wash, an oil cleanser is actually an excellent way to get rid of the dirt and the grime and the stuff that’s on the skin without stripping the natural oils from the skin.”

And here’s something that’ll make you want to keep using an oil cleanser no matter what the season is — it can be used for shaving. “In the case of men, I would personally suggest using an oil cleanser and then using a scrub to help exfoliate the areas around where you’re going to shave and the neck,” Barret adds. “That should help to raise the hair and get a really good shave going. You’re still not using a really intense chemical to bother your face before you shave.

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Even though using an oil cleanser can sometimes double as a cleanser and a moisturizer, the winter calls for a little extra moisture.

Serums and moisturizers with hyaluronic acid are Barret’s personal favorite during the coldest seasons. “During the winter, something like a serum is going to just add that extra element of moisture that men’s skin often craves,” he says. “Something like a serum with hyaluronic acid is an excellent way to just deliver a deep-down hydration.”

Stay Tuned For Barret’s New Men’s Grooming Website!

We love Barret on Just Ask David. If you love his men’s grooming and skin care tips too, watch out for his website The Grooming Editor, launching in the near future.

In the meantime, be sure to stay updated with Barret by following him on Twitter and Instagram @BarretWertz!

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