Winter isn't just coming, it's here. People are very attentive to their skin in the summer which makes sense because the sun in Aotearoa is very harsh. However, however, the sun isn't the only thing to think about when it comes to having great looking skin.
Humidity or the lack of it also plays a huge role. In Antarctica, the humidity is close to zero and you need to drink all the time or you get severely dehydrated. This also happens to your skin in the winter.
The lower humidity, the cold temperature, and the challenging wind and/or rain, depending on where you live all play havoc on that gorgeous moneymaker of yours.
After a shave make sure to use some sort of lotion, moisturizer, or oil that you like to keep in and add to your skins hydration. If you are outside for long periods of time, like if you are watching the kids sports, or on a cold evening having a drink with some friends at a bar, remember to drink lots of water when you can.
Chap lips are the canary in the coal mine of your skins moisture levels. If you are noticing you are drying out then start to down some more of that delicious dihydrogen monoxide.
Moment of Gratitude
I like getting haircuts. My hair seems like it is slowly leaving the top of my head and moving down my neck so getting a hair cut brings back some normalcy to how I look.
It is one of the other things I spend money on that is purely for me.
A sculptor doesn't add clay but removes clay to reveal the piece inside. I feel getting a haircut is also very revelatory as it brings the reality of my appearance closer to the perception of my appearance.
Shave well, be awesome, go do something nice for yourself.