As the chilly fingers of Fall start to wrap themselves around our daily lives, it’s important to remember the annoying byproduct of the awesome ability to drag our feet across the carpet and shock someone. I’m speaking, of course, about the way the air gets dry in the winter and reeks havoc on our skin and scalp. As the dry air strips the necessary fatty oils from the top layer of our skin, it dries out and we begin to feel like the falling leaves we are trudging through.
Some people have also held onto a popular belief that this dry weather causes dandruff, but did you know that this is not the case? It’s true, dandruff is actually caused by too much oil on the scalp. It would seem that the drying out of the skin in winter causes the oil glands in the scalp to kick into high gear and produce a ton of oil, which in turn increases the dandruff. For those of you wondering, I don’t naturally know this much about dandruff, there is great info here on everything you ever wanted to know about dandruff.
As for our skin, a search of the web finds everything from Olive Oil to bananas (I’m not kidding, check it out) to help keep your skin healthy through the dry winter. I don’t know a single dud who wouldn’t be humiliated by using bananas on his skin, the thought alone makes me shudderlaugh. For guys, we have the extra onus upon us of having to find something which helps our dry skin while helping us retain our masculinity. I have always been most aware of the smell of these products because I don’t want to end up smelling like a flower shop while watching Sunday football. So what’s the answer? Anything out there great for guys?
I’d like to hear from guys on this: How do you avoid your skin feeling dry in the winter without smelling like grandma’s rose garden?