Dry skin can be a very irritating problem, especially for an active kind of man. When you’re trying to live life to the fullest, you don’t have time for dry, itchy, cracking skin. No matter where it might occur, nobody needs this problem. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent or remedy the problem of dry skin. Let’s look at five solutions that can help you to do just that.
1. Consider Your Showering Habits
Your showering habits can have a significant effect on the dryness of your skin. In particular, excessive showering can cause this problem. Your skin has a variety of natural oils that keep it from becoming too dry, so you don’t want to wash all of that away. Of course, we are not telling you to stop showering and become a nasty, greasy pig. However, if you are suffering from dry skin issues, it might be helpful to re-evaluate your habits.
First of all, don’t spend an excessively long time in the shower. Any more than 10 minutes is probably not necessary, and you certainly don’t need more than 15. Also, you should close the bathroom door to keep the water vapor inside. That steam helps to prevent dryness, so you might even want to put a towel under the door to create a semi-sauna effect. It’s also good to avoid excessively hot showers, and harsh soaps/shampoos. Gentle cleansers without too much perfume are recommended.
2. A Good Ball Cream
When we’re talking about skin issues that are specific to men, we have to talk about dry balls. Dry, chafed testicles make it difficult to walk, run, climb, or do much of anything else. And so, when you are getting ready to engage in physical activity, it never hurts to have some moisturizing ball cream handy. There are many good products available out there, so do some experimentation and see what works best for your two closest friends.
3. Use Moisturizer After Washing
Of course, you knew that we were going to recommend the use of moisturizing products. They’re one of the more obvious remedies, but not everyone knows how to use them properly. You don’t just smear them on yourself whenever and however. It’s better to use them directly after washing. This includes showers, but it also includes hand-washing, face-washing, or swimming. The idea is to keep your remaining skin oils in place and stimulate your body to produce more of them. A good moisturizing product helps to do that. On that subject, creams, and ointments usually are a better choice than lotions. Lotions tend to have more chemical ingredients while creams and ointments are more likely to use natural materials like glycerin or plant-based oils.
4. Use Gloves When Necessary
The skin of a man’s hands is always more prone to damage. After all, a man is supposed to be productive and work with his hands, right? Even if you don’t have a job like that, it still pays to take care of your hands. Those are your money makers. If you experience a lot of cracking and itching in your hands, you should start wearing gloves for certain activities. If you are going to be outdoors in the cold for a while, grab those gloves. If you’re going to be dealing with harsh chemicals, grab those gloves. If you’re working in very hot conditions, you should also grab those gloves.
5. Consider Changing Your Laundry Detergent
If you have tried other solutions without relief, you might be dealing with an allergy problem. Allergies can affect the skin and cause dryness, so you might want to look at the label on your detergent. If you aren’t sure, buy a brand that is labeled as hypoallergenic and see if that helps.
A real man doesn’t have time to deal with flaking, peeling, cracking, and itchy skin. Whether it’s the palms of your hands or the skin of your scrote, nobody has time for that. So, take our advice and do what it takes to keep your skin healthy and happy. We hope this article will be helpful to you, and that your dryness problems will become a thing of the past.