Eat Right and Oil Up!

Mercer + James classic shaving oil

Though we can finally see some hope in warmer weather next month, in much of the country we’re still stuck in the height of cold season. One moment of silent observation confirms; just as I’m writing this, I hear three different coughs and sniffles in the room. Cold season isn’t only unpleasant for your nose and throat, but the drop in your immunity also means dull, lackluster skin. Along with taking greater care in your shaving regimen, we have some quick recommendations for giving yourself a boost, even during the time of year that your skin may be at its worst.

First and foremost, take care of yourself internally with immunity building foods that are rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Zinc. Though you may be accustomed to taking a multivitamin, getting these vitamins from whole foods like berries, spinach, and nuts will be most beneficial. These ingredients will not only boost your immunity, but they will also give your skin badly needed nutrients to function at its peak, be resilient though its contact with a razor, and look its best.

Oil may have gotten a bad name, but is actually very good for your skin when used properly. Our classic shaving oil, which uses only natural ingredients, can have a very beneficial healing effect on your skin both internally and externally. Whether your skin is oily, dry, irritated, or dealing with acne, oils can benefit your tremendously by helping both prevent and heal from scars, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and naturally help your skin seal in its own moisture versus adding unnatural moisture additives found in many modern lotions. The oil can be applied per instructions as a massage oil before your shave, but if you deal with dry skin it can also be helpful to apply a small amount after your shave as well.

Now go forth, eat right, and oil up! If you take care of your skin and treat it properly, it will feel like spring is right around the corner.


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