If You Have... Dry Skin
Dry skin is common in the winter, but some men suffer from flakes and scales year-round. If that describes you, give your skin a head start by skipping the bar soap on any place except the essentials (armpits and groin) when you shower, Dr. Welsh says. Either just use water on the rest of your skin, or try a moisturizing cleanser like C.O. Bigelow Derma Remedy Intense Dry Skin Therapy Body Wash. [$18; bigelowchemists.com]
Next, consider a moisturizer with shea butter — a triglyceride derived from a tree nut that coats the skin to prevent evaporative water loss, Dr. Rossi adds. The best moisturizers for dry skin will also contain humectants — substances that actually attract water to your skin surface — including glycerin, honey, sodium lactate, urea, propylene glycol, pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, and hyaluronic acid. Lubriderm Daily Moisture Fragrance Free is available at your local drugstore.