Notice that winter chill in the air? It’s hard not to in some places, but everywhere in the northern hemisphere, winter is on its way in. There are many things for a penis to love about winter, from sex in front of a roaring fire to the heat generated by two bodies interacting in sexual bliss. But, even for a member in good penis health, there can be some challenges associated with winter, not least of which can be dry penis skin. Since dry penis skin can present as flaky, scaly or simply unattractive, taking care of this issue is important for a guy to stay at the top of his game.
So what can a guy do to prevent and/or treat dry penis skin during the winter?
– Drink up. No, not the beer, the whiskey or the egg nog; we’re talking good old water here. Staying well hydrated supplies the skin all over the body – including the penis – with more reservoirs from which to draw so that dry penis skin will be less likely. Plus, it’s simply goof or one’s health to drink a sufficient amount of water – no matter the season.
– Humidify. When it’s cold outside, people like to keep it nice and toasty inside – and with good reason. Unfortunately, many heating sources (such as central heating, space heaters, etc.) tend to pull moisture out of the air, leaving less available for the skin to absorb and benefit from. Using a humidifier can help here, adding moisture back into the air where it can be freely used by penis skin (and skin elsewhere on the body.)
– Change out of damp clothes. Moisturizing is one thing, but stewing is another. Staying in damp clothes can cause skin to crack and peel – and that includes pants and underwear that may have gotten wet while romping delightedly in the snow.
– Avoid hot water baths and showers. It’s true that when it’s really cold, there’s a temptation to soak in a nice, hot bath or to go for a quicker, but equally hot, shower. It can feel good in the moment, but hot water actually depletes the skin of oils it needs to retain moisture. So stick to warm but not hot water when bathing or showering.
– Long underwear? Maybe not always. There’s a place for longjohns or thermal underwear during winter, and certainly anyone who will be outdoors in freezing temperatures for an extended period of time should consider wearing these underclothes. But once inside and warmed up, it’s best to shed that extra layer of (insulated) skin. When the penis gets overheated, it sweats, which again depletes the body of much-needed oils, resulting in that dry penis skin situation one wishes to avoid.
– Air it out. Assuming one’s home is warm and has a humidifier or is otherwise filled with appropriately moist air, it pays to let the penis “air out” a little, especially during the winter months. Because the penis is kept beneath (at least) two layers of clothing, and because the thatch of hair around it further insulates it, the sweat that tends to accumulate even during winter can, as noted before, dry out the skin. Letting the penis air out helps it to “breathe” and also helps dispel odors that may develop due to the heat.
One final and noteworthy tip: avoid dry penis skin during the winter by habitually applying a superior penis health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil , which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best bet is an oil with a combination of a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). The oil should also contain a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, to fight free radicals and the oxidative damage they can cause to penis skin.