The Importance of Our 3 Step Shave

The skin on your face is the most delicate and sensitive, so it requires extra care, especially when shaving. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to invest in a good razor and let Game Day handle the rest.

Step 1:

Exfoliate with Pre-Shave: Invigorating Scrub (Light Exfoliator). This step is crucial for a smooth shave, especially if you have tough hairs(?) Scrubbing away the dead skin cells helps to thoroughly cleanse your skin, prevent ingrown hairs, and protect the skin from razor burns and bumps.

Step 2:

Lather up with Shave Cream: Brushless Hydrating Protection. Our Shave Cream is brushless, but still lathers up to create a nice, thick barrier between the razor and skin. Shaving cream helps to ease tug-and-pull for a smooth, close shave while hydrating with aloe and shea butter.

Step 3:

Finish off with Aftershave: Soothing Balm. Unlike most alcohol-based aftershaves, our aftershave hydrates skin with pear cactus extract and is a natural antiseptic, just in case you get nicked while shaving. This anti-aging serum has a cooling and soothing effect on skin that both pampers and protects.

Key Ingredients: Alpine-Willowherb Extract

Alpine Willowherb leaves contain natural compounds that have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. When applied topically, it has a soothing effect on skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea. It can calm itching and irritation without the negative side effects that topical steroid creams have.

    It also has anti-aging benefits because of its anti-oxidant properties. When skin is exposed to sunlight it is also exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays, which may form free radicals on the skin that break down collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein in skin which helps keep it firm and durable, and is also responsible for its plump and youthful appearance. Willowherb helps prevent these free radicals from building up, but never skip out on sunscreen application. 

Willowherb’s anti-bacterial properties also help address acne. Bacteria feed on dead skin cells and sebum that build up and cause the inflammation or pimples you see. Willowherb helps kill this specific bacteria, reducing the number of outbreaks.  All of our products contain this all-natural ingredient: try them today and see the benefits tomorrow! 

Why the Oatmeal Exfoliating Bar is an Anti-Aging Powerhouse!

Oatmeal is known for its soothing, anti-aging properties, and is perfect for even the most sensitive or acne-prone skin types. It works as a natural cleanser, exfoliating and removing dead skin cells, while still leaving skin hydrated. Thanks to lipids and protein content, oatmeal is a perfect moisturizer.  It can help relieve signs of aging because it both exfoliates and hydrates. 
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, oatmeal is also perfect for helping alleviate symptoms of eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. It calms irritated and itchy skin for a soothing relief. Oatmeal is one of the only natural ingredients that is certified by the FDA for health claims and labeling.
Our Game Day Oatmeal Exfoliating Bar is modern take on an old world classic. It scrubs away dead skin to help improve skin tone and texture, and even out any blotchy patches. Made with the finest natural ingredients in the U.S.A. 

Essential Moisturizing for Men

With talk of six-packs around the corner, it’s time to discuss the two most important steps to proper skincare in the upcoming hot summer months: moisture and sunscreen.

You wouldn’t go a day without drinking water, would you? Well, moisturizer is like water for the skin, keeping it hydrated, healthy, and young. And no, those brews you had with the bros at happy hour don’t count. With age and sun damage, skin sags, loses its elasticity, and begins to form wrinkles. Heat dries out skin, enunciating the look of fine lines and wrinkles, so it’s important to keep yourself and your skin hydrated year-round. Moisturizer plumps skin giving it the hydration it needs, and you the confidence of a fresh face.

The biggest defense against premature aging and other skin damage is SPF. Dermatologists recommend applying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to protect the skin against its dangerous UV rays and radicals. Although the signs of damage may not be apparent while you’re young in your 20s and 30s, they will be later. Luckily, with our skincare you don’t need to worry about both steps. We’ve got you covered with our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ that gives you both benefits of a moisturizer and sunscreen in one. Apply in the morning and at night, and throughout the day if you’re getting lots of sun.

How to Pack Your Dopp Kit for Holiday Travel

The Holidays are here! That means festive parties, excessive amounts of food and hopefully the opportunity to travel to see friends and family or just to get away. Don't let the lines and increased security get in your way! Follow these tips to pack your Dopp Kit and always be ready. 

1. Keep Under 3 Oz. (If Carry On)

This should be nothing new. The frequent traveller has adapted to this policy over the last few years, but it is just important to remember when throwing everything into your bag last second. No one wants to have to throw out their daily care essentials before you have even embarked to your final destination. Keep it under 3 Oz. and breeze through the airport. 

2. Pack Game Day's Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+

You never know what the day will throw at you, especially when you are away from home. Our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ is the perfect way to protect you from the elements no matter if you are on the ski slopes or relaxing on the beach. Keeping your skin hydrated and protected with SPF is essential while traveling. 

3. First-Aid Essentials

We've all been there. You get to your destination, go out and the next day lose half your vacation hungover in bed. Make sure you have everything you will need to get through the trip packed before you leave and save time. Keeping some Advil, Tums, bandages, anti-biotics, etc. These little additions to your Dopp Kit can be a lifesaver. 

Skincare in your Twenties

How many times have you heard the old adage, "I wish I took better care of myself when I was younger?" It is a completely true statement that ranges in everything from health, knowledge, decision making, etc. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the number one way to prevent aging and look your best. Proper skincare is an essential step in a healthy lifestyle and cannot be overlooked if you want to keep looking young, energetic and good forever! Getting a start in your twenties is the best way to stay on top of your game with these simple steps:

1. Moisturize Daily

This is quite simply the best way to keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. When skin drys out and age and looses moisture and it's ability to retain that moisture. This causes the skin to start to wrinkle and begin the aging process. Make sure to moisturize daily  to keep the wrinkles at bay, even way before you think you need to. Choose Game Day's Hydrator: Moisturizer + SPF30+ for an SPF boost an a formula that you can use everyday without your skin burning-up or breaking-out.  

2. Avoid Toxins 

So many "skincare" products are filled with toxins. These help large companies fill space, "accomplish" a clean feeling and help keep costs down for them to produce. These toxins will buildup in your skin over time and can lead to premature aging, hair-loss and prostate cancer among other long-term issues. 

3. Use SPF

The Surgeon General has come out and said skin-cancer is on the rise. One of the major reasons for this is the lack of attention people give the sun and its ability to destroy your skin. Sun-damage is on of the leading causes of skin-cancer an premature aging. Make sure to cover up with SPF and don't forget your lips which have some of the thinnest skin on the body and are exposed all day. Choose Game Day's Mint Lip Balm + SPF15 to protect and hydrate your lips.

4. Don't Skimp on Quality

We know you think that your drugstore shower gel is the exact same thing as the higher quality stuff. Companies just want your money right? WRONG! Drugstore brands can sell for cheaper because they jam-pack their formulas with toxins and chemicals to fill space and give you a sense you are clean. In reality these products are destroying your skin and can cost you way more in the future!  

Winter Skincare Tips by Game Day X

Winter is upon us, and that means harsh conditions leading to dry and chapped skin. Skiers and mountain climbers have long understood the importance of proper winter skincare in order to stay healthy, comfortable and at top performance. As the seasons change, so does your skin’s needs. By taking proper care of your skin and acting before there is a problem, you can save yourself a lot of discomfort later on. Follow these simple skin care tips and you will be well on your way to proper winter skin protection.


Don’t think that just because you are not on a beach in the 80-degree sun that your skin is safe. You still must cover up with at least an SPF 30 sun-screen or SPF moisturizer. Make sure to cover your entire face and ears. You also must use an SPF boosted Lip Balm. Your lips will be the most exposed and also have some of the thinnest skin on your body, so making sure they are protected is essential. There is just no other way to protect you skin from the sun. Keep in mind that over eighty percent of the sun’s rays can even get through the clouds on a cloudy and snow actually reflects the UV rays, making them even more abundant. Cover up before you are outside and you will be well on your way to protecting yourself from the rigors of winter.

Protect Against Windburn

With winter comes much harsher winds that can take a toll on the body. Not only are the winds typically stronger and of colder air, but they can also carry snow and ice that cuts and freezes the face. Make sure to protect against windburn with a moisturizer and a scarf or some other form of facial coverage. If you are skiing, shoveling snow, etc. look for a facemask or balaclava that will stay on easily as you move and not interfere with your movements. For work choose a scarf for versatility and a more professional look. When choosing a moisturizer look for one that has no alcohol in it and is made to hydrate the skin. You would be shocked at how many moisturizers have alcohol which in itself dries the skin and will only make the situation worse. Find one with oatmeal or pear cactus extract which hydrate the skin and lock in moisture.


You will need to moisturize more whether you are inside or out. The cold air just sucks the moisture out of your skin. Your face, your hands your body. There is no avoiding it. Make sure to moisturize extra in the winter. Pay special attention to moisturize your entire body after a shower. This will help lock in moisture and you won’t forget to do it. Carry a hand and facial moisturizer around in your car, backpack or briefcase and use it often. The more proactive you are, the less likely you are to end up with completely dry and cracked skin.

Take a Warm Shower

While a hot shower might be relaxing and a nice way to get out of the cold, it is not the best thing for your skin in the winter. Take a warm shower instead of an intense hot shower and you will be taking steps to keep moisture in your skin. Hot showers break down your skin’s lipid barrier, which is helps lock in the moisture.


Make sure you exfoliate to scrub away dead skin. The Game Day Pre-Shave Invigorating Scrub is a great choice to not only eliminate dead skin cells, but it also helps to lift the hairs on your face before your shave. Not only is exfoliating beneficial to your appearance, but also to your health. By gently scrubbing away the dry, dead skin you remove imperfections and promote fresh, healthy skin. Additionally exfoliating will help your moisturizer absorb into your skin and lock in more moisture. Win win situation for winter. Exfoliate your face, hands and body, taking special care anywhere you have dry skin. Make sure you moisturize after for maximum benefit.

Author Bio:

Demetri Demascus is the Co-Founder/CEO of Game Day Skincare. Demetri and his father Dr. Kerry Demascus launched Game Day in 2013. Since then, Demetri and Dr. Demascus continue to focus on providing only the best anti-aging, high-performance formulas for the active man.