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. 

Winter Skincare Tips by Game Day X LuxuryBarber.com

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.

What is Razor Burn and How to Deal with It

Everyone gets it at one point. You have a nice hot shave, only to feel a burning and see red everywhere on your neck or face. Razor burn makes shaving no fun, and a chore. What is razor burn exactly though?

Razor burn is technically known as Folliculitis, which describes when the hair follicles become infected by a bacteria or fungus. This results in the irritated bumps and pimples that appear around the shaving area. The infections are caused by friction that comes from shaving, damaging the hair follicles. An unclean razor pulling over an area is also a way to cause Folliculitis as all of the tug and pull will irritate the hair follicles. Folliculitis can also be caused and made worse through clothing rubbing along an area that has hair and can be exposed to the burn. This is especially prevalent along the neckline in the fall and winter when jackets come into play. Keep an eye out for suspected infection before it starts and you should be in the clear.

Ways to prevent Razor burn come from having a well thought-out, clean, hygienic shaving regiment. First, start by opening the pores with some warm water on the face. Next, use a pre-shave to prepare and stand the hairs for shaving. After rinsing with warm water, apply your shaving cream. Shave with a clean blade with the grain so as to cause any tug and pull, which can damage the hairs and infect the shaving area. Be sure to rinse the blade with hot water every few strokes. Follow by rinsing and applying a soothing aftershave that will firm and tighten the skin without burning. Making sure that everything is clean and that you stick to your routine is a key in preventing razor burn from ruining your day.

If you already have razor burn, don’t fret, many people go through the same ordeal and there are a few steps that you can take to soothe the pain. Cortisone is a great ointment that you can put on to help heal the skin and relieve the itch. Apply a small amount to the infected areas twice per day and your razor burn should be gone in no time. Be sure to keep the area well moisturized as well with a high-quality moisturizer. If you do not want to go the cortisone route, the more traditional method is to take a warm, damp cloth and hold it over the infected area.

This will open the pores and help clean out the infected area. Try to avoid shaving for a short period of time to let the rash subside if possible. A way around that may be to use an electric razor if necessary. Making sure that the rash heals properly and quickly is your best bet if you want to eliminate your Folliculitis.

3 Tips to Daily UV Protection

The Surgeon General's newest warning is directed straight at skin-cancer, particularly from UV exposure. Unlike cigarettes where you can't just kick the habit, the sun poses a threat every day. How can you take the necessary steps to protect your skin from the sun? Just follow these 5 tips below and you will be well on your way. 

1. Start the Day with an SPF Boosted Moisturizer

Before you leave the house every day, you must make it a part of your morning routine to cover up with a high-performance, SPF boosted moisturizer.  Pay special attention to your face, ears and back of the neck as these will be exposed all day. If you are wearing short sleeves throw some on your arms too. The moisturizer will help to restore skin health and make it appear rejuvenated while the SPF boost will provide critical protection. Try the Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ from Game Day ($32).  


2. Sunglasses are ESSENTIAL

They look cool and protect you from the sun. Why would you leave the house in the morning without them? The sun can be just as harmful to your eyes as your skin so choosing a polarized pair and wearing them when the sun is out will be greatly beneficial to your long term eyesight. Damage can be expensive to fix or even irreversible, so why risk it. The Baron by Dita is a great looking pair of sunglasses that provide critical protection ($550). 


3. Don't forget your lips

Your lips have some of the thinnest skin on your body and no clothes to cover them, so they can pose a major health risk in terms of sun damage. You should apply an SPF boosted Lip Balm as needed daily to ensure protection from sun damage. Anything over SPF 15 should be good but make sure if you are outside for long periods to reapply. Game Day's Mint Lip Balm + SPF15 is a great way to protect your lips and enjoy a nice minty burst ($5).