The Beauty of Hygge for Her and Him

Hygge women's skin care

The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is about taking pleasure in ordinary moments.

Hygge is a cue to slow down and delight in your routine, reacquainting yourself with sensations that may have been dulled by repetition. Here are some simple ways to enhance the habitual and give yourself a little pampering.

Light a Candle

Kate Spade New York Light up the Room Scented Candle
Candle Impressions Real Wax LED Smooth Pillar Candle, 3 x 6 Inch
Every Dane has a slightly different definition of what hygge means, but they all agree on one thing: A cozy mood starts with candlelight.

Restore and Protect

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
This simple, fragrance-free body cream has a cult following that loves its elegant texture and skin-nourishing properties. Make a ritual of applying it frequently this winter.

Roger & Gallet Sublime Oil
The ultimate antidote to winter dryness, this combination of eight oils revives cracked skin and dry hair ends with just a few drops.

L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Body Scrub
Linger a moment in the shower to exfoliate with purpose and calm. And breathe.

Hygge men's fragrance and skin care

Remember the Senses

Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Oud Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
Giorgio Armani Code Profumo for Men
A warm and spicy fragrance cuts through the bleakness of winter like a campfire in the dark.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer for Men
A soft, hydrated face smiles more easily and is more inviting if you find yourself cheek-to-cheek.

Shiseido Men’s Shaving Cream
Slow down and relish in the gentle glide of shaving with a rich cream.

Photography by David Pike.