When it comes to the summer months, increased temperatures and glaring sunshine can wreak havoc on your skin, causing dryness, irritation and – if you’re not prepared – burning. It’s not all bad news, as there are a number of products and techniques you can consider if you want to breeze through the sunny season with ease, so let’s take a look.
With the four simple men’s skin care tips for summer, you should be able to minimize the chances of suffering with a dreaded oily/greasy complexion as well as keeping your sun damage to a minimum. While you may be slow to integrate all of the above into your daily routine, if there’s one thing we can’t stress enough – wear sunscreen lads, honestly.
Why You Should Exfoliate
Skin care is not just for summer, it goes without saying that you should be exfoliating around twice every week, all year round. A combination of physical and chemical exfoliation will strip dead skin cells from your face and help to prevent blockage or unwanted build up, resulting in clearer, smoother skin.
No matter how often you wash your face, use a scrub a few times a week to get a deeper clean. Exfoliating frees your skin of pore-clogging residue and dead skin cells; it also opens up hair follicles, allowing for a closer and safer shave.
Choose Your Moisturiser Wisely
While most guys will take the ‘grab the cheapest’ approach to selecting their moisturizer, you could be doing yourself a greasy disservice by not opting for one specifically tailored to withstanding summer sun or oily skin. It really pays to do your research and take your time when choosing a moisturizer – do it once, then it’s just a matter of picking a new one up every time it runs out.
We’re not just talking about guzzling H2O here, although that’s certainly important, too. Hydrate your skin with a daily facial moisturizer (the stuff’s not just for winter) to prevent your face from overproducing its own oils—and leaving you with a shiny nose and forehead. Plus, many moisturizers come with built-in SPF, which could mean cutting one step from your skincare routine.
Use Sun Protection
While we’ve already stressed the importance of using sun protection, the more coverage you can give your skin the better. First up, even if you’ve already got an SPF bolstered moisturizer, it’s still worth adding a little more sun protection.
With that considered, if you have got a moisturizer that doesn’t have any SPF built in, mixing in a little SPF when applying it is strongly advised. We’d recommend you wear an SPF50 on the daily, while this may seem a little excessive, you’ll thank us later when your mates are sagging and your skin’s still looking firm, fair and fresh.