Summer is has got to be the best time of year, right?! Long nights, warm days, and plenty of sun is what we’ve all been waiting for. But what can you do to minimise the impact the summer has on your skin? Check out our six summer skincare musts.
Drinking a lot of H20 is an absolute must in the summer months; the more water you drink, the easier it will be to prevent dry, flaky skin. However, knocking back multiple pints of water each day is not enough on its own to keep your skin hydrated.
The answer? Moisturiser! Using a daily facial moisturiser will prevent your face from overproducing oils, leaving you with an unwelcome shine. Our Mattifying Serum is a daily anti-shine moisturiser that takes control of oily skin. The serum hydrates and calms your skin using our hero ingredients and gives a matt finish to keep you looking fresh all day.
2. DAILY FACE WASH
Keeping your face clean is a year-round task, but in the summer it’s even more important! Summer means sweat, and sweat means clogged pores, which is why daily face washes are a must! Check out what GQs thinks is ‘The best face wash for men of every skin type’.
Sunscreen is a must all year long, but in the summer it’s more important than ever. Everyone loves sunning their faces, but UV rays are extremely dangerous and will cause damage to your skin. Using UV protection daily is one of the best ways to help you maintain youthful and radiant skin.
You may see that lots of moisturisers will already have SPF in them. But the sheer amount of product you would need to put on your face for it to reach the required level of protection is far more than you would think. We take skincare very seriously, therefore we don’t waste time by putting a tiny amount of SPF in our products. Make sure you use an oil-free, water-based product.
Men’s Heath has put together ‘The 11 Best Sunscreens for Men, According to Dermatologists’.
Even though you’ll be washing your face daily, it’s still really important to exfoliate 2-3 times a week for a deeper clean. Exfoliating your face clears anything clogging your pores as well as dead skin cells, plus it also allows for a closer shave.
5. LIP LOVE
We know ‘lip love’ isn’t the manliest of headings but looking after your lips is so important! If you’ve ever burnt them, you’ll know exactly what we mean. Using a lip balm formulated with SPF is an absolute must, especially it’s a really sunny day or you’re going abroad. Use something like Nivea’s Sun Protect Caring Lip Balm.
6. CUT DOWN ON SHAVING
Whilst lots of you will have a beautiful beard, we know that some of you shave pretty much every day. In summer, your skin is working overtime because not only does it have to heal itself after every shave, but it also has to battle out UV rays and deal with clogged pores etc. So go on, grow that beard you’ve always wanted to.