SUMMER can wreak a lot of havoc on your skin. But just because you live in a tropical country, with sweating a lot a norm, doesn’t mean you’re immune from damage caused by the blistering summer sun.
If you don’t take measures to protect your skin now, you might end up with dry, burning, and even spotty skin. Yikes! That’s definitely going to hurt your chances with the ladies!
Considering the potential hit to your semi-gwapo look, aren’t you better off taking a few extra minutes each day prepping your face and bod with the protection they need this summer? Trust us, you’ll save yourself a lot of pain by using these 4 must-have grooming products:
1) Facial Wash
Washing daily with a facial cleanser should be on your grooming regimen, but it’s an especially important step during summer when you’re likely to be sweating buckets. This means keeping your pores unclogged from impurities—and your face free from pimples!—is nigh impossible unless you wash often. Ironically, doing so with regular soap will actually dry out your skin, so use a deep facial cleanser instead, which will do the trick without harming your skin from overuse.
Our pick: Pond’s Men Pollution Out All-In-One Deep Cleanser (P195)
2) Face Scrub
If you want to look fresh, then make sure to exfoliate at least twice a week with a good face scrub. When you exfoliate on the reg, you get rid of all the dead skin cells and accumulated dirt, sweat, and oil that have been stuck on your face for god knows how long. A good scrubbing can do wonders for your haggard, sunburned mug, as it’ll reveal the healthier skin under all that muck. Exfoliating can also free up your hair follicles, leading to a cleaner and closer shave. In short, don’t fear the face scrub—using it will have you looking and feeling younger all around!
Our pick: L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Pure And Matte Charcoal Black Scrub (P199)
The sun’s out and proud this summer, and that means you need to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Apart from chugging down your daily eight glasses of H20, remember to apply lightweight moisturizer all over your face every day too! Even when you already feel like you’re in for a greasy, sweaty turn later in the hot day, it’s important that you keep the moisture of your skin well balanced, as too much or too little can cause either dryness, or the exact opposite, a surge in oil production. You wouldn’t want to look shiny AF, would you?
Our pick: Nivea Men Sensitive Cooling Moisturiser (P209)
You probably already know that a good layer of sunscreen is crucial if you want to avoidgetting toasted. When it comes to SPF, the more coverage the better. After all, why wouldn’t you want to protect as much of your body from potential cancer, signs of aging, and horribly painful, red, flaky skin? So even if your moisturizer already claims to have SPF, slather on a generous amount of sunscreen when you plan to step out. In fact, while it’s absolutely crucial that you wear SPF come summertime, don’t forget to put on sunscreen the rest of the year, too—harmful UV rays are still a problem even on cloudy days, gents!
Our pick: Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray (P720)
This story originally appeared on FHM.com.ph.