Grooming Tips To Make You Completely Ready For The Summer
The grooming habits that got you through the colder months might just be sabotaging you from looking your best in the summer. And it makes total sense, if you think about it. If the conditions outside your home change, the steps that allow you to put your best face forward change too. And what are those steps, you may ask? Let us guide you with the help of these handful skincare and hair care tips. You’re only 8 steps behind looking your absolute best.
1) Invest in a summer-friendly scent
Scents, much like clothes, need to change depending on the season. The rich and strong colognes that were your best companions the whole of winter will turn away their backs in summer. Swap them for a fresher and lighter scent.
2) Don’t skip the SPF
UV rays can screw up your skin all year long. So, while you can get away with not applying sunscreen in winter (although you shouldn’t), you can definitely not survive summer by maintaining the status quo. Sun rays not only mess up with your skin, making you look older; you’re also at the risk of getting skin cancer. So, just put on some sunscreen already please.
3) Swap your moisturizer with a lighter one
Winter moisturizers, like Nivea, are heavy and greasy and just perfect for winter, but will wreak havoc on your skin as the temperatures go up. Those same moisturizers will make your skin oily and cause it to breakout in warmer temperature. Switch to a lightweight moisturizer that will control the oil and keep your skin fresh in the heat. Here are some options.
4) Exfoliate like you mean business
Dry or calloused skin, sadly, is not just a winter problem. If you take things for granted, the problem can persist in summers too. Give yourself a clean start this season by getting rid of the dry patches, debris, grease, dead skin cells and unclog the pores with the help of an exfoliating face wash.
5) Don’t go too long between haircuts
Getting a haircut is simple, maintaining its upkeep is where most people falter. Ignore getting frequent cuts and you’ll end up looking unkempt, and not in a messy way that make men look sexy. One of the qualities that resonate among all the stylish men is that they never make it look like they’ve got a haircut. Yet, their hair always seems to be manageable and well-coifed. This can only be achieved by going for routine haircuts.
6) You have stopped moisturizing altogether
Just because the weather is hot doesn’t mean you stop moisturizing completely. Moisturizing is one ritual that needs to be done all year around—irrespective of your face type, weather conditions or skin problems. Benefits of moisturizing might not show immediately but will reflect in the years to come—when you’re getting old and wise and all your friends are wrinkly and sad, and you’re sitting there with skin clear and smooth AF.
7) Tweak your shampoo routine
The humidity in the air makes most men’s hair look like Monica’s from FRIENDS—frizzy and wild! Your hair may end up looking greasier if you’re outdoors more simply due to increased sweat production on the scalp. Look out for shampoos which are light and ‘clarifying’. Clarifying shampoos help remove deposits, give your hair a fresh start and restore shine—a perfect component for summer.
8) Use a weather-appropriate styling product for your hair
The last thing you’d want to do when the temperature soars is to overload your mane with hairstyling products. Use as little product as possible to style the hair. What you should look for ideally are the hairstyling sprays, matte-based pomades and hair mousse—that are lightweight, give a good hold and yet don’t weigh the hair down.
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