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A Man’s Guide to Summer Skin Care: 4 Easy Tips You must Follow

Skin care is not just for the ladies anymore! The modern, metrosexual man pays as much attention to grooming as he does to the gadgets he totes, the football team he supports and the pubs he hangs out at. Because, let’s face it – women like well-groomed men! The quickest way to appear presentable is to have moist, supple skin that looks healthy and taken care of. It not only enhances your attractiveness but also lets people know that you’re a man who takes interest in his appearance and likes to look his best at all times (Which is a very desirable quality in a man.) With summer fast-approaching, our skin requires special attention. Here are a few skin care tips to help you look awesome even during the sultry summer months.

Image Courtesy: arizonafoothillsmagazine.com

Image Courtesy: arizonafoothillsmagazine.com

Cleanse

Cleansing is the most important aspect of your summer skin care routine, and no, your everyday soap will not do the trick. Men tend to have larger pores and active sebaceous glands that secrete an oily substance called sebum. Although this substance helps lubricate skin, accumulation of it on the skin leads to blocked pores and breakouts. To combat this, wash your face twice a day with a good face wash or daily cleansing gel. If you have very oily skin, opt for Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Deep Scrub Gel. This gel is known for its deep cleansing power and keeps your skin oil-free throughout the day.

Moisturize

The harsh summer heat dries your skin and leaves it feeling itchy and rough. Hence, it is essential that you use a good moisturizer to hydrate your skin and keep it soft, smooth and healthy. Opt for a moisturizer that has natural ingredients as it will be gentle on your skin. Another good idea is to choose a moisturizer with SPF as this will double up as a sunscreen when you step out. A good example is the Garnier Men Powerlight Intensive Fairness Moisturizer with SPF 15. After shaving, apply an aftershave that is alcohol-free as this too helps replenish the skin’s moisture content.

Apply sunscreen

Not taking a trip to the beach? Well, you still need to apply sunscreen. Even sunlight that filters in through a window can damage your skin. So, make sure to apply sunscreen before you step out, even for a casual stroll. Sunscreen should be applied 15 – 20 mins. before stepping outdoors. Also, select a sunscreen that has good UVA and UVB coverage. If you have a lot of out-door activity, choose a sunscreen that is water-proof and oil-free.

Exfoliate

Ours is a dusty, sweaty, sticky climate. A normal face wash is too mild and often does not cleanse skin pores completely. Here’s when exfoliation comes to the rescue. Exfoliation dislodges dirt and oil that clogs pores, gets rid of dead skin cells and also reduces the risk of ingrown hair during shaving. Use a face scrub that has granules and wash your face with it at least once in four days or once a week. Exfoliation also softens hair follicles, which results in a smoother shave.

Don’t let the rise in temperature bring about a dip in the good-looks department. Follow these simple summer skin care tips for men and look your attractive best even during the hot, humid summer months.

For more skin care tips and grooming ideas, visit: http://thegarnierman.com/tagged/skincare

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2 comments on “A Man’s Guide to Summer Skin Care: 4 Easy Tips You must Follow

  1. Man skin care
    February 13, 2014

    I think every men should keep these things in mind, thanks for sharing it.

    • Cherylann Mollan
      February 18, 2014

      Thanks for your response. Hope you find my other posts useful too. 🙂

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