Guys! Listen up. The summer season is in full-swing. And the intense humidity, heat, and sun rays are no friends to our manly skin. The Internationalist caught up with Michael Gilman, founder of the Grooming Lounge, for some tips on how we can protect ourselves against mother nature.
Moisturize: Always wear an SPF whether you will be at the beach all day or just going to work. You should already be using a face moisturizer as part of your daily grooming regiment so it’s a great idea to make sure that the moisturizer has SPF 15 or higher. That way you can kill two birds with one stone; moisturizing your skin and protecting it from harmful rays. You’ll thank yourself later. If you go to the beach/pool, you should use an SPF 30 or higher and make sure to reapply it after jumping in the water or after an hour or two. I suggest using Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard SPF 45.
Keep Dry: Use a talcum powder daily to keep the “boys” and feet dry. Most, if not all men, experience areas that get really sweaty. Using a powder is the best way to absorb moisture and keep those areas dry and your skin much more comfortable. For this, we swear by Balla Powder For Men. Our customers seem to like it to since it’s one of our best sellers.
Hydrate: Something that many men don’t realize is that one of the best ways to take care of your skin isn’t with a cream or anything you can find on our website. Drinking a sufficient amount of water during the day, especially when it’s hot out, will not only keep you hydrated, but it will help keep your skin looking healthy. Sounds simple, but how many guys do it?
Excess Hair: Another very common issue is hair removal. It is beach season after all and there is no excuse for having unsightly hair on your back or shoulders. A do it yourself solution is the Professional Mangroomer, a personal shaver that has a handle that extends and locks at any desired position so that you can get to the hard to reach areas of your back to remove unwanted shrubbery.
Clean Feet: Summer means flip-flops, so in an effort to sport your flip-flops with dignity, get a professional foot treatment, or at a minimum, trim, and scrub your toenails at home. The Zwilling/J.A. Henckels Toenail Clipper is a great stainless steel toenail clipper with a convenient catcher so nails don’t end up flying all over the place as you cut them.