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The complete men’s summer style guide to skincare

It’s summertime. Grab those shorts, T-shirts and shades and get out there. Don’t forget that as the weather heats up it’s time to maximise your summer skincare routine. Your skin can really take a beating from the sun, so make sure you keep your summer body glowing with health and vitality with these easy steps.

Your summer skin care routine in three easy steps

Man washing his face

STEP 1
Cleanse: Wash your face in the morning and at night to get rid of any dirt and excess oil.

STEP 2
Shave: Don’t get over excited with your razor, as this can irritate the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s best to wet your skin and hair before shaving or apply a shaving cream or gel. This will help to soften it. Then, shave in the direction that your hair grows.

STEP 3
Moisturise: This is a must! The best time to put moisture into your skin is after cleansing or shaving, while your skin is still slightly damp. This locks in hydration to give your skin a healthy glow.

 

Now it’s time to revitalize your skin

Dawn Men’s Revitalizing Body Lotion is the perfect summer style skin care product for men. It absorbs quickly and deeply moisturises to protect your skin. Enriched with citrus, it also brightens the skin and tightens pores.

 

Get ready for some summertime fun

Shorts - Check

Summertime is all about shorts. Avoid the ashy , flaky or cracked-skin leg look by keeping your body hydrated and moisturised. The Dawn men’s range is formulated with 2x the strength and moisture to provide 48 hour nourishing goodness.

Man at the beach with colourful swim shorts

Sunscreen – Check
It's great to be outdoors, but too much sun damages your skin. Even a "healthy" tan can cause trouble. Over time, too much exposure to the sun can increase your risk of melanomas and other skin cancers. Sun exposure can also lead to premature aging and wrinkles. Nobody wants that, so make sure you use an SPF daily and apply it regularly.

Man at the beach with suncreen on his back

Shades – Check
The ultraviolet rays in sunlight can damage your eyes just as much as your skin. Wearing a cap is cool, but it’s not enough. Get yourself a decent pair of men’s summer style shades. From Aviators and Wayfarers to metal or plastic frames. You’ve probably got a few pairs lying around, wear them!

Young man at the beach taking a selfie

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Check

We can’t emphasise this enough. Drink lots of water. This is just as important as keeping your skin externally hydrated.

Cropped image of a man drinking water

Eat healthy – Check
With all those summertime picnics and braais, it’s hard to resist all the good food. Eat healthy by going for a bunless burger and loading up on those super healthy summer salads. Stock up on some summer superfoods like salmon, oats, avos, mangoes and tomatoes. Staying healthy is good for your body and your skin too.

Cheerful dark skinned man enjoying a meal

Fun with family - Check

When you’re looking and feeling great, your confidence goes up a notch. Get your family together and have a bit of fun. Men’s Health magazine shared some ideas:

1. Take a hike somewhere interesting. It keeps the blood, and the conversation, moving.

2. Go rock climbing: Whether it's inside or out, there’s nothing like rock-climbing to enjoy a good challenge and get a bit of exercise.

3. Go cycling: An early morning bicycle ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

4. Enjoy a picnic: This is a great way to eat good food, reconnect and relax. Whether you head to your nearest park, beach or even your backyard, you can enjoy each other’s company and get some fresh air.

With the right skin care routine, you can take your skin from dull and ashy to revitalised and healthy-looking. Just don’t forget to add some sunscreen so that you can protect your skin from those summer rays.