As sand and sea become an inevitable part of your itinerary during this season of the sun, so must a summer-specific grooming regimen. While soap and water seem like a good enough idea, they're not enough to fully protect you from the extra UV exposure your skin will be experiencing this time of the year.
Don't worry. This starter kit will make sure you don't destroy your skin in the process of having fun.
You're under the sun for a long time, and you're putting yourself at risk for minor to serious skin ailments. So don't be hardheaded. Splash on some sunscreen. Kiehl's, which has been making skin care products since 1851, offers Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++. It contains a unique blend of sunscreen filters and Vitamin E that provides all-day hydration and protection from sun damage. Best of all, it's fragrance-free and non-greasy—two big concerns for guys.
Get it for: P1,995
1b) For those with sensitive and acne-prone skin
Go with Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ instead. The product is made with non-irritating, broad-spectrum lotion for sensitive skin.
Get it for: P2,995
2) Dark spot corrector
Brown spots tend to become darker in the summer. It's a pesky problem for those who are a little bit OC with their complexion. Try this: Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, which diminishes dark spots and discoloration, and deters the formation of spots on the skin's surface.
Get it for: P2,995
This product helps restore lost moisture and oils after shaving. It's more important to use one during summer because your skin dries out faster. Use this and you'll reduce the amount of moisture your skin loses to the sun, thanks to Nisce's Blaise After Shave's menthol crystals that help refresh the skin, and aloe vera that keeps the skin moisturized.
Get it for: P140
4) Moisturizing soap
Again: Keep the skin moisturized during this season. So ditch your usual bar soap and switch to moisturizing soaps to help prevent dehydration of skin. Go with Nisce's Blaise Black Diamond Soap, which scrubs off dead skin cells that might accumulate faster during your outdoor activities.
Get it for: P160
Nisce has branches at SM Megamall, Robinson's Otis, and SM Rosales. Khiel products are available at the department stores of Greenbelt 5, MOA, SM Aura, Shangrila, SM North Edsa, Megamall and Ayala Center Cebu.
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