5 Ways To Look Good While The Heat Is Still On

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The Fall Equinox may be upon us, but summer is still roaring on. Factors like heat and humidity can make it challenging to look and feel your best. Try these savvy tips to keep your cool as the seasons transition.


  • Cut Back On Cologne. Heat will intensify any fragrance you apply, which is why you should have different warm and cold weather scents. An exhilarating citrus body wash in the shower may be all you need when the digits are high, or try switching to a spray with lighter notes – think watery fresh scents and accents of wood, herbs or grass for a masculine twist that isn’t overbearing.


  • Cleanse Twice Daily. Men’s skin naturally produces more of the oil known as sebum, which can combine with pollutants and dirt to dull the surface of skin and cause acne breakouts. Be sure to use a facial cleanser on your skin in the morning and at night before bed, followed with a light face moisturizer application while skin is still damp so vitamins absorb more deeply for anti-aging benefits. Follow up with an anti-aging cream like Recharge to boost that youthful look.


  • Up The Hair Hold. If you’re typically a hair gel wearer, it may not be enough to hold up to sweltering heat. Try a thicker pomade or paste to achieve a sleek style that still moves. Like gels, pomades and pastes are available in a variety of hold strengths.  Just keep in mind that you’ll need less product than gel. Start with about a penny-sized amount, and add more only if needed.


  • Switch Up Your Deodorant. If it seems like your deodorant isn’t working as well as it used to, you’re not just imagining it. While experts aren’t entirely sure why, it’s true that the body can “get used to” a formula over time, and more body odor breaks through. If you’re a stick type of guy, try a spray, or vice versa – changing it up not only helps you stay fresh, but keeps it interesting, too.


  • Don’t Forget Sunscreen. Yes, sunscreen protects against annoying sunburn, but it does a lot more than that. Experts say 90% of aging is caused by radiation from ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) from the sun. By applying sunscreen in your AM routine, you’ll be doing what dermatologists say is the single most effective thing to prevent the formation of wrinkles, sun spots and leathery texture.
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