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UNDER THE SUN: MEN'S SUMMER SKINCARE

16.08.14

This season, think not just of concerns sartorial, but also of skincare too. Whether on sunny shores familiar or in foreign climes, the perfect summer skincare routine is often frustratingly elusive. To that end, we asked the men's grooming experts at Kiehl's Since 1851 how to best prepare for those long days in the sun. The expert advice they give preps skin, perfects skin and protects skin. Consider the following your indispensable guide to men's summer skincare.

THE FACE WASH

It's a no-brainer, with excess sweat to deal with on balmy days, managing the build up of dirt and grease on skin in hot weather conditions requires closer attention than in cooler conditions. And, in order that skin stays looking its pristine best your very first concern should be to slough away as much grime as possible. The Kiehl's Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wash does away with a whole myriad of impurities, leaving in its wake refreshingly cleansed skin.

"Power cleaning for oily skin. Reduces the size of pores and clears blackheads. Also great to use before wet shaving to minimise irritation from the razor and improve comfort." say Kiehl's

THE EYE CREAM

Due to the thinner composition of skin under the eyes, it's one of the face's most vulnerable places. Therefore a different approach to skincare is here needed to provide nourishment and protection which meets the under-eye area's needs. Packed with Vitamin E and caffeine, the Kiehl's Eye Alert Cream fights fatigue, puffiness and dark circles whilst providing essential moisture to an area of the face which is notoriously prone to ageing.

"Perfect for the morning after the night before. The cooling effect that also reduces the appearance of dark circles is like a power nap in a tube."  say Kiehl's

THE MOISTURISER

During the hotter months applying moisturiser may seem counter-intuitive to the goal of shine-free skin. However, choose wisely and your moisturiser will in fact become the key to a matte complexion. The Kiehl's Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Anti-Shine Moisturiser keeps skin suitably quenched whilst also providing a matte finish, minimizing the appearance of large pores in the process.

"Having suffered with skin that looks like an oil slick by lunchtime, this light, energising and cooling moisturiser solves the problem thanks to its space age technology." say Kiehl's  

THE QUICK COOLING TREATMENT

Despite best preparations, sometimes the heat of the sun makes it near impossible to stay cool and shine-free. To that end the Kiehl's Oil Eliminator Toner is ideal for applying a quick burst of cooling mist which will reduce surface shine on contact.

"Cool down and get rid of shine on the go." say Kiehl's 

THE LIP PROTECTOR

An oft neglected area of the skin - like the delicate under-eye area - the lips too require their own unique protection to ensure optimum condition. Due to their sensitivity to extremes of temperature keeping your lips adequately hydrated all-year round is of the utmost importance to retain soft, supple lips. For this, the Kiehl's Non Shine Moisturising Lip Balm will provide a protective layer that nourishes without leaving tell-tale shine.

"For guys that suffer with cracked or dry lips this no shine mint flavoured lip balm stick is great to heal, protect and is completely invisible on the lips." say Kiehl's   

THE ALL-OVER CARE

The sun's harmful ageing effects are endlessly documented, so it goes without saying that a good all-over sun cream is a must-have day-to-day during the summer. Specifically formulated for daily care, Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Protector SPF 50 is ideal for offering comprehensive sun protection without leaving a greasy residue. Crucially it blocks both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays to ensure that your skin stays safe and supple under the sun.

"Used daily it will keep you looking as young as possible for as long as possible." say Kiehl's   For more expert skincare tips visit Kiehls.co.uk