We’ve mentioned countless times how important it is to groom yourself before you show off the new season’s wardrobe. With the seasons changing, summer shifting to autumn, we tend to forget the basics of skincare. Here’s a list to check off before you head out.
SPF on point
The summer doesn’t really feel like it’s completely over since our local monsoon goes through its mood swings. Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean you toss away your sunblock and get lost. No matter the weather, protecting your skin is always important. So make sure you never skip out on the sunscreen or sunblock lotion because UV rays never take a break on taking shots at damaging your skin. If you really want to keep things light, instead of applying sunblock, look for moisturisers with SPF in them.
Lather it all over
During the summer, it isn’t crazy to take two showers a day. While that goes down to one shower a day, gradually, your skin will dry up even faster. Your face is the number one visible spot in need of a facial moisturiser, especially after you’ve shaven or trimmed your face. Not only do you have to keep hydrated at all times, moisturising your face, as well as your hands, should never go unnoticed.
Through the wash
We all appreciate a good body wash in all different types and amounts, but the autumn is more about getting rid of all that dead skin cells. If you don’t already know, the majority of dust you see around is from dead skin from human beings. At this point, it’s all about exfoliating your entire body. If possible, if you look for soap bars (not body washes) with exfoliating functions will do your body good. Scrubbing all those dead cells off makes way for newer and fresher skin. Keyword: scrubbing.
From head to toe
Those feet, those beautiful, beautiful feet. Don’t deny it, you neglect more than anything else on your body. Okay, maybe some of you get regular pedicures. Good on you. However, the majority of men completely deprioritise and even forget to take care of their feet. It’s not just about trimming your toenails. As you see the weather slightly cool down, especially during the winter, the bottom of your feet will be as dry as a desert after your shower.
You can always try moisturising the heels and toes but more importantly, try applying some powder on your feet. No, not talking about baby powder, although it’s still usable. You’ll see more and more powders that are friction free with ingredients of lavender and green tea. These powders work ideally during the transition of seasons because of the unwanted sweat on your feet. It will absorb the sweat without completely making your feet feel cakey.
Read my lips
Your lips are almost the thinnest parts of skin on your entire body. This means it is highly susceptible towards changes of temperature. That’s right, you know what time it is. Bust out the lip balm in whatever flavour and apply away. Some lip balms will work amazingly yet the lasting effect is left to be desired. On the other hand, there are those that may last for hours throughout the day but may not have the same effect of protecting your lips. There isn’t a perfect lip balm for every set of lips so apply the balm whenever you need to. Just make sure you aren’t puckering up with shiny lips like you’ve lathered lip-gloss on them.