The Best Mens Grooming Essentials to Survive the Summer Heat

first_img $7 from Dude Products How to Shave With a Straight Razor 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Taking care of your skin in summer can be a bit of a challenge. How much moisturizer to use to keep it hydrated but not oily? What type of sunscreen is best for the face? How do you recover and cool your skin after becoming overheated in the summer sun? These are all valid questions that we’ve had at one time or another.The first and easiest tip to maintaining good skin throughout summer is staying hydrated by drinking plenty of high-quality H20. Another task to master is keeping your whiskers trimmed, washed, and well-maintained, as well as keeping the skin underneath them moisturized and hydrated (but not overly so). There’s nothing worse than a dry, itchy beard when you’re just trying to enjoy yourself once the nice weather rolls into town (and conversely, there’s nothing worse than an oil-soaked mess).Luckily, we’ve got a bundle of everything from beard washes and moisturizers to SPF lip balm and a healing mask in our top picks for men’s grooming essentials for summer. So try them out and keep your face feeling fresh and revived.Port Products Marine Layer Eye GelClose your eyes and picture baby angels blowing on your eyebags. That is what it feels like when you apply Port Products eye gel, with the sensation lasting even hours after application. The Marine Layer skincare technology utilizes potent botanical extracts such as red algae and kelp to fight off signs of aging. The recovery eye gel is super cooling and is proven to reduce the harshness of dark circles under your eyes and deflate puffiness. $36 from Target Origins For Men Save the Males Multi-Benefit MoisturizerThis multi-benefit moisturizer from Origins For Men boasts one very important ingredient: carrot protein. Carrot protein works wonders for keeping your skin hydrated and looking its healthiest. Mix that with a heap of essential oils including cedarwood, peppermint, and coriander, and you’ve got everything on hand for keeping your whiskers in a refined shape. Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us $15 from Amazon $36 from Amazon Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits $8 from BirchboxMan Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Face MaskKeeping your face hydrated is the best way to combat a dry beard and itchiness. There’s no better way to do that than with a soothing face mask. Kiehl’s face mask is a lightweight gel that boasts hydrating ingredients like calendula extract and aloe to revitalize your face from the instant you put it on. The five minutes you spend applying Kiehl’s face mask is time well spent once you’ve experienced the results. Mr. Natty Bring Me Sunshine Beard ElixirThis warm-weather-inspired elixir from Mr. Natty is packed with a citrusy scent that will do a better job of waking you up than even the sun did this morning. Although this beard oil will keep your beard hydrated, soft, and smelling great, it’s important to remember to use sparingly in the hotter months. If you’re heading out on a hike or might engage in something that will induce beard sweat, a mere oil will most likely be swept away along with all its added benefits. $53 from Amazon La Roche Posay Anthelios SunscreenIt should go without saying that sunscreen is essential on those blistering summer days when you’re exposed to UV rays for a long period of time. La Roche Posay offers an incredible, alcohol-free, SPF 60 sunscreen that goes on lightly and won’t leave you looking like a greasy mess at the beach. And its spray bottle makes travel to and from your sunny destination with ease. $37 from Walmart $25 from Amazon Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25Lip balm is one of those overlooked products for many of us men. But when dry, sunny weather comes to town and cracked lips test your patience, you’ll be happy to have ample protection to keep your lips refreshed and moisturized. Jack Black’s lip balm features SPF 25 for shielding your lips from UV rays and a nourishing blend of lemon and shea butter that absorbs quickly for immediate hydration. $18 from Kiehl’s Anthony Blue Sea Kelp ScrubDry and hot weather can place obstacles in your way to maintaining healthy and hydrated skin. If you’re living in a dry climate, work outside daily, or are more susceptible to sweating than your average Joe, than Anthony Blue’s sea kelp exfoliating scrub is the right men’s grooming essential for you. The scrub is designed to stave off rough skin, using the exfoliating properties of sea salt, the nourishing attributes of sea kelp, and the soothing abilities of aloe vera gel to life dirt, grime, and dead skin from the skin, while providing a protective coat to help lock in moisture and retain a healthy outer layer. $25 from Amazon $27 from Walmartcenter_img $23 from Amazon Dude Face WipesThese face wipes from Dude are super effective, especially after a shave. You can get more out of the wipes, though, by using them to help cleanse the skin of dirt, grime, and oil buildup during those sweltering, sweaty moments this summer. $8 from Amazon $40 from Nordstrom $21 from Amazon $40 from Origins $32 from Walmart Soothe Your Bristles With The Art of Shaving Beard and Stubble Kit $28 from Amazon Philips Norelco OneBlade Face + Body TrimmerIt’s safe to say we can’t get enough of Philips Norelco’s OneBlade, particularly because of its stark effectiveness and optimal versatility. We love it so much that we made the OneBlade face and body trimmer-shave hybrid a 2019 Grooming Awards Winner. It’s another great summer grooming tool, specifically if you’re trying to maintain soft and supple stubble in the heat. It won’t shave as close as a traditional razor, but because of that it always ensures a close, efficient shave, trim, or edge that will allow you to stroll out of the bathroom with confidence in the way you look. Editors’ Recommendations Seb Man The Cooler Leave-In Tonic SpraySince Sebastian’s release of its Seb Man line, we’ve been obsessed with just about every product. Its leave-in tonic spray is helpful in our daily routine, especially on hot days when your hair feels too greasy or too dry. The spray provides a cooling sensation for your scalp, stimulating hydration and creating a foundation for a denser hair feeling as well as added control when styling. Lab Series Cooling Shave CreamShaving can be a pain in the summertime, especially when you’re standing in front of the bathroom mirror sweating like a pig on a farm in Arizona. Lab Series offers a stellar shave cream that cools the skin on contact, giving you a fresh, invigorating sensation by using a formula headlined by coconut oil, shea butter, and peppermint oil, which cushions the skin for a controlled, close-shave session. Stubble and ‘Stache Face and Beard WashThe face and beard wash from Stubble and ‘Stache is one of our favorite men’s grooming essentials for the summer because of its multi-purpose versatility, and its pristine cooling sensation in high temperatures. This beard-friendly face wash is formulated to help soothe, hydrate, and protect the firmness of your skin via powerful ingredients like aloe, ginseng, menthol, and eucalyptus. Not only will this wash keep your face and beard strong and healthy, but the cocktail of essential oils and ingredients also helps keep odor-producing bacteria at bay while leaving a clean, fresh, and potent fragrance. $29 from Amazon $25 from Amazon $16 from BirchboxMan And for when it’s really hot out, check out our guide to preventing swamp-ass. $15 from Amazon Remington PG525 Beard TrimmerWhen you’re trying to keep a desirable beard length for hot weather, you’re going to need the right tools to keep your whiskers from wildin’ out. The self-sharpening Remington PG525 features eight attachments, eight length settings, and three combs to make sure your grooming needs are fulfilled from head to toe. This is especially handy if you’re shooting for fairly long facial hair that will involve more beard sweat because you’ll need to stay on top of maintenance and shaping.last_img read more