Now the sun has decided to turn up the heat this summer I thought it would be a good idea to suggest some products which offer you the best chance of defence.
Situation: Sweaty armpits and body odour.
Suggestion: The latest BO fighter to be banded around the men’s grooming world is Nivea for Men Invisible for Black and White. Crazy name but the reason is to convey a) it doesn’t leave white marks and b) it protects against yellow deodorant stains on your clothes. At £2.03 for the 150ml spray or 50ml roll-on it’s certainly affordable and it does work (points a and b). Also, anti-perspirant and deodorant wise it will ensure those armpits stay fresh for at least the majority of your day.
Situation: You know you should use suncream. You don’t? You should.
Suggestion: Two products rolled into one here. My primary weapon of choice is Korres Yoghurt Face and Body Sunscreen Emulsion SPF30; an easy to use sprayable, natural sunscreen for the face and body – no messing around, spray it all over, easy. It’s full of soothing, moisturising anti-oxidant and Aloe Vera goodness, designed to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and keep it healthy.
A good alternative for those pushed for space or on the move is to slip into your pocket, briefcase or man-bag the little Nivea Sun Pocket Size SPF30. The light, non-greasy and water resistant formula offers immediate UVA/UVB protection, ideal for those sunny lunch breaks, sporting events or such like. £5.10 for 50ml.
Situation: You’re outside, you’re inside – you never know where your day might take you.
Solution: An extremely underrated product, a moisturiser with an SPF in it. While it’s advisable to use a proper sunscreen when bathing in direct sunlight an SPF moisturiser will keep your skin hydrated and provide daily sun protection. My weapon of choice this summer is Baxter of California Super Shape SPF 15 – a superb men’s grooming brand with an array of fine products, especially this. Apply it in the morning for healthy skin and sun damage prevention throughout the day, simple.
Situation: You’re sunburnt, red and destined to peel.
Solution: If you’re reading this post having skipped the above steps, don’t fear for there is an answer; Vichy Capital Soleil After Sun Repair Balm. Not only does it live in a very cool metallic tube but it is fantastic for instantly cooling skin, pure relief. The benefits continue too with the non-greasy and non-sticky formula moisturising and repairing the skin. Keep it in the fridge for extra cool relief.
One more thing, getting burnt really is dangerous, please try not to.