Your super-sharp guide to summer grooming

Gents, the secret to great skin is TLC. As we celebrate the sunshine, stock up on a few grooming essentials and treat your skin to the softness it's been missing.

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Gents, the secret to great skin is TLC. As we celebrate the sunshine, stock up on a few grooming essentials and treat your skin to the softness it's been missing.

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Everyday SPF

If you don't like the sound of prune-like wrinkles and a parched complexion, invest in an all day facial moisturiser with SPF. This will ensure your skin is protected against everyday nasties and the scorching rays, plus there are now options for all skin combinations (great news for those that suffer with oily, blemish-prone skin).

Soften stubble

It's easy to shave away and cool down in the summertime, but those with beards will require extra care. Like skin, hair can get sun damaged too, so ensure you treat your beard to an indulgent oil or conditioner for a real improvement in texture and protection. A 'leave-in' formula is an added bonus.

Don't sweat it

In the height of summer you need a good deodorant that will keep you sweat free and sweet smelling throughout the day. Try to avoid products by designer perfume houses (these tend to be all fragrance) and stick to brands that specialise in this area - most now offer 48 hour protection and are available from your local pharmacist.

Sweet feet

Before you cool your kicks, ensure they're ready for summer. Erase hard skin on your heels with a few strokes of a foot file and clip those toenails before slipping into your flip-flops. For even more TLC, slather your feet with moisturiser and add socks before getting into bed - you'll wake up with the softest skin around.

Summer hydration

Whether you're stuck on a cramped tube or catching some rays in the park, you'll be sweating more as the temperature climbs. Aim to drink around 8 glasses of water a day & chow down on refreshing lettuce, melon, cucumber, apple & carrot to ensure you and your skin stay hydrated in the heat.

Smooth operator

Thinking about hair removal? Remember to research all your options before booking. The phrase 'no pain, no gain' sums up waxing, while tweezers are great for refining brows in the comfort of your home. Hair removal creams offer a cheaper alternative to a salon visit and they're perfect on small patches like armpits.

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