SINGAPORE (July 2): Summer sun can be a beast on our hair and skin. Salt water, chlorine and long, languid days on the beach will seriously damage the dermis. We have rounded up the best summer grooming products to keep you comfortable and free of that leathery look.

Shampoo for after the pool
Triswim is formulated to remove chlorine, salt water and even bromine, which is found in hot tubs, so you do not end up with straw-like green hair after splashing around in the pool or ocean. For healthy, happy hair, aloe vera moisturises while chamomile and watercress relieve dandruff, as well as itchy and dry scalp.

Face wash to stave of shininess
Lab Series Oil Control Face Wash is just what guys need for the sweltering heat. This foaming face wash dissolves excess sebum (oil) and dirt while tightening pores to give you a shine-free look for cocktail hour.

Moisturising sunblock
All Good Sport Stick SPF checks all the boxes for SPF. It has 50+ UVA/UVB protection, resists water for up to 80 minutes and has a creamy organic coconut base, so it moisturises while protecting the skin. Did we mention it is #ReefFriendly? Use this stick on your face, neck, shoulders and feet for maximum sun protection

Face wipes to remove grime
Ursa Major’s face wipes are perfect for when you are feeling grimy amid yard clean-up or out on a hike, when you are far away from a shower. A tonic for your face, these handy wipes remove dirt and oil while exfoliating the skin, as well as toning and hydrating. Keep them in your gym bag and briefcase, too; they are perfect after hoofing it to the office in 90-degree heat. 

A mask to recover from a day of sun
Dr Perricone Overnight Hydrating Mask is a good go-to when you have gone a little overboard on the sun-worshipping. This hyper-hydrating mask can be slathered on before bedtime, so the doctor’s patented sciences can work their magic while you sleep, and you can wake up refreshed and ready for round two. — Bloomberg LP


This article appeared in Issue 837 (July 2) of The Edge Singapore.

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