Summer in Australia is one of the best times of the year. Perfect beach weather, beers on deck, and the cricket humming monotonously in the background. But keeping one’s skin fresh during summer isn’t as laidback as the season itself. The dry heat and blaring sun rob your face of its natural moisture and if the brutal UV doesn’t eventually cause more serious issues down the road, it will (at the very least) turn you into a leather-faced man before you hit 40. Luckily, with a bit of careful planning and a few winning products, you can keep fresh with your summer skin.
First things first. It is an indisputable fact that the harmful rays of the Australian sun can wreak absolute havoc on your skin. But what’s worse than leathery skin? Harmful melanoma. Fortunately, there are plenty of great sunscreen products available, made to withstand the brutal Aussie sun. Throw a bottle of this in your day bag and be sure to reapply every two hours for the best results—turns out mum was right all along (especially about the slip, slop, slappin’ during summer).
Head into the colder months without looking a day older. Like sunscreen, moisturising is all about preparation and prevention. Moisturising first thing in the day and before bed at night will keep your skin both feeling and looking hydrated. It’s 2019, so avoid products that test on animals and look for moisturisers with natural ingredients, like Bulldog Skincare For Men’s Original range.
Bulldog’s Original Moisturiser is packed with natural ingredients like aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea, keeping your skin appropriately hydrated but not greasy. Applied day and night, it’s the ideal preparation for keeping skin fresh and clear this summer.
Another no-brainer. But I’m not talking about a quick rinse with the half-empty supermarket brand body wash lying in the corner of the shower. I’m talking about the deluxe treatment. If you want your face looking as clean and as clear as possible, a solid face wash is the place to start.
The Original Face Wash from Bulldog is my mandatory recommendation for keeping your skin clear and clean this summer. Bulldog is skincare specifically for men, so you won’t be left with the sweet, flowery scent of your girlfriend’s throwaway face cleanse. The Original Face Wash lathers into a creamy foam, serving as a trusted ally in the fight against against dry skin, and leaving a healthy looking glow and boosted confidence as a result.
Many guys new to the skincare-life might not understand the difference or importance between a face wash and a face scrub. But you’re not ‘many guys.’ Scrubbing hits all those deeper, more difficult spots that a face wash can’t and it’s the secret weapon in the war against bad skin. Complimenting their Face Wash and Moisturiser, Bulldog Skincare has an excellent Original Face Scrub that has been specifically formulated to deeply cleanse and smooth the skin. With aloe, camelina oil, and green tea, your face will feel like a dream – smooth and nourished.
I began with a simple one; I’ll finish with a simple one. DRINK WATER. Like the rest of your body, skin is made almost entirely of water and as sweat goes out and heat comes in, moisture needs to be restored. This will aid in the circulation of much-needed vitamins, absorption of any water droplets in the air and compliment your new skincare regime.
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Presented in Partnership with Bulldog Skincare.