YOUR 24 HOUR SUMMER GROOMING GUIDE
YOUR CRIB SHEET FOR A GOOD-LOOKING FACE FROM DAWN TILL DUSK
Your face is not only the first thing that people see, but more importantly the first thing to give you away when it comes to a heavy weekend or the early signs of ageing. Taking care of your mug moves swiftly to the top of your to-do list in the summer months, due to drier weather and higher levels of the ageing and damaging UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Come on now chaps, its 2016 which means the ‘metrosexual’ is long gone, and a shave in the morning and quick wash at night won’t quite cut it. This is your crib sheet for a good-looking face from dawn till dusk.
Once you’ve smacked snooze on your alarm a couple of times and finally mustered the strength to emerge from the sheets, your first task to tick off is the morning shower. Once you’ve soaped up your bits and given your hair a thorough lather-rinse-repeat, it’s time to wake up your face. Nothing preps your skin better for the day than a powerful exfoliator. Clearing your skin of impurities while lifting the tricky hairs of any stubble or beard means your face is revived and smooth, ready to Carpe the Diem.
Once you’ve towelled off your bod and dried off your hair, your skin’s going to be feeling a little thirsty. And while a green juice or double espresso might hit the spot for you, your skin needs it’s very own cocktail to keep it happy and hydrated for the rest of the day. Start off with a super-boosting serum for a lightweight but powerful punch of hydration. This product really comes to life when applied before a quality moisturiser, working together to soothe irritation and reduce redness for all skin types.
So you’re dressed to impress and ready to roll, but the late night is telling tales on your pallid and tired face. With tanning beds being a shortcut to an early grave and spray-tans an even quicker route to ridicule, your early-morning ally comes in the form of a subtle bronzing gel. There’s no need to hit the panic button, as a quality product will give you just a healthy and natural-looking touch of colour, rather than a mahogany finish worthy of David Dickinson. Apply evenly all over the face, or just a quick swipe on the places the sun would naturally hit harder to hide the signs of a past-your-bedtime weeknight.
You’ve managed to make it through the morning without too much trouble, but by now you're just about ready for a mid-day freshen up. Whether you’re doing a business lunch or just grabbing a meal deal to dine at the desk, you should give yourself a bit of a pep and refresh to keep you feeling on top of your game. No desk-drawer grooming arsenal is complete without a miniature version of your signature scent, so make sure yours is always well stocked. Spray your pulse points where your blood flow is strongest and skin is warmest to get the best possible result. When wearing a stronger fragrance, only dab lightly on the wrists and throat to avoid becoming the office greenhouse gas risk.
With your out of office switched firmly on for the evening and your date or dinner awaiting, you’ll need a couple of quick-fix tricks up your sleeve to take you from desk to destination like a well-groomed God. The eyes are the windows to the soul, so make sure yours are looking bright and shiny with a brightening eye drop. These bad boys restore natural brightness to your peepers while eradicating any redness for a quick end of the day boost. Go the extra mile and team this up with a quality under-eye roll on to wipe away any puffiness or dark circles for a younger, fresher looking mug.
Before you set tomorrow’s alarm and hit the hay, it’s vital to give your grooming game a proper send off before you ship off to the land of nod. Once your face is washed and your pearly whites have been brushed, whack on a reliable night-time product to make sure you wake up looking your very best. This product will work hard on the night shift to replenish your skin overnight, leaving your skin looking smoother, softer and younger looking by morning so you can say goodnight to tired looking skin - winner.