Face the facts, fellas: Whenever a lady friend pops by your pad, you know she’s most likely snooping through your medicine cabinet to make sure you’re taking care of your appearance. Which means any extraneous stuff—like the same scent you’ve been sporting since college—has got to go. Luckily, we’re here to help. Steamline your arsenal by following these summer grooming tips—and picking up products from the Men’s Fitness Grooming Store on Amazon.
Fragrance: Lightweights can pack a punch.
The secret to picking the perfect summer scent? Keep it airy and fresh—especially during the daytime. While ocean-inspired scents are natural no-brainers, outdoorsy notes of wood, herbs, and grass add a nice masculine touch without overpowering an overall clean finish.
We like: AXE Gold Temptation Body Spray
Moisturizer: Stay hydrated.
We’re not just talking about guzzling H2O here, although that’s certainly important, too. Hydrate your skin with a daily facial moisturizer (the stuff’s not just for winter) to prevent your face from overproducing its own oils—and leaving you with a shiny nose and forehead. Plus, many moisturizers come with built-in SPF, which could mean cutting one step from your skincare routine.
We like: Dove Men+Care Hydrate + Face Lotion
Hair: Hold, please.
Pomades and pastes can help you achieve a sleek hairstyle that still moves, though they’re tougher to wash out than gel. And be gentle with it, gents: Apply too much and you risk an oily-looking ‘do. Start with a penny-size amount, adding more only as needed. Like gel, pomades and pastes are available in a variety of holds, and when summer gets rough, you may need to reach for a more powerful product to keep hair in place.
We like: AXE Whatever Messy Look Paste
For more summer grooming tips and picks, head over to the Men’s Fitness Grooming Store on Amazon.
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