Holiday-bound? Daniel Flay reveals his beach grooming essentials…
Whether you’re planning on enjoying a vay-cay or a stay-cay this summer, it’s important that your grooming game is on point.
Before you jet off, or hit the beach, it’s worth thinking about how the warm weather will alter your grooming routine and what you need to do to stay looking your best!
Favoured by jetsetters like David Beckham, Zac Efron and Tinie Tempah; these timeless shades will look equally impressive on the beaches of Marbella and Mykonos as they do on the streets of LA.
2. Hugo Boss Geofrenzy Beach Towel – £37.50 (BUY HERE)
“Beach better have my towel” is exactly what Rihanna would say if she caught drying off, with this jazzy Hugo Boss number.
3. Clinique for Men Oil-Control Face Wash – £16.50 (BUY HERE)
If you’re prone to oily skin, humidity and greasy sun cream residue are only going to make matters worse. For a shine-free look, opt for a matifying product like this Oil-Control Face Wash by Clinique. It works to rid the skin of excess oils whilst also cleansing and moisturising.
4. EOS – Lemon Drop Lip Balm SPF 15 – £6.50 (BUY HERE)
Protect your smackers this summer with a lip balm that not only soothes but protects. Because lips have almost no melanin (the natural pigment in skin that helps screen out the sun’s harmful rays) they’re more susceptible to sun damage. Which means lip balms with built in sunscreen like this one, are essential for lazy days by the pool and afternoon trips to the beach.
This quick drying, water-resistant Riemann sun cream protects against both the sun’s ageing (UVA) and its burning (UVB) rays – which is really important. Thanks to its once-a-day application you can get on with enjoying some fun in the sun, without having to worry about burning or topping up your sun cream.
If you want to make a splash poolside, printed and patterned swimwear is still very much on trend – so don’t be afraid to have a little bit of fun with your choices!
7. Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical – £2.99 (BUY HERE)
Dry Shampoo is especially necessary in summer when all that extra sweating can wreak greasy havoc on your holiday hair. Greasiness is generally caused by the overproduction of sebum in the scalp, which is triggered by sun, heat and friction inducing headwear like snapbacks and fedoras. There’s no need to panic though, Dry Shampoo will help to keep your hair looking clean and smelling fresh at all times.
8. Dermalogica After Sun Repair – £30.20 (BUY HERE)
Ease the pain of sunburn with this incredibly soothing treatment balm that helps to repair damage from exposure to UV rays.
This handy little gadget will ensure that your feet are flip-flop ready in time for your beach getaway.
Sun, sea and sand can leave you pulling your hair out, so it’s important to think about how you’re going to manage and maintain your short back and sides whilst you’re away. Holidays are often the perfect opportunity to experiment with a more unkempt style or embrace an altogether more relaxed look. But in order to achieve a fuss-free finish, you’re going to need the right product; Schwarzkopf’s Got2b Beach Matt Paste is ideal for low-key surfer styles and beach-ready hair.
11. Calvin Klein CK Summer One – £23.66 (BUY HERE)
Summertime calls for lighter, fresher and generally fruiter scents, which is why Calvin Klein CK Summer One is the ultimate duty free purchase.
12. Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips – £11.20 (BUY HERE)
If you’ve been drinking kale smoothies like crazy and working on your #SummerBod since January, a spot of manscaping will help to showcase your new-found abs! Veet’s EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips are the easiest way to achieve a super-smooth Abercrombie & Fitch finish at home.