July 14, 2023 by Jack

Summer Skin Care Tips for Men

How do I repair my skin for summer? Good question. A solid skincare routine should be top of mind year-round, but with temps on the rise and more hours spent in the sun, it’s the right moment to make a few tweaks to ensure the health of your skin. If you notice changes like clogged pores and an extra shiny t-zone, you can blame the humidity that cranks up the oil production — and we gents already have fairly active sebaceous glands, to begin with. Also, increased exposure to the elements can lead to a burnt, compromised complexion. 

So, what should be the summer skin care routine you’re using right now?  The good news is you don’t need to completely overhaul your current regimen to see results. Let’s get to it. 

Summer Skincare: The Tip List

When higher temperatures and humidity are present, your body produces sweat to cool down. While nature’s air conditioning can help you on an extra sticky day, it can also lead to blackheads, acne, ingrown hairs, and a perpetual shine. Additional UV exposure can accelerate aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and age (sun) spots. Here’s your summer skincare tip list to keep your complexion looking and feeling healthy and shine-free. 

Wash Up

A.M. and P.M. cleansing fulfill different goals. Washing up in the morning is vital because your skin comes into contact with bacteria during the night, whether from your pillowcase, hair products, sweat, sleeping habits, or inadvertently touching your face. At night, removing dirt, excess oils, grime, and your skincare products — including SPF- is vital. 

The skin is more sun sensitive to certain ingredients. While we stand by our Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser and Balancing Foam Cleanser with 0.5% Salicylic Acid, we suggest reserving those for your P.M. wash when you aren’t in the sun to prevent burning. We suggest reserving those for your P.M. wash since the acids in the formulas can make your skin more photosensitive. For your morning cleanse, Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser is a two-in-one liquid cleanser and toner that removes deep-down dirt and oil for clear, smooth, shave-ready skin. It works gently, without overdrying, to leave your complexion clean, hydrated, and fresh.

Exfoliate Regularly

In most cases, exfoliating isn’t a daily step, and frequency is dictated by skin type and its present-day condition. For example, if you’re currently rocking a summer sunburn (we’ll talk about avoiding that in a bit), exfoliating should be avoided until your skin barrier is no longer compromised. In other words, it’s no longer red, hurt to the touch, peeling, etc. 

However, in a normal state, reach for Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub, a pre-shave cleanser and facial scrub in one that gently exfoliates. Eco-friendly, biodegradable scrubbing particles help to unclog pores, prevent ingrown hairs, and minimize shaving irritation. The formula effectively removes oil, dirt, and dead skin cells to leave a clear path for your blade. Of course, you need not rock a beard to use this results-driven facial scrub!

Condition and Shave 

Whether you’re rocking a beard or you’re a daily shaver, the skin underneath those whiskers is more prone to dryness and irritation during the summer heat. That said, don’t skimp out on that crucial pre-shave step. Jack Black MP 10 Nourishing Oil is a multi-use product for your face and hair —  beard and the tresses on the top of your head. However, it’s also an excellent pre-shave lotion and stand-alone shaving oil.  

This concentrated blend of natural oils infuses skin and hair with intense moisture, antioxidants, essential nutrients, and fatty acids for a healthier appearance. Organic Moringa Seed Oil provides anti-aging and firming benefits. At the same time, a combination of antioxidant-rich Argan Oil, Organic Marula Seed, and Grape Seed oils helps to defend the skin, minimize redness, and restore elasticity. Argan Oil, Plum Seed, Olive Fruit, and Jojoba Oil smooth hair, improve shine and reduce frizz.

Follow up our shave with our Post-Shave Cooling Gel. This soothing, fragrance-free, and alcohol-free aftershave gel soothes razor burn and irritation due to shaving. Aloe Leaf Juice and Chamomile, natural ingredients known for their soothing benefits, help calm and hydrate skin. Post Shave Cooling Gel is also great for alleviating discomfort and redness due to sunburn — it’s the ultimate summer skincare companion!

Add a Serum

Summer is the perfect time to start using a serum if you don’t already have one in your routine. Serums are highly concentrated and can penetrate the skin deeper to target various skincare concerns. They help achieve and maintain healthy skin. Opt for an antioxidant-rich formula to help ward off free radicals, such as sun exposure, which will help prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness. Jack Black Brightening Booster Vitamin C Serum is a hydrating, multitasking formula packed with antioxidants, including 10% THD Ascorbate.. 

Moisturize and Protect

A moisturizer is one of the cornerstones of any skincare routine, regardless of skin type. It helps hydrate the skin's surface layers to lock in moisture and vital nutrients while warding off environmental assault. Of course, nothing protects your skin better from the elements than SPF. We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Sun protection should be a part of your routine year-round. However, a summer skincare routine wouldn’t be complete without sunscreen for men!

Sunscreen or moisturizer first, you ask? When you apply your SPF in your skincare routine depends on what type you’re using. Chemical sunscreen must be applied before moisturizing to penetrate the skin and provide adequate protection. Physical (aka mineral) should be applied after. Jack Black offers both formulas, but to help you take the guesswork out of the application process, we’ve combined the powers of moisturizer and SPF! 

Our Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 is a lightweight, emollient formula that provides lasting hydration and helps improve the skin’s overall appearance. Broad-spectrum SPF 20 (Avobenzone and Octinoxate) with antioxidants help protect the skin from the damaging effects of environmental stress–including UV light, blue light, and pollution. 

If you prefer a mineral formula, Jack Black Dual Defense Face Moisturizer 100% Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30  is a weightless, oil-free daily moisturizer with 100% mineral sunscreen SPF 30, no chemical filters, and no chalky white finish. The multifunctional formula features Hyaluronic Acid to deliver superior hydration. At the same time, mineral sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UV protection to help prevent visible signs of aging and skin damage–including skin roughness, dryness, irregular pigmentation, and wrinkling. It also features an organic antioxidant blend of Cranberry, Rosemary, and Green Tea and is suitable for all skin types, including blemish-prone skin. 

Our Oil-Free Sun Guard SPF 45 Sunscreen is formulated for extreme conditions. It forms a barrier of protection and stays on during intense physical activity in and out of the water, so it won't run or drip into eyes. It’s also ideal for bald or shaved heads?

No matter which formula you choose, apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every two hours when spending time in the sun. 

Don’t forget to protect your lips with our Intense Therapy SPF 25. This emollient balm, enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, Intense Therapy Lip Balm quickly penetrates for instant relief. SPF 25 offers optimum sun protection while guarding against windburn and extreme temperatures.

The learn more about SPF, check out our posts on How to Choose the Best Sunscreen and the Benefits of Sunscreen

Preserve Your Peepers

The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than other face areas, so it requires a little extra TLC to address concerns such as puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and dryness. 

Hot weather can cause puffy eyes, so keep Jack Black Eye Balm De-Puffing and Cooling Gel on hand. This lightweight gel is formulated to help soothe, de-puff, and refresh tired-looking eyes. Massage and cool on contact with a convenient, non-sticky, stainless-steel rollerball applicator. Keep it in the fridge for extra de-puffing power!

Don’t Forget About Your Body 

We can’t talk about summer skincare without mentioning men’s body care. Prevent bacne with our Charcoal Body Buff Exfoliating Cleanser. Follow up with a liberal application of Big Sir Refreshing Body Lotion to keep your skin hydrated, soft, and fragrant. Make packing easy for all your summer travels with our Clean and Cool Body Basics Kit, featuring Pit Boss Antiperspirant and Deodorant, All-Over Wash For Face, Hair and Body, and Cool Moisture Body Lotion. 

What helps glowing skin in summer? A solid routine, of course! Stay sun-safe this summer with our top-rated skincare products. Our collection of SPF moisturizers and lotions provides maximum protection against the sun's rays while nourishing and hydrating your skin. Shop now!