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Summer facial hair survival guide

As the mercury rises across Australia, and the long-awaited summer makes its grand entrance, most of us look forward to basking under the warm sunshine. Yet, this season of joy can also pose challenges for those sporting facial hair, resulting in discomfort and irritation. We present to you the ultimate ‘Summer Facial Hair Survival Guide,’ packed with expert tips to keep your facial hair looking its best during these warmer months.

Veteran American Crew All-Star and distinguished barber, Gary McKenzie, with over 35 years of experience, brings you his pro tips to maintain a healthy, well-groomed beard and moustache, even in the sweltering heat.

1) Clean Facial Hair is Half the Battle

Facial hair can act like a sponge in the summer, absorbing sweat, dirt and oils. Neglecting this build-up can lead to skin irritation, ingrown hairs and acne. Regular use of a good cleanser, such as the American Crew Beard Foam Cleanser, is crucial to keep your facial hair fresh and clean. Get your hands on it at The Iconic.

2) Beware of Dehydration

Frequent swimming in oceans or pools during the Aussie summer can damage your facial hair as salt water and chlorine dry out your skin and hair follicles. Moisturising your skin and conditioning your beard or moustache is essential to avoid that crunchy texture. The American Crew Beard Serum offers an easy solution to hydrate your facial hair and moisturise the skin beneath. Grab yours from Adore Beauty.

3) Prioritise Sun Protection

Sun protection is paramount not only for your facial hair but also for your general health. Regular usage of SPF throughout the summer can help prevent sunburn and premature ageing. The American Crew All-in-One Face Balm comes with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, providing SPF coverage without the tacky feeling of traditional sunscreens. This product also helps prevent irritation after shaving, reduces redness and prevents ingrown hairs. Available at Adore Beauty.

4) Style Your Facial Hair to Keep it at its Best

Many men overlook the importance of styling their beard, but a little extra effort goes a long way in achieving a well-groomed look. The American Crew Beard Balm is a versatile product for styling your beard easily. Meanwhile, if you are carrying your Movember look into the summer, the American Crew Moustache Wax will help keep stray hairs in check. Find the Beard Balm at Adore Beauty and the Moustache Wax at The Iconic.

Preserve the look and feel of your facial hair this summer with these expert tips and top-quality products. Enjoy the Australian summer without compromising on your grooming routine.

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