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Men’s Skincare Essentials for Enjoying the Great Outdoors

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No matter the time of year, there’s always fun to be had in the great outdoors. What’s your favorite outdoor activity? Whether you just spend a few hours outside on a Saturday afternoon or take a week to hike into the wilderness, it’s always refreshing to get out there.

But you can’t forget about your skin when you head outside. If you do your best to live a healthy, youthful lifestyle - and you probably do if you’re spending so much time outdoors - you need a skincare routine to match.

For guys who love the great outdoors, the right men’s skincare essentials can help you keep your skin looking its best. No complicated tips here, just a few ways to ensure your skin stays healthy for years to come.


SPF Face Moisturizer

Spend lots of time outdoors? You need to get into the habit of using an SPF face moisturizer. Every time. No exceptions.

And no, that isn’t just a marketing scheme to make you use sunscreen. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation’s prevention guidelines, you should “Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.”

That’s why our Daily Defense Face Moisturizer is made with SPF 20. It’s formulated with natural, mineral-based SPF ingredients - including zinc oxide.. You can use it daily without concern about the potential long term effects of the common ingredients in chemical-based sunscreens.

For your long term skin health, get into a habit of applying an SPF product daily. That way you won’t have to worry about excessive sun damage because of all the fun you’re having in the great outdoors.


All in One Wash

You probably don’t worry that much about staying fresh and clean during a multi-day backpacking trip. Camping is about getting in touch with nature - including its textures and smells. But at some point you’ll need to clean up. And your best choice is an all in one wash that’s quick and easy.

Our All in One Wash is made with gentle ingredients and designed to be used on your hair, face, and body. It won’t dehydrate your scalp, irritate your face, or dry out your skin. So it’s the perfect addition to your adventure bag.

Toss a travel-size bottle in your backpack and you’ll be ready for a quick, refreshing shower - wherever and whenever that becomes an option.

This is a far better option than carrying along a bar of soap. Harsh detergents found in most soaps dry out your skin. You deserve to feel your best while enjoying nature - so stick with natural, gentle ingredients.


Face Wash

Always looking for an excuse to get outside and active during the spring and summer? Those beautiful sunny months are perfect for enjoying outdoors. But a game with your pals and other outdoor fitness activities will leave you super sweaty. And you don’t want to let sweat, oil, and debris clog up your pores - that can lead to blemishes and dull skin tone.

Make sure you’re using a gentle face wash - like our Clarifying Gel Face Wash with coconut based cleansers, geranium, and aloe - every morning and evening. It's perfect for guys with normal to oily skin.


Deodorant & Body Powder

Want to enjoy the smells of Mother Nature without your BO getting in the way? We'd recommend it. But you shouldn't use a deodorant with aluminum, baking soda, alcohol, and other potentially harmful ingredients.

Our natural deodorant - in a variety of masculine scents or unscented - is made with coconut oil, vitamin E, arrowroot, and shea butter. It will keep you smelling fresh so you can focus on your surroundings, not your stank.

And while you're worrying about BO, don't forget about the terror of chafing. Going for a long hike or planning on getting especially sweat? Get real - chafing is a danger that you need to avoid. 

But you don't have to use iffy products made with bad ingredients just to keep things fresh and chafe-free. Our Stay Fresh Body Powder is lightweight and talc-free. Its formula includes corn starch, aloe vera, and provitamin B5.

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