A master barber outlines 5 steps to keeping skin smooth and cool as the temperature rises.
Heat, sand and sweat are all enemies of a beard. Which makes it something of a cruel joke that the rise in hormone production and Vitamin D cause facial hair follicles to increase in warmer months.
“There’s definitely an increase in shaving traffic this time of year, and many guys tend to keep facial hair short in the summer in order to beat the heat,” says Rudy Milian, master barber at Harry’s Corner Shop in New York City. “Plus, no one wants a facial hair tan line.” Here, his tips for ditching the five o’clock shadow and keeping skin cool, smooth and freshly-shaven as the dog days set in.