Must have SPF to add to the grooming arsenal


The snow has melted, the ice has been relegated back to its rightful place in the beer cooler as the seasons begin to change. Spring has sprung, and the beach and the waves have begun to call. You’ve pulled your board from the garage attic and worked in the wax.

But your skin is still stuck in the winter. Hidden away from the sun for months and returning to the beach could be detrimental to the money maker! Folks, it’s imperative that you protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The tomato look will never be a thing…

Here are our picks for the best products to keep you on the beach and riding the waves safely.

Charles and Lee

One of the most basic building blocks of an effective skincare routine is hydration. Before you apply sunscreen to leave for the beach, applying this moisturizer from Charles and Lee that has Chamomile and Aloe Vera will soften and smooth your skin and allow your sunscreen to focus on just protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays.


Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer

You’re a busy guy, especially if you are waking up early every morning to get a surf in before the office. Because you’re pulling double duty with the office and the waves, you need a product that can double duty for you. Jack Black takes care of the moisturizing and the sun protection for your face all at once so you can apply just once fifteen minutes before sun exposure and get out the door to lay claim to your surf before someone else.


Soleil Toujours Micro Mist

One of the most arduous parts of wearing sunscreen is the need to reapply often. While most products are very effective at protecting the skin from the sun, nearly all of them need reapplying in order to maintain effectiveness. Soleil makes that part of the process much easier with a spray-on mist that makes reapplying quick and easy to keep your skin safe and your day going uninterrupted.


Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector

Sunscreen has always been thick and heavy, adding a seemingly extra layer that keeps your skin from breathing in the summer sun. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector is a lightweight, water-like texture that goes on thin and is water-resistant for up to eighty minutes before you have to reapply, leaving plenty of time for you to spend surfing instead of arm’s reach of your sunscreen.


Jaxon Lane Rain or Shine

The smell of the ocean, the salt, and the sand is one of the biggest draws to the daily 4am surf session. Few things can ruin that like the harsh smell of sunscreen. Jaxon Lane understands that feeling and solves it with this Rain or Shine that goes on odorless and uses green tea to decrease the damage the sun can do.


Brickell Men's Element Defense

Nothing is worse when you are reapplying sunscreen on the beach than the white film or greasy feeling after it’s on. This product by Brickell a light, non-greasy formula to fight that problem and make you smooth and touchable for your beach lunch date, or ready for your turn on the wave.

Now that the sun is back to stay for the coming months, you have to take steps to protect yourself while you spend more and more time hiking, jogging, swimming, or surfing.



Any kind of protection is better than none, but any product you get should ideally have an SPF of 30 or higher

Unless otherwise directed, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or after swimming or sweating

Don’t forget, sunscreen of all kind expire, so treat yourself to a new dose from this list for Spring/Summer 2021

After two hours outside, reapply