Body shaving can cause ingrown hairs, particularly if you have naturally curly or coarse body hair, says dermatologist Dr Joanne See. Blitz bumps with a product containing salicylic acid.
PROTECT & SERVE
“Shaving makes your skin more exposed and more prone to sun damage,” says Lauren Burton, a skin expert for The Cancer Council. Shave down the day before the beach and load up on SPF the day of.
PORES & EFFECT
Biggest cause of male body acne? Long, hot showers post-workout, says See. Stick to short, cool showers. Another trick – keep pores on your back and shoulders from clogging with a rotating cleansing brush.
ClarisonicSmart Profile, $295
HIT THE BAR
Loaded with antibacterial tea tree, this soap bar will help heal any rogue scabs, drunken injuries or rogue carpet burns marring your otherwise flawless physique.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Bar, $11.95
Spray before your sweaty beach run – underarm friction breaks the seal of microcapsules, releasing bursts of crowd-pleasing fragrance while you work out.
Slap on a layer of body moisturiser to avoid skin dehydration caused by air-con, saltwater, chlorinated pools and excessive consumption of beer.
Nivea Men Crème, $7.99