Celebrity grooming expert Joshua Ristaino works with a host of famous faces including the likes of Marc Jacobs, Dominic Cooper, Joel McHale and Mark Ruffalo to ensure they’re always ready for the red-carpet and ELEMIS products are a staple in his kit. We picked his brains to find out his top 5 summer grooming tips:


1. Exfoliate:

In the summer, you tend to sweat more, so it is important to exfoliate at least twice a week. This is even more important for men than woman. I recommend using the ELEMIS Energising Skin Scrub to help decongest skin.


2. Take special care after sun exposure:

The ELEMIS SOS Survival Cream is crucial after long day at the beach due to free radicals depletion after getting more exposure to outdoor elements.


3. The right oil can make the difference:

Many men don’t use oil, but it’s great in the summer for added hydration.  Applying an oil that is not too drying is key in the hotter months as your face is prone to dehydration & dryness due to sunscreen application. I love the ELEMIS Smooth Result Shave Oil.


4. Protect your skin during travel:

Summer is the time for vacation and a little R&R but if you don’t protect yourself while traveling, you can come back looking more exhausted than when you left.  Before getting on a flight, I make sure to bring the ELEMIS Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel to use mid-flight to hydrate & refresh my tired under eye area.

Plus, it’s flight approved, fitting easily in your carry-on


5. Use masks:

I like to use a moisturizer as a light mask pre-shower; lightweight moisturizers work best (ELEMIS Anti-Fatigue Day Cream is a good one).


Tip for application: layer on a generous amount, especially around the beard area, then put a hot cloth or towel after application on top of the skin before jumping in the shower to get skin extra smooth.