Rule #1: Get Fresh
The dog days can be brutal, but there's no need to let anyone see you sweat. Try Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport Deodorant Stick, which has a fresh, energetic, nautically inspired scent. $26, macys.com.
Rule #2: Keep Clean
Washing your face is especially important in the summer. Amp up the experience with Dermalogica's Daily Clean Scrub, which exfoliates and cleanses with a jolt of refreshing grapefruit oil. $25, dermalogica.com.
Rule #3: Stay Hydrated
The sun, the sand, the surf, the wind—they all take a toll on your skin. You can find relief in Aesop's Petitgrain Hydrating Body Gel, an antioxidant-packed, citrus-scented balm designed to soothe skin. $33, aesop.com.
Rule #4: Don't Burn
Wearing sunblock should be a no-brainer—picking one that’s right can be a bit more difficult. Try Beyond Coastal's Active Sunscreen which, besides SPF, features skin-soothing and antioxident ingredients like green tea, yerba mate, aloe and rose hips. $15, themotley.com.
Rule #5: Dry Off
In the summer, it's not the heat; it's the humidity that can really make you sticky. Stock up on a powder like Jack Black's Dry Down, with cornstarch, lavender and organic green tea, to stay comfortably dry. $19, getjackblack.com.
Rule #6: Pucker Up
No matter how often you re-apply sunblock, there's always a spot that seems to get missed. When it comes to your face, that spot is often your lips. Try Anthony's SPF 25 Lip Balm—the great flavors, like blood orange, will ensure you never forget to put it on. $7.50, anthony.com.
Rule #7: Get Your Spritz Together
When you feel like you don't have time to apply moisturizer, a fast way to treat dry, summer-scorched skin is with a blast of AMOREPACIFIC’s Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System, a water-free, botanical hydration spray that offers a refreshing burst of vapor to help cool down. $35, amorepacific.com.
Rule #8: Strike Oil
Summer means you'll be taking more showers, and it's important to moisturize after each one. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Oil gives a post-shower slick of much-needed hydration spiked with the scents of bergamot, lemon and bitter orange. $70, saks.com.
Rule #9: Transform Yourself
As well as being drying, summer sun can add years you don't need to your face. Blue algae and vitamin B are two of the age-defying ingredients in Kiehl's Facial Fuel Transformer Age-Correcting Moisture Gel for Men, a summer-weight moisturizer that combats wrinkles and evens out skin tone. $34, kiehls.com.
Rule #10: Don't Bite
Nobody wants to get bitten by mosquitoes, but who really wants to douse himself with one of those piney, chemically-laden concoctions? Malin + Goetz's natural bug spray, featuring rosemary, geranium and lemongrass oils, keeps insects at bay and boasts a light scent that won’t repel people. $20, malinandgoetz.com.