Surfer approved skin care

Photo Credit: Jonathon Reis

The combined look of awe and confusion on a man’s face as he witnesses his significant other’s skin care routine for the first time is something we wish we could snapshot and pull out every time we need a little pick-me-up. The simple fact that we don’t use the same moisturizer for our entire body AND for our face is enough to prompt an inquisition: “What is THAT for? You do this every day?!” And maybe even, “Can I try it?” Men benefit from skin care as much as women do but are often left out of the conversation. Plus, many don’t know where to start, so they skip it altogether. We want to change the way men think about skin care, so we reached out to a guy whose skin is pushed to the limit every single day.

Our Surfing Brand Ambassador, Oz Merrell, spends his days in pounding saltwater, gritty sand, and relentless sunshine searching for that perfect wave. While most guys don’t surf for a living, they’re still exposed to environmental stressors like sun and pollution that take their toll in the form of dry skin, wrinkles, and discoloration. We asked Oz what 3 products he depends on to battle the elements and protect his skin:

  1. Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

“Helps to soothe my skin & keep it super hydrated after long days in the sun.”

Skin exposed to the sun, wind, and even indoor air conditioning tends to dry out. Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum helps combat dryness without the weight of a heavy moisturizer. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, a water-loving molecule that binds moisture to the skin, Squalene from olives that helps prevent moisture loss, and Rose Hip Oil to help improve skin texture, this lightweight serum will help keep skin hydrated all summer long.

  1. Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 in Nude

“The tinted matte finish blends in perfectly with my tan skin.”

Oz knows that every time he goes out to surf, he needs protection from the sun. Our skin is exposed to the sun in a more subtle way—driving in the car or through office windows, for example—which makes many think that they don’t need daily sun protection. The most common excuse that we hear from men (and women!) to not wear sunscreen is that it leaves them feeling sticky or greasy. Our Sun Shield Liquid Tints provide sheer, natural, full-spectrum coverage that feels weightless on the skin and makes wearing daily sun protection a breeze!

  1. Perfect C™ Radiance Lotion

“My daily protection from free radicals.”

Vitamin C in the form of L-Ascorbic is a free radical-fighting powerhouse. The 12% dose of L-Ascorbic acid in Perfect C™ Radiance Lotion helps to brighten and smooth skin texture, while Plant C-Stem™ and Licorice Extract help protect the skin from the effects of environmental damage via pollution and UV rays. Oz loves this moisturizer because it hydrates and helps protect his skin in one simple step.

Whether surfing the waves or just walking to work, our skin is exposed to the elements much more than we realize. Take a tip from our pro: Guys need skin care too! We constantly hear from our customers that their husbands tried a few of their products and now use them religiously. We’d love to hear what MyChelle products your guy has fallen in love with – email us at!