City dwellers have other considerations besides pollution, dust, hard water and even sun exposure – but those are the very culprits that cause dull hair, lackluster skin and rapid aging. Don’t worry, gents – this grooming guide allows you to keep those annoyances at the back of your mind while tackling the issues at hand, so you can focus on staying the king of your urban jungle:

1. Shu Uemura Art of Hair designed an entire collection with urbanites in mind. The Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner (necessary for longer hair or if you go a few days between washes) strengthens hair by removing pollutants, and adding softness and lightness. Shampoo available for $48, and conditioner available for $58 at

2. Skin aging meets its match in Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, a resurfacing product that takes on biochemical and environmental aggressors to purify and smoothen skin. Drop a small amount on your wet hands, and rub into a paste. Massage on your face, and then rinse clean. Available for $58 at select Ulta Beauty locations ( or

3. Add bulk and enviable style to your hair with the buildable Sumoclay by Bumble and bumble. The matte texturizer allows you to work a small amount through with your fingers and shape strands into a desirable style for the ultimate hold, with a shine-free finish. Available for $29 at Sephora (

4. Some days just feel worse than others. So when heat seems relentless or the air feels thick, use Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water as an instant pick-me-up. The cleansing spray fortifies your skin’s moisture barrier and acts as a protectant. Available for $14 at

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