The holiday season is one of joy, fun, love and a little too much indulgence. Yes, we are talking about those five empty bottles of prosecco on the side new year’s day. So it’s safe to say, your body and in-particular your skin could probably use some TLC right now. Not to worry though, here at THEGAYUK we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 5 picks for starting the year fresh.
1. Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
This has been a firm favourite since my time at Newcastle University, keeping my skin looking fresh and glowing even after the wildest night out in the toon. So you can tell it does the job! The turmeric and cranberry in this masque evening skin tone and the crushed cranberry seeds lightly exfoliate. Resulting in a fresh and glowing complexion, making you look more like you’ve had a week away than a night out on the lash.
£34.00 for 100ml at www.kiehls.co.uk
2. Clinique For Men Moisturising Lotion
Definitely not a new product but an absolute staple to any man’s grooming regime. This moisturiser is a no-fuss and lightweight miracle, restoring balance and moisture to the skin. Apply before bed and in the morning after cleansing, to maintain a healthy glow to the skin and banish those dark circles for good!
£26.00 for 100ml at www.clinique.co.uk
3. ALTR Face Fix – Half and Half
So it’s 2019 and the notion of make-up being only for women is well and truly dead! Gentlemen I give to you Face Fix, a concealer designed and formulated for male skin. Now if the moisturiser isn’t keeping those dark circles at bay, this product is a must. It’s lightweight, easy to apply with just your ring finger and more importantly, it’s conveniently packaged in a small tin to take with you on the go. We recommend the Half and Half version, in order to brighten your under-eyes and cover any pesky Christmas chocolate spots.
£13.99 for 15g at www.altrformen.com
4. Recipe For Men – Ultra Sensitive Facial Cleanser
When it comes to cleansing your face, you have to find the right balance. We need to clean off the dirt but not damage our skin in the process. This is where Recipe For Men’s Ultra Sensitive Facial Cleanser comes in. Arctic juniper berries help reduce inflammation and redness, while cucumber and aloe vera removes impurities. The result is fresh and clean skin, that doesn’t look like you’ve just taken a sanding block to it. Use twice daily for maximum results.
£18.00 for 100ml at www.mankind.co.uk
5. American Crew Daily Conditioner
Here’s one for your hair! The mornings are still dark and the weather is well… miserable. So what better way to start the day than with a refreshing splash of American Crew’s Daily Conditioner. This lightweight formula nourishes your hair, reversing the effects of the harsh winter weather and its menthol properties awaken your senses, making you feel fresh and ready to start the day.
£14.20 for 450ml at www.mankind.co.uk
If Carrie Bradshaw lived in London and had a penis, she’d be a pretty close match to myself. Twenty-something journalist making far too many mistakes in love and with a passion for grooming, fitness and fashion.