An evening workout is the best way to wind down. I always finish a workout with a 20-minute sauna and a five-minute cold shower before heading home. When you sweat in a sauna, this draws additional oxygen and nutrients to the surface of the skin. As a result, you benefit from healthier-looking skin and the cold shower constricts blood vessels, which temporarily tightens pores and reduces redness. I find it hard to switch off in the evening, but reishi mushrooms help as they calm the nervous system. A mug of Dirtea Cacao – essentially a healthy hot chocolate with reishi, ashwagandha, vanilla, cinnamon, lucuma and coconut milk – always helps.
My evening routine is simple. I wash my face with Heath’s face wash again – it deeply cleanses and washes away the grime of the day without stripping the skin. I really want to get into the habit of using a face mask – I just never seem to find the time.
My desert island beauty product would be shea butter. I’ve been using Fushi’s organic shea butter every day for the last 15 years. It’s rich in oleic, stearic and linoleic acids, which help protect and nourish the skin to keep it soft and hydrated. It’s also rich in vitamins A, E and F, which protects against the elements and maintains the overall health of the skin. It doesn’t get more natural than shea butter – it’s made from the nuts of the karite tree and if you choose the right product that’s 100% organic and raw, it often means supporting cruelty-free practices and fairtrade agreements. It’s proof that sometimes the simplest products are the most effective.
Parla’s toothpaste tablets are a recent discovery. They’re designed by dentists, eco-friendly and I’m now an avid subscriber – I've noticed my teeth and gums are significantly healthier in the six months I’ve been using them.
A chiropractor keeps me in check. I work out regularly and have just started Brazilian jujitsu, but spend my days sitting at a computer so make an effort to keep my body ticking. I see Dr Kiran Gill every other week. She’s a miracle worker – she’s worked on film sets and with pro athletes. Once a month, I book in for a sports massage and a facial specifically designed for male skin – the Four Seasons does a great one.
My biggest splurges happen when I’m in LA. I always drop by Remedy Place, a members club that offers alternative treatments. I love the ice baths, hyperbaric chambers and multivitamin IV drips. If I’m feeling run down, I’ll also have an NAD+ shot – it’s a potent hit of antioxidants that promotes better overall health and athletic performance, and supercharges brain health.