In the morning, I keep things simple. I splash my face with cold water and apply Dr Barbara Sturm’s Clarifying Face Cream, one of my favourite skincare products. It ticks all the boxes when it comes to skincare – it hydrates and smooths but also levels out sebum levels and doesn’t clog pores. It’s pricey, but great. Pharrell Williams once said he swears by cold water when washing his face, and he hasn’t aged a day since 2003.
Exfoliation in the evening is a great way to keep the skin clean. Neville’s Deep Cleansing Facial Scrub is my go-to – it’s made with extra-fine walnut shells and perlite particles to gently remove dirt and leave the skin feeling refreshed. It also contains cocoa butter and antioxidants to nourish the skin – you’ll always find it in my shower. I’m a fan of Jo Malone’s Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub, which comes in a huge tub. After exfoliating, I apply Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Recovery Overnight Serum, a fantastic product that makes light work of dry, dull skin as you sleep.
Collagen is for men too. If my skin is feeling really dry, I apply a generous amount of Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. It’s super light in texture but really gets to work where it’s needed. Dr Barbara Sturm’s Men Face Cream is also great for hydration – it helps calm the skin and reduces irritation too.