Undo the damage
Look (and feel) better in seconds by introducing these ten secret weapons to your bathroom arsenal
Big night? Fix yourself up in seconds with grooming solutions built for speed and results
The first thing you notice about Black Is White whitening toothpaste (£20, curaprox.co.uk) is that it’s black. A little unnerving, but the colour comes from activated charcoal that absorbs stains, unlike other whitening pastes which erase them with abrasion.
Use +Rehab London Shine Free (£16, rehablondon. co.uk) to keep your face hydrated without the sheen some creams create. Perfect if you find greasy patches setting up shop while the rest of your skin is thirsty for moisture.
YOUR FACIAL HAIR
As well as moisturising the skin, Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave (£18, mankind.co.uk) hydrates the hairs you’re shaving. This makes it easier to lop them off, which means less irritating razor strokes.
Slapping on The Bluebeards Revenge Cooling Moisturiser (£10, bluebeardsrevenge.co.uk) quickly calms down aggravated patches, and gives your skin a damn good refreshing while you’re at it.
Uppercut Matt Clay (£16, uppercutdeluxe. com) knows there’s a crucial difference between a messy look and a dirty one, and does a knockout (sorry) job of keeping styles in check without making your hair stiff or greasy.
Gum-On Stressed Muscle Soother (£6.50, gum-on.co.uk) contains essential oils that help alleviate tense muscles. It really works, making the pain a distant memory in just a few minutes.
MINIMISE SHAVING TRAUMA
Shaving leaves skin in a state of shock. Use B Men Post Shave Balm (£6, superdrug.com) to reduce the impact of dragging sharpened metal across your face.
PREVENT PREMATURE AGEING
It doesn’t matter how cold it gets, UV rays still get through to leave their mark on your skin. Erborian CC Homme (€29, around £20, fr.erborian.com), a broad spectrum SPF moisturiser will keep you naturally glowing for longer.
TIGI Bed Head Wise Up shampoo (£8, justmylookco.uk) reduces redness and flakiness that comes from itching. It takes a couple of uses to work its magic, but your locks do instantly acquire a fresh lemongrass and menthol smell.
Not exfoliating means you’re basically Hannibal Lecter walking around with a dead man’s face on top of your own. ManCave FaceScrub (£7, feelunique.com) uses crushed olive stones to prevent that, while vitamin E protects your fresh skin.