We all have our vices. Nail biting, sleeping in and being messy are just a few of the bad habits that we intend on kicking them out of the door come 2014.

With the New Year just two days away, we thought we’d take a look at what we may have cut out of our daily routine that we really shouldn’t. You’ll be amazed at the results.

Not Cleansing…

For a lot of us out there, skin care isn’t really high on the agenda and because of this, our skin is suffering. A quick wash with water isn’t enough to have our skin looking it’s best everyday, we also have to cleanse.

Cleansing removes dirt, excess oil and bacteria that cause acne and blemished to form on your skin, so now you can understand why cleansing shouldn’t be skipped. Within a few days you’ll see visibly brighter, clearer skin with an even complexion throughout.


Top Cleansers

Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser

Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Murad Time Release Blemish Cleanser

Ole Henriksen Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser

Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser

Skipping the Prep…

Another major skin care sin that many men commit is not preparing their skin before shaving. No wonder you get nicks, ingrown hairs and redness, prep is so essential to achieving that perfect shave, you’d be daft to miss out. Shaving oils make up most of the prep that goes into shaving, lubricating your skin against any razor damage and ensuring skin remains dry and unharmed.



Top Pre-Shave

Anthony Logistics Pre-Shave Oil

eShave Almond Pre Shave Oil

American Crew Lubricating Shave Oil

Lock, Stock & Barrel Argan Blend Shave Oil

Men Rock Shave Oil


Avoiding a Scrub…

Fed up of your skin looking dull and tired? Well get scrubbing. Exfoliating your skin daily or weekly can drastically improve the texture and pigment of your complexion, allowing your skin to look the best it ever has. Removing dead skin cells, cleaning out pores and boosting circulation in your skin opens up a world of healthy looking, radiant skin.


Top Face Scrubs

Clinique Face Scrub

Lab Series Invigorating Face Scrub

Nickel Super Clean Face Scrub



Top Body Scrubs

Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Sugar Scrub

Ron DORFF Arctic Roseroot Body Scrub

REN Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm


So this year, let’s take some extra time with our skin.

Happy New Year!



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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid