Five grooming resolutions worth keeping – with the help of FIT skincare for men

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We all make resolutions at this time of year.  Some of them are easy to keep: others (usually anything involving food, drink or exercise!) are a bit harder to adhere to. Thankfully, resolutions about improving your looks are relatively simple to keep. So if you want to end 2016 looking better than when you started it (and who doesn’t?) here are a few worth keeping – along with the products to ensure that those resolutions become reality…

FIT_30ml_Moisturiser_Box-Bottle_SQUARE_JOINT_72dpi_V1_1024x10241. I will moisturise – twice a day. 

If you only make one grooming resolution this year, make sure it’s this one. Why? Well, not only does moisturising keep skin supple and healthy-looking it also acts as an insurance policy against future wrinkles because the drier skin the more prone to premature ageing it is. FIT’s quickly-absorbed, non-greasy Moisturising Ultra Serum is the perfect way to hydrate skin and is packed with antioxidant vitamins and amino acids to strengthen skin’s natural defences and keep it looking its best. Simply apply twice daily, morning and night, after cleansing. The evening application is especially important because this is when skin is best able to absorb moisturisers.

FIT_250ml_Shampoo_Box-Bottle_SQUARE_JOINT_72dpi_V1_1024x10242. I won’t be obsessed by my thinning thatch.

It’s thought that up to 40% of men will experience some thinning of the hair by the time they’re 35 (I was one of them) but instead of fretting over the fact  – something that can potentially make things worse – why not give your hair some support this year with the help of FIT’s Active Shampoo? A ‘smart’ shampoo that adjusts to your own hair’s needs, it’s fortified with vitamins and caffeine to strengthen and thicken your thatch and minimise hair fallout and breakage in the process. Result.

FIT_20ml_Eyedrate_Box-Bottle_SQUARE_JOINT_72dpi_V1_1024x10243.  I will expand my grooming repertoire.

As with most things – food and exercise included –  it generally pays to think beyond the basics. It’s the same with your grooming regime. Top marks if you’re using a cleanser instead of soap and are moisturising every day but if that’s the extent of your regime, 2016 might be the year to add an eye product like FIT Eyedrate+ to your grooming kit. Why? Well, the skin around the eyes isn’t just thinner than the stuff on the rest of your face, it tends to be more sensitive, too, so needs a specialist product to keep it hydrated, tackle dark circles and reduce puffiness. Eyedrate + does all three of these things and is a cinch incorporate into your existing regime. Simply apply a tiny amount to the skin around your eye sockets with your fingertip, using gentle patting motions.

LIP SERUM4. I won’t let my lips let me down.

You’d be amazed at how many well-groomed men pay great attention to skin and haircare but then let themselves down by neglecting to look after their lips.  With no oil glands of their own lips often need a little TLC to prevent them from chapping and feeling rough, particularly in the first few months of the year when the weather is at its harshest, so make sure you’re never without a FIT Lip Serum. Taste and shine-free (so you won’t look like you’re wearing gloss or be tempted to lick it off) it’s designed to keep lips hydrated and repair any damage caused by icy winds. Make it your pocket essential for 2016.

FIT_100ml_Pec-Ab_Box-Bottle_SQUARE_JOINT_72dpi_V1_1024x10245. I will get fit.

Okay, so we all have this resolution at this time of year (I know I do, every January) but if 2016 is the year you’ve decided to aim for perfect pecs and ideal abs then why not help things along a little with Pec & Ab Sculpt? With artichoke leaf to break down stored fat and plant-based ingredients to tighten skin it’s a great way to show off the results of your hard work down the gym.

So there you have it:  five simple and achievable grooming resolutions for 2016. Adopt them now and you might just have your best-looking year ever!

FIT Skincare For Men is available from fitskincare.co.uk.

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Nivea For Men go for the double

88884_Double_Action_Balm_tottleAnother day, another launch from Nivea For Men (there’s no resting on laurels for this skincare behemoth). This time it’s a brand new post-shave product called  the Skin Energy Double Action Balm. Capitalizing on two current trends in male grooming  – ‘energy’  and multi-functionality –  it’s the perfect modern grooming aid: versatile, revitalising (thanks to guarana extract and taurine) and easy to use.  Because it’s a moistursier and an aftershave balm you can just slap it all over your face after shaving without having to use separate products. And anything that makes the morning routine simpler and faster has got to be good right?

Nivea For Men’s Skin Energy Double Action Balm costs £7.14 for 100ml.

 

Disclosure Notice: I received a free sample of this product for review purposes

Need some colour? Then grab yourself Daniel Sandler’s Instant Tan Wash-Off Face Powder

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Whenever I’m asked to give advice about faking a decent tan I always suggest guys try a powder bronzer – at least for the face. Sure, there are several tinted moisturisers and facial tanners out there that deliver great results but for ease of use and effectiveness I always think a powder is best. They’re also especially good for men who aren’t used to self-tanning products because the results are temporary and you have total control over them. I personally find they work better if you have facial hair too

This new Instant Tan Face Powder from acclaimed make-up artist Daniel Sandler is  especially good for men as it’s shimmer-free, fragrance-free, demi-matt and water-resistant (so won’t slide off when you get hot and sweaty). You simply apply a little with a brush (I suggest this one, also by Daniel Sandler), making sure you apply to the neck and ears as well as the face. If, like me, you’re thin of thatch you can also apply a little upwards into the hairline and onto the scalp.

A brilliant little product for men and perfect for this time of year when skin needs a little pick me up but also great for grooms who want to look their best on their big day.

Daniel Sandler Instant Tan Face Powder costs £22.50 and is available from www.danielsandler.com