He is one of the most recognisable male models in the world. He always looks immaculate and is in great shape. But how does David Gandy look so good? Nowadays metrosexuals are accepted. So having a regular grooming or beauty routine for the modern man is the norm and even expected. If you feel it’s not masculine to get into grooming then think again! Here we discuss some of the David’s grooming tips and advice.
For dry skin especially when traveling David uses Rosehip oil. He swears by it and has mentioned it in several interviews that it is great for hydration. He especially uses it after coming off a flight. You can usually buy this in your local health food shop or pharmacy.
Make sure you pick the right products that work for you. There are many products out there that are promoting healthy skincare but that actually strip the skin of it’s natural oils and protection. David recounts using cheap hair products aswel that ruined his hair and caused problems with his scalp. So don’t be afraid to invest in products that may cost more but will benefit you in the long run.
There are three things that this handsome gent recommends a serum, scrub and a good moistruiser. Make sure you know what kind of skin you have. Is it dry and sensitive? Oily? Or maybe combination? Once you know what skin you really have matching it with the right skincare will make a huge difference.
A serum so important to have especially in winter months when you will have cold winds beating your face. Or dry heaters drying out your skin! A serum penetrates deep into the cells working wonders. Try the No7 Men Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum. David gives some insider knowledge that most men don’t know and that is you need to use a scrub or exfoliator to make sure your serum and mosituriser gets into the skin.
Stay away from perfumed products that can do more damage than good and go for something natural. Basically look at the labels.
David uses Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser which has an 30 SPF. It is so important to get an SPF to protect against sun damage and ultra violet rays which are present in winter too. So either buying an mosturiser with an SPF or buying an SPF to go under your moisturiser is a must! I always put SPF on everyday before I leave the house and you should too!
Just to repeat ourselves you need a good exfoliater or face scrub to make sure your serum and moisturiser can get into your skin and work properly. Kiehl’s also do an exfoliater.
One of the sensible things he imparts is about diet. What you put into your body and how much water you drink will affect your hair, skin and body. Wise advice from the model is everything in moderation.
Just to reinforce his message David tells men interested in grooming what you put into your body matters. And he is not strict and completely devoid of treating himself. He has a cheat day once a week. A quick note on fitness he works out three to four times for 45 mins to an hour a week regularly and then when he has shoots he works out five times a week. In his opinion if you are not sweating or sore the day after you have not done enough exercise.
Finally of course he wears Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue Intense Pour Homme which is the campaign he fronts.
Even if you take one thing away from David’s grooming habits then your on the right road to looking and feeling better.