Ask Fashion’s BOYFRIEND: Your Style And Grooming Questions Answered

It’s a crazy universe, and Fashion’s Boyfriend is here to help. In this article, we – with help from our friends and family of experts, insiders – will answer your most pressing questions on style, wellness, grooming, the workplace, and everything else besides. Have a question? Drop us a line at

Welcome to Ask Fashion’s Boyfriend. 


How can I keep up with my grooming regimen in isolation — without disaster

The Coronavirus pandemic as left many people feeling overwhelmed and depressed, part of this is that we need our grooming/ beauty regimen to release those dopamines.

The one main concern for a lot of guys during this time is that there is a lack of barbers and hair salons open, we don’t recommend cutting your own hair by any means, but if you find ourself at the edge of this cliff use our guide on cutting your hair to avoid any foreseeable disasters.

One of the best ways to keep up with your facials at home is to buy a face steamer like the Beurer Facial Sauna FS 50 this will help you get your pores open and ready for exfoliation, my personal favourite exfoliator is the Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste Formulated with Riverbed Quartz and Lactic Acid to slough off surface cells and banish impurities, this fine-grain scrub is balanced by Rosemary, Evening Primrose and Lavender oils to quell redness and blemishes, too.

After the exfoliation, it’s time for a mask, depending on your skin and your skin concerns we recommend using the Sublime Replenishing Night Masque from Aesop, enhanced with vitamins B, C, E and F, that balances the skin and offers immediate hydration.



What is the most important ingredient in skincare for someone approaching 38?  

Having flawless skin can be an expensive route, however, there are a ton of Aesthetic approaches that you can do like the Derma pen, chemical peels, Botox and fillers. But when you are looking at an anti-ageing cream that truly works you have to add retinol to your skin regimen, you can buy retinol at your local pharmacy but in most places, you need a prescription. 

Topical retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that encourage cells to behave as they did in youth, all the while rebuilding collagen, ironing out fine lines and resurfacing the skin. Miracle ingredients like this can irritate the skin if you’re not used to them, so it’s worth investing in something that you know will work.

You can buy moisturisers with retinol in them but they aren’t always as effective as the prescribed version. 

Other key ingredients are:

  1. Vitamin C
  2. Alpha hydroxy acids
  3. Algae
  4. Salicylic acid
  5. Hyaluronic acid

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