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Christmas Skincare Survival

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As part of our self care Christmas special with Lab Series Skincare for men - How to keep your skin in check this festive period....

Eating well, relaxing and organising your time are three ways to help get yourself prepared for the big day. But harsh weather, stress and bingeing yourself silly will play havoc on your visage. To help counter this, the experts at Lab Series have let us try out the top skincare innovations that can make you feel like your old self again before you can shout ‘Home Alone’s on TV!!’  These products will not only help you look good, but also help take out the anxiety to impress auntie Margaret on the big day.

01

Fight back against pollution

Its no secret that throughout the UK. pollution is clocking in at an all time high.  When there isn't a tree to be seen, that pollution is being sucked up by your beautiful cherub like face. Christmas shopping can be stressful enough without worrying that you're going to come back home to your loving family with with a complexion like Bela Legosi. To go some way in preventing Christmas becoming Halloween, Lab Series have developed Day Rescue Defence Lotion with SPF35 that means not only does it repair your face it also protects against the harsh elements flying at you - so put it on before you hit Oxford Street and your family should recognise you when you get home.  A great all year round product that packs a punch.   Labseries.co.uk -50ml £35

02

Always with the photos!

You know Christmas.  Its the time of year when everyone wants to take the perfect photo, a memory that will last with them forever, something they will print off on A3 and display proudly on the toilet wall. Not a blurry poorly lit shot, where you're looking strained and half cut, that sits on a 5th generation I-Phone along with 1,000's of other forgotten shots of people you once knew. With PRO LS All in one you can become a photo hero.  Its the perfect lightweight cream to take out with you as a staple along with your selfie stick and your door keys. Soothes, brightens and moisturises while stopping shine from that ill placed flash.   Labseries.co.uk - 50Ml £25  

03

Time to stop using cold water on a flannel.

Quite frankly those people who say 'I just use cold water and a flannel to wash' are the same people who say they don't really like pop music. Whilst water is  errr free/cheap, and of course great to drink, it struggles to remove the detritus that can build up on the face after a couple of days overdoing it. The Lab Series Multi Action Facewash is a firm favourite of The Book of Man team which is why we included it in our 2019 guide to grooming.  It removes dirts, softens beards and moisturises the skin, with a beautiful matt finish which is a huge departure from the cold flannel washes you used to have at cub camp. Use it everyday and your family will think you're a machine.   Labseries.co.uk - 100ml £21

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Lab Series BB

When the going gets tough...

...for the love of whoever you worship please turn to BB Tinted Moisturiser. We at The Book of Man were cynical of a tinted product that claimed to match skin tone and generally make you look and therefore feel truly amazing. But how we were turned.  This is without a doubt our hero face-saver product of 2019 and probably 2020 and 2021 which is technically the future.  Great for covering up any blemishes or skin colouration but add a little extra under the eyes to hide those post all-nighter bags. Also contains an SPF15 to product against the elements. The black tube also looks well cool.   Labseries.co.uk 50ml £38

05

For a bit of fun...

Why not turn up to the Christmas party as a smurf but at the same time cleansing your skin so deep that all those Deliveroo's you've been ordering will be thing of the past. The Urban Blue Detox Clay Mask has been worn a lot by us in the office because a) its a fun thing to do and b) Its so darn effective at removing impurities from your face.  You don't have to apply it to your whole face as it works wonders on your specialist target and T-Zone areas. Why not have a blue nose for Christmas morning.  A nice thing to do with the kids on the big day (or a screen addicted nephew) is to get them to put it on for you and marvel as you transform from bloated dad to Dr Manhatten.   Labseries.co.uk 100ml £27

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