Meet your new favorite skinfluencer… Niall Horan? The singer-songwriter and founding member of a little band called One Direction just shared his complete, start-to-finish skin-care routine, and to say the process is extensive would be an understatement. (But that 22-step routine does include a few key hair secrets, too!)
Niall actually gave fans a sneak peek at his routine in January on TikTok, saying that the second most commonly asked question is about his skin. (The first is, of course, about a new album.) While cleansing and moisturizing weren’t a huge concern in his 1D days, Niall has since seen the light. “As I head into my thirties, I’m trying to keep the baby face for as long as possible,” he jokes in his new Vogue Beauty Secrets video. “When I was younger, I didn’t really care about it. I was really a boy about it. Then I decided I was going to look after this thing.”
The routine begins with the “Slow Hands” singer, clad in a fluffy white robe, lighting a candle (gotta have ambiance) and showing off damp, just-showered hair. He applies a Leonor Greyl Volumizing Styling Mousse throughout his hair, then grabs the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to speed up the drying process. If you loved his blonde look, skip this part of the video because Niall reveals that he’s never going to bleach his hair again. (The maintenance was just too much, but we love the brunette, too!)
After his hair is perfectly coiffed and voluminous, he splashes his face with cold water, then cleanses with Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse. Niall then applies the Make Beauty’s Micro Crystalline Exfoliating Face Mask.
Next up is facial steaming. Niall loves it for his face to help open up his pores, but he also thinks it’s great for his voice. He tries to do it as often as he can, including taking lots of super hot showers. The musician then applies Jaxon Lane Bro Mask Eye Gel patches under his eyes and massages his face with ice rollers, saying the rollers are the most effective part of his painstaking routine.
Niall then uses a handful of Sarah Chapman products to moisturize and balance his skin and applies Ilia’s Bright Start Retinol Alternative Eye Cream, as he says dark circles run in his family. “When I’m getting ready in the morning, I listen to my previous years’ roundup of favorite songs,” he reveals. Niall uses SPF and lip balm to protect his skin while he’s out and about, especially when golfing. (We love a sun protection fan!)