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Luke Jickain’s secret to model-worthy looks


LUKE Jickain

With his fine physique and puppy-eyed gaze, model-turned-actor Luke Jickain is a beautiful sight.

As a model, he has done local campaigns for Bench underwear, and regional campaigns for Anchor Beer and Master Card.

CHANEL allure sport

On TV, he has just wrapped up the reality show “Boracay Bodies” and is doing the TV5 soap “Misibis Bay.”

So, what makes him tick?

The Hollywood stars who got me wanting to be an actor are… Robert Downey Jr. and Michael J. Fox.

My secret to keeping fit is… Sit beside the bigger guy and you will look fit for sure. Kidding! Gold’s Gym, Gold’s Gym, Gold’s Gym.

What I’ve learned about dating a celebrity is… It’s like having a sports car—that’s the best thing about it. The worst thing would probably be that everybody wants to steal your sports car.

When it comes to love, I’ve learned… To never listen to Adele after the breakup.

BULGARI perfume

I enjoy wearing clothes by… Jerome Lorico and Joey Samson. Their collections always feel current and fresh. For RTW brands, I’m partial to using Dockers and Vans. I like the combination of urban preppy mixed with that skater look. My Instagram account knows this all too well! Since I’m always on the beach, I’m usually in a Speedo. Cue the whistle! They have the best materials and their new designs are pretty cool.

I don’t leave home without my… Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I’m not an accessories guy, but this is pretty handy to cover my eyes when I’m sleeping on the plane, driving on a sunny day, or watching something else while pretending to listen to someone.

Fresh face first

When it comes to grooming, I take fastidious care of… My face! I’m usually under the sun playing American football or wearing makeup for tapings, so I really invest in stuff for the face. I use Shiseido Men’s facial wash and alternate it with Nisce Blaise facial wash to rid myself of pimples caused by dust, dirt and stress from work and sports. In the evening, I use moisturizer.

Twice a month, I have an IPL treatment at Nisce Spa, which uses laser to close pores and tighten my skin.

I’m very, very particular about… My shake and omelette, made by my yaya every morning. Also, my haircut and my shampoo. The equation is simple: Nice haircut + a crisp white shirt = cool guy. Look at David Beckham! Nelson Cruz of Toni & Guy is, hands down, the best hairstylist for men.

I use Avalon Organics Biotin B-complex from Healthy Options. It keeps my hair fresh even when weighed down by hair products. But for me, Schwarzkopf is still the best hair product. It smells good, controls the hair and isn’t hard to rinse off.

When preparing for a date, my grooming essentials are… Shiseido facial wash for men, Avalon Organics Biotin and B-complex shampoo, Kiehl’s moisturizer for men, Chanel Allure Sport or Bulgari Perfume, and Colgate Optic White Mouth Wash.


Skin protection

OSIS Thrill Fibre Gum

To protect his skin, Luke has regular IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatments. The technology is used by dermatologists to deliver rapid skin regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin’s appearance and firmness.

IPL uses a bright light that penetrates just below the skin’s surface to produce an evened out, brighter and smoother skin appearance.

A way around the costly treatment is L’Oreal’s Revitalift Laser X3. It’s an anti-aging skin cream that replicates the effect of IPL in just 12 weeks’ use. The highly refined emulsion improves overall skin appearance, like a powerful laser treatment at your fingertips. It’s available in department stores and supermarkets nationwide.

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