Across the UK, queer saunas have provided a safe space for gay men to relax, unwind and shag. But the pandemic has brought on an uncertain future with Vauxhall’s Chariots – Europe’s largest gay sauna – closing its doors for good. Here, THE FACE investigates the likely post-pandemic outcome.
Thanks to an excessive amount of screen time, lockdown has not only changed the way we socialise, but also the way we look. Or want to look. From TikTok dermatologists to secret facial work-outs, we investigate how Zoom is affecting our relationship with skincare and our sense of self, 12 months in.
Let’s be positive for a moment – lockdown has ushered in a flurry of brilliant first-time writers spanning fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Here, we chart THE FACE’s favourite newcomers you should be keeping your beady eyes on this spring.
After all, Molly-Mae did it. And against a backdrop of botched procedures and a pandemic-fuelled return to natural beauty, it would seem many others are following in the influencer’s direction. THE FACE explores whether or not tweakment reversal could be the next big thing.
THE FACE explores the weird and not-so-wonderful changes to daily life after a year on plague planet.
The beauty business has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Against a backdrop of lockdowns, shoddy government guidelines and virtual appointments, we speak to beauty workers who remain hopeful against all odds, ingeniously adapting to a situation beyond their control.