26-year-old Thomas Doherty’s secret to playing a teen on Gossip Girl — WATCH

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Moisturizing, firming serum, and avocado face masks are just a few of Gossip Girl star Thomas Doherty‘s “youth” secrets.

The actor sat down with GQ magazine to chat about how he keeps his skin looking young enough to portray 17-year-old Max Wolfe. One thing that is very important, especially when you have tattoos to cover up is makeup. So after a day's work, he's in need of a thorough wipe down.

Watch Thomas Doherty chat about grooming with GQ

His character on the show is pansexual, so he does end up kissing quite a few women and men this season. That experience had him questioning his upbringing he told Variety.

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“That was definitely interesting …Obviously my character, Max, is pansexual and for me it's always amazing when you play a part to see what you can kind of draw from that and what you can compare it with in your own life, your own beliefs,” he said.

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“And it definitely did make me question how I was brought up and have been conditioned to think in terms of gender and gender identity and sexual preferences stuff. That kind of threw that all up in the air and it was kind of very liberating. It's been an amazing experience for me, definitely.”

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Gossip Girl is available to stream now on HBO Max.


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