Soccer ace David Beckham is following a strict beauty-treatment routine after learning how best to preserve his looks from wife VICTORIA.

The Real Madrid player has unveiled his pampering techniques after scooping the top spot in PEOPLE magazine's Most Beautiful Sports Icon poll, admitting he douses his face in moisturiser on a daily basis and keeps his nails in shape with the help of regular manicures.

He says, "I've learned a lot. Being out in the cold and rain doesn't help your skin, so moisturiser in the morning is a big thing. And at night it's the eye cream. A manicure is probably my favourite pampering splurge."

David and his former SPICE GIRL wife Victoria are currently in the midst of a legal showdown with their ex-nanny ABBIE GIBSON, who told British newspaper the NEWS OF THE WORLD the couple constantly argue and are on the verge of splitting.

29/04/2005 17:32