I always start my skincare posts off by reiterating that what works for my skin might not necessarily work for yours. Our concerns are different therefore our skincare regime will no doubt be too. For the record I’m combination , prone to breakouts and I am 49 years old.
I should really start by asking how you all are – how rude of me ? How are you, good I hope.
So back to the beauty …
When it comes to skincare I am very much a simple lady. Some may say old school. I won’t however go as far as to say if you don’t wash the inside of your ears out potatoes will start to grow in them! Anybody else’s Mum tell them that while attacking them with a hot flannel ?!
Basically I cleanse, apply serum, eye cream [always] and moisturiser if I feel my skin needs it . If I’m in the mood and have the time I will give myself a facial massage using one of my various oils . I find this so therapeutic. I’m also partial to a micro-needling session which is great for softening any scarring from my acne.
Less is definitely more in my case. The less I phaff the better my skin is [ my Mum was right!]
I am in the very fortunate position that I regularly get sent skincare to trail . Over the past year I have been sent various products from the French skincare company Institut Esthederm. I really enjoy using this brand and it seems to like me, or rather my skin. They encourage us to age beautifully.
LIFT & REPAIR – Eye Contour Lift Patches – £53.00 x 10 sachets [above ] is a high-tech treatment for the eyes which targets the main signs of ageing in the skin.
It is a high performance solution designed to help banish signs of ageing and fatigue around the delicate eye area, including dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.
I love to use these when my eyes feel particularly tired, lacked lustre and maybe a little dry; maybe I’ve had a bad night’s sleep [ or too much to drink ! ]. I place one of these underneath each eye and lie down for between 5 and 20 minutes, sometimes a little longer if I fall asleep. After that time I remove and rub in any solution that’s left on my skin. Its instantly makes me feel more awake and under-eye definately looks more plumped and awake.
Is a lightweight, fluid formula serum that quickly absorbs into the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has a very faint scent but nothing over powering and has been specifically devised for use on mature skin.
It can be used both morning and evening, and can be used alone or before your moisturiser.
As both the serum and moisturiser are so light they do not feel heavy on my skin and haven’t caused any congestion to date.
Absolute Smoothing Cream has been specially developed to redefine the contours of the face, smooth lines and wrinkles and illuminate the complexion. That just about answers everything I’m looking for in a moisturiser.
This cream offers an immediate tightening effect and helps redefine the contours of the face. It repairs deeply, regenerates, restructures and firms the skin.
I slather this on my neck and jawline as this is the area that needs the most attention. Its a beautiful moisturiser.
I have kindly been issued a discount code that will give you 25% off at checkout and is valid until the 17th December. Click HERE discount is automatically deducted at checkout
I’m also doing a giveaway later today to win the products featured above so head across to my Instagram and be sure to enter . My handle is @the_naughtyfortydiaries
Until next time,