I wrote about my holistic approach to having good skin here… this post harps on about the importance of being happy, rested, eating good food etc. These are some overlooked and often neglected home truths when it comes to the quest for beautiful skin. Beauty industry PR’s will tell you that you need all these expensive products to look good, but I know plenty of people (men especially), who barely use skincare and have THE most beautiful skin.
Sadly I am not so blessed. My face is dry, taught and feels uncomfortable if I step out the shower and delay to apply some oil or moisturiser. The silver lining to having this skin type is invisible pores and few spots. Hurrah! Skincare forms the backbone to my beauty routine, and meditative preparation for the day. Some people can’t start the day without a coffee, I can’t start the day without a vigorous oily cleanse and hot flannel. I love the feeling of silky soft, even-toned skin. I don’t stop at my face, no no, I scrub my body within an inch of it’s life, laser the shit out of my hair (for a very candid and entertaining account of lady garden laser hair removal read here). I then slather myself in body creams and potions that smell positively edible – not like pizza lol… think almond and coconut. I might have just typed myself into doing a body skincare post. Nice one Em.