I do love getting ready, putting my Bobbi Brown on, waving my hair, choosing a lip stick shade.
Since having my two boys who are now 3 and 1 I have been looking for more quick fixes. Things that can make my life easier and that I can do at super speed. I couldn’t stop putting make up on, its just in my DNA but I have about 4 minutes from serum to mascara.
I don’t think many of us mums have 2 hours spare to prep ourselves for the long day ahead.
I have found regular treatments my saviour, small amounts frequently to keep my skin in check has allowed me to have low maintenance day to day upkeep. I’m 34 and my skin is in better condition (and I’m having a fraction of the sleep I used to have) than 10 years ago. More even pigment, smaller pores, less breakouts and smoother skin.
Over the years I have been getting regular peels to exfoliate and resurface the skin. Chemical peels with Glycolic acid have my favourite property…. collagen stimulation.
I have been having preventative anti-wrinkle treatments for many years. A little around my crows feet to start with to just smooth out some lines which are a genetic trait. I then added a little to my frown to stop the deep crease developing. Since my last pregnancy I have noticed my brows looking more low set, so small injections in the forehead have given my brows a lift. This keeps me looking alive.
Hyaluronic acid filler in my lips has been very subtle, just for hydration and to plump the collagen I have lost naturally. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and attracts water, so a perfect way enhances a pout. I haven’t gone for increased volume and no one has ever noticed this.
My must have product which has made my skin change significantly is Vitamin C. An anti-oxidant is a must for bathroom shelf.
Treatments are an investment. I have found I need less make up, and just feel much more confident with my skin. Long term gain and less prep time.