Cleansing is probably my most important beauty routine.
A big statement but it is how I feel.
If my face is well cleansed I feel my skin looks brighter and I feel so much better.
Generally I am religious in my routine and give my face a thorough cleansing morning and night. The last few weeks I have not been as applied and this morning when I looked in the mirror I can see the results. Not so great.
Adding shine and volume to hair is something most of us try on a daily basis.
It is much harder to pump up the volume if hair is fine and straggly.
The truth is a good hair day changes the way we feel and think about ourselves and gives us an extra dose of self-confidence. I know when my hair is looking its best I feel like a different person, especially now I have given up colour in favour of the greys.
As I age I feel more and more certain that beautiful, healthy and well styled hair is one of the best beauty secrets of all.
We can be fearful of time spent solo and see it as a sense of failure on our parts for all sorts of reasons. It is important to feel confident alone and to be able to enjoy our own company, to re-charge and embrace those elements of life we love regardless.