Not that kind of kiss.
Wherever I am, whatever the day I practise the same morning routine and it is a simple one and like cleaning the teeth, I can’t get going without these well-established rituals. I might beauty-up at a different time of the morning but certain routines and products are non-negotiable.
Habit? Yes, definitely. There is not only a degree of comfort in practising routine but also the obvious benefits reaped from regular skincare.
Necessity? Yes, absolutely, I think so.
With an almost religious fervour I cleanse, tone, apply serum and moisturise with cream and a couple of drops of facial oil mixed in.
I have tried to care for my skin ever since I can remember. Life in Australia for fair skin is not friendly and sadly, not all women are blessed like Cate Blanchett. The sun is a double-edged sword for Aussie women.
I change my skincare products regularly, not necessarily the brand but the ranges within. Skin like everything becomes accustomed to the same products and will naturally be less effective over time. I want my skincare routine to be effortless, for the methods to be easy and practical to follow. Right now I am totally in love with the products from Darphin. I not only see the difference but I feel it too.
Once it gets complicated, I am lost and disinterested.
If I could only have one beauty product, I would choose this cleanser. If I could have two, the second would be my latest serum. The older I get, the more I feel these products are essential to my skin’s well being. I don’t believe in miracles and no product can return us to our former glory.
But that’s ok. I don’t need that. What I do want is for my skin to feel smooth, nourished and have the occasional glow.
I am not greedy, the wrinkles can remain as long as they are accompanied with a smile. xv
It’s All In The KISS
image marion cotillard by jan welters for madame figaro