Not that kind of kiss.
I continue to practise the same morning routine – it is simple and like cleaning the teeth, I can’t get going without my well-established rituals. I might make up later in the morning but certain routines and products are definitely happening first thing. Messing up at night sometimes – too late or too tired to do what I know I should – is a given, but I rarely forget my skincare in the morning.
Habit? Yes. There is not only a degree of comfort in practising routine but also the obvious benefits reaped from regular skincare.
Necessity? Yes, I think so.
With an almost religious fervor I cleanse, tone, apply serum and moisturize with cream and a couple of drops of facial oil mixed in.
I change my skincare products regularly, not necessarily only brand but the ranges within. Now I’m mixing my Romilly Wilde with my Darphin and a little Barbara Sturn too. I know the gurus want you to use everything from the same house but I like to mix it up. I swap around a lot and even though I try many brands I usually revert to these few products over time. Skin becomes accustomed to the same products and they 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.
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 but far from miracle cures. For that we need a solid sleep, regular exercise, a healthy diet and a generous blessing from the gene pool.
I am not greedy, the wrinkles can remain as a testament to happy times as long as they are accompanied by a smile. xv
It’s All In The KISS
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