Usually those with sensitive skin get palmed off with a cleansing milk, which can be great… but sometimes we need more.
My skin seems to be labouring under the illusion that it’s right to be lacking in glow or joie de vivre. It is dull and grey outside and party season seems like many moons ago… Oh, the moon! Iridescent, incandescent. La lune! It illuminates, unlike my skin.
So how can we get this glow back? With the help of…
‘November skin’ – that’s a thing, right?
At least there’s something about finding ourselves firmly knee deep in Autumn (wearing boots up to the knees) that makes me think about skincare in more nuanced ways… with plenty of scope for luxury.
Filling your makeup bag or bathroom cabinet needn’t cost a fortune so close your purse’s mouth. Here are my favourite beauty buys for under a tenner.
As our Summer begins to morph into mists, your beauty regime might like a change too. Here are my favourite products for right now.
When it comes to skincare, I like to keep things simple. For cleansing my dry, dehydrated and very sensitive skin that’s full of personality, I’ve long been an advocate of, what I call, the ‘Balm then Buff’ regime: a creamy balm cleanser massaged into dry skin which is then slowly buffed off with a hot wet cloth. It’s the best way to thoroughly cleanse your skin as the cloth also gently exfoliates and removes makeup perfectly.
Oranges and Roses: the happy couple.
You can’t beat the blooming fragrance from a bunch of just-picked red roses in bloom. Unless you’ve got the therapeutic task of grating and zesting an orange and coating your fingers in its fresh juices along the way. It’s hard to choose between the two. Which do you prefer: the warm comforting scent of roses or the zesty aroma of oranges?