and not those of the menopausal kind.
The kind that is brought on by cold winter temperatures, those on the minus side of zero.
My skin has been rather parched by being outdoors and when indoors the central heating wreaks havoc on it too.
I have a small patch on my cheek that looks flakey despite my best efforts to keep my skin exfoliated and moisturized.
I find this exasperating....
I suppose I obsess about my skin...
with a no make up look I cannot slack off in the skin department.
I'd rather spend money on my skin than buy a new outfit or handbag.
It's something people notice right away when they meet you.
A frosty welcome...
not my style
( in case you are wondering...I am NOT a doormat!)
I am not vain
or remarkable in any way, shape, or form
an aging woman
who has started to sag
with a waistline on the move
who chooses to focus on her skin
as there will be no cosmetic surgery
or magic tricks
just due diligence
a happy attitude towards the future.
“Nature gives you the face you have when you are twenty.
Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But it is up to you to earn the face you have at fifty.”
~ Coco Gabrielle Chanel ~
I am going to make an appointment for a professional facial.
It's been months since I had one.
(I will use the gift certificate I received from Mr. HB at Christmas)
I enjoy a little pampering...
My daily army of products are these 5 basics...
I regularly have a home spa day for exfoliation and a mud masque.
The Olay version of the Clairsonic is a great tool which I use several times a week.
Rosacea is a tricky skin condition that needs lots of TLC.
The Sea Buckthorn ointment is only used at night.
I love it when companies put together packages...
this one has eye make up remover and eye cream.
I have not been a regular user of eye cream because my eyes are so reactive.
Rosacea affects the eyes too.
Interesting that the size of these two products are the regular sizes that are on the shelf not travel sizes.
The cost for both was $10 more than the eye make up remover alone.
French women value their skin and take great pains to maintain their complexions.
My Inner French Girl is listening...
I will be visualizing
smoother, plumper, softer, clearer, more radiant skin.
Mother disapproves of spending money on facials and pedicures
she has never gone to a Spa.
My sister and I are trying to persuade her to go with us so we can all be pampered together.
My sister has booked all three of us into a luxe resort in February
which BTW has an outstanding Spa...
so we'll see what happens.
How do you feel about skin care?
Would you consider a face lift, Botox, Restylane ?
If you do, or did, would you tell anyone?
would you keep it secret?