Healthy looking skin is something that I do not take for granted.
Naturally I have wrinkles and some slackness at the jawline but I am embracing aging in a positive way.
I don't want to lament about having a face that has some life and laugh lines.
Personally I would feel odd if I looked the same as I did when I was 30, especially now that I am nudging 60!
But don't think for a minute that I have given up!
I use a few tricks...mascara, eye liner, creamy peach blush, bronzer and lipstick.
Bobby Brown's line works for me...her foundation seems to even out my skintone and goes on like silk.
It gives me a bit of a healthy glow which I like.
Make up works a treat but the skin beneath is where one needs to get serious.
I have had some nasty flare ups with rosacea over the years.
Rosacea is exacerbated by certain harsh additives and chemicals, spicy food, stress and wine.
My family ancestors hail from Denmark, Sweden, and Ireland. I am told that it is the genetic background that have given us the tendency to flushing and rosacea.
After avoiding the obvious triggers one needs to find a gentle regime that works with sensitive skin.
I appreciate the custom of French Femmes focusing on skincare.
Young girls learn early how to take care of their skin.
Your face is the first thing most people notice...
so before investing a fortune on designer clothes and bags
consider taking time to make your skin the best it can be.
Eat healthy nutritious food.
Drink plenty of water...I like to think of it as Nature's Moisturizer.
Get fresh air, exercise and a good night's sleep.
Try to avoid stress...
Try Yoga or meditation if you do feel anxious.
I am not an expert nor do I represent or receive any money from the L'Occitane company...
I just want to tell you what works for me.
~ ~ ~Using a light hand and a gentle cleanser pay special attention to removing all your make up.
I use the Immortelle foaming cleanser by L'Occitane and a soft bamboo wash cloth.
When my face is clean I spritz with the Immortelle water and then while it is still damp I apply an emollient cream, L'Occitane Divine Cream...it works and it's an award winner.
A little goes a long way which is good because I think it's rather expensive.
It delivers on all it's promises and my skin seems to stay calm and rosacea has been kept under control
so naturally I have become a loyal customer.
I love a gift with purchase...
especially when it contains items that I already use.
Perfect for travel.
Every couple of days I use a gentle scrub to exfoliate and once a week I apply a clay mask for deep cleaning.
I have not indulged in a spa facial for many months and although I love the pampering I'd much prefer to spend the money on quality products that I can use everyday.
The Humble Bungalow Garden is still very much in bloom.
Our roses are putting on a wonderful flush of floral fabulous~ness.
Their beauty is not lost on me.
Soft pretty petals.
an intoxicating and sweet fragrance.
No wonder they continue to be my favourite flowers.
Did you read Lisa's post where she shares her tips on looking youthful and gorgeous?
She might have influenced this post today.
Thank you Lisa!