is receiving private emails from readers.
Once in awhile, a question is posed or a specific request slips into the mail.
Often that prompts or inspires me to write a blog post.
This past weekend I was asked my opinion and recommendations on "green" skincare products. This is an area that I cannot address without a significant amount of time and research...so I will leave that to those who are much more qualified.
I bow to the experts at The Environmental Working Group.
This site is user friendly and one can look up many of the products currently on the market and read about the pros and cons of the ingredients.
If you are interested in what I have discovered that works for me
I am happy to share...keep reading.
My skin is mature, sensitive and I have rosacea.
I have discovered that skin is a reflection of genetics and general health.
Our skin says much about our lifestyle and what we eat.
Cosmetics can augment and enhance beautiful skin,
or they can cover up a problematic complexion.
I indulged in a professional Hydra Facial at the Spa and it was amazing...
a specialized machine was used to cleanse my skin,
a gentle peel was applied that unclogged pores,
emollient serums followed and when the facial was finished
my skin felt soft, supple and it glowed.
I plan to go back for another facial in a few months...
perhaps after the summer season.
Start by choosing fresh fruits and vegetables,
drinking lots of water and eating small portions of protein.
Exercise (for me that means walking and also practising Yoga),
Aim for 8 hours of sleep
Reduce stress as much as possible
Wear sunscreen and or avoid the sun altogether.
Embrace joy and beauty everyday
Adopt the attitude of gratitude and give thanks...
For things that you can buy pop into your local pharmacy
or the beauty counter in your department store.
I opt for a mix of high and low priced potions.
For those that do no "stay on the skin" I use a less expensive but a quality line...
there are many good ones out there you just need to experiment to see which ones work for your skin type.
My skin is prone to rosacea so I need to treat it kindly...
Gentle Avene products work for me.
Anti redness cleansing milk and mask are two in my skincare arsenal.
I avoid hot water.
The more expensive Spa line by Methode Physiodermie...
for the products that stay on and those that need to perform.
I love the Bio-Gommage
which exfoliates efficiently with a minimum of irritation.
I use it once a week.
My skin gets slightly pink but it doesn't stay that way for long.
The anti redness emulsion I use sparingly each morning
followed by the Emulsion for Sensitive Skin.
Then I wait a few minutes before applying my make up.
Make up is light and takes 5 minutes.
5 products for daytime = 5 minutes
Mineral make up
Eye brow tint
SPF 20 mineral make up
use with a light hand or for more coverage it can be built up
used with a big brush it is easy to apply.
Amethyst eye shadow by La Bella Donna
an everyday colour for my hazel coloured eyes.
I simply add blush and eye liner for a bit more of a dramatic effect
and apply a darker shade of lipstick.
I have posted before about skincare and make up...
to read previous posts please scroll down on the right hand side bar to the "labels section"
click on the titles "skincare" and "make up"
I love the following quote...
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
~ Audrey Hepburn ~
Hope that your week is off to a great start.