Hello you! I hope that today's blog finds you happy, healthy and enjoying life!
More pernicious is the con that getting older and looking older is undesirable. Did you know that recent data shows that skin cancer is being diagnosed at an exponential rate? Further investigation suggests that this is in time with the increased use of acids and various forms of dermabrasion. Now, the link here is that when we use acids or indeed any method that reveals new skin, even if we use SPF it doesn’t adhere as easily to our face and therefore does not give us the protection we think we have. There are so called beauty advocates / influencers out there who will tell you to use acid on top of another acid following a mechanical scrub. Why do you think they do this? One reason is that they have money invested in a business that sells such acids etc.! Further research suggests that if we use anything that takes the top layer of skin off we need to use ceramides as well in your routine. These acids may do more harm than good if not used properly. Of course, if you are cynical, you will be thinking, hang about that means I need to get a new regime to repair the damage I have done! Doh! More money to spend on beauty products!
As women over 50 we are intelligent. We know what works for us and what doesn’t, but ultimately it is for us to make that choice. Recently I was gifted a cleanser with a retail value of £56. It is divine. My skin is so clean when I use it, and the cleansing process is like luxe pampering. It smells divine too! Now I know that expensive cleansers are in truth money down the drain. But I intend to replace it when its empty. Now when it comes to hyaluronic or retinols, in my humble opinion there are fabulous effective versions of these for well under £10 and I wouldn’t pay any more for them. Yes, I do love Sunday Riley but I can’t on a personal level justify the price. So, I guess it all comes down to personal preference.
|My favourite cleanser ever!|
If I had to nominate a great high street brand it would be the entire range of Superdrug Naturally Radiant plus, La Roche Posay SPF for the face.
High end would be more mixed. Pai facial oil without a doubt and ESPA moisturiser for night and those incredibly rare days when my skin wants a little more moisture, worn under the SPF. I also love NIOD Mastic Must for an effective skin balancing mask once or twice a week dependent upon my skins needs.
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