The bathroom mirror, the dreaded foe to all. The one mirror we cant hide from.
We may be able to turn off selfie mode, avoid the rear view mirror and walk with our head down as we pass big reflecting windows of shop fronts; but its the mirror we cant avoid- the one we have to look in as we brush our teeth or walk in front of, as we exit the shower.
Sure it has its good moments- it has the best light for plucking those rugs we like to call our brows, two weeks past the time you should of had them threaded; it tells you the truth about how poorly you applied your tinted moisturiser for work (thankfully saved you from walking out with streaks all over your face!) but inevitably the truth can sometimes hurt.
Blackheads, uneven skin, pimples, lines, little bumps under the surface, wrinkles, big pores, redness, dry skin or the oil slick you cant avoid. Its all there, staring aggressively back.
I have so many clients who feel as though this is simply their skin, that it can't be changed. Oh but you can!
I work super hard at my skin, as in super hard. Sure, I may have times where that bathroom mirror tells me I've slacked, but in all honesty- when I'm on my A-game, so is my skin.
Im going to give you some tips, right here.. right now.
Some may be a cheaper alternative and some may be exy, but some solutions require a more expensive treatment; as it simply is the best one.
So over the course of the next few months Im going to give you the best tips on how to combat your fear of said mirror and arm you with the best defence.. amazing skin that will show it who's boss.
First up... we are dragging our sad booties into winter and with that our summer glow slips away and confronted with winter chills and dry skin. So let me give you the best options for you to turn and negative into a positive!
Yep, that good ole thing that comes out of a tap or bottle for a super cheap price. It is the cheapest and a super affective tool to plump, hydrate and smooth the skin. If you have oily skin, it will have no impact on oil production!
Set yourself a goal to drink three litres a day for a month and you'd be lying if you didn't say it had a huge impact! This is one of the main things I tell my brides to focus on in the lead up to their big day.
From here I'm going to break down cheap to more expensive options for skin care into skin types:
Exfoliating skin care
- natural option: Aesop tea tree leaf exfoliant $40
- super budget: Mix some bicarb soda into your cleanser! $2
- cheap option: St Ives exfoliator $11
- middle option: MAC Volcanic Ash exfoliator $37
- splurge option: REN micro polish $40
Hydrate with a great moisturiser
- natural option: Origins Make A Difference + $70
- cheap option: Simple Rich moisturiser $12
- middle option: Clinique Moisture Surge Intense $65
- splurge option: La Mer Creme $410
Clarisonic. I use this and it is amazing at resurfacing the skin!!! Only use it twice a week for the best results!! I LOVE IT!! And one of the biggest selling beauty products worldwide. An amazing investment. $285
I could chat about skin for ever, for so many reasons. Whether it was for the best skin for days off, sans makeup or for people like me telling you that good makeup starts with great skin! The better your skin is, the more amazing you'll look- regardless if you wear a BB cream or if you wear 18 layers of full coverage foundation!!
After all- makeup can only work with what you have! And great skin is the basis of great beauty.
X Hilary X