Sunday, November 28, 2010
30 Chic Days - Day Twenty Seven
Day 27: Look after your skin
I have read that at the age of 13 or 14, a French girl will be taken to her local beauty therapist by her mother and asked to prescribe a skincare regime, which the young girl will then use.
A regular twice daily routine is the best thing you can do for your skin from a young age (as well as wear sun protection).
Even though I’m not French, I was lucky enough that my mother did the same thing for me. In my early teens she took me to a department store and helped me choose a good quality three-step cleanse, tone and moisturise regime.
More than 25 years later and I still do these three steps twice a day.
I am often complimented on my skin and who knows if my skincare routine helped. I have actually had people stop me on the street and say I have beautiful skin.
I wasn't a big sunbather and I think that has been beneficial. And even though I dabbled with cigarettes in my teens, I have never been a smoker. That's a huge one. I don't care what the French say on smoking.
The photo above was on our wedding anniversary last year, age 38 and a half.