FACE: My SOS Skin Saviours

So my face is currently going through a situation at the moment.

I am to blame and I may as well confess I ate cake last weekend…. Yes yes I know , I know I’m supposed to be giving it up for Lent. It was a genuine mishap ….well …..not really it was the husband’s birthday last week and well I ate cake…. Erm I said that already didn’t I, Two slices of the most gorgeous. chocolate. cake. EVER!

Well being one not to dwell on the the past…. My face is having a breakout I see it as punishment for breaking my Lenten promise…. But that’ll teach me right!

So in a bid to avoid cake until the end of lent and rescue my face…. I will be re-introducing my good old Dermalogica favourites…

I absolutely love Dermalogica products they are a tad pricey BUT so worth it and definitely do help my skin to rebalance again.

So here’s my newly adjusted morning face skincare routine:

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Above products used in sequenced order below:
1. Vichy Eau Thermale – used before cleansing to clean my skin
2. Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser- used next in the routine, it’s great for dealing with my congested and oily skin.
3. Dermalogica Multi Active Toner- used after cleansing, and before applying face and eye cream.
4. REN Keep Young And Beautiful Anti – Aging Eye Cream – I love this eye cream it minimises and soften under eye wrinkles.
5. Simple Light Moisturiser – great light weight moisturiser, which helps to prevent my face becoming too oily throughout the day under makeup.

And my evening face skincare routine:

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Above products used in sequenced order below:
1. Vichy Eau Thermale – used before cleansing to clean my skin
2. Simple Eye Makeup Remover – to remove eye makeup with a cotton pad.
3. Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser – used next in the routine, it’s great for dealing with my congested and oily skin.
4. Dermalogica Multi Active Toner – used after cleansing, and before applying face and eye cream.
5. REN Keep Young And Beautiful Anti – Aging Eye Cream (not shown but included in my evening routine).
6. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream.
7. Skin Hydrating Masque ( 2 – 3 times per week)

I must not forget and begin conscious of what I put on my skin, what’s equally important is that I drink water …. As quite frankly over time I have becoming quite slack in that department. I am trying to drink at least 1.5 – 2 litres per day… I have since started and it really does make me feel a lot better and less sluggish, especially with early morning starts.

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I am sure in a matter of a few weeks my face will be back to normal …. Gosh I sound so vain! Lol

Have you tried Dermalogica skin care products…. Which ones are your favorites?

Thanks for reading …TTFN!

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LIFESTYLE: When life gets in the way …

…which it does for all of us.

Five days has elapsed since I wrote my last post. As I banned myself from eating cake during Lent, maybe it’s sent me into to some mini trauma or shock and disturbed my blogging flow? Whatever the reason I’m back now!

So I’m not going to make a whole load of excuses about why I couldn’t blog … I’ll save that for tweets on Twitter. Here where I share what I have been up to and what has kept me away from the blogsphere….

I’ll start at the beginning of the month. We celebrated my mini-me’s birthday, she is another year older… Wow how time flies. I will never forget the day she was born. We celebrated by holding her a good old kids party with friends and family. It was held at one of those indoor play centres or playbarns. You know the ones where children run around and throw themselves around and drag their poor parents with them, mini-me was said child and Husb and I were poor parents.

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We all had a thoroughly good time!

Then it was back to work with a bang! But a bit of window shopping in between, I popped into M&S during one of my rare lunch breaks and spied Emma Bridgewater beauty goodies …. Roll on PAYDAY!

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Then fast forward to last weekend where in my part of the UK we saw the start of spring weather and we celebrated my dad’s birthday. We took my dad for a family meal at Red Peppers restaurant which serves Mediterranean food. My dad and I are both very fussy eaters and are both pescatarian so choosing where to eat was a tiny mission. Although pleased to say he enjoyed the meal.

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In amongst all of this I have been trying to juggle being mom, wife and employed working person, to keep me sane I add a bit of gym twice a week and my ashtanga Yoga class once a week!

For winding down during the evenings lots of relaxing candles, home facials and relaxing baths….

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Lastly I struggled last week with my no cake for lent ban I have a sweet tooth and indulged in some Haribo Jelly babies…. I LOVE these… No judgement 🙂

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So the husbands birthday is next week, and Mother’s Day at the end of the month ….so more celebrations and family time in store.

I hope you have all been well?

Thanks for reading. TTFN!