Sunday, 10 March 2013

How My Mum Influenced My Own Beauty Routine

My mum is now in mature years, but I tell you to look at her she doesn't look it.

She is loyal to her skincare, for as long as I could remember she has always used Boots No.7 skincare care for her dry skin. She always one to promote the cleanse, tone and moisturiser routine. I've tried to give her more premium skincare, I was given Estee Lauder's Resilience Lift Extreme and she never touched it. I remember when they changed the cleansing products and I made sure I gave my mum good enough warning, she stocked up before it went.

The one thing I have taken from my mum is her bath routine, which I've now adapted to a shower routine. After a shower I run a flannel over the skin so it's damp rather than wet, use oil over the skin (my mum uses baby oil, but I use my Weleda Pomegranate Body Oil) and then moisturise. Recently, I have been complaining of itchy skin because of the dryness and my mum gave me Nivea's lotion for very dry skin (£3.79 in Boots). It is thick enough to give good moisturise but light enough to sink in without trace.

I still like the fact that even now I'm older and married, she never stops mothering.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, mothers-to-be and the mothers-in-waiting.


  1. This is such a lovely post Helen! I love that photo xx

    1. Thanks Gem, it's from my wedding day about 3 years ago now :S xx


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