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How many masks can I do?

While working my way through autumn adieu, I tackled my bathroom cupboards as well as my closet.  And because I never met a sample I didn’t like, I found a healthy stash of stuff on the shelves.  

I keep my sample and travel sizes organised into broad categories like skincare, haircare and make-up.  However, it became apparent that putting everything skincare into one shoebox (ok, maybe there was more than one) made it difficult to peruse and use my options.

Hello, Summer!

Hope you are enjoying the longest day of the year.  Finally, the season we dreamed of during the dark and cold days of winter is with us.  It’s time to take full advantage of the Vitamin D and warm temps.
 
Less always seems to be more in summer, which is why this is the perfect season to lighten up your makeup, opting for a tinted moisturiser instead of foundation, so you don’t find yourself melting during the day.  My summer routine pares down to a touch of concealer and of course, bronzer. With tinted lashes, I often skip the mascara.  

Summer skincare

Summer’s long, warm days encourage us to spend time doing activities specific to the season and as a result, we often curtail some of our regular routines, like skincare.  You’re probably wearing less make-up than normal, which may mean you spend less time cleansing and treating your skin each day.  In an attempt to maximise your outdoor fun, here are some summer skincare practices I like to employ to keep my skin looking good throughout the season.

When do I apply? How much do I apply? Do I have to wait?

With so many skincare treasures to use on our faces, I am often asked about the order in which to apply products, the amount to use and whether waiting between steps is necessary.  I thought it might be helpful to collate the information, so you have an easy reference point.

Why I love French pharmacies

As you may have seen on Instagram and Facebook, I took an excursion to Paris last week, where I spent ample time wandering through what might be my favourite type of store: pharmacies.  Please note, I wasn’t there for medication.  I was there on a skincare and beauty mission. 

Removing the mask to reveal brighter skin

And now, my final piece on developing a home skincare routine (well, final for now...).  Today’s topic, masks, is just like previous writings on toner and exfoliation.  Masks can be added into your routine with great benefit to your skin, but they aren’t essential, if you don’t have the time or patience.