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NOW CLOSED Tell Estée Lauder about the best beauty advice that you've been given (or that you've given to others) and win 1 of 15 bottles of Advanced Night Repair Serum

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Apr-12 12:39:22

As part of Estée Lauder's Drops of Advice campaign, they've asked us to find out about the best pearls of beauty wisdom you've ever received - what were they and who were they from? What wonders has the advice done for your skin/hair/nails/whatever?! If you had to give a younger version of yourself some beauty advice, what would it be? It could be something like 'get more sleep'(!) or something more elaborate involving slapping the contents of your kitchen cupboard on your face in a homemade face pack?! Either way, please do share!

Everyone who adds a comment to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 15 bottles of Advanced Night Repair (30ml, RRP £41). That's a lot of prizes up for grabs! Please note that you have to be aged 18+ years to take part in the prize draw.

Mumsnet is promoting this sponsored discussion thread on behalf of Estée Lauder. The thread will be open until Friday 27th April, when we will close it, do the prize draw and notify the winners on that day. The winners' details will then be sent to Estée Lauder so the prizes can be sent out. Please only add your comments if you're happy for us to pass on your details to Estée Lauder in the event that you win the prize draw. We will only pass on the prize winners' details, and these will only be used for the purposes of sending out the prizes.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw

PS If you don't win this one then the folks at Estée Lauder are also running a 'Drops of Advice' competition on where you have an additional chance to win a product and a night in a 5* hotel for two. For more information please visit Terms apply. Closing date 29/12/2012.

Bert2e Fri 20-Apr-12 12:52:20

Always use sunscreen on your face and wear rubber gloves for all washing up / cleaning!

droves Fri 20-Apr-12 13:06:34

Drink loads of water , and always use a good moisturiser .

cornsyilk Fri 20-Apr-12 13:08:08

wear sunglasses in summer to avoid wrinkles from screwing up your face against the sun
always wear a moisturiser with SPF in (I don't always do this thoughblush)

StickingLaboutin Fri 20-Apr-12 13:08:39

You get out what you put in. Eat well, drink plenty of fluids and always moisturize.

My nan gave me that advice and she was correct.

TheProvincialLady Fri 20-Apr-12 13:08:55

Someone on MN told me about aspirin facials and I have never looked back.

Schlumberger Fri 20-Apr-12 15:28:06

Don't screw your face up when you're walking into the wind, but smile and relax your facial expression.

CMOTDibbler Fri 20-Apr-12 15:32:40

Sunscreen, hat and long sleeved top. Not cooking your skin does more for it than any product can put back.

HateBeingCantDoUpMyJeans Fri 20-Apr-12 15:37:16

Do not pick spots not matter how tempted.

coffeeinbed Fri 20-Apr-12 15:39:28

Use a muslin cloth to take off cleanser.

ANTagony Fri 20-Apr-12 15:39:36

Moisturise your neck as well as your face as part of your daily routine.

ethelb Fri 20-Apr-12 15:43:55

always get a good hair cut and coat. the rest can be covered up. but get a good hair cut and a coat!

veryconfusedatthemoment Fri 20-Apr-12 20:36:28

wear rubber gloves when washing up; apply handcream and foot cream over night; always use sun factor on face; always remove make up before going to bed

Please dont ask tho' how many of these I have stuck to!

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Fri 20-Apr-12 20:40:02

My Mum told me to take my mascara off with vaseline. She has done it since the 60's. I have done it since 1990 and we both look young for our age. I was ID'd the other day and I am nearly 37.

lagoonhaze Fri 20-Apr-12 20:41:04

Stay away from sunbeds- no amount of make up will make the sun damage look good in 20 years time.

DialMforMummy Fri 20-Apr-12 20:43:11

Don't do anything in excess: sun, make up, booze....
Clean and moisturise everyday.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 20-Apr-12 20:43:59

Get your teeth whitened and keep them that way. Takes years off!

ewaczarlie Fri 20-Apr-12 20:48:58

If you have really bad bags under your eyes and need to look good for the evening use a small amount of preparation H (hemmaroid cream) under makeup, fixes it perfectly, just don't over use

Shakey1500 Fri 20-Apr-12 20:51:41

If you have a nose that is on the..umm.."large" size, apply a whisper of blusher on either side of it to make it appear more...streamlined.

Not that I've ever had to do it. Honest grin

Lilyloo Fri 20-Apr-12 20:55:04

Always take your make up off, and a good moisturiser is essential.

BigBirdsFriend Fri 20-Apr-12 20:55:23

Both of my grandmothers lived well into their 90's, neither looked anything like their age.
They both told me that I must cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day everyday, use sun cream and always clean my teeth..

My father's mother bought me estee Lauder cleansers etc when I was 18 and I worked my way through college working on an Estee Lauder department store concession giving out her advise on how to stay looking lovely!

I've not always followed their advice but I have a horrible birthday coming up and thankfully I don't yet look too much like it(tho the hair dye has something to do with it!)

BiscuitNibbler Fri 20-Apr-12 21:06:51

Moisturise your hands as well as your face/neck/decolletage - otherwise you'll have old lady hands with a fresh face.

Best advice ever against wrinkles though was from my Gran - never worry until something has actually happened.

bubby64 Sat 21-Apr-12 22:27:20

I am a nurse, so I wash my hands numerous times during the day, often with quite harsh hand scrub. I keep a small tube of moisturiser in my pocket and apply often. I also moisturise them with a richer cream type several nights a week and wear cotton gloves, usually do my feet at the same time and put on socks- I hate the look of cracked heels in sandles during the summer, so this stops this from happening!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 21-Apr-12 22:30:06

Blusher - can make me look almost human when all else has failed!

Tranquilidade Sat 21-Apr-12 22:35:42

It doesn't matter how expensive a product is, it will not work unless you use it regularly. It's the routine that matters.

If you have to economise on skin care, go cheaper on the products you wipe or wash off, like cleanser and toner, rather than moisturiser.

When you moisturise your face, wipe any excess cream onto the backs of your hands. Saves waste and does a good job.

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