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face looks tired. need a pick me up! skincare advice please..
hey guys i have 4 kids youngest 2 are 20 mths and 7 months. im knackered as they dont aleep well. i can deal with the tiredness. BUT i cant deal with the bags under my eyes and generally looking 10 years older than i am! my skin is dry and dull looking. Help ladies i need ur advice please.
Try Bourjois Healthy Mix serum foundation - the one you mention is a rip-off of it and not any cheaper! It's lovely to use, feels nice on skin and seems to make me look awake and glowy. I don't wear much makeup but a couple of squeezes of this and a couple of swipes of Clinique stick blusher and I almost look like I've had a full 8 hours of sleep
Also yy to using a scrub or something to help your skin renew itself.
Ok, I'm like a stuck record and I know this isn't for everyone but a bit of Botox works wonders. Forget creams/scrubs/serums etc. Botox is the single most transformational thing you can do when you're, ahem, staring down the barrel of 40.
I try and buy illuminating products. I start with No 7 lift and luminate then I have been mixing my foundation with becca illuminating skin perfector but you can get cheaper ones such as soap and glory. Bourjois has a new illuminating foundation out which I would like to try. I think these illuminating products really work on mature skins as they reflect the light. Also recommend a cream blusher.
The foundation Hoop mentioned is very good - I bought it on a recommendation from MN and apply it with a Sarah Chapman foundation brush (another MN recommendation !) and I can truthfully say it is the best one I've used. Also use Bodyshop blusher which I find quite "uplifting". When I've got dry skin (and I can still get an oily t-zone at 48) I use the OCM (loads about it on MN and Google) and I find that sorts my skin out better than any other products, I do personally use moisturer as well, but only a light one and then buff my lips with the same moisturiser on a cotton bud.
If you want a super quick fix, I find that massaging oil in to my face - what ever type (I've used olive oil, bio oil, massage oil, coconut body butter) for 5 mins and then rubbing it off with a hot flannel gives me an instant boost to my skin and makes me feel better too. That, and Maybelline BB cream kept me looking quite good when DS was waking 5 times a night!
I use the caffeine under eye roll on thingy which is quite good, and I also like Clarins beauty flash balm, which i know is a bit marmite. Some people say it does nothing, but I love it. I also use a mineral powder foundation which isn't too clogging and is light reflecting which makes my skin look better.