Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

What 1 change have you made which has improved skin most?

(128 Posts)
sleepdodger Tue 19-Nov-13 00:23:41

Unicorn tears face cream wink
I know prob all but would like a best place to start from!

NomDeClavier Tue 19-Nov-13 00:54:44

Water. 2l each day.

Rollermum Tue 19-Nov-13 01:01:18

Using cold cream cleanser that you remove with muslin. Specifically Liz Earle, didn't get on with Ponds as too strong smelling and thick in comparison. Now I'm on maternity leave am struggling up justify the expense though!

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 19-Nov-13 01:08:14

Eve Lom cleanser every night.
Followed by Revive night cream.

Gentle exfoliation at least every other day with Angels on Bare Skin by Lush. Was always ok-ish in warmer weather but rough and a bit reddened and flaky in winter, now peachy smooth all year round.

SecretWitch Tue 19-Nov-13 01:17:18

Water and cream cleanser with hylaluronic acid.

PassAFist Tue 19-Nov-13 01:23:15

Sex 1-2 times a day, every day recently. I am positively glowing!

butterfliesinmytummy Tue 19-Nov-13 01:37:22

Coconut oil cleansing - amazing.

Also, no sugar or wheat and lots of water and sleep along with La Roche Posay skincare. It's a slog but seems to work.

volestair Tue 19-Nov-13 02:50:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

plentyofsoap Tue 19-Nov-13 04:07:35

Water and exercise. A good facial scrub done on a regular basis- origins never a dull moment is great.

Twit Tue 19-Nov-13 06:05:27

I already drink lots of water, get fresh air and excercise etc but have found using rosehip oil instead of a normal moisturiser has been amazing on my my poor sleep deprived skin.

FadBook Tue 19-Nov-13 06:23:26

Switching to bare minerals make up


No alcohol

Cleanse and moisturise every night.

notnowImreading Tue 19-Nov-13 06:24:30

Going to bed earlier.

SorrelForbes Tue 19-Nov-13 07:04:30

Jan Marini skin care range, specifically the Glycolic cleanser. When I'm skint I use La Roche Posay instead which is a close second.

JuneauWhoIAm Tue 19-Nov-13 07:09:44

Sleep and taking fish oils.

I ran out of them lately and just forgot to replace them.
My hair noticed first, seriously!
Anyway, I'm back taking them and it makes a huge difference to me.

dizhin79 Tue 19-Nov-13 07:54:07

another vote for sleep and water, though not at same time!!

Bexicles Tue 19-Nov-13 08:16:10

Double cleansing. smile Pass lucky you!

Karbea Tue 19-Nov-13 08:38:35

Double cleansing
Clinique take the day off cleansing balm (1st cleanse)
Clarins exfoliator brightening toner

I've made a lot of changes to my face regime lately but I'm pretty sure these three things have taken me from a very zitty/boily 39 year old to a fairly nomal skinned one!

missmartha Tue 19-Nov-13 08:49:21

Sleep, eating well and avoiding sugar.

I have started moisturising my face with coconut oil at night and it's lovely, much , much better than £££ night creams.

I also use coconut oil on my body straight after a shower. It doesn't take long to sink in a leave my body soft and silky.

eurochick Tue 19-Nov-13 08:53:50

Exfoliate once or twice a week
Only wear foundation very occasionally

LittleTulip Tue 19-Nov-13 09:00:11

Regular exfoliation. Every 2-3 days.

JemimaPuddle Tue 19-Nov-13 09:29:22

Double cleansing

Glycolic acid

AdorabeezleWinterpop Tue 19-Nov-13 09:35:25

Caroline Hirons! here

The routine looks like a slog when written down, but it only takes five minutes every morning/evening.

I use a Body Shop cleansing balm, REN clay cleanser, REN toner, Hydraluron and Clinique DD moisturiser (will change that when it runs out though).

The best thing though is Alpha-H Liquid Gold. My skin looks better than it ever has before, despite eating rubbish and getting no sleep thanks to a non- sleeping baby and his three-year-old sister!

sleepdodger Tue 19-Nov-13 09:58:43

Thanks all, I'm on it with the water today and am defo feeling more alert and needing a wee already!
Sleep, what do toddler parents get?
We have an erratic sleeping one, but no matter what it alway seems to be midnight before I get to sleep blush if I went to bed at 10 if have maybe 30 minutes a day tv as down time and that's it- is that normal the sacrifice I have to make
Interesting on sugar: will start today too, alcohol too shock wink I'll be such fun off my sugar come down water sipping self
On the plus side already caffeine and wheat free
Thanks for all double cleanse suggestion, will give that a go!

TallulahBetty Tue 19-Nov-13 09:59:47

A decent diet. I've lost 4 stone on Slimming World and my skin is better than when I was a teenager.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: