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I am nearing 40 and trying to take care of my skin. Trouble is I only seem to look healthy and pretty when I have a tan on my face! Unless I plaster on loads of make-up. I eat healthily, I could drink more water, I use a scrub and then hot cleanse method with micro fibre flannel. Trouble is I look really old tired and 'grey' in the face! What can I do to give my face a fresher look without make- up?! Any ideas?
I'm not a skin care expert but I'm guessing make up is the answer. My skin looks ok when I've just washed/exfoliated it but after a while it just looks sallow, grey, not good at all. My skin is in decent condition, it's just the colour that it is! Make up all the way for me
This sounds silly but you could try regularly doing some yoga poses that cause blood to go to your head. The 'downward dog' for example! And pinch your cheeks a little. After a minute once the redness has gone,you might see more natural colour to your face.
Thanks for replies! I do a lot of exercise and am fit and generally healthy. I did have low iron once, maybe I need to take some again. I just seem to have really pale skin in the winter. Without make up I do look like shit! I like the sound of the clarins oil stuff..... off to google!
I have good skin; few wrinkles, clear complexion. I look like death, without makeup. I use foundation, blush and lippie. Eye makeup too. Every day. Not to look younger or flamed up but simply to look like I still have a pulse. I tried the Pixi Glow To I'd (made me glow...for 1 minute - then I was back to normal. I'm mid 50's. It's fine. Wear the makeup (if you want) or don't. No one is judging you as harshly as you judge yourself.
I second the Clarins facial tan drops. I add 3 to my moisturiser. It's very subtle though - gives more of a healthy glow rather than a full on fake tan look. It lasts maybe about 2 days before I have to reapply.
I also like Nib & Fab Extreme Pads. Use at night and they'll gently exfoliate and liven your skin up a bit. here
I'd try a primer too. I like MAC Strobe cream but only under foundation. If you don't wear make-up the Rosie for M&S autograph would be good for putting on over moisturiser. This: