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What is the single best thing you've ever done for your skin?

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SueFawley Mon 21-Jan-13 18:37:55

This could be a dietary or lifestyle change, or a product that really made an improvement.

hatgirl Mon 21-Jan-13 18:40:43

wash with a clean very hot flannel and a cream cleanser every night and then moisturise. Everyone is going to give you different answers because everyone has different things that work for them.

SueFawley Mon 21-Jan-13 18:49:30

Yes, I'm hoping for lots of different answers to get some new ideas for my skincare routine.

I have an Emma Hardie balm cleanser and cloth somewhere, unused, so it may be worth a try to start me off.

freerangeeggs Mon 21-Jan-13 18:55:24


WifeofPie Mon 21-Jan-13 18:56:57

BCPs and jojoba oil (I cleanse and moisturize with it).

CointreauVersial Mon 21-Jan-13 18:58:07

I use plain water for cleansing, nothing else.

It never made much sense to strip out the oils/moisture then put it back in again.

dashoflime Mon 21-Jan-13 18:59:02

saunas are the only thing that sorts out my blackheads

Selks Mon 21-Jan-13 18:59:31

Stopped smoking.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 21-Jan-13 18:59:57

Kept it out of the sun and not smoked.

I'm quite liking the el cheapo Superdrug Vitamin E OIl which was recommended on here. But I'd say that the best thing I've done is never smoked.

AGreenie Mon 21-Jan-13 19:00:14

Microdermabrasion !
Did a 4 course session before my wedding and everyone commented how well my skin looked - should have kept up with it!

NotAnotherPackedLunch Mon 21-Jan-13 19:00:58

Sunscreen every day.

Evizza Mon 21-Jan-13 19:41:02

Stopped smoking smile

oneforthemoney Mon 21-Jan-13 19:42:06

Taking omega 3 every day

shopafrolic Mon 21-Jan-13 19:42:45

Stopped smoking. Microdermabrasion. Taking my make up off religiously, even when drunk, every night since i started wearing it.

wriggletto Mon 21-Jan-13 19:43:42

I use the Emma Hardie balm - it's lovely!

I'm lucky enough to have decent skin: I've never smoked, always used sunscreen, have SPF moisturiser, don't drink much, but the main factor is probably genetics - my mum could pass for 60-something, at 75. I've inherited her varicose veins too, mind

wriggletto Mon 21-Jan-13 19:44:31

Sorry, that is both smug AND unhelpful... blush

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Mon 21-Jan-13 19:45:38

Roaccutane, the contraceptive pill, and those muslin cloths with a hot cloth cleanser. I don't get on with Liz Earle but love Soap and Glory, I find it is the cloth that makes the big difference though.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 21-Jan-13 19:47:53


And stopping drinking diet coke

minibmw2010 Mon 21-Jan-13 19:48:22

Stop drinking as much Diet Coke (still drink some but not lots) and start using Estée Lauder smile

PoppyWearer Mon 21-Jan-13 19:48:52

Been to see a dermatologist.

MrsVJDay Mon 21-Jan-13 19:49:52


PullyWoolOver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:53:37

Cream cleanser and hot cloth, definitely.

Bought some Hydraluron serum recently which is making my face feel nice and firm and has got rid of fine lines. Sali Hughes raves about hyaluronic acid grin

FrameyMcFrame Mon 21-Jan-13 19:53:42

Stopped smoking
Eve primrose oil (got rid of hormonal acne for me)

PullyWoolOver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:54:15

Oh, and making a conscious effort to drink more water!

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