There was a time when I would read articles proclaiming the average woman used 17 cosmetic items before 9am and I would laugh. Aside from toothpaste I would use barely any.
And probably a good thing too, as these articles were usually about how toxic these products were.
These days I use a lot more on my skin, but I know that what I am using isn’t at the expense of my hormone health.
As a woman in my 40s, and one who spends time outdoors exercising, I’ve come to realise that skin care doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t go hand-in-hand with wearing a full face of make-up (but if you want to wear it then go ahead, but please wear something that’s low-tox).
I get complimented on my skin a lot, so here is my morning skin routine.
This is based on rising early, having a coffee and then completing some exercise, either a run or RPM class.
I keep this in the shower so I never forget to use it.
One squirt is all you need, I apply to my face, neck and decolletage.
After a few minutes I rinse off and when I’m out of the shower I pat my face dry.
Once I’m out of the shower I do four squirts on my face (compass points!).
I rub in and that’s it. I’ve heard that you should apply with a cloth or cotton wool but I’m a less waste kind of girl and so far so good (it’s been two years so I guess I’m doing it okay).
The Verage collection comes with a hydrating serum, and while I love it it doesn’t last as long. So when I’m all out I turn to Salubelle (which is in the serum, so must be okay).
I roll it on my face, trying to be graceful, but let’s face it, I don’t have much grace!
I love that Salubelle has all the amazing skin oils in it, and I use it for other things too, like a deodorant, when I have a blemish I want to lessen, and a perfume!
I seal the Salubelle into my skin with the moisturiser.
It’s non greasy and is so easily absorbed. I love the healthy glow my skin exudes once I’m finished in the bathroom.
And this is what a 43-year-old marathoner looks like.