• In my 50s , cleanse & moisturise. Use a tinted sun cream usually le Roche posay. Have not used soap on face since a child and keep away from parabens. Faith in nature is a favourite and also hot cloth with Liz Earle . Hope this helps 🙂

  • Emma replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I am in my 50s and have never used soap and water on my face. I use Olay day moisturiser liquid with a SPF of 15 and then put on make up. I only use a light foundation in winter. I used to take off my make up religiously with Nivea lotion, but frequently don’t bother now. I use Olay night time cream when I remember. I have never used toners etc. I…[Read more]

  • fi replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I am not loyal to any products or brands and like to try new things – but have recently discovered a few products that I love. I use garnier micellar water with oil twice a day to cleanse my face and remove any makeup. At night I pop on some neutrogena hydroboost water gel moisturiser which makes my skin so soft and plump. The micellar water does…[Read more]

  • In the morning I splash with water and moisturise. If I’ve been wearing make up I take it off in the evening with a wipe, then use St. Ives scrub + moisturise.

    I have really, really dry skin so have to moisturise twice.

    I drink about 4 pints of water a day.

  • bella replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I’m 63 and frequently told I don’t look it, so I guess I’m doing something right. First and formost, I haven’t washed my face since I was 13!! Soap stops at my chin!

    I’ve used a variety of products over the years depending on budget and, obviously, my skin is drier now than it used to be. But I’ve always had a similar routine, which comprises…[Read more]

  • amy replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I’m interested in The Ordinary stuff – how on earth do you choose which products to use?

    I did a lot of research- lots of the products they have are active ingredients in many other (expensive and non-expensive) products, for example I use the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Salicylic Acid 2% solution which are both common ingredients for acne…[Read more]

  • ellen replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I’m late 30’s, have good skin and have always been very minimal in skincare!
    I use simple cleansing cream and E45! Rarely wear make up but if I do it’s just a cheap tinted moisturiser with spf.

  • kath replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I second the recommendation for the Caroline Hirons blog. I’ve been following the routine she recommends and my skin is the best it’s ever been.
    I’m currently using a mixture of products from the ordinary and the una brennan range from boots so it doesn’t need to be expensive to make a difference.

  • mel replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I use the Caroline Hirons “regime” too

    Morning: cream cleanser, toner, HA serum, moisturizer with SPF
    Evening: oil cleanser, cream cleanser, toner, HA serum, heavier duty moisturizer.

    Twice a week I use the Aldi got cloth cleanser in the evening in place of the cream cleanser, I also have 2 or 3 moisturizers with and without SPF on the go and…[Read more]

  • kaz replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    A long time ago on here I was directed to Caroline hirons blog, and it radically changed my skin care thoughts and routine. I would definitely check it out for advice.

  • karen replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    As @Melissa says, The Ordinary (part of Deciem) is a fantastic brand, and is cruelty free.

    I’ve always had quite horrendous acne, and my skin is also very oily. I’ve completely swapped to The Ordinary (various products, but Niacinamide might interest you as it reduces sebum) and have noticed a HUGE change in my skin.

  • janey replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I’ve just started a new one. I’m six weeks in and noticed a real difference, for me the BHA has been the biggest change, if you have oily skin then it really is beneficial – Paula’s choice skin perfecting 2% is well regarded as the best. BHA is salicylic acid that exfoliates oily skin, so clears it up and after a while you get that nice dewy…[Read more]

  • I’m lazy. I wash my face with water in the shower then put moisturiser with spf on (15 in winter, 30 in summer). I do that when I get up (morning or evening depending on shift).

    Don’t do anything at night. Barely wear make up but when I do, I do take it all off.

    I’m 30 in July and don’t have any wrinkles, I’m told I look 22.

    Other than that, I…[Read more]

  • I’m 44, and have relatively good (dry) skin, without much in the way of wrinkles. I have always moisturized, and worn sunscreen – the most expensive that budget will allow. Currently using Elemis Marine Collagen cream as a once a week treat, and recently discovered cheap but brilliant skincare brand “The Ordinary”. I use their Natural Moisturizing…[Read more]

  • kerry replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I hate foundation etc so don’t wear it. Have not had a spot for years. Just use water and once a week a tea tree facescrub from body shop and a moisturiser with factor 30 in it. You need at least a factor 30 for it to do any good.

  • sar replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 2 days, 7 hours ago

    Yes you do need to change your routine to match your skin, and as it ages.
    I’m in my 30’s and have changed what I do. Water and sleep are top of the list, next is a good moisturizer with spf in it. Take makeup off every night and give skin makeup free time.
    I never wash my skin with soap, unless I’m spotty and need to dry them out to get rid.
    I…[Read more]

  • I’ve always been a “quick wipe with a make up remover & a bit of facial moisturizer” before putting on some make up kind of girl, but as I’m now in my late twenties I’m wondering if I ought to do more to look after my skin and to help with the inevitable ageing process.

    There seems to an array of face washes, scrubs, serums, cleansers, toners &…[Read more]

  • Mine comes in twice a week, about 6 hours total, I pay her £50 pw.

    @mooncat 6 hours a week? Do you live in a mansion or literally just drop muck everywhere you go?

  • Mine comes in twice a week, about 6 hours total, I pay her £50 pw.

  • don replied to the topic How to choose best house cleaner? in the forum General chat 1 week ago

    I hire a lady who runs a cleaning company, to help Mum with her flat. Kitchen, 3 living rooms, bathroom and bedroom. Vaccuums, washes tiled floors, dusts, cleans bathroom and kitchen. Two hours a fortnight, £12.50 per hour. Best cleaner ever; she admits to being OCD with cleaning and loves doing a good job of it.

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