I need to develop a nighttime beauty routine. I used to have one of sorts, then motherhood happened and although I make sure I always remove my make-up, I often don’t do much else. I frequently forget to apply potions and lotions and I am useless at looking after my hands.
If you read my 20 facts about me on my instagram you’ll know I let my eczema breakouts affect my confidence more than I should. I have been suffering from contact dermatitis across my palms for months now (see image two in the slider – apologies in advance if it put you off your morning cappuccino), I have no idea what’s causing it and it’s becoming increasingly uncomfortable. An effective treatment is layering on a thick emollient and wearing white cotton gloves to sleep in, hardly sexy nightwear (James calls it my “Micheal Jackson” look) but my mitts are significantly smoother and softer by the time my alarm goes off.
In an attempt to make an evening regimen relaxing “me time” rather than a chore I’ve reinstated my beauty station just outside the en suite bathroom, I am currently trialling various products that I hope will give quick results, thus meaning I don’t give up after a week. I’m very loyal to a dab of Bobbi Brown Extra Repair eye cream and I’m determined to store the aforementioned gloves in a pretty pot so that a) they are hidden and b) I actually put them on as they are essentially in front of my face so I can’t forget. I hope to add bottles of age defying goop that’s a pleasure to apply in the not too distant future.
Basically I just want to be Nicole Kidman’s character (from a dedication to pampering perspective) in the HBO series Big Little Lies. Did you see that woman’s application of creams?! I swear there was all sorts of neck/chest action going on, as well as several products seemingly specifically for hands. I know I know it’s just a fictional programme but I’m kind of coveting the whole sitting in one’s lace negligee whilst moisturising and massaging away fine lines and fatigue.
I am part way there having half-inched some silky pieces from the Rosie for Autograph range that I used to style a photoshoot (perk of the job folks). Unfortunately I will never resemble Rosie Huntington Whitely (I bet she doesn’t wear Jackson gloves with her satin chemise and matching kimono) but I’m determined to make more of an effort to wake up looking rested rather than crumpled and somewhat scaly.
Do you have a bedtime beauty regime? do you have separate creams for your various limbs? Do you use a neck cream?! What does it…do? Do you apply hand cream before bed? Which one?