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How to Get Maximum Benefit from your Skincare Routine

appearance skincare Mar 26, 2021

Our latest Guest Blogger is Joyce Connor: a make up artist, beauty expert and owner of Joyce Connor Make Up. She has been in the cosmetics industry for 24 years and loves everything about skin! Listen to Joyce and Jo chatting about skincare on the podcast.

 

There are so many skincare products on the market that it can be daunting which product to use first. I recommend using water based products on your skin first then oil based products last. Then let the final skincare product absorb into your skin before applying make up.

Skincare Routine Steps

Cleanse – if you’re wearing make up you ideally should do this step twice, the first cleanse to remove your make up and a second cleanse to clean your skin. Always rinse your skin thoroughly with cool water to remove all product.

  • Exfoliate - Use an exfoliating product at least once a week, if your skin is excessively dry you can increase this to twice weekly. Apply the product to damp skin and...
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Make-up for Mature Skin

This week's podcast guest is Grace Fodor, Founder of pro-age make-up brand, Studio10.
We talk about appearance, "tweakments" and ageism in the media as well as how she came to start her own make-up brand. I asked Grace to give us a quick run down of her morning make-up routine.
  
Women often tell me that they find makeup time consuming, often confusing or not sure how to upgrade their routine for mature skin.   Now you can simplify your makeup with just four quick and easy steps that seamlessly slots into any morning routine. These pro-tricks enhance, not hide, your true beauty and will leave you feeling your most beautiful and confident at any age. Beauty has no age limit! 

1.  PRIME: Prep skin by smoothing out uneven skin texture, and adding lit from within radiance, and creating the perfect base for makeup....

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5 Minutes of Fame

What a week that was! Forgive me if I seem naive, but welcoming a news crew into my home, being interviewed and filmed and then appearing on the BBC isn't something I do very often (ie: never)!

It was interesting, and gratifying that the BBC decided to showcase The Midlife Movement's Face it, Own it! Project. It was also frustrating that they cut all mention of The Midlife Movement from the segment. Nevertheless, over 60 women (so far!) have hunted me down and sent their no make-up selfies to be included in the forthcoming book and exhibition.

The project has clearly struck a chord. I have been inundated with emails, not just with selfies attached, but with messages of support like the one below:

"I  just wanted to thank you for taking up the topic of the natural beauty of us all. As a 63-year-old mother and a retired teacher, I appreciate the pressure to conform to a stereotypical, idealised, artificial and unattainable image of womanhood. It's wonderful to see just how...

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Whose Hands?

Whose hands are these?

WARNING: IF YOU ARE ONE OF MY CHILDREN, (OR GENERALLY OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION) DO NOT READ ON. I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR HORROR AND EMBARRASSMENT IF YOU IGNORE THIS NOTICE.

I could write reams about the sadness I feel at the slow, but relentless degradation of my body. I shall skim over the details lest it put you off your skinny latte, suffice to say that I now have more curves than angles and about as much spring-back-ability in my skin as a piece of broken knicker elastic.

I’ve changed my mind – have a few details: I now have what I like to call “silver highlights”, though who I think would actually sit in the hairdresser’s with foils on their head to achieve this effect I have no idea. Over time, my foundation wear (what a lovely, old-fashioned phrase!) has become more about containment and less about boasting and I sometimes find myself hunting for “comfortable” knickers. You know, ladies, the kind that...

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