One of the things I loved most about working in a magazine office was the number of fashion and beauty tips I’d pick up from my colleagues. These people were stylish and knew their stuff when it came to the best cleansers and mascaras, so I’d soak it all up and pass tips onto my friends.
Because the best beauty and skincare tips are the ones that your friends pass on, aren’t they? Everyone knows that’s why beauty blogging has become such a huge thing – we’re more likely to trust a friend (or you know, a blogger or vlogger that we get to know over time) than a magazine.
Aveeno have asked me to share my skincare secrets, and I’m delving into my memories of tips passed onto me by the Beauty Editors I’ve worked with…
SKINCARE SECRET 1
Double-cleanse your face. I know, it sounds excessive, but I’ve been reliably informed that it’s a great idea to take your make up off, and THEN do a proper cleanse of your face. That way, you’re not just removing your make up and nothing else, you’re getting all that grime and grease off. Not that I’m saying you having a grimy, greasy face, of course…
SKINCARE SECRET 2
Use nappy cream on your spots. Long before I had a baby, I had a little pot of nappy cream which I would turn to, if I ever had a breakout (quite often, then). Apply some, keep it on over night and wash off in the morning. Hey presto! Your spot should have calmed down considerably.
SKINCARE SECRET 3
If you’re fake tanning, scrub scub scrub for the few days beforehand, and moisturise LOADS, especially your elbows, knees and ankles. Then, on the day you’re applying the fake tan, don’t moisturise as it’ll dilute the tanner and it might make it slip and slide over your skin, creating streaks.
Aveeno is one of the skincare brands I’d wholeheartedly recommend to anyone – I discovered their Daily Moisturising Lotion when I was pregnant five years ago, and I’ve used it ever since.
It doesn’t have an overpowering smell, and it sinks into your skin almost immediately. I’m not a fan of moisturisers that feel too thick, and which sit on your skin for ages. When I use it, I can feel a difference in my skin straight away – it feels softer and smoother. I know quite a few mums who use Aveeno on their kids who have eczema too – because it’s made with natural oats, it’s ideal for sensitive skin.
I want to know what your skincare secrets are! Comment below and share them or tweet me using the hashtag #AveenoSkincareSecrets. I’m tagging Charlotte from Write Like No-One’s Watching, Gillian from A Baby On Board and Eleanor from The Bristol Parent to join in and share their skincare secrets on their blogs, if they’d like to!
This post is written in collaboration with Aveeno – as always, all thoughts and views are mine. Please check out my Work With Me page to read about how I work with brands.