People who are closest to me will know that I have the worst memory ever. I’m at the stage when I have to write everything down and when my friends tell me fun stories about stuff we used to do I can hardly remember anything – luckily (or unluckily) we now have plenty of photographic evidence.
Anyway, the reason I started with my memory is because the memories that I do have are very vivid and sometimes I remember the most random of things. This, however, has come in handy for remembering some sound beauty advice that my mum has given me over the years and these are the top 5 things that I will always remember (and live by).
- Start young
I have always had an interest in beauty from watching my mum get ready when I was younger but skincare wasn’t really top of my ‘must try’ list. However, my mum always told me to start young because I would thank her in the long run. Just a basic cleanse, tone and moisturise is what I was told to do and looking at how good my mums skin is now I will definitely continue to keep up the skincare routine.
- Always take off your make up
We all have those lazy days or times when we have had way too many cocktails and just need to get to bed but, I always (and I mean always) take my make-up off before I go to sleep. Even if it’s just using a face wipe to whip it off, it always gets done; sometimes I’m surprised the next morning that I’ve managed to take it off!
- Apply your moisturiser up and out
This also applies to face balms, serums, oils – basically anything you rub into your face. Every single time I moisturise my face I always remember what my mum once told me – apply your moisturiser in upward motions and in an outward direction; never down or inwards. I really do think this helps to keep your skin lifted and the wrinkles at bay (can’t be bad, ay?).
- Never drag the skin around your eyes
The skin around your eye area is super sensitive so needs every bit of help it can get to stay youthful looking and lifted. My mum always taught me to pat on any eye cream or concealer so when I see anyone dragging their eyes about or rubbing them vigorously it makes me shudder, even now.
- Don’t pluck your eyebrows too much
Now this has to be on every mums list and I think many women had over plucked eyebrows at one time or another. I don’t think my mums’ ever fully recovered. So, bearing this in mind, I have never really plucked my eyebrows much which is bang on for the big brow trend (I’m praying the skinny brows never make a comeback).
I’m sure there’s plenty more advice my mum has given me and the older I get the more I realise that the old saying is true – Mum knows best.
Has your mum given you any great beauty advice?