As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realise that some of the best beauty advise must surely come from our mothers.
My mum asked me the other day if I used moisturiser on my neck and chest. When I replied, ‘only in the summer with suncream’, she cringed and told me that in her opinion to stay looking younger, women should apply a moisturiser to their ‘decolletage’ – the fine stetch of skin that covers the collarbone and upper bust area, every day. A number of women she knows haven’t moisturised there and have as a result gone all CREPEY!
So many women smother their faces morning, noon and night in a layer of the finest of facecreams but FORGET to moisturise those tell-tale places such as their neck, upper bust and even backs of hands. An example of the latter must surely be Madonna. When Mum and I recently saw her on TV, she was wearing a pair of designer leather gloves, (Chanel I think), with a sassy little black dress. ‘I bet she’s wearing those gloves to cover her hands’, observed my Mum, who’d read that the Pop Queen’s hands have aged so much that she’s taken to hiding them in public for fear of people guessing her real age! It’s no secret that she’s now in her early 50s, but whereas her complexion, hair and figure still look FAB, she appears to have committed the ultimate BEAUTY CRIME of not ‘moisturising’ the bits that give the ‘age’ game away!!
As a result of this, I now make sure I drench the skin on my neck and decolletage with an Elemis moisturiser, (Pro-Collagen Neck & Bust Cream), first thing in the morning and last thing at night and I apply a hand cream (I’m currently very fond of The Santurary’s Spa Essentials Hand Cream) to my hands, especially the backs, every few hours or so. This way I hope not to look a day over 30 by the time I hit 40 in a couple of weeks time!!
AND with today’s date being the 29th February, I feel very lucky that I’ll be able to drag my 30s out for a day longer than I would have done if it hadn’t have been a Leap Year this year! Does this mean that when I do actually turn 40, I will look a ‘day over 40’?! Perhaps not if I ‘MOISTURISE’!!
15 days to go and NOT REALLY counting!!!