An effective skincare routine is important regardless of your age but discovering the perfect cleanse, tone and moisturise combo has become my mission in recent months. With a big birthday edging closer and the dehydrating blend of Scottish weather and central heating playing havoc with my sensitive skin I thought it was time to go full force with a prescription of soothing skincare. If you’ve been experiencing skin fatigue in recent weeks (yes it’s a thing!) I’ve found a reviving remedy to cure those winter woes.
Way back in 2014, whilst in Zurich I discovered a lovely little skincare boutique called AESOP. At the time I wasn’t aware that this sleek, minimalistic find was one of many AESOP shops scattered around the world. The brand was first established in Melbourne, Australia (one of my all time favourite places) in 1987 and enticed me with it’s fresh packaging and friendly customer service (nobody wants to buy anything from a grumpy guy, right?!). One Camellia Nut Hydrating Cream later and I was a firm fan. Used morning and night, that little pot lasted for months – AESOP themselves advise to use just half a teaspoon each time.
Of course time passed and other skincare brands came into my life, honestly I got distracted and forgot just how effective my AESOP cream was. Until an email popped into my inbox announcing the arrival of an AESOP store in Edinburgh. Happy days! The memory of that once worn moisturiser was revived and I knew it was time to rekindle a past love, especially now that the products were available on my doorstep.
Since then I’ve tried and tested a full range of AESOP products and keep returning to the moisturising cream that won me over all those years ago. Follow my lead and set aside 30 minutes a week to treat your skin (Sunday is usually a good day). After following a cleanse, tone and moisturise routine throughout the week I like to spend an extra 15 minutes applying a mask followed by an intensive moisturising cream or B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel to soothe my skin completely. Try to combine a consistent skincare routine with a healthy diet and plenty of water and I promise you’ll see a difference.
AESOP says “Healthy, glowing skin is the by product of a balanced lifestyle, careful cleansing, and appropriate hydration. Genetic and hormonal factors also play a role in skin’s appearance, as do climate and pollution, which means that choosing the right skin care products requires careful consideration.”
Do you have a favourite skincare routine? Or a product you can’t live without? Tweet me @FrockTrade to share your skincare secrets. Visit AESOP at 6 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6ST. This post was written in collaboration with AESOP. The opinions shared are entirely mine, thank you for reading them.
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