While I would never, ever forego double cleansing *gasp*, or even think about skipping out my morning SPF application, there’s a few steps in my beauty routines that I really get lazy about.
We’re talking regular cuticle oil applications (ughhh, so boring but SO necessary) and perhaps leaving a hair mask on for more than 30 seconds. I’m terrible, Muriel.
Anyway, as I get older (actual sob) I’m definitely committing to my beauty routines a whole lot better. Admittedly, I’m motivated by fear a lot of the time but it seems to be working for me.
Here’s a little rundown of the promises I’ve made myself. Future Kate is going to be looking mighty fine…
For the last few months, I’ve applied body lotion almost every single day – as soon as I’m out of the shower. Maybe this is a no-brainer to some, but I used to be horrendous at moisturising my limbs. At one point I was part reptile.
I’m also making a promise to slather myself in oil more often – hair oil, face oil, cuticle oil, you name it, it’s going on.
What I’m about to say may shock you… I’m terrible at remembering eye cream! I KNOW, I’m freakin’ twenty six and a half. I’m actually a lot better these days, but I still don’t do it daily. That’s something that needs to change pretty sharpish!
My skin is forever dehydrated, so I want to make sure I use an overnight moisture mask a few times a week – they make such a difference, but for some reason I rarely remember to fish one out to slap on.
I also think I could look after my hair a whole lot better – purple shampoo, hydrating masks, volumising treatments… all on my list. I think I could definitely wash my hair a lot less if I looked after it better and put a little more effort in to blowdrying it properly!
Other steps like a quick foot cream application wouldn’t go amiss, and then there’s exfoliating my limbs in the shower. Yup, this is why I don’t call myself a beauty blogger.
In terms of not-so-regular but still-very-important steps, I’d definitely like to get a facial every now and again. I think I’ve had about three in my entire life, and I think I’d really benefit from a nice hydrating face pamper once a month or so.
My usual routines are a bit slap dash, so having someone dedicated to looking after my skin would be a dream come true for my complexion!
Alongside these, I’m also making a point to make sure my brows and nails are on point too. I always feel incredible when my brows are tinted and waxed to perfection, it just changes my whole face. I must admit though, the actual trek in to the salon and giving up a morning to get them done isn’t ideal, but it’s so worth it.
Do you fall behind with your beauty routines? What steps would you like to be better at?