Let’s be honest …motherhood is not the most anti-aging endeavour. Quite the contrary actually 😉 I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror and wondering where the little lines are from … not the laughing ones – those lines I wear happily with pride actually. It shows that I laugh often. The developing frown line is the questionable companion … the uninvited guest to a party … the one who winks and pretends you’re besties when you’ve actually blocked them countless times. Yip, as we get older (come on, let’s not fool ourselves, you can only celebrate your 30th birthday so many times!), we really should be investing more in our skincare regimes and making a conscious effort to be kind to ourselves and age as gracefully as possible. Proper hydration is key to maintaining a youthful skin. It is your biggest asset and deserves some investment.
My nickname at school was Slaptjip. I was tall, skinny and oily. Kids can be cruel, but then again, so can time. I hated the nickname. I had acne and was constantly wiping my forehead with the cuffs of my school jersey in a feeble attempt to not “be shiny” on every single class photo or candid group shot. I came to accept my oily skin and was constantly told that it wouldn’t age as quickly as drier skin. Small comfort though when the only thing you want is a perfect matric dance photo (remember, this was before beauty filters and apps). Anyway, the oily skin has become my frenemy – both a friend and a foe, but a companion none the less. I have become extremely finicky when it comes to moisturizers and tend to place my faith in brands that have stood the test of time.
I have started using La Mer and initially wondered if some of the formulations might be too rich for my Slaptjip complexion, but then, earlier this year, my new friend entered the skin care arena.
The new moisturizing matte lotion from La Mer is weightless and has an incredible matte finish. It defies the laws of moisture with healing hydration from the Miracle Broth and a unique mattifying technology, to help soften away age, shine and pores and uncover a freshly balanced complexion.
I’m happy, my skin is deliriously happy and you’re going to be ecstatic when you are the lucky one who gets their hands on this incredible product. Simply mention the full name of the product below and perhaps one of the benefits and stand a chance of receiving it. It’s worth over R3500. A true luxurious gift for one of you lucky Modern Mommies 😉
Lots of love and light,