The "MM" The Ultimate Confidence Booster!

February 15, 2023,


I never quite understood the importance of taking care of our faces daily. I was one of those teenagers that would be too tired or, let's face it, probably just too lazy to take my makeup off at the end of the night and would fall into bed with a full face on. As embarrassing as it is not to say it out loud, that continued through my twenties. Can anyone else relate to this?! Of course, all of the women in my life, starting with my mother, had a rigorous face regimen both morning and night since I was born, and due to this, they would try to encourage me to do the same and its importance. Now that I am in my mid-thirties (yes, lol, it did indeed take me a while to jump on the bandwagon!)

I started noticing some redness, dryness, and so many more changes to my face; even when applying foundation, it would not sit and set nicely. I decided to take the plunge and get my first skin/face consultation! Wow, did this change my perspective on a routine that includes daily moisturiser!

As soon as I sat down, my lovely consultant explained the importance of understanding our skin and individual needs, including the makeup brands we choose to use. I always thought my skin was oily, only to discover after years and years that it is dry! My first mistake in my daily makeup routine was not applying moisturiser before my makeup/ foundation, BIG BIG mistake! My consultant then explained that the "redness" I have had for years is from dehydration. My skin was thirsty and needed MOISTURISING! Now, I know that many of you out there are thinking," Really Nikita?! I could have told you that!" but for me, this was earth-shattering as I always knew that we all need moisturiser, and yet, the moment my consultant applied a thin layer of moisturiser to my face and told me to look in the mirror to see the difference, It was like magic! I could not believe that the years of redness had disappeared in seconds! The only way I knew how to make it disappear was with makeup! It felt so liberating to know that I do not always have to wear makeup to cover this up. There was no need to cover anything up because all it needed was moisture, desperately!

Since that day, a week ago, no morning or night has gone by without following my moisturising routine. And I feel so confident now! Now that I have this down. The next step I am excited to incorporate into my routine is Serum!

So, if I can leave you with anything from this experience, it would be:

  1. Know your skin and its unique needs to feed it with the best ingredients, From moisturisers to makeup. We all try our best to provide our bodies with the best ingredients, so why not do the same with our skin, in this case, our face?
  2. INVEST in your skin. Try to get the best products out there. Remember that does not always mean the best is always the most expensive.
  3. Get into the habit of a skin routine sooner than later!
  4. When in doubt, get a consultation! If you have never had a proper consultation to understand your face and skin and its unique needs, run to get one and be ready to GLOW! I hope it helps you as much as it did me!
  5. Moral of the story, for me at least! ALWAYS remember the “MM” (the double M) = Moisturise before Makeup!

And finally, just in case you were wondering which specific moisturiser I have been using and have fallen head over heels with is the "Caudalie" anti-ageing moisturiser. I have added the link to their website for you to check out! HAPPY MOISTURISING!

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