Q: I'm 58 and my face has the lot! Lines and wrinkles, sagging, dull skin, dark circles, and crepiness - sound beautiful? NOT! I'm going back to the cold cream days now, that's when I was a teenager! Since then I've not had any spare cash to indulge myself, as the children's needs had to come first. I'm a complete novice and would appreciate any advice.
I lost my mother in 2000 and lost all interest in myself totally, thankfully this year I've finally come through the darkness and would love to look better, but I do need a step by step routine. I have dry skin with a greasy T-zone.
Alison: This is a common problem - where people have tried skincare when they were younger and it didn't work. And where there wasn't much choice, other than cold cream which would have brought you out in spots as it's really heavy and wouldn't have been suitable for you at that age.
I understand that you have put your family first and then suddenly when you look in the mirror, you feel like you should be looking a lot younger. This is often found by women in their 50s and 60s, where the reflections in the mirror seem to be of an older version of you.
I want to give you a very simple routine that's quick, easy and enjoyable. All you need to do is get yourself into the routine of following it every single morning and every single night.
I recommend you use Liz Earle, because the products smell gorgeous, they have lovely luxurious textures and are enriched with natural ingredients. Your skin at the moment is craving moisture, which a lack of a proper routine and the ageing process has prevented it from having.
Start with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, followed by Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic (these come in a great-value duo set), Superskin Concentrate and then Superskin Moisturiser on top. You can use the Superskin Moisturiser on the face, neck and around the eyes.
Follow these four steps morning and night to improve the condition of your skin and to keep it feeling comfortable and well hydrated. If you want to go further, I can suggest more products for you.