Posts in Alexandra Kerr

Skincare has always been a big priority in my family. From learning to wash my face at four months old (okay, slight exaggeration) to my Great Granny moisturising her face EVERY SINGLE DAY until her death at 96 (not an exaggeration), it has always been a priority. I am no expert in what products suit what skin, but I am a guru on three basic skin-related-situations. Not everyone in my family escaped skin dramas, so we all rallied together and followed these three basic rules. Now here I am, passing them on to you to pass on to your kiddies or anyone, really. I call this mini guide “Alex’s Three Basic Rules For Skin Situations… And Other Stuff Like Life Lessons, I Guess”.

1. Teach your kid good skincare habits … and start them young!

Growing up it was always “Alex!!! Brush your teeth, wash your face” each night before bed. Even if it meant at six years old, I was simply splashing water on my face…it is now a habit that I still religiously follow to this day. No matter how tired I am, or if I have barely been able to crawl through my front door at 3 in the morning…I ALWAYS wash my face. To me, it is something that must be done- no matter what the circumstance is or how many cocktails I have enhaled politely drunk. For this, I am forever grateful to my parents for reinforcing nightly ‘teeth, face’ habit so it is now just a normal routine, something I do now without even thinking about.

So parents and even non-parents, I feel it is important to teach your kids (or other people’s kids for the non-parents out there, like me!) good skincare habits, and start them early. Find what suits them with regards to a routine (and products) – whether it’s washing their face each morning, maybe even washing their face morning and night, or washing their face at night and applying sunscreen each morning. Whatever they prefer and works well for their skin and their lifestyle, it’s very important to teach them habits and start it from an early age, so that it will stick around forever.

Think of my Great Gran, people! 96 years old and was still moisturising her face every.single.day.

Good skincare needs to start early

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NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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