'Domestic admin'

I am constantly on a mission to find ways to make my face look better. By 'better' I mean younger, smoother, clearer, brighter, more even, glowing etc etc.  

This generally requires a multi pronged attack of skincare products, a bit of diet watch and if I can be arsed, exercise. I would include sleep in this mix as well but currently this is off the table. I also have some other tricks up my sleeve which I have learnt from various skin obsessors along the way.  

The first simple tip is using a fresh flannel every time you cleanse. Clearly not revolutionary stuff and this has become fairly standard since the advent of all the hot cloth cleansers. However I never actually did this until last summer when my skin was in cystic acne melt down. I went to Primark and bought a job lot of their flannels which were around 3 for £1 if I remember rightly. So simple but this has made a significant difference to my skin - and unfortunately also to the size of our laundry basket.  

Domestic admin fallout  

Domestic admin fallout  

My latest adoption for better skin was taken from the IG account Acne_Support. They advise putting a fresh pillow case on every night. This makes COMPLETE sense (although a bit 'Alexander O'Neal'  - who reputedly never slept in the same sheets twice). I always get spots on the right side of my chin which is the side that is always face down on my pillow, covered in dribble and a week's worth of grime. I also always use a facial oil so my pillow cases are really hammered (read brown) by the end of the week. Gross.  

Fresh sheets for our Alexander  

Fresh sheets for our Alexander  

So as from tonight I'm going to use a clean pillow case every night and see if it makes a difference. I informed my heavily disinterested husband of this and his reply was 'oh great, more domestic admin'. I rather like the phrase although OBVIOUSLY had to reprimand him for his less than enthusiastic stance towards my skincare.  

Anyway folks. I think I'm going to adopt this phrase from now on - and any other examples of 'domestic admin' gratefully received! Xx

A lot of flannel  

A lot of flannel