Celebrating The Skincare Lessons Passed Down From Our Mothers

Celebrating The Skincare Lessons Passed Down From Our Mothers

Mother's Day is here and today is all about honouring the amazing mums and mother figures in our lives. To celebrate today, we've asked the FTF team what beauty lessons they were taught by their mums over the years that have stuck with them up to today.  

The bond between a mother and daughter is a special one. From a young age, mothers play a pivotal role in teaching their daughters the importance of caring for their skin, imparting wisdom that transcends generations.

These lessons not only involve the basics of cleansing, moisturising, and protecting the skin from the sun but also emphasise the significance of self-care and confidence.

As we grow and our skincare needs to evolve, the wisdom shared by our mothers remains a constant source of guidance. They remind us of the value of patience, consistency, and embracing our unique beauty. The lessons passed down from mother to daughter go beyond the surface, instilling a sense of self-love and acceptance that shapes our relationship with our skin and ourselves.

The FTF Team's Skincare Lessons They Learned From Their Mums

Make Sure To Cleanse Regularly

"My mum played a significant role in introducing me to the world of skincare, with a focus on the importance of regular cleansing. She instilled in me the habit of cleansing both morning and evening, emphasising the detrimental effects of dirt buildup on the skin and its connection to breakouts. Her wisdom and guidance have significantly shaped my skincare journey, and I am forever grateful for her early teachings that have set the foundation for my lifelong commitment to maintaining healthy, radiant skin." - Blessing, Videographer.

To up your cleansing game, Blessing recommends her fave cleanser, the Gatineau Silk Cleanser. This gentle cleansing milk is formulated to effectively remove makeup and impurities while preserving your skin's comfort and softness. The calming, alcohol free formula works to restore your skin and eliminate any residual cleanser, resulting in a clean, rejuvenated complexion that feels refreshed and revitalised.

Prep Properly...And Let Your Freckles Shine Through!

"My mum's wisdom regarding skincare and makeup has been a guiding light throughout my life. She always stressed the significance of prepping the skin correctly before applying makeup, emphasising the need for cleansing and moisturising to create a smooth canvas. One of her most enduring lessons was the idea that less is more when it comes to foundation. She encouraged me to embrace my natural beauty, reminding me to let my freckles shine through rather than concealing them. This approach not only fostered a sense of self-acceptance, but also taught me the value of enhancing, rather than masking my unique features." - Rach, Senior Content Executive.

Rach will always reach for the NUXE Nuxuriance The Global Anti-Aging Cream - her must-have moisturiser. This comprehensive anti-ageing cream targets the visible signs of ageing, restoring a more youthful and vibrant complexion. Powered by ALFA [3R] TECHNOLOGY*, the formula revitalises, renews, and resurfaces your skin, delivering instant smoothness, improved tone, and a re-plumped appearance for a revitalised, youthful glow.

Protect Your Skin Daily With SPF

"My mum would always emphasise the importance of daily SPF application as a crucial factor in safeguarding my skin from the detrimental impact of the sun's UV rays. These reminders and guidance have instilled in me the habit of incorporating SPF protection into my daily skincare routine. As a result, shielding my skin from harmful UV radiation has become second nature to me, which I uphold throughout the year regardless of the season.

"This has not only helped me to maintain a healthy and protected complexion but has also left me with a deep understanding of the long-term benefits of sun protection." - Zalia, Brand Manager. 

Looking for a new go-to SPF? Zalia can't go a day without Hello Sunday The Retouch One - Face Mist SPF30. Elevate your sun protection routine with this convenient, on-the-go invisible SPF mist. Offering comprehensive defense against UVA, UVB, blue light, infrared radiation, and pollution, this lightweight mist also nourishes your skin with hydrating ingredients like vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. Simply apply as the final touch to your skincare regimen or spritz over makeup throughout the day for sustained, refreshing protection.

Always Remove Your Makeup Before Bed

"We've all been guilty of caving to the temptation of skipping nighttime makeup removal, but I would always remember mum reminding me of the importance of this crucial step. She warned me about the potential consequences of clogged pores and emphasised the benefits of a thorough double cleanse before bed. Over time, I've come to appreciate the value of her advice and have integrated it into my skincare regimen. Now, this once tedious task has transformed into an essential part of my daily routine." - Danni, Senior Brand Manager.

Danni has spent many years loving the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing BalmEnriched with a blend of delicate yet powerful natural oils, this cleanser effortlessly dissolves make up, impurities and daily grime. The deep cleanse leaves skin feeling super smooth and restores a radiant glow. The nourishing formula conditions the skin, ensuring it remains comfortable and hydrated after every use.

Remember That Less Is More

"In the fast-paced world of skincare and beauty, it's easy to get swept up in the hype of trying every product out there. But my mum always reminded me that sometimes, less is more when it comes to building a solid skincare and beauty routine. By keeping things simple, I've found that my routine is not only easier to manage, but also get to really see the benefits of each product I use. Embracing this minimalist approach has made a huge difference in my skincare journey, and I'm thankful for my mum's wise words!" - Jess, Content Manager.

Jess' must-have product in her simple skincare routine is the La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid SerumHyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 hydrates, plumps and accelerates repair with La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Specifically formulated for dehydrated skin beginning to show the first signs of ageing, loss of volume and elasticity. This lightweight, hydrating serum immediately recovers skin’s bounce, suppleness and radiance.

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