|Made for babies, but women love this ultra delicate body lotion. It’s my current favorite, but I’m not loyal to my lotions. This is one area where I mix it up.|
Don’t we all love twofers, those time saving two-in-one beauty tricks? I also think three-fers are great, but in my experience they are harder to invent.
One of my favorites I discovered while writing my book. The advice came from Aurore, the daughter of my best French friend. Aurore has four young children which, as you can imagine, makes for an extremely busy life. Thus she takes time for herself when she can find it and when she can find a twofer she is happy.
She told me she uses a lip moisturiser with a slight trace of color first thing in the morning. “It puts me in the mood to get up and get moving,” she said. But that’s not my favorite twofer from her.
|You see how efficacious a pair of gloves can be? You can cover twice (or maybe more) territory in less time.|
This is: “When I get out of my shower, I squirt my body lotion on a pair of sloughing gloves and exfoliate my legs, arms and wherever else I can reach. It takes no time at all and my skin is instantly smooth. I do this every day,” she said.
Now so do I, but a word of caution: No vigorous scrubbing. It’s not necessary. Gently does it with a little pressure where more attention might be needed like feet and elbows for example. As an aesthetician told me, “The skin only understands when we speak gently.”
|A longtime favorite as are so many Avène products.|
I have a few favorite lotions and tend not to be too loyal. They’re all from the pharmacy and either only slightly scented or not at all.
|Not glamorous, but great. Any product that says “derma” in its name seems serious, and this one is.|
At the moment I’m using Mixa bébé Lait de Toilette Très Doux with a lovely underwhelming fragrance. I bought it for Ella when she and Andrea were here in May. Lucky for me they forgot it. All the baby products in this line are delicious.
|Recently finished my Topicrem. Like the others, I highly recommend it.|
In the past I’ve used Topicrem Ultra-Hydratant Corps, supposedly a favorite of Catherine Deneuve; Avène Cold Cream Emulsion Corporelle, Christine, my pharmacist, is a fan; and A-Derma Exomega Baume Emollient Visage et Corps (I’ve never used it on my face), this one is among the favorites recommended by my dermatologist.