DIARY OF A COUNTRY BEAUTY Kathleen Baird-murray spring-cleans her skincare regime
Kathleen Baird-murray streamlines her approach to skincare after a restorative spring clean
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then God hasn’t been very present in my bathroom of late. Not because, I hasten to add, the four-walled temple of vanity has been a soap-shirker itself – as my favourite room of the house, it is always spick and span – but because the stash of creams, lotions and potions is out of control.
Spring cleaning your beauty habit, however, is not easy, and the process starts unglamorously with storage boxes. Head to Ikea or Muji for the best wipe-clean options. Chuck out any product past its sell-by date. Ditto anything that has brought you out in a rash, or that makes too much of a mess in the sink, or is impossible to remove from your hairline. Take time to find a regime that suits you (for which I firmly believe simplest is best), then stick with it for a while. Your skin’s life cycle is between 21 and 28 days, and that’s the minimum it will take to see a result that is more than superficial.