There is beauty in growing old gracefully.
But that doesn't mean you can't give your skin and body a few boosts along the way!
The morning after the Bloggers Ball, I woke up feeling a little groggy. We had stayed up late drinking, catching up on life and I definitely don't respond as well to lots of wine as I used to...
But the sun was out in London and nothing was going to squash my mood.
I was on my way to give my skin a much needed refresh.
As I near 25, my concerns over my skin are quite real. I am not talking botox or going under the knife (ask me again in 20 years) but my attention has certainly turned to the importance of protecting your skin and the little things that can help give you that natural glow.
Because Beyonce certainly didn't wake up like this without a little TLC.
I had booked myself in for a consultation at the NYLC + Medispa Clinic in Baker Street.
Sherise patiently listened to all my concerns about ageing, spots, dark circles, different creams, what even is collagen and so much more. She was like a fountain on knowledge.
Then she made me lie down and meticulously analysed my skin.
On closer inspection, Sherise told me I had pigmentation damage to my skin (ah crap! - what is that?). Especially under me eyes and top lip. I'd never given thought to what the many years of growing up in Spain might have done to my skin.
I had recently noticed the appearance of darker lines under my eyes and this was the pigmentation damage, but would I be like this forever?
Sherise gave me a nice telling off and reminded me again of the importance of SPF!
She recommended a Glycolic Acid Peel to help treat my skin damage and lift the outer layer of skin to give me an instant glow.
I know Acid and Peel don't sound terribly great together in the same sentence, but it is actually a gentle treatment for your skin that leaves it feeling smoother and softer like a baby's bottom.
The peel was half an hour of pure bliss.
So then I asked Sherise about the beauty products she swears by and do you know what she said? Aloe Vera and SPF.
She said these were key to protecting your skin and maintain the natural moisture. You don't need to use Aloe Vera just after a sunburn, it was great for protecting it after a peel but Aloe has so many health benefits you can use it all year round.
SPF is a must whenever. Even in the Winter. Do't think those pesky UV rays can't penetrate even the thickest of British clouds.
I couldn't wipe that smile off my face.
More information on Glycolic Peels here. I will let you know my update after I've had a couple of treatments done.
At the best burger joint in town, of course.
The sun was hiding behind the clouds, but I still wore my hat just in case.
It turned colder and my chap, in true gentleman style, offered me his sweater.
That, with my baby's bottom face made me feel like I was sixteen again.
If you fancy getting that glow then book your skin consultation with NYLC + Medispa Clinic here. They have a few clinics across London and Reading, so you could easily pop out on your lunch break and come back with a healthy glow to make all of your colleagues jealous.