Skincare and anti-aging
Leave blushing for brides and outrageously romantic gestures.
If there is one thing I hate, it's repeating myself. But if there is one thing I love, it's the sound of my own voice.
You can see how easily these two almost contradictory traits can intersect in my life and pretty much cancel each other out, can't you? CAN'T YOU?
Well, as I have often repeated in this column, I have skin that creeps towards the shade of pink. I'm blushing now, at the thought of it. It only gets worse in these wintry months. If it's not the wind it's the indoor heaters, and if it's not my electric blanket (turned up to a shameless 11), then it's the booze.
Separately, they're bad enough, but when taken all together, they only compound my malady. Especially when I drink wine in bed, which is hardly ever - only every other couple of days or so. What? It makes me feel like Winston Churchill - he practically won World War II from his bed, you know - and he was drinking "light whiskies" for a lot of it.
Might I say that in this, my war on redness, the good people of Dermalogica are my most powerful allies. They have this three-in-one moisturiser called Redness Relief SPF 20 that you slather on before applying foundation. Well, maybe don't slather - it's pale green in colour (to neutralise the redness) so you might resemble the living dead if you do.
However, applied lightly, it evens out that rosiness perfectly and actually defends against further inflammation with a host of soothing extracts and something called UltraCalming Complex™. It also contains a sunscreen, but my foundation already carries that.
I might be tipsy, ladies and chaps - I might be half asleep, but I'm not silly.