Wow! Just look at your skin! “Is a frequent comment to which I reply either "Thank you” or "Thank you … my mother had great skin too."
So what is it that makes people comment thus?
Yes my mother had great skin, yes I have a half a plate of fruit or veg with each meal but skincare has a lot to do with it too.
I rarely wear make-up and since having ophthalmic shingles (twice) my face often still tingles so I wear even less make up than ever. This means I can't cover blemishes and spots too much either.
My skin care therefore is important in how I present myself and how I feel about myself confidence wise. Having ophthalmic shingles left me scarred on my face - 12 weeks before my son's wedding. Nightmare. These have happily faded somewhat but recur when I am tired or stressed.
So how do I manage a facially scarred face without covering it up and most people don't even notice my imperfections.
In fact, looking after skin applies to women and men. This may be a generational thing. My two sons use skin care, scrubs and moisturisers. My husband won't - just won't. Hopefully younger men have got the message that skincare is important to comfort and self-esteem.