A change in season is the best possible time to rethink your skincare routine. If like us, you’ve been working too hard, stressing too much, compounding the above with too little sleep, and overcompensating with too much wine or a poor diet, it is time to make a change. Fortunately, the solution is closer than you think, thanks to No7. Catering not necessarily for the age you are, but the life stage you are at, No7 created three different regimes that are easy to follow, ensuring that whatever your skin needs, you’ll be able to identify the products that will make a real difference to your complexion. This means that ageing doesn’t have to be accompanied by dread. Once armed with the right skincare regime, you can embrace the process with confidence, positivity, and a whole new outlook.
SINEAD RYAN / FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTER
LIFESTYLE: Sinead, 50, works from home most of the time. “Being self-employed allows you freedom, which is great – I wouldn’t have it any other way,” says the mother of two. “I’m good with stress, actually. I love deadlines. I’m terrible at getting a long deadline and being told, ‘we don’t need something until the end of the month.’ Some of my best work was written jammed up against a deadline.” Sinead writes four columns a week for daily newspapers, in addition to any broadcasting work that might crop up, but impressive organisational skills, honed over the last 15 years, help her to keep all the balls in the air. As her children are in college, she’s started taking some time out for herself and does Pilates twice a week and loves walking, hiking and occasional visits to the gym. In addition to Sinead’s busy lifestyle, she’s also involved in amateur dramatics and notices that after a show, her skin can suffer. “When you’re on stage, you’re all over the place, and you’re not eating properly.”
SKIN CONCERNS: Sinead suffers from dry skin. “I don’t drink enough water, but even when I do, my skin is still incredibly dry. I find the No7 serum makes it very smooth, and it’s not sticky, which I hate.” She’s tried other creams, even expensive ones, but none have measured up. Getting older, Sinead has noticed her skin struggles to repair itself as well as it used to, and she’s noticed more fine lines appearing. She is religious about cleansing and indulges in facials when her budget allows.
No7 SYSTEM RECOMMENDED: Lift & Luminate Triple Action.
RESULTS: “I can feel a tightening on the skin. I’m not quite sure if this is good or bad, but I hope it means it’s lifting everything! The eye serum is particularly lovely. I’ve never used one before, and I’m converted.”
Learn more about ageing and your perfect skincare routine only in the June issue of IMAGE Magazine – on shelves now.