Mother’s Day: Everything our mums taught us about beauty

by Chloe Beveridge

Lifestyle • 03 March 2021

They say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, but it’s not just good genes that are passed from one generation to another - it’s life advice. So in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March, we’re taking a look at everything we learned from the leading woman in our lives.

From giving your skin a break to paying some well-needed attention to your neck, we spoke to the CURRENTBODY team to spill the best beauty advice they got from their mum.

Alice Neal, Social Media Manager at CURRENTBODY:

"My mum always told me that your neck is just as important as your face! It's one of the first places which will give away how old you are if you don't look after it. Remember to spend a couple of minutes moisturising the area at the end of your facial routine and, better yet, invest in a device that will stop the area from ageing!"

Carly Hibbins, Online Content Executive at CURRENTBODY:

“When I was younger, my mum would always tell me how important it was to take my makeup off before I went to sleep. ‘It's not good for your skin to sleep with your makeup on you know’, she'd say when I could never be bothered to take it off. She also taught me that wipes don't cleanse your skin properly. I used to use them because they were so much quicker, and as a teenager I didn't really think about taking care of my skin. Then, one day, she told me to use some of her makeup remover with a cotton pad after I'd used a makeup wipe. To my surprise, there was still lots of makeup on my face - after that I never used a makeup wipe again!”

Helen Royle, Graphic Designer at CURRENTBODY:

“You’re never too young to start using eye cream. Always take your makeup off before bed (no matter how drunk you are!) Oh, and don’t use a brush on your hair when wet. Instead, gently brush through with a wide tooth comb. Your hair is at its weakest when wet so can be prone to breakage.”

Lucy Acton, Copywriter at CURRENTBODY:

“My mum has a no-makeup day every week to let her skin breathe. She’ll spend time pampering, using her favourite products and just giving her face a rest day. She’ll make sure she’s cleansed, toned and moisturised - and finds that her makeup goes on better the next day. It’s something I try to do at least once a week too.”

Anne-Marie Odesanya, German Digital Marketing Manager at CURRENTBODY:

“My mum’s best advice has always been to moisturise, she says it's the key to her good skin.”

What’s your best piece of beauty advice? Perhaps your mum lives by one key skincare rule? Join in the conversation on Instagram and let us know. If you’re looking for a Mother's Day gift to say thank you this year, take a look at our selection of beauty tech devices and unique gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on any mum’s face.

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