Last week I met Dr Nina. Not the television character on Offspring one but a real live Dr Nina … a practising dermatologist from Sydney. Dr Nina Wines.
Not surprisingly this Dr Nina had VERY GOOD skin.
When Dr Nina said she could tell all our secrets from just looking at our skin, I may have attempted to cover mine with my table napkin.
After all, she was addressing a room full of beauty editors whose collective skins positively glowed. And here I was, a *ahhemm* mature blogger who’d been up since 5am to make her flight and hear the good doctor speak.
If Dr Nina could “read” people’s faces and work out how stressed they were, whether they smoked or ate too much processed food, I bet Dr Nina could work that out from my less-than-glowing complexion that I was a tad sleep deprived.
I may have even slunk further into my chair when she said that the best thing we can do for our skin is seek out a work-life balance.
A good work-life balance has the largest influence on our inner health and our skin.
She said many of us – and there are lots of us – suffer from sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is a subjective word but many of our sensitivities are triggered by our lifestyles.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?
According to NIVEA, 50% of women say they suffer from some form of skin sensitivity and that people with sensitive skin tend to have sensitive underarm skin.
On this particular day, NIVEA was launching its new range of sensitive deodorants – Sensitive Protect (priced from $3.78 and in store later this month). A range that contains no alcohol, colourants and preservatives but still aims to keep you smelling fresh as a daisy for up to 48 hours … not that I’m going to go 48 hours without a shower to test that I am dedicated, dear Stylers, but not that dedicated. It did last me from one morning shower to the next though.
There are two key ingredients working hand-in-hand in these new deodorants … avocado oil to moisturise and prevent irritation; chamomile extract to heal existing rashes and irritations.
Would you say you have sensitive skin? Sensitive under-arm skin? What have you found best works for you?
PS. Here are some more photos from the launch. I was a bit taken with the chandeliers made from baby’s breath, feathers and daisies.