For the past 30 years I have been paying lip service to skin care. I wash my face 1-2x daily, use moisturizer with SPF 15 on my face and regular moisturizer elsewhere, never sleep in my makeup, and try not to spend too much time in the sun. But in my 49 years there have been a number of really bad sunburns, poor eating habits, and a general dislike of routine, all of which has contributed to signs of aging.
In general, I don’ t mind looking my age. However, a few weeks ago I had to make a road trip for work and was spending 8 hours a day in a car for three days. The trip resulted in a moderate case of sun poisoning that left my skin worse for wear. All of the sudden I noticed my huge pores, flaky skin, age spots, and wrinkles. When did I get so decrepit?
In an effort to repair some of the damage, I pulled a sample bottle of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair out of the bottom of a drawer. My mother had given it to me many years ago and it had been put away and ignored. Well, that stuff just worked a treat so I looked it up online and discovered it was really expensive. I don’t like the idea of spending so much for a tiny amount of face serum no matter how well it works.
I went back online and started educating myself about skincare and decided that I am doing way less than I should to have healthy skin. All the women in my family of the previous several generations were so meticulous about skin care that they had beautiful skin well into their 90’s. I want to be like them and am now trying to assemble a skin routine to help me get there. It’s a lot more complicated than I thought.
I ordered some items online and just went to Ulta to get a few essentials to hold me over until my order arrives. My hair has been bugging me too so I started doing the Curly Girl system with it. Man, that has made a huge (good) difference! I am hooked.