As a 26 year old female who obviously cares about her appearance by means of wearing makeup, visiting a hair salon on a way-too-regular basis and getting sucked into fashion trends, you may find this hard to believe...
I do not use skin care products. Products that prevent dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, acne, dryness and the aging process in general, do not live here. I would be lying if I told you I washed my face before going to bed at night let alone treated it with anti-this and anti-that cream.
This post was inspired by two things.
1) Recently, I had friends visit for a weekend. They each had morning and evening face cleansing routines that made my head spin. Cleansing, toning, preventing and peeling as I stood in the mirror watching with a raised eyebrow. Should I be doing this?
2) My husband's co-worker is selling a line of skincare and gave me a one time, six step cleansing product to sample. I read the benefits, testimonials and success stories with a raised eyebrow. It sounds so necessary, should I be doing this?
After many years of sunbathing in oil, I finally understand that SPF application is very important. On our recent vacation south I was very careful not to expose my skin to direct sunlight without SPF protection. Sure, being sun kissed makes you feel and even look more attractive, but the consequences are not pretty.
At my age and in this environment I feel my face is as fresh, toned and as young as it could possibly be. I'm not saying I'm flawless. Would I like to get rid of some spots and dots and prevent wrinkles? Um, yeah. Do I get on board with using skin care products? Should I explore natural home remedies? Or is my skin healthy because I left it alone all these years?
How do you prevent the ugly stuff?