As you get older, you start to notice things that you never did before. Especially your body, skin, hair, weight, emotions, patience, etc. You get it. A lot of people say getting older sucks. I am going to take this time right now to dispute that. I’ve got a couple of reasons.
I’m going to be general about this, but the person I was inside and out about a year ago is totally different than the person I am right now. I have taken time to get to know myself physically and emotionally during the past year. I have changed my routines, incorporated different products, taken away products that don’t work and basically cut the fat from my life in all aspects.
Two pieces of fat: people that don’t do me a damn and my Clarisonic. Yes those are at opposite ends of the spectrum but I’ve noticed the most positive changes from subtracting both of them from my life.
I used to use my Clarisonic everyday (sometimes twice a day) and thought that getting all the dirt and oil and really exfoliating was good for my skin. It wasn’t. It isn’t. I got a facial about 6 months ago and the estitician was appalled that I exfoliated so much. My skin was irritated, dry, got random breakouts, uneven, red. It was just bad.
Afterwards I took her words to heart and stopped using it altogether. I bought a gentle cleansing cream, starting using Boscia Break Up Oil to remove my makeup gently, started using my hands to wash my face, incorporated Boscia Beauty Oil with my moisturizer and Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Hydrating masks a few times a week . That’s a lot. I know. But my skin has never felt more smooth and has never looked more healthy than now. I mean, I’m talking like a DRAMATIC difference. I have a side by side picture of myself from last year and one I took last night. It’s astounding.
My skin changing along with a few life decisions (living alone, getting a cat, new job, finding myself) has made me more me.
Shoutout to the following:
I am sorry this is rusty. It’s been too long.