Much to my friend’s chagrin, I never understood the need for a skin care routine. Growing up, I felt there was a certain stigma associated to being ‘one of those girls’, you know the ones, the ones who were forever moisturizing, the ones who very girly and had to maintain their appearance and I began associating being girly with most ‘ self- care’ routines.
So I lost my interest in make-up, only cared about skin care when I needed to get rid of a pimple and moisturized once a day. I had a lip balm because I didn’t like cracked lips, but those were the only concessions I allowed myself, because I thought being a ‘ real girl’ meant spending less time being vain and more time being productive.
As I got older, I began to realize how important my skin and overall health actually was and started to slowly move out of the mindset that taking care of myself was vain or shallow, instead I noticed the health benefits, however, I then felt overwhelmed by the sheer about of products out there that seemed necessary.
So yeah, I abandoned ship again.
Recently, after a very thorough massage, the masseur told me my skin was too dry… that made no sense to me; my skin was clear and glowing right?
The culture shock after she explained that I needed a better skin care regiment , including needing to protect myself from UV rays, made me realize that maybe I needed to bite the proverbial bullet and figure out a regimen that made sense to me.
If you’re like me, buckle up as I break down the real things you need for your skin and as it turns out, it’s not that difficult!
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