I don’t wash my face. Rather, up until about three days ago I didn’t wash my face. (So gross, I know.) I would shower daily, and rinse my face off under the stream of hot water, but that was the extent of my skin care regime. Between late nights with babies, five years of fatigue, and a healthy dose of The Lazy, I just didn’t make caring for my face a priority.
Then, this last birthday crept up and I noticed some changes in my face: the crow’s feet were getting deeper, the smile lines at the corners of my mouth were becoming more defined. Not that I was about to rush out and get Botox, but it got me thinking that perhaps the time had come for me to stop taking my skin for granted and baby it a little since I was going to have this face for a while.
It just so happened that I was invited my first Mary Kay skin care evening last week (a friend of mine is just starting to sell the line) and I’ll admit to thinking that Mary Kay was just for old ladies who wore too much gold jewellery and smelled like grandmas. I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation, however, and found their products to be very modern and exciting. So, I purchased their 3-in-1 anti-aging facial wash and moisturizer and have been implementing a new routine each evening where I pull my hair back, wash off the remains of the day and take a few minutes to pamper my skin. (Well, to wash my skin, which feels like pampering after a lifetime of neglect.) It is such a nice way to end the day, doing something just for me.
I’m curious: am I the only one who never bothered to wash her face for the first 29 year of her life? Do you have a skin care regime that you stick to religiously? Any products you can’t live without?