28 2 / 2014
Every time I give up on this site I tell myself it’s because Tumblr’s not my medium. I’m too “old,” too longwinded for this space. I’m not going to create GIFs. I barely have any followers. I care WAY more about words than I do about pictures. I have no schtick or unifying principles to what I post.
But whenever I come crawling back, too lazy to set up a WordPress blog and not apathetic enough to will myself off blogging for good, I always wonder why I stayed away so long. Who cares if this page doesn’t look cool? Who cares if no one is reading? Who cares if this spot looks generic?
So… we’ll see how long this lasts. But for now I’m back on board and glad to have the outlet.
06 12 / 2013
09 9 / 2013
I know I’m lucky. I was never a full-on pizzaface. I never needed Acutane. I hated the way I looked for reasons other than my skin. But, like most teenagers, I had acne. In fact, I had my worst acne way after my teen years, once I thought I was in the clear and scott free.
I spent my 20s engaged in an unending war against face grease and its eventual spawn, zits. I tried Proactiv (it worked alright, but was expensive and kept coming every month even if I hadn’t exhausted my supply). I went to dermatologists (and what they prescribed always made my skin look worse afterward than it was before). The only thing that worked was a vigilant face-washing regimen (yep, even when falling into bed drunk) and eventually going back on birth control pills.
But due to those years, I’ve long been addicted to harsh scrubs, foaming cleansers and that “squeaky” clean feeling that everyone now says is bad for your skin and overdrying.
When I wrote my first blog for this Tumblr I talked of my new, less harsh facial regimen. I was reformed, but still hated the feeling of greasy (some might call it “dewy”) skin. That’s why I never understood those who extolled the virtues of face oil. Why add oil to an already slick surface? I know everyone said, “It’s better than moisturizer and perfect for congested skin.” But people also ran out to buy that boring-ass Adele record in droves, so I am generally unconvinced by the pleas of the masses.
But on a recent Sephora shopping spree, I finally gave in. I bought the Josie Maran argan oil, fully prepared to hate it on my face and use it as overpriced split ends-smoother.
But you know what? It is MADE OF MAGIC! It disappears into your skin faster than lotion and keeps you feeling smooth and hydrated. I use it after I wash my face at night (this oil is no replacement for SPF coverage, and my daily moisturizer has that), and I can’t believe how soft, non-puffy, and CLEAR my skin looks when I wake up.
I know you don’t believe me. I wouldn’t believe me if I were you either. But try it for yourself. The full-sized bottle is pricey ($48), but there are trial sizes available for only $14. And that is definitely a small price to pay for smooth, soft skin.