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Stuff I put on my face: Winter 2020

February 13, 2020

I am 47 years old (sweet merciful crap I cannot get with this) and my face is, as always, changing. I think I’ve finally found a skin care regimen that works for me and my dry skin that still breaks out from time to time. None of these are affiliate links, nothing here is sponsored because I am an uninfluencer.

It seems like a lot, but it doesn’t take long.

Evening:
When I get home from work I wash my face with It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser (gentle on eyes), pat it dry with a towel that’s never more then 3 days old, and apply two drops of Buffet by The Ordinary. More than two drops makes my face sticky.

Before bed, I alternate between applying a few drops of The Ordinary Granactive Retinol 2% Emulsion (effective but smelly) or Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Face Oil (effective and smells great). I let that dry for a few minutes (I’ll pee or brush my hair) I top it with a thin coat of Neutrogeena Hydro Boost Face Gel Cream with Hyaluronic Acid for Extra-Dry Skin. I put lip balm on – I was gifted Milk’s Kush Lip Balm in Green Dragon and it works fine. It has cannabis oil in it. Do what you want with that info, it does nothing for me personally. Chapstick works fine too which is great because I have no fewer than 6 sticks in my possession.

We started sleeping with a humidifier in the room, which has been a game changer. By this time of the wretched winter my skin is dry and itchy and my face is flaking off. Not this year. It’s also improved both the canine and human snoring in the bedroom. There is still snoring, but less snoring. We have an ultrasonic humidifier that I bought from QVC (I know) and it does make a watery BLOOP noise every 10 minutes or so. That might not work if you’re a light sleeper. I sleep with earplugs (see: snorers) so it doesn’t bother me at all.

Day:
I splash my face with water, apply one drop of Buffet, and then go into makeup.

On an as needed basis, but I need Dark Angels on Friday.

As needed:
On Friday nights I take off my eye makeup with a little Confidence in a Cleanser and then wash my face with Lush Dark Angels charcoal scrub. I let the scrub sit on my face for a few minutes before removing it. It’s my favorite beauty ritual of the week. And then I don’t do anything other than nightly lip balm for the rest of the weekend. I’ll do a light wash if it gets dirty, but I do no serums, no creams, just plain face.

I try my hardest not to wear makeup on the weekends anymore. I’m trying to get used to my actual Kim face again. It’s not a bad face.

If I break out (it’s down to a zit once a month, which wow!) I dab it with Indie Lee’s Banish Stick, which knocks it out in a day or two.

If my eye bags are noticeable, I use It Cosmetics By Bye Under Eye Eye Cream for a few days. I’m still working off of a sample tub from the fall.

No plastic surgery or injectables, although a few years ago my dermatologist pointed out the “elevens” between my eyes and that he could fix them. Now they are all I can see when I look at myself. I’m bothered by them. I’m bothered that I’m bothered by them. It’s a cycle of bother and I haven’t been back to the dermatologist since.

PS: Happy birthday, Mom! ūüôā

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