Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Esthetician

Since we have been married, whenever I complain about a blemish or uneven skin tone or crow's feet, Carter tells me that I put too much on my skin and gestures to his own smooth porcelain-like face to illustrate the benefits of dropping the potions. Now--let me be real--I have a very basic skin care routine: in the morning St. Ives scrub in the shower followed by some Walgreen's-acquired lotion and then at night, Cetaphil and the same lotion. Not too crazy, right? I don't care what time it is, what state I'm in, where I am, I ALWAYS wash my face. I cannot remember skipping a single night since I was probably in middle school. But I have problems sometimes. And I am in my thirties. And this should not be. For five years now, he's been repeating his advice to stop putting lotion on my face, and very recently, I listened.

He was right.

I still wash the same, but without lotion at night. (I still feel like I need it in the morning before I put on my makeup.) Maybe this doesn't seem like a big deal, but I CAN TELL A DIFFERENCE. My face is not red in places; it isn't breaking out; it isn't dry and flaky around my nose; the tone is better; the pores are smaller. I have been pleased.

I just thought you should know.

5 comments:

Molly said...

so, guess what i didn't put on my face last night...

Carter said...

looks like i've started a revolution in women's beauty. not sure how to feel about that....

Beth Wooten said...

I love it!

He also used to advise me to push my cuticles back while I was in the shower because the warm water would soften them.

Jennifer said...

I went without last night, too! It was tough not to reach for the bottle, but I forgot about my dry, scaly skin pretty quickly.

Can you tell me how long you've been on your new regimen? Because I'm willing to give it a shot, but I'm going to want to see results.

Sara said...

I know that Lancome used to make a moisturizer that was tinted. It actully looks just like and applied like a foundation to me. It was fab. Don't know if they still make it though.