Question of the day (28th April).

Hey people! πŸ™‚

Do you use a skincare routine consistently? Why or why not?

My answer:

Not really. The only thing I try to do consistently, at least in the winter months when my skin gets really dry, is using some oil, like coconut oil most of the time, on it, and I have a peeling once in a blue moon, but it’s a very minimalistic and natural peeling, I don’t use any ready-made exfoliators. I seriously don’t feel the need for anything more, I’m not someone who would interact with lots of people in a professional setting or anything like that so I don’t think I have to look perfectly, and doing it for myself doesn’t really sound convincing because I’ve always found these kind of beauty self-care things quite uninteresting. On one hand I think my skin isn’t that bad at all that I’d need some fancy skincare routine, I have no big problems with it apart from being a bit too dry at some times, and on the other hand, I don’t know how to put it but it’s like, I don’t have the drive for such things because my self-esteem is too messed up, so I just don’t see the point in bothering, it’s not something pleasurable to me like it is for some people and it doesn’t really affect the way I feel about myself. I’m sure the fact that I’m blind plays some role in it too though I know some blind girls and women who are way more image-conscious than a lot of sighted people I know. And, while my Mum is someone who definitely likes to look good and take care of her appearance, and even is a trained beautician, by the time I was about the age when girls usually learn about those things, her views on skincare shifted dramatically, she’s always inclined to live healthily, but it’s become much more of a passion and a discovery journey for her and she’s started living much more naturally, she used to use tons of things for her skin and now she doesn’t use any shop-bought beauty products at all and relies much more on sport and diet. So the message I was receiving at that time was that it’s actually good that I’m not interested in putting too much shit of unknown origin on my skin, because skin will not absorb all that, so usually a skin product will only have an effect as long as you don’t wash it off, and what will get through the skin may be actually harmful, and it’s illogical to expect for example a cream, especially a cheap one, to make your skin look considerably better, and that it’s better to use natural oils from plants for example, we even use a homemade deodourant. Most of that made a lot of sense to me and still does, so that’s how I am trying to live though I am not nearly as much of a lifestyle freak as my Mum, rather than doing everything to stay healthy or something like that I just do what I like, and if it happens to be good for my health, then it’s a great bonus. She has it much more difficult these days with Sofi because she is much more image-conscious, she’s very pretty and knows about it and wants to fit in, watches loads of YouTube videos and observes her school mates and while she rationally understands Mum’s point of view, she really wants to do make-up, manicure etc. though she’s rarely allowed, but when she is allowed she is very creative, and she does have a very fancy skincare routine.

What about you? πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “Question of the day (28th April).”

  1. What a fun question! Well, I don’t do anything regularly, but whenever I take a shower, if my face feels grimy, I wash it with some gentle face wash that I have in the shower. It was recommended to me years ago, and it’s a great product. I can’t think of its name. Oh, here it is. It’s Cerave.

    When I get out of the shower, I often apply Dove dry skin cream, because shower water hurts my face. (I don’t know if we have hard water, or if I use water that’s too hot, or what, but the Dove cream fixes it!)

    I don’t use anything elsewhere except that I use a gentle scented shaving gel for my legs. I’m freakishly lucky to have a naturally solid complexion!!

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    1. That all sounds nice. πŸ™‚ Perhaps your water has high pressure, that happens to us sometimes and sometimes it can hurt a bit when having longer showers. But I’m glad you have a remedy for that, whatever the cause is. πŸ™‚

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  2. I have rosacea – so using a regular regime is very tricky. These days I use a certain moisturizer, very light, for the days my skin is uber dry, but other than that, I’m a water girl. I don’t put anything on my face, save what the doctor has prescribed, and since that seems to react with my skin, I don’t use it very often. I take a medication to help with the rosacea, but in these days of isolation, I haven’t bothered. My skin is clearer than it was prior to C-19, partially I think because my stress levels are very low now. And I drink a LOT of water. Water is the answer for me! Interesting question! πŸ™‚

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/symptoms-causes/syc-20353815

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    1. I can see how skincare can be really tricky with conditions like rosacea. But it’s good you have some ways to cope with that and that these days things are a bit easier. Hydration really can do so much for the skin it’s incredible!

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    1. That’s fabulous! My Mum is about your age and has great skin too, and she always says she often feels kind of sad about many of her peers who look good, but feel the pressure of using lots of products on their skin that make things worse, because she claims that there’s such pressure on 40+ women to use lots of stuff and “rejuvenate” themselves, so it’s cool that you don’t overdo it either and only use things that you have used for years, I think that’s much more fun and just easier especially when it works. πŸ™‚

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