The Skincare Addict

The Skincare Addict:

Do support groups exist for skincare addiction? Here are 10 reasons why I think I’m in need…

1. I have to start my nighttime skincare routine at 7:00 so I can finish and be in bed by, oh I don’t know, midnight.

2. By the time I’ve completed my nighttime routine, my face is so oiled up you could fry eggs on it.

3. I can lose hours staring pensively at my mask collection deciding which ones to use and in what order.

4. Cleansing gadgets fight for space on the shelf in the shower, and regularly are mistaken for less innocent battery operated gadgets by unsuspecting guests.

5. Said guest’s innocent request to borrow a cleanser is minefield. What condition is your skin in? Are you oily? Dehydrated? Dry? Combination? Do you want some exfoliation involved? Do you like a foaming cleanser? By which time guest has already had a shower, had breakfast and left for the day.

6. I know when I’ve run out of all my skincare products at once, because there is a massive gaping hole in my bank account where food and rent money used to be.

7. I credit myself for successfully bringing people through their fear of applying oils to their face. “Everything’s going to be okay now.”

8. Same goes for acids. “No, it won’t sting… much.”

9. I’m irrationally disappointed if one of my favourite skincare brands makes something that doesn’t agree with me. It feels like a betrayal.

10. Guests and residents who “borrow” my favourite products risk losing a hand as punishment. Okay, okay. Just a finger.

Do you have an unhealthy love for skincare? Let me know in the comments!

  • Tasha

    Hehe yes! I am totally number 2, but I don’t even care. And number 7! My sister and mum are so ignorant and stubborn about oils! It’s good for you…trust meh.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Angie

      Exactly.. I find people are so fearful of oils, and I’m all BUT THEY’RE AMAZING hehe… I think I’m a little too passionate about them :)

  • Sheri

    YESSS Preach it! Hahaha “less innocent battery operated gadgets”.. oh my. Number 2 YES. And I’ve done number 5 so many times. When one of my friends was finally getting into beauty, and was asking about what cleanser I used, I totally gave her an inquisition and recommended a whole skincare routine.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    • Angie

      Oh I’m so guilty of trying to plan out peoples’ skincare routines, I can’t help myself! Maybe my true calling was a beauty therapist or facialist after all hehe :)

  • Andrea @ Sublime Finds

    Teehee! Yes! I’m worse with makeup, but skincare is making an increasingly large dint in the beauty drawer (and bank account)! x

    • Angie

      Hehe same, all I used for years was a Neutrogena cleanser and moisturiser, and now I think I have every skincare product under the sun (well it feels like it sometimes) and I don’t know how that came about! xx

  • Sarah


    I don’t even need to say anything else.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Angie

      Hehe xx