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.