So dramatic with the exclamation point, I know. 😀 But the drama is real, my friends. Super, super real. I am at the age where you really shouldn’t look too closely at your skin in a magnifying mirror because OH MY GOD! The Crypt Keeper would be all, “Damn, girl.” It was so bad that I needed to lay down afterwards. #TrueStory
I’m cruising to 44, as in it’s happening in a couple of months. This confuses me because I swore I was 42 this time last year, which – you know – I was. And now I’m almost 44. See? Mind blown.
I Was a Bad, Bad Girl
I didn’t take care of skin super well when I was in my 20s. Sunscreen. Pish Posh. That’s for old folks. Also, I’m a child of the 80s where we tanned ourselves to the darkest brown possible ON PURPOSE. Tanned skin = healthy. Oh you 80s. You messed up a lot of people. I also didn’t always take off my make-up before I went to bed. Oops. In my defense, I was a teen.
In my late 20s/early 30s, I was better. I mean I didn’t still wear sunscreen (let’s not get crazy) but took better care of my skin and bought good quality products. But then, I get depressed. Where I didn’t always remember to get out of my pjs. Bathe. Brush my teeth. That kind of depressed. It took a toll but I didn’t care because you know … depressed.
Now I’m better (most days) and scrambling to undo damage. I will tell you unequivocally that the best thing you can do is take care of your skin from the get-go (and also don’t get depressed, not that it’s up to you but if you can avoid it – yay you!) because it does make a huge difference. Start taking care of your skin now, no matter what your age or your past skin transgressions.
And yes. I am aware that aging is a part of life. It doesn’t mean that I have to welcome wrinkles, fine lines and age spots with glad tidings.
I Need Your Sunscreen Recommendations
Confession time: Only this past year I have become completely religious about wearing sunscreen when I go outside. Before I was hit and miss. I regret this deeply but I don’t have a Delorean to take me back in time to undo this boo-boo, also known as age spots. Yup. I got some. I hate them almost as much as I hate Emperor Baby Fists.
What I Want: Face sunscreen. My preference is a stand-alone sunscreen because I’m not overly fond of the ones in moisturizers or don’t like to depend on them solely for sunscreen protection. I like to put on fresh sunscreen right before running errands or going for a walk or venturing outside (remember I work from home so I actually don’t always get out into the sun every day). But I am open to hearing all recommendations!
Got a Body Lotion that You Love? Please Share!
I mentioned this in a previous post but my skin is so dry lately. It’s painful! And driving me nuts. Plus, I’ve been having some issues with body lotions because my skin has weirdly become super sensitive. I’m still trying to pinpoint what is exactly the issue but certain perfumes seem to bother my skin. Is there a particular body lotion that you love? Mention whatever you use and love, even if you don’t think it’s right for me. It might not be but it might be perfect for another reader. We are a community, right?
Happy Memorial Day
Just a quick programming note: I will be taking a blogging break during Memorial Week. I’ll still popping in and commenting on your blogs but no new posts here until June 3.
Please share any recommendations you have for sunscreens and body lotions. Don’t worry about whether they might be right for me because they will likely be right for another reader! Thank you in advance!Tanya