Better Late Than Never: Skincare Regimen
As a little girl, I remember watching my mother slather on face cream after eye cream after hand cream every single night. I looked up to her (literally) and wondered why she needed to do this insanely detailed ritual every single day. Now, at 27 years old, I finally understand.
I happened to come across an article on Man Repeller all about eye cream. Eye cream was something I never thought about using since I always thought it was for older women. After reading the article and doing some research, I learned just how wrong I was.
I made my way to the nearest Kiehl's store post haste. I ended up getting their Midnight Recovery Eye night cream, and their Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream for the day (at the recommendation of the super kind Kiehl's guy).
Let me tell you something - eye and face creams are crazy expensive! I know they last forever since you put on so little but WOW. I kept telling myself that this was an investment in myself and that it'll be worth it.
Turns out, I was right. I love being right.
I have been using the eye creams for two weeks now and I do see a hell of a lot less puffiness (something that bothered me endlessly and I didn't even realize it had a name, let alone a product just for it). I wasn't smart enough to do a before and after photo but at the end of the day I feel a difference and that's what matters, right?
The other items on my shelf (I'm really proud of my shelfie, can you tell?) are Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I also got a couple of freebie products with my thorough purchase at Kiehl's - a lip moisturizer with eucalyptus (LOVE me some minty freshness!), a mini version of their Ultra Facial Cleanser (which I LOVE and use religiously every morning and night), and a mini version of their Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion (I was given this after I told the dude at the store that both of my usual face creams are a little too heavy for me sometimes).
I have been a very good girl when it comes to making my morning and nighttime rituals a thing to stay. I wash my face each time (with the facial cleanser I got) and follow it up with the eye cream.
I have to say that the only thing I don't do most of the time is put face cream on since I find that no matter how light it is, it makes me have more blemishes than usual. I'm not sure if it has to do with the fact that my skin isn't used to it or not and that it will calm down as long as I moisturize every day or if my skin just doesn't work well with any cream.