The Vengeful Polyglot

Posts Tagged ‘skincare

In an attempt to look less like an adolescent nightmare/swamp monster, I have embarked into the contradictory and confusing world of skincare, as well as the shockingly glitter-filled realm of make up. Or, in other words, I was tired of having acne at 21 when I was promised it would strictly be the domain of my teenage years. Erroneously, I thought “Hey, Sephora has this stuff, right? I know I remember one or two names from a friend’s blog post, I’ll check it out.”

What I was greeted with was a veritable wall of products I couldn’t possibly understand the use of, all claiming different magical properties. Some of them were sorted into catagories: acne, redness reducing, age defying. I must have looked at 50 or more, trying to decide, well, if I had acne and redness, what the hell do I do then? Some of them had what I could only assume were variations in texture. “Creamy cleanser.” “Exfoliating.” Each collection or theme had from 3-10 different products or steps, but very little in the way of explanation of when or how to use them. I was quite frankly overwhelmed and intimidated.

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