Oh wow, Huffington Post really made a big deal out of Michelle Phan’s lack of morning facial washing routine. The whole headline just screamed, “Michelle Phan: I don’t wash my face in the morning”. Many of her young followers going through their puberty and following her advice based on that headline might just end up wondering why their skin isn’t half as nice as hers. What they don’t realize is that she is saying one thing but doing something else.
I’ve been doing something in my skincare routine that doesn’t sound right but actually feels right. Curious? Well, I’ve been starving my face on some nights by not moisturizing my face at all before going to bed. Okay, I know, it’s probably an OMG moment for some of you since everyone says moisturizing is so important. I’ll also admit that this was quite unthinkable because I used to slather quite a bit of stuff on my skin in the night—think toner plus serum plus oil and sometimes plus moisturizer. I’d justified the multitude of products on the basis that my skin needs nourishing and what better time than in the night during bedtime? In a way, I wasn’t wrong but I might have outdone myself with just too many products at times. Keeping it simple may actually benefit my skin and in fact, it has made my skin look fresher the morning after.
I had my wisdom tooth extracted in the early part of this year. It was a procedure I’ve postponed again and yet again. But I finally garnered sufficient courage to get rid of it, thinking it’ll put a stop to all the pain and inconveniences I was experiencing. Well, it did but it brought on another set of problem—the left side of my face especially near my left jaw does not look like how it was before! Under certain lightings, I actually look like I have a sagging jowl. (T_T)
Just the other day, I came across an article about men who look like women. I didn’t have time to read but I’m guessing the discussion was about their features and hairstyle and nothing skin deep. I mean even if a man were to look like a woman, there are differences between his skin and hers. In fact, I remember writing briefly about this quite some time back. At that time, I’d discussed why it may not be suitable for us to use men’s skincare products. So today, I’ll elaborate a little more and share 7 reasons why we should just keep to using skincare products that are formulated for women.