While I understand that putting a premium on skincare is not for everyone and that, to many, it’s arbitrary, I will admit that I enjoy having a routine — or, well, trying to stick to a solid one. I also find joy in learning new things about ingredients and being nosy about how people take care of their skin. So, yes, you can call me a skincare enthusiast. Another thing you can call me is sappy (and an over thinker). And you bet I found a way to relate my fondness for skincare to life (or what I would like to think I’ve learned about life). Here are some of the things I muse about while massaging cleanser in a circular motion or slathering on moisturizer.