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.
There’s no such thing as being too knowledgeable about anything. So learn as much as you can. Research as hard as your time would permit you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about things you hardly have an inkling about. If you like learning about things on your own, that’s fine. But it can also be fun to meet people who share the same interest as you. So don’t hesitate to join forums or leave comments on beauty blogs you enjoy reading and learning from.
You need to be consistent in order to be successful. And that goes not only for your life and career goals but also your skincare goals. Yep. Sticking to a routine that works and following it religiously can do wonders.
It’s hard to be consistent when you don’t receive the results you’re expecting right away. Take it from me. One thing I’ve learned —and am still trying to practice — is that you have to keep pushing till you actually get the results you want.
But you also have to learn when to put things to rest, like when a product broke you out and it’s already been a week since you started using it. You’re no longer purging, so you need to stop using it. The key is to find the right balance of pursuing something and learning when to let things go.
Don’t be afraid to try new things once in a while. Sure, there are things that you’ll consider holy grail or must-haves. Nothing’s wrong about a tried and tested routine, of course. But there’s also nothing bad about trying a new sheet mask or trying out a new technique. We are ever-changing, and so it only makes sense that we also become open to trying new things.
What skin care and life lessons have you learned?