Everyone’s got their vices. Heidi Montag–plastic surgery. Andre Agassi–crystal meth. Tiger Woods–sex. My vice is facial products. More an obsession than a vice, I guess, I’m obsessed with my face. I think it stems from having had severe acne as a teenager and into my early twenties. Nothing seemed to help–not even weekly visits to the dermatologist. Even though I was taking
antibiotics, that didn’t stop me from also spending my limited funds on Noxema, Oxy Clear, Benzoyl Peroxide. Since early on, I’ve been surrounded by ointments for my face.
I don’t do facial Botox. I don’t even wear makeup. But my bathroom cabinet is full of serums, night creams, and lotions that have fooled me into buying them. Take one look at my mom’s face and you’ll understand my obsession. She’s got freckles, moles, and all sorts of hyperpigmentation around her face and neck. I’ve got all natural argan oil, SK II facial treatment essence, Clinician Complex 6% skin bleaching cream, MD Skincare hydra-pure vitamin C serum, Skinceuticals emollience. Those are just lotions. Don’t get me started on my cleansers and sunscreen.
I clip out recommendations from magazines, too. Happy to take readers’ suggestions on their favorite products.