Posts Tagged: skin care

Why Taking Half an Hour to Wash My Face is a Form of Self-care

face washing routine

I believe I’ve spent some time carping about my nightly ablutions here on the blog. I have very, VERY sensitive, fussy, breakout-prone skin and over time I’ve learned that if I don’t take meticulous care of it, it will punish me. With large, painful zits. And for years, I resented the time it took me to prepare my face for sleeping. I resented my Clairsonic and the system of washcloths and the fancy cleansers and lotions I need to use to keep the infuriatingly delicate balance necessary to prevent breakouts. I dreaded the whole rigamarole. read more

This Week I Love …

cream for keratosis pilaris

… Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream. (Dear Gold Bond, please shorten product name.) I first learned about this product from Beauty Bets, and bought a tub the second I finished reading her post. That means I’ve been using it since October, which I feel is ample time to gauge efficacy. And I’m giving it the thumbs up.

I’ve had keratosis pilaris on my arms since grade school, and both GPs and dermatologists have told me there’s no real cure or treatment. I’d given up years ago, and was skeptical that this cream would do much. But I figured it was worth a try, and that moisturizing my upper arms couldn’t possibly be a bad idea. read more