adjective: slightly wet; damp or humid.
alternatively: necessary; expensive; time consuming; annoying.
Mind out of the gutter folks. I am talking about my moisture routine. Using a plethora of moisture products has taken me a long way in my anti-aging quest. HA! That was a joke. There has been no change in my quest to reverse the aging process despite me making a fool of myself in Starbucks.
I have already discussed my obsession with lip balm (just writing about it, I applied it twice), but I am truly feeling comfortable with you now so I am revealing all my secrets. I need a total of 9 moisturizers after the shower in order to get to bed and a further 6 in the morning to be presentable. Accounting for duplication of morning and night, I need 11 different products.
FYI None of these are nipple moisturizers in case you were wondering. That shipped sailed long ago. When I was breastfeeding 10 years ago the total was 10. Thank goodness for small miracles. That wasn’t in reference to our son, that was in reference to the now discarded Lanolin.
Anywho… I thought I would share my moist misery with you, my loyal follower (crickets) in case you want to be like me. OK, that one made me laugh out loud.
- Body Lotion
- Hair Oil
- Lip Balm (usually applied twice)
- Eye Cream
- Night Cream
- Hand & Foot Cream (thankfully they are the same product)
My morning routine (Not including a moisturizing deodorant. Why do I need moist pits? Isn’t the point to make them unmoist? Must look into that…):
- Moisturizer (includes SPF so I skip a step – economizing I like to call it)
- Lip Balm
- Spray Minerals
- Tinted Moisturizer
- Hand Cream
In summary, you can not be like me unless you take out a loan for hydration products. If each were, on average, $40, that would be an astounding $440 for moisture which should be, essentially, free if I just drank more water. Ugh.
Is this anywhere near what your moisture regime is? Am I being hosed by the makeup industry? I am definitely a sucker for new products but now that I lay them all out, I am wondering whether I have a problem. What do you think? To be clear… I know I have lots of problems but the problem at hand is my addiction to beauty industry jars and tubes.
PS: Lip balm application during writing and editing = 6 times. Make that 7.
PPS: This may appear to be a Bobbi Brown ad. It is not. They always seem to sponsor Ladies Day at the ski hill and I am, as previously mentioned, a sucker for new products. They get me every time. They also tell me I need to hydrate every time. WTF?! What more can I do?