My skin has been dry recently. Really, REALLY dry. It happens every winter.
So, no biggie, right? Well, when I'm pregnant, my skin is totally awful for like four months - oily (the pregnant "glow"), lots of breakouts; but the last six months my skin is pretty much flawless. My awesome skin is one of my favorite parts about being pregnant. Like, my skin is so good, I just wash it with water while I'm pregnant, and nothing else. I don't even need to moisturize, other than some SPF 15. It totally rules.
But then I go and have the baby and my skin gets all dry/combination oily on me. And that's really fine because that's been my skin my whole life and I know how to deal with it. I'm running low on my moisturizer and I need to order more so I'm pounding the bottle to get every last drop out and not using as much as usual. This is a pain but on the upside I get a few extra moments to myself in the bathroom.
I was putting on my lotion last night and I noticed something. Something awful. Something nearly unspeakable. I noticed that I. have. wrinkles. On my forehead to be exact.
This may not sound like a big deal to you, but it is to me. These are my FIRST wrinkles. I'm only 30, okay? I'm no more ready for wrinkles than I am for the four stray gray hairs I keep plucking from my head.
And yet, there they are. Wrinkles. I'm well on my way to being an old lady.
So, what is one to do about wrinkles? I think I must need some new skin care products, but which ones? There's a whole world of anti-aging products aimed at vain women like me who want to thwart mother nature's attempts mark my body with the signs of passing time.
Product recommendations? Pity? Commiseration? I'm accepting all three.