this is me now

July 30, 2008

Facing the facts

Filed under: about me,getting old,things I want/need — by heatherdc @ 12:37 am

The closest thing I’ve had to a facial is the paste that my sister & I somehow created using a mix that came in a package that looked like a foot, from Target (of course). That was probably about….8 years ago? Yah, something like that.

I’ve been doin’ some thinking (Dwight styyyle, if you will)…:

Fact: I’m no longer 15 years old. Neither is the skin on my face. Yet for some reason I still use the same Cleanser now that I did then.

Fact: My pores have apparently grown since those days. I’ve realized that they are more noticeable.  I mean, maybe that’s only if you’re inches away from my face….but they’re there.

Fact: I have never spent more than $6 on any facial cleanser, makeup remover, etc. Ever.

Fact: I have no idea when it’s appropriate, or necessary, to start using anti-wrinkle cream. Any ideas? I don’t have them, yet. I’m just sayin’. You can never be too prepared for these things.

I’m facing the facts here; I need to step it up. I need to start taking real care of my skin. I still love my Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser (really really love it), but I have to accept that it may not always do the trick. It smells all fresh and minty and makes my skin tingle. And I love that. But it does nothing for pores, wrinkles, etc. It’s just a plain ol’ face wash. And my face deserves better than something I call “plain ol’…” anything. Right?? Right.

So, while at Target yesterday I browsed the shelves for something new. We’re starting with the “pore” problem.  I picked this up….

Olay Definity’s Pore Reducing Scrub

It’s a whopping $8.50, and honestly….it was the only “scrub” (cleanser, wash, whateeever) that said anything about Pore-Reducing. Everything is anti-wrinkles these days! Guess that answers my question…start using now!! Because you really have no other choice. Hmmmm.

So far, so good! I’ve only used it twice, but I like it. My face feels clean, and fresh, and I can just feeel the pores shrinking away. That’s a lie… but I figure I’ll see if it works soon enough.



  1. Um, did I tell you how much I love Tar-get and products?? 😉 I started using anti-wrinkle cream during my sophomore year of college. No time like the present, eh?! I figure, the earlier the better. My fav drugstore brand of face wash and moisturizer is Aveeno. Smells fabulous, makes my face feel smooth, and claims to be soy and natural. Who knows how much of that is true, but I’d like to believe it.

    Comment by Sassy — July 30, 2008 @ 2:51 am |Reply

  2. I have the pore issue too. Biore has some good products as well, just fyi. Let us know how the new stuff works out!

    Comment by cdp — July 31, 2008 @ 9:18 am |Reply

  3. I love the “dwight” style list….


    I’ve recently gone on an “Olay” kick and sort of kind of maybe love it. I still swoon when I’m Macys and see all the over-priced face products- but why pay more for something that does the same thing for like 8.50- right?

    Word! 😉

    Comment by Jen — August 7, 2008 @ 10:47 am |Reply

  4. Product review: I’m loovin it, and I think it’s actually working. Wonderful. I need to invest in the lotion too though. Kinda negates having good face-wash when you still use the cheap lotion. Ehhh. I’m learning

    Comment by heatherdc — August 8, 2008 @ 5:10 pm |Reply

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