By Claudia Saide | Image via SUKILYNN
We all have one product that we just can’t live without. It’s that eye cream or lip balm that automatically stops your life when you realize you’ve run out of it. It’s that product that you use so frequently, that you literally can’t stop thinking about it until you’ve got it replenished. Everybody has one, and for me it’s face moisturizer.
I’m adamant about good skincare, especially when it comes to the skin on my face. You might even say that I take better care of my skin better than I do my two-year-old son (although who would actually say that to me?). I mean, I’ve have zero interest in getting Botox any time soon, so I figure the more moisturized I keep my skin, the better off I’ll be. But if heaven forbid I’d be starved of that moisturizer for even one day, I’d more than likely go off the deep end. I can’t even handle waiting more than a half-hour to apply it after a shower. It’s the first thing I pack in my dopp kit before I head on vacation, and it’s the only thing that I rush to unpack when I get home. It’s pretty much the most important thing in my life (well, besides for the kid I guess).
All this thinking about how much I rely on my moisturizer got to my head, and I started to wonder what would happen if I’d never be able to use it again. And then my mind was flooded with all of these awful thoughts and scenarios. Suddenly I was Kate from the show Lost, and I was stranded on a stiflingly hot island with no moisturizer in sight. What the hell would I do? I’d literally be lost without it. My skin would burn off and start to wrinkle and I’d probably get pimples from all the stress.
Obviously my thoughts got a little out of hand, but what can I say? I really know how to freak myself out. The point I’m trying to make, though, is that life would really suck for me if I couldn’t moisturize. Silly as it sounds, I assume most of you can relate. I mean, unless you’re some demigoddess, you probably do use at least one product so frequently that you may not even realize how much you truly rely on it.
Maybe for you it’s under-eye concealer, or maybe it’s mascara, but you more than likely know just what I’m talking about. And once you start to picture what life would be like without that trusty product, I hope you can rely on this little story for some comfort. Because no, you’re definitely not the only crazy one.
Suddenly I was Kate from the show Lost, and I was stranded on a stiflingly hot island with no moisturizer in sight. What the hell would I do?