Here’s the thing about my skincare regimen: for the greater portion of my adult life, it ceased to exist.
Unless you factor in that one plastic hand soap dispenser with the white pump top that I’d press down on each night to retrieve a small sampling of an emulsion that was more conducive to sterilizing dirty dishes than it was to removing makeup from — human flesh — then it would be accurate to assert that I’ve spent far too many years willfully neglecting my pores.
But before you start drawing parallels between me and 2007 Britney – you know, the one who proudly noted that she often slept in her makeup for several consecutive nights in order to avoid the inevitability of having to go through the reapplication process in the AM – let me just remind you of the maddening (and ubiquitous) skincare introductory scenario that the majority of women experience.
If you’ve ever visited a cosmetics counter, then you’ve probably already had the displeasure of listening to a sales pitch that resulted in the confused purchase of seven “completely necessary” and “highly effective” serums.
And although your newly acquired high brow potions are mixed with bizarrely named ingredients that you can’t even begin to pronounce, but that your over zealous associate tosses around as though they’re every day adjectives (“And this one is infused with lavender julep mint tea extract (!) excavated from the single most plush rainforest (!) in Sri Lanka”) – they’re just never going to provide that instantaneous Karlie Kloss complexion that you were so steadfastly guaranteed.
As I’ve gotten older and learned to veer away from things like dish soap and Bounty paper towels when it comes to washing my face, I’ve accepted the fact that skincare is, in fact, extremely important. It turns out that dermatologists really do seem to know what they’re talking about. And, with my wedding date quickly approaching, I’m especially particular about what I get into the habit of putting on my pores.
That said, the Avon ANEW AHA Refining Cream, the ANEW Clinical Strength Retexturizing Peel, and the ANEW Vitamin C Brightening Serum (click down on product names to see for yourself!) allow me to care for my skin in a quick/simple/effective way.
While I think it’s safe to say that most aspects of my life are relatively high maintenance require a lot of time and the occasional indulgence, skin care just isn’t one of them. With a trifecta of mini bottles that keep me clear and glowy (And I mean, what more could I really ask for out of life, anyway?), this is one thing that I can be very pragmatic about.
Head to ANEW Game Changer’s Landing Page (click on it!) to see my trusty and transportable skincare favorites.