Cosmetics and Me

January 18th, 2012
The world has had its fair share of ups and downs when it comes to cosmetics and skin products. I’ve seen skin care regimen evolve from its humble state during my teens to the continuously growing innovations of today. But frankly, I am always hesitant to try new products because of my particularly sensitive skin. That is also why I don’t wear makeup very often. But now that I’m getting farther and farther away from my heyday, I really opt to try new things like the best eye cream and anti wrinkle cream. It’s getting rather popular in the market today and a lot of my friends have been very supportive of me getting it.

It’s not easy being unable to buy the skin regimen products I want all the time. I’ve been on one too many trips to the dermatologist because of my skin. There was even a time when I was in high school, I wasn’t able to attend our Graduation Ball because I was rushed to the hospital because my face swelled up and at the height of it all, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. I’ve looked forward to that day for months and it all went out the window because I wasn’t careful enough. After sulking for quite some time, I was able to move on but carried the painful memory with me. It was something that allowed me to be more vigilant in wearing makeup and other skin care products. I read labels and researched them to avoid repetition of that dreadful experience. You could only imagine what I went through that day—embarrassment, pain and much apprehension. But I learned a very valuable lesson after that so I guess it wasn’t all that bad.

Even my daughter inherited having sensitive skin, so we’re not so eager on buying her beauty products. She’s eleven now and for some people, that may be a good age to start using cosmetics and other skin treatments. But I approach that thought with much trepidation. But even when given the earlier traumatizing events of my life, I am starting to change my mind (for the better) regarding the recent advancements they’ve reached with the rapidly changing technology of skin care products. But perhaps not yet for my daughter. I can’t bear see her in that state, so vulnerable and so aggrieved. Probably when she’s old enough (say around 15—for prom), then maybe then. We’ll be really careful to test the products as to avoid any unwanted incidents (and dramatic episodes) as much as possible.

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