Wednesday, April 09, 2008
It is not often that i will admit im a bit of a skin and hair product snob. I cant tell you when this started, but it wasnt until a long time after douglas coupland wrote shampoo planet. I have always been blessed with the skin of a red head. As in, sun, midge, dryness, and anything remotely high on the detergent scale have caused me to blister, itch and swell. Perhaps this was the reason i started looking after my skin.
The prime reason is sun damage. I burn like a crème brulee. I also exercise outside in the sun for prolonged periods of time. In addition to this, and to make things more difficult i abhor feeling 'slimey' with greasy products. Recently i discovered P20. This stuff binds to the epidermis, after the alcohol solvent evaporates. Protection is constant, therefore better than something with a higher factor that needs reapplication. Recommended for the summer months. When they come. They will come....
The other thing i like to do, like this morning, is have a really good face ablution session. When you are feeling a little muzzy and crap, a zingy shave, exfoliation and moisturising can do wonders. This morning, kiehl's close shaver squadron provided the strategic razor lubrication, clinique gave a fine, not too abrasive dead skin removal and we went back to kiehl's for the facial fuel. I know it sounds not too manly, but with a couple of espressos i feel ready to take on the world now.