When I'm on a treatment or topical medication or any other products to help my acne, I become so methodical. I guess it is very important that once you start a routine, you should follow through and be consistent in order to see positive results (or not!). But, it's taken such a toll on me that I get sort of paranoid about it.
Like, for example, if I have to sleep over at a friend's place after a night out and I didn't bring my products (because it was unplanned,last minute,etc.), I get like this "panic attack". I think to myself omg, I'm going to break out! I'm going to look like a mess the next morning because all I had was water to wash my face...When my friends sleep over at my place, they only wash their face with water and still have clear, clean-looking skin. It sucks how unfair it is for us, no matter how diligent we are!
This other time, I lost my baggage at the airport coming back from a trip and I panicked because my products were in them, and they cost over 100$ all together. I didn't even think about the cool souvenirs I brought back for my friends and family, nor my clothes, or anything else. Just my face wash, lotions, toner...it's funny when I think about it now, how dumb I must have looked like. This girl doesn't have her priorities straight lol.
It's like if suddenly a friend's going to ask me to go out tonight, I'll tell them "Can't, I gotta wash my face." lol
Ok, I don't say that, but I used to think like that a lot. This kind of thinking usually happens when it's an unplanned, surprised, last minute kind of outing, which are very fun, but my daily/nightly routine gets in the way. i wouldn't really call this "missed opportunities" , because it's not like I've ever turned down invitations because of my routine or skin, but it's more the fact that I always have that paranoid thought in the back of my mind, when I'm supposed to have fun. I just wish I was more carefree and chill, but I think my routine prevents me from that.