Ok this is huge. And I mean…HUGE.
I did it. I fucking did it.
Today I went to work… with NO. MAKEUP. ON. NONE. Not even one drop of makeup. Only my skincare and SPF. And not even tinted SPF either, regular old plain SPF.
This has been my goal for YEARS and I’ve finally done it!!!!!!!!!!! And not just “getting away with it”… not just squeaking by without makeup on - Actually feeling like my skin looks GOOD and glowing, and it does. Omg the feeling is great, to get up this morning and only wash my face and put on mascara was such a time saver. I feel so free!!!! I never thought this day would come. I did re-apply my SPF around lunchtime with the colorescience powder stick thing which is a mineral powder but has basically no coverage and SPF is more important than wearing no “makeup” … so that is allowed.
The biggest thing that has helped me get here is NO PICKING!!!!! I can’t even believe how my skin behaves like “normal” skin when I’m not abusing it. Also, I got my second microneedling treatment a week or so ago, and then a DermalInfusion on the weekend so that helped a lot.
I wasn’t kidding when I said 2020 is going to be THE YEAR!!! Not gonna lie though, I did have the most intense urge the other night to extract a few clogged pore looking things from my cheek but THANK GOD I cut my nails SUPER SHORT so I can’t pick even if I want to. Like they are down to the nubs and are super sore but like I said, I couldn’t even pick if I wanted to, even if I tried as hard as possible, these nails aren’t picking ANYTHING.
Now, just to keep this up and not have a relapse. I feel strong though. I can do this. Also, my new dog has been licking my face constantly every day, which I am worried will break me out, all the dog slobber on my face but it has been ok so far. I also have a fractional skin resurfacing treatment next month, and I find when I have an appointment coming up I am more determined to keep it under control. This doesn’t always stop me but it helps.
Anyway, just had to post because this is insane.