“A face is like the outside of a house, and most faces, like most houses, give us an idea of what we can expect to find inside.” Loretta Young
Honestly my need to make people
better beautiful isn’t just about the clothes on their body. I’m also really concerned with hair, teeth, physiques and faces especially. Did I mention I was obsessed with the Sims growing up? Anyway, I’ve always had really great control issues foresight when it comes to physical appearances. I see a person as they are and instantaneously I know what they should be doing aesthetically to look their best self. What a peach I am. It’s a gift and a curse really, but whatever. In high school I told this undercover cutie that if he took out his cornrows he’d be way hot. And he did. And he was. Until he started hooking up with this junior, and not me. We wound up getting sexual years later- and to this day he hasn’t dared cornrows. Honestly, total gift. Me. Him. The world…
Anyway, last night after Safety not Guaranteed (sureally cute) I stopped by Lall’s who I haven’t seen since gifting him a little of my skincare clairvoyance. Which haply I report, took 15 years from his face. He’s like a boy of 17 again but better! It totally got me thinking that I should share his epidurmal success with the world- well the world of this blog, and in the process create a Sick City Windows Facial Bible. I should warn though that your new face will be flawless and it’s totally not my fault if someone decides to chew on it.
La Roche- Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream. Whether you have acne or not, this cleanser is phenom. But if you do have acne, use this wash and I promise pimples no more. The lather is crazy chic and it leaves you deeply cleansed with virginal pores.
La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] Intensive Anti-Aging Corrective Treatment. This is what I prescribed for Lall and is the only way to go for wrinkle rectification just short of a face lift. It has a ton of Retinol and a bunch of other salacious ingredients. From parched to aqueous in one month flat.
Philosophy Turbo Booster Vitamin C Powder. My
crazy ex swore by this tincture. Just add it into your regular moisturizer and bam, free radical free. It also happens to be the only product proven to remedy red marks. Which, are not to be confused with dark spots that have countless corrective solutions.
Anthelios 45 Ultra-Light Fluid. Last year I learned a really valuable lesson about sunscreen. A botched facial at Bliss left me red marked, seeing red and literally breathing fire all the way to my regular esthetician’s. Who told me the damage was done and the only thing left to prevent permanent marks was to lather on sunscreen and layer on masks. Did I mention it was summer? Yup. Anyway, my point in telling this story is that despite what you’ve heard about about toner and moisturizer- sunscreen really is the most important part of any skincare regimen. It saves you from a plethora of face problems down the line. Obviously it wards of wrinkles. But sunscreen also protects you from melasma and prevents red marks from turning brown, a totally trendy problem lately. I’m not a fan of moisturizer with sunscreen (2-in-1 died along with Pert Plus), so I found this Anthelios fluid. Lightweight. Fragrance free. Perfect. And really, even though I use it at least once a day, the bottle has lasted well over a year.
Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment. Honestly, I have adult acne. My friends call it “1-pimple,” but whatever– it makes me want to die. It’s completely hormonal and totally shitty. And while it has compassioned me
barely a little, it’s more so just left me bitter. So if you’re like me– zitty and unhappy, unhappy because you’re zitty, stock up on this treatment. You may shed a few layers of face but I’m sure you needed it.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. My mom gave me a bottle as a gift one day and I’ve never looked back. I try to stay away from super rich anything but this formula has never led me astray, or left my skin anything but satisfiedly hydrated. Kiehl’s also offers a discount program for every empty bottle you bring back. Which is basically the best loyalty program ever.
Lastly, don’t forget to exfoliate and never under any circumstance are you to wipe forcefully, pick or touch your face. Keep licking to a minimum.
Image courtesy of Laure Ferreira.