After a life time of thin, fine lifeless hair I’m kind of used to there isn’t a lot you can do with it. It only looks decent with certain cuts and colors have to match your skin tone and personality. You spend a lot of time with a curling iron and hair spray.
I spent some time this weekend looking into different products and I think it might be as bad, if not worse, than the skin care research. You need root lifters, thickening shampoos and conditioners, collagen mousse, dry sprays for volume. Again how many products can you put in your hair in one day? I’m seriously starting to believe that we see so many new diseases, cancers, etc. because we are just choking our skin to death. How does your skin breathe and your scalp release built up heat when it’s layered with 6-10 products a day?
I think I need a change. Maybe I need to get a wig?
Ok I couldn’t resist mentioning this on my blog as I think women may be going crazy. Yes women, men would never pay these prices to look better.
I agree that after a certain age you may need to change up you make up routine. If you’re like me and have oily skin you may have to make a little more of an effort but come on, have women gone nuts?
I tend to be lazy in the make up department and throw on a foundation and eyeliner and call it a day. However I noticed lately my face more attention as it is getting problem areas with itching and rashes. Lupus causes rashes and a higher acid content in my skin so that certainly doesn’t help. After a lot of talking to dermatologists and reading what I can, I’ve discovered some of these things are priced like crazy. They definitely play on women’s desire to look younger, prettier, etc.
Do you really need an oil free moisturizer with white tea for $80 and ounce? Or what about a matte foundation for $50 an ounce? By the time you add in primers, concealers, eye shadows and liners then top it all off with a finishing spray, I’s have a $3-400 a month face. This isn’t even using high end department store lines. I used prices from Hello, L’Oreal and Revlon. Is that really what women need to feel good about themselves? While I think it certainly makes me feel better to cover some flaws and adding a little enhancement to the way God made me look, some of this is nuts. If I follow the routine suggested by the dermatologist, I need to get up at least an hour earlier and put approximately 6-8 layers of cosmetics on my face daily. Can that really be good for you?
Don’t get me stared on the hair thing.