As part of trying to be my best self, my May habit to master is washing my face every night.
So, confession time… I am horrible about washing my face every night. I’m sharing this because I know I can’t be the only one!
Yes, I go to bed with a face full of makeup, dirt and grime, and yes I know when my face hits my pillow at night, that dirt and grime is transferred to my pillowcase. And yes, I realize that no matter how clean my face is, when I lay down on that pillow case that has also had my not clean face on it prior, I’m getting all that dirt, oil and grime right back on my face.
This used to not matter to me. I mean, it mattered, but sleep mattered more. However, as I’m discovering with so many things past the age of 40, my bad habits are catching up to me.
I have always had good skin… I’ve been very lucky that way. Until recently. All of a sudden over the last few months, my skin has been prone to breakouts more than ever before. On my cheeks, on my chin, on my forehead and even my neck (what the heck is up with that?). Yes, friends…as a 42 year old woman, I for the first time in my life, have the face of a hormonal teenager! It’s maddening. But I know the reason is I’ve done a horrible job of taking care of my skin and washing my face at night.