Bossy would like to begin with a disclaimer, which is to say everything you’re about to read while eating a breakfast gyro is the personal experience of Bossy, and may not apply to everyone. In fact it may not apply to anyone.
This is because Bossy is not a professional, she just plays one on the Internet. But let’s go back a few chapters.
For many years, Bossy had good, clear skin:
Until she no longer had good clear skin:
For most of Bossy’s life she adhered to a routine in keeping with conventional wisdom: A young, vibrant looking face is the result of hydrating the skin. Well.
Bossy recently made an appointment with her esteemed dermatologist, where esteemed equals the steam coming out of his ears when he saw how many things he needed to remove from Bossy’s skin in one visit. Anyway.
Here’s what he had to say regarding Bossy’s current skin care regime:
Bossy defended her position by saying she knows most of her adult acne is due to shifting hormones brought on by that awful P-word that rhymes with Worry-menopause.
Not necessarily, Bossy’s dermatologist said.
He said although adult acne is related to aging, it’s often not a direct correlation. Rather, he said, it’s common for women to obsess more about wrinkles, and therefore increase their moisturizing efforts, which in turn clogs pores.
Pores clogged by the very thing we think is helping! You with Bossy so far?
In Bossy’s Dermatologist’s very unhumble opinion because he is a kick-arse Dermatologist, the best routine for women approaching Worry-menopause is the following:
He believes in a good simple cleansing of the skin with a reasonably priced soap. In addition, he prefers the antibacterial element to help contain any existing acne.
And then, Bossy’s Dermatologist says skip the daily moisturizer and instead apply a good daily facial sunblock:
By the way, now would be a good time for Bossy to say she is not getting paid to endorse these products. Although, in full disclosure, Bossy admits these products were given to her by her Dermatologist.
Other healthy skin necessities include a clean pillowcase, hands off the face, removal of makeup nightly, and that’s it! Well, that’s not quite it. Bossy did have a conversation with her Dermatologist about Retin A, which he feels is one of the only proven anti-aging ingredients.
And Bossy knows what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, But Bossy, Retin A is expensive and you’re Undivorced and should be spending your money on a sunny one-bedroom apartment within walking distance from the office job you don’t have!
And Bossy agrees. But Bossy also agreed to a very small amount of Retin A cream, in a container resembling a pill vial, which was not that expensive, and which Bossy will stretch into next year.
For those skeptical about Bossy’s claim she can make a product last longer than the national debt, Bossy offers the following evidence:
And there’s still a fair amount remaining of this coveted hair conditioner a friend gave Bossy for her birthday:
Anyway, Bossy is only using Retin A as an experiment to see if it makes a difference. Bossy will report back to her esteemed council as the results become obvious. Or less obvious, as the case may be.
In conclusion, everyone has different skin and skin needs, so consider making an appointment with your own dermatologist to check this information against your own personalized care.
Love, Dr. Bossy.