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19 Things Everyone Obsessed With Skincare Will Understand

When you care about skincare a little too much.

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1. Perfecting your routine has been a long journey with a lot of mistakes.

It's taken a long time to learn that exfoliating your skin into oblivion and picking spots won't actually make your skin any better.
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It's taken a long time to learn that exfoliating your skin into oblivion and picking spots won't actually make your skin any better.

2. Cleansing away impurities on your skin feels like you're cleansing away impurities in your soul.

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3. Your morning and night skincare rituals signify the start and end of your day.

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10 minutes at night and in the morning just to yourself really helps ease you into the stress-fest that is adult life.

4. In fact, your skincare ritual is deeply ingrained.

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Muscle memory means that there have been times when you have come home in the wee hours of the morning, utterly plastered, but still managed to remove any makeup, cleanse, tone, and moisturise in a drunken stupor. Then swiftly proceeded to throw up and pass out.

5. Wearing sunscreen makes you feel protected not just from UV rays, but all the evils in the world too.

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6. You justify the amount you spend on skincare by calling it an investment.

It's like a gym membership or paying premium for organic produce. You're looking after the biggest organ in your body.
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It's like a gym membership or paying premium for organic produce. You're looking after the biggest organ in your body.

7. It's actually a motivator to be healthy in all areas of your life.

You gotta help out that £85 night oil. There is only so much it can do if you're not willing to cooperate and drink enough water.
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You gotta help out that £85 night oil. There is only so much it can do if you're not willing to cooperate and drink enough water.

8. Yet no matter how much you seem to ~invest~ in it, it never seems like enough.

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"Yes, this is a great investment" you say, buying your third charcoal face mask.

9. Although there are some products that even you can't justify.

Justify, afford: same difference.
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Justify, afford: same difference.

10. Applying eye cream makes you feel like a responsible adult.

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You're planning for the future. A future with minimal crows-feet.

11. You are really fussy with towels and pillowcases.

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You change them often and avoid sharing. Because hygiene.

12. You probably have an extensive wishlist on CultBeauty.

"Here, take my money" you whisper every time you look at it.
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"Here, take my money" you whisper every time you look at it.

13. And you have definitely tried some of their more bizarre products.

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14. You know a lot about hard/soft water.

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In particularly dark times of skin-based distress you've considered moving your whole life to a soft water area.

15. You have strong opinions about acid toners and exfoliators.

You might swear by them or you might hate them. But you certainly have an opinion on them.
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You might swear by them or you might hate them. But you certainly have an opinion on them.

16. Nothing and no one is worth not taking off your make up for.

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17. You are in awe of Korean skincare tutorials.

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So many steps, but such perfect skin.

18. You have 47845569865604 empty tubs and bottles to decant your potions and lotions into when travelling.

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MUJI is the reason you can still travel light.

19. Basically, having your skin under control makes you feel like you have your life under control.

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