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This is what my naked face looks like when photographed in close-up (or "macro") mode. I took these pictures in various lighting settings over the course of a week, anxious to catch a glimpse of what the naked eye missed, curious about how my forehead bumps and undereye circles would look like in mega-HD. It's a slightly uncomfortable exercise, looking at your own face with this much detail, but it definitely reminded me that skincare is of the utmost importance.
So I decided to give my skincare products some air time. Here is 90% of my regular skincare collection; all of these products are tried and true staples.
MAC Strobe Cream, travel size, $10.00
Hand Cream of Choice: Day -- Paula's Choice Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30, $24.00
All-Around Fixer-Upper -- Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $21.00
Hand Cream of Choice: Night -- Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, fragrance-free, $4.99
Anti-Itch -- Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Formula, $8.39
Anti-Bacteria -- Neosporin ointment, $3.99
Daily Lip Balm -- Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF25, original scent, $7.50
For the Driest Skin and Most Chapped Lips -- Lansinoh pure HPA lanolin, $9.99
Night Cream -- Avon Nurtura Replenishing Cream, $8.50
Classic Mask -- Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, $4.99
Hand Cream of Choice: Purse -- Soap & Glory Hand Food, travel size, $6.00
A Balm for my Bags -- C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve, $5.50
Sunscreen: From the Shoulders Down -- Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple SPF50, $9.49
Sunscreen: Neck and Face -- Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF50, $39.00
Sunscreen: Face and Hands -- Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF50, $10.00