Let’s Talk About Skincare.

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I fell down some internet rabbit hole the other day called the Oil Cleansing Method, which is basically washing your face in olive oil and not using any detergent-y cleansers. Does anyone out there do this? What do you think? Do you put any other products on after, or are all man-made things taboo if you go that route? What about the No Shampoo business? Anyone eschew the shampoo?

I love the skincare line I use, but I put like, a ton of stuff on my face (when I remember). An exfoliant, an antioxidant serum, and a moisturizer with SPF. Sometimes I do a weekly resurfacing treatment, which worked like a CHARM (the one time I did it). Now, of course, I went in the sun for 2 days in a row and I’m all wrinkled and freckled and the last 25 years of protecting my face from the sun is completely down the toilet.

Also, I got a stupid sunburn last week and it’s all peely and itchy now. I’m going to complain about it, so if you were hoping that I’d suddenly be more mature than to share my skin-discomfort with you, I don’t know what to tell you. Sorry. I actually have been fantasizing a little bit about getting one of those green pot-scrubbers and going to town on my shoulders with it. Or maybe taping it to a stick and using it as a back scratcher.

In other news, spray-on sunscreen is completely useless. The Donna advised me to get Coppertone Sensitive Skin with Zinc Oxide, and I did because she’s THE DONNA. Obviously. So far it’s great. I was a little taken aback by how white it goes on, but at least I know it’s protecting me. It’s probably not glamorous enough to wear on a yacht in the Caribbean with Beyoncé and JayZ, but that’s a problem for Future Deb.

Also, Little has EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and I have to lather her up with hard-core moisturizer (like vaseline or Aquifer) regularly or her eczema flairs up. I have been thinking about making my own lotion for her, maybe with coconut oil and some other all-natural ingredients. Does anyone do that? How do you like it? Is it weird? Is it melty? Are some of those natural ingredients actually good for you? I’m not the kind of person who thinks that everything that comes from nature is automatically good for you, but I do think decreasing the amount of chemicals in our lives is probably a good idea.

Thoughts, internet?