after 35 years of going it on my own, I finally broke down, and went to a dermatologist.
And what she said. RUINED EVERYTHING. my dreams. My fricking lifeline. OHMYGOD my skin care regiment. EVERYTHING DOWN THE TOILET.
Let me preface this with the fact that have been using Shiseido products from the age of about 22.
I have great skin for my age (and habits). Any drugstore clerk or beer seller will confirm this for me when I get Id'd at the age of 35. That's nice. I enjoy that. Do you need a date to the prom? I'm free.
Anyhow. According to the Derm Doc, I don't NEED all that stuff. The special cleanser (it's not a soap, it's a CLEANSER), the skin softener (it's not a toner people, it's a skin SOFTENER) and the moisturizer (sorry, the Revitalizing Emulsion), special eye cream (who knows what this was called)....POOF! All gone. Don't need 'em.
but..but...I do need them. I know I do. (the brain inwardly whines)
Screw you Dr. OHIKNOWSOMUCHABOUTSKINIHAVEAMEDICALDEGREEANDALL
can't do it. can't. let. go. of. the. Shiseido. CCCAAAANNN'TTTTTTTT. too. painful. to. go. on. GASP!
Maybe she's right.
Maybe her years in medical school did teach her something that the gussied up woman behind the make-up counter at
Marshall Fields Macy's doesn't know. Maybe I will give it a try.
It certainly can't hurt the pocketbook. And she did give me a prescription for this. I don't have allot of acne, but I made mention of the little wrinkles around my eyes....supposedly, this works for acne AND wrinkles, making it a bona-fide miracle cream in my book. Also, after seeing the look of raw and severe disappointment on my face, I think she may have just wanted to throw me a bone after taking all my fun away. All those bottles and jars reduced to 1 little tube of cream. Heavy sigh.
Good bye Shiseido. It's been a good ride.
No no no....don't cry. Don't cry. We may meet again, old friend. Only time (and my wrinkles) will tell.