For some, skincare is not just a routine, it’s practically a religion. These people take their morning and nighttime rituals very seriously, and preach to anyone who’ll listen about their favorite acids, toners, serums, and masks.
The skin care obsessed understand that cleansing away impurities on your skin is basically like cleansing your soul. They seem to know way too much about “hard water” vs. “soft water.” And they justify their costly purchases as a worthwhile, long-term investment in beautiful skin.
Then there are the people who LOVE makeup, and understand you get what you pay for. These people are often found in their natural habitat, Sephora, and I’m really not sure how any of them can shop there and also afford rent.
Luckily, the people of Twitter understand understand these obsessions better than anyone.
Like how we won’t diet or exercise, but our skin is always 100%:
yea i treat the inside of my body like a wasteland but my skincare routine is on fucking point
— Devon (@leathershirts) September 18, 2017
We have our priorities in check:
my other organs: please help us .
— sam (@smeezi) July 26, 2017
But we’ve found our favorite products through trial and error:
when ur reading a skincare thread and step 1.) is "don't get stressed" pic.twitter.com/UCJHTOhv0a
— jessica universe (@Jessicaacutie) September 18, 2017
We even have a stash of backup products we love “just in case”:
“Are you prepared to survive a zombie apocalypse?”
First of all, a zombie apocalypse would really put a dent in my skin care routine.
— Betty (@BoomBoomBetty) October 20, 2017
Although it makes traveling a little more complicated:
Um I can’t just “stay the night” without notice. my skincare routine is like 8 fuckin steps
— tal (@natalyafumo) October 20, 2017
But it’s definitely worth it in the end:
love doing a face mask to pretend i have my life together
— jerry (@stylestruIy) February 3, 2018
Bless whoever accidentally discovered exfoliating:
the first person to exfoliate their face had 2 have done it accidentally right, like tripped and face planted in the sand- wow feels smooth!
— pw (@petewentz) September 13, 2017
And I’ll never understand how some people have the best skin without even trying:
me w/ scars,acne, oil: cleanser, toner, gel, moisturizer, topical cream
person w/ smooth clear skin: i use water sometimes soap pic.twitter.com/8KYumMwPNd
— annix 🗯 (@AK1NNA) April 4, 2017
The makeup obsessed understand the power of a good beauty regimen:
may your foundation match your neck, concealer be creaseless, & winged eyeliner be sharp enough to kill
— chloe (@chloeonvine) October 13, 2015
And leave the haters in the dust:
While u were hatin I was contouring
— layniebug (@malaynap) October 15, 2015
Then there’s Sephora, a magical place with its own native tongue:
My girlfriend speaking makeup to the Sephora people is like a whole different language….
— Vanilla Rice (@seamus_sloan) March 17, 2017
And whether you want them to or not…
when you're just looking around Sephora and salespeople keep coming up to you pic.twitter.com/974oJ7YUvQ
— MAKEUP ✨ (@GlamourGoaIs) September 20, 2017
The salespeople will find you:
6 minutes after walking into Sephora pic.twitter.com/5ah3bOmDJs
— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) May 14, 2016
But it will cost you:
The cashier at Sephora be like.. pic.twitter.com/vF6AgY52yi
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) January 26, 2016
Unless you can con someone else into paying for it:
This dude in Sephora told his wife "just get whatever you want" and I swear heads everywhere turned.
— Jenna Lightstone (@jennalightstone) September 9, 2017
Or you’re lucky enough to catch stuff on sale:
— Maaaaac (@MikaylaDeleon) February 23, 2017
But for most of us, this sums it up:
Sorry I can't afford to come to your wedding; I accidentally walked by a Sephora.
— Kendra Alvey (@Kendragarden) June 28, 2016
And pretty soon you’ll start rethinking your life decisions:
I'm also scared that my friends can afford houses and I'm still excited about becoming a sephora VIB member
— amalia (@mollysoda) October 8, 2015
But in the end, you know it’s worth it:
— m0rg$ (@MorgWhorg) October 11, 2015
Because a good regimen can fix anything:
do a face mask and move on
— RO (@romanrochelle) January 16, 2017
Skincare and makeup obsessions give us more than just beauty; they give us some sense of control in a world that feels increasingly out of control. And that in itself is worth every penny.