Up until recently, my approach to my face was so low-maintenance that it must have bordered on neglect. Very little make up and probably even less basic care. But as Pharrell and my mum have both said "You have to take care of your skin". Given that 1. both my mum and Pharrell both have crazy good faces, 2. I feel like I've been a non-student for long enough to justify grown-up things like face-specific moisturiser and 3. I'm trying to buy fewer clothes this year (those excess funds need to go somewhere), 2014 seems like a good time to start taking care of my skin.
So I am trying to be diligent but my efforts have been haphazard so far. I'm exfoliating semi-regularly, I've been known to whack on a blemish-clearing face mask when I can remember, sometimes I even use toner before moisturising. And while I'm not convinced that I've achieved the sort of glowy smooth nirvana that an Aesop store seems to promise, I have to admit that I enjoy the process of looking after myself. Remembering to wash my face at night feels strangely synonymous with being a capable adult.
I still don't really wear much make up - because if I feel a bit tired and grumpy from working too hard, then surely it's better for me if my bare and spotty face very explicitly says to the big wide world, "I feel tired and grumpy from working too hard". But maybe (just maybe) it's got a little bit of a Pharrell-esque glow to it now.