My mum and I discuss everything, and that goes tenfold on the topic of skincare. She’s one of the most product obsessed people I know; if it’s available to buy, chances are she’s tried it. It hasn’t always been this way though—her intense skincare obsession started about ten years ago, growing from a novelty interest in Youtube beauty videos to full-fledged enthusiasm combing through hundreds of product reviews online.
As she tells me, her carefully curated nine-step skincare routine has been years in the making, testing and recalibrating every step until finding that one formula that doesn’t break her out or exaggerate her hyperpigmentation. And, it seems to be working. It’s not uncommon for my mother to receive a flurry of compliments on her skin when we’re out in public– like that time we were shopping at a TK Maxx, and a woman stopped her to proclaim that she couldn’t believe that my mum was over 50.