27 Memes That Skincare Addicts Will Find Relatable AF

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Oct. 22 2018, Updated 4:32 p.m. ET

For some, skincare is just another part of their daily hygiene regimen. A face scrub in the shower or a makeup wipe before bed. Then there are those of us for whom skincare is a hobby, a passion, a way of life.

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Every skincare addict knows there are ups and downs on the road to honing and maintaining your perfect routine - the time we allot for it usually feels like a self-care retreat, but after an overly long day it can feel like a burden, and sometimes we get a little carried away looking for imperfections in the mirror. 

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Here are 27 realities about being obsessed with skincare that will make you say “it’s only funny because it’s true.”

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1. There are times you’re so tired, you wish your face could just wash itself.

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2. But you know you’ll regret it in the morning if you don’t...

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3. So you (usually) make the effort.

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4. You’ve been guilty of using skincare to procrastinate under the guise of “de-stressing”.

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5. You’ve turned down invites because you already started your night routine. 

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6. You’re not above hoarding multiples of your favorite products.

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7. Yeah breakups suck, but have you ever thought you were having a great skin day only to have the office bathroom lighting mercilessly drag you back to reality?

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8. You take advice from beauty gurus, celebs, and other genetically blessed people with a huge grain of salt.

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9. And you’ve had to bite your tongue when that one friend who never breaks out tries to recommend products to you.

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10. But of course you occasionally overshare about your own routine.

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11. You have to stop yourself from buying new products you damn well know you don’t need.

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12. Sometimes you’re just drawn in by cute packaging.

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13. Despite your unabashed love of products, the gendered marketing can be perplexing.

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14. Like, we’re all just trying to have healthy, blemish-free skin, right?

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15. Skincare is about consistency, but you can’t help feeling betrayed when a new product doesn’t work miracles overnight.

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16. And you’ve overdone it with treatments in the eager pursuit of even, glowy skin.

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17. Even when you accept that results take time, it can be hard to tell if you’re actually making progress.

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18. You’ve spent so much time researching products, you’re basically an expert on AHAs, BHA and retinoids.

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19. So you get a little too enthusiastic when friends and family ask you for recommendations.

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20. You know that lifestyle is a factor too, even if you don’t always want to admit it.

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21. But you’re slowly adopting better habits.

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22. Because your skin won’t stay so resilient forever.

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23. When life feels overwhelming, your routine provides a sense of order.

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24. Even though it sometimes feels like your skin has a mind of its own.

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25. Or maybe even has it out for you?

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26. Honestly, at times you can be your own worst enemy.

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27. But at the end of the day you know your dedication to skincare will pay off.

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