A tale of skin revenge and woe, or: Why you shouldn't leave your Clarisonic behind when vacationing

You know that terrible thing that happens to you when you vacation during the holidays with your family?  That insidious slothfulness that seeps into your days and nights that renders you into an unapologetic glutton, leading you into hedonistic consumption of 10 hour sleep marathons, clementines, unshelled almonds and hazelnuts, and you develop a sudden inability to refuse your mother-in-law's Christmas cookies?  Yeah.

I try to be fairly virtuous during Christmas and balance the flood of meat, desserts, and starchy side dishes with green leafy stuff because I'm too old to get away with treating my body like a garbage disposal without serious repercussions.  I'd like to claim some sort of moral superiority and tout a rigorous diet of spirulina, sprouted wheat gluten-free non-bread high-fibre something-or-other, my inability to drink anything but water or unsweetened tea, and my aversion to desserts.  But I am not gonna lie; I love spinach and I don't mind salad, but the rest of it is just not going to happen.

What does this have to do with beauty?  Well, I want you to be suitably warned before I unleash the full horror of my current skin condition on your unsuspecting eyes in my next review for the Mizon BB Cream Snail Repair Blemish Balm.  Because even though I am careful not to overeat during the holidays, my skin does not appreciate a diet full of sugar, refined carbs, and heavy fats.

Worse, I had a moment of extreme shortsightedness as I was packing and thought to myself: "It would be a pain to pack my Clarisonic brush, and it's only a 2 week vacation, I don't really need it" and if you are a Clarisonic user, you're probably cringing right now and wishing you could go back in time and slap the stupid out of me.

The good news is that I learned my Clarisonic does not cause a placebo effect brought on by an attempt to justify the price tag.  The bad news is my skin is a seething, congested, flaky, storm of furious break-outs and terrible skin tone.  All this just in time for a BB cream review where my naked skin will be on display in it's full mind-rending hideous glory!

Although I managed to undo two months of skin progress in two-and-a-half weeks, at least now I will be able to give photo evidence of the effectiveness of a few products I have en route, including some new snail-based beauty products.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

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