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Glasses, Chin Hairs and Lent

Glasses. I love mine! I have worn glasses since I was 3 years old. I come from a family of glasses-wearers, and my glasses are so much a part of my identity that I can’t be separated from them. I tried contact lenses once and hated it! I had no problem at all with putting them in my eyes, and found them comfortable enough when they were in. The problem came when I caught a glimpse of myself in a window or a mirror; I hated what I saw reflected there, it just wasn’t me!


So, for the most part, I have lived for nearly 40 years harmoniously with my glasses and not had any trouble (unless you count the time in secondary school where I was hit with a netball and the glass fell out of one side, or the time that I cleaned them on my t-shirt, forgetting I had diamantes on it, and put a deep scratch right across the lens!). However, the other day I decided that during Lent this year I am going to make a conscious effort to keep up a skincare routine every day (cleanse, tone, moisturise etc…). Over the past two days I have realised why I have never stuck to this before. It has driven me crazy! Trying to take off your glasses and then reach for certain bottles (not being able to see what you are picking up) and spray things on cotton pads (when you can’t see which direction the nozzle is facing), has been quite tricky. Then, I have realised that I am spending all day cleaning my glasses as my beautifully moisturised skin is making smear marks on my glasses all day long.


I am sure that a good skincare routine is not only good for your skin, but is supposed to be a relaxing experience. My skin is lovely and soft now, and I have some great smelling products (those of you who know me will know that the smell is a big issue for me as I have hypersensitive sense of smell) which have made me feel lovely, but honestly, I don’t know if I can keep this up!

Having to constantly clean my glasses drives me mad. I don’t know if the benefits outweigh the costs here.


I am also committed, during Lent, to stop pulling and picking at those pesky little hairs on my chin. I really have a serious OCD problem with this, (which I have never told anyone about before!) and have caused a lot of scarring and dry skin on my chin because of it. I really want the skin on my chin to have the chance to heal, and I want to challenge myself to see if I can do it. I know it is going to be the hardest thing for me to give up!


So, I will update you to let you know how I am getting on. Hopefully I can make it. I figure that with the accountability of being honest with you on here, it might be the push I need to make me to it. Watch this space!


And, if you have the same issues as me with your glasses, let me know in the comments below, and if you have any tips, please share them to help those of us who are desperate. Thanks.


Until next time,

Much love,

Beckey x

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