My Thirty-Eight Step Korean Cleansing Routine
by Elisabeth Ingram Wallace
Six months ago, my Mum and I started to get serious about skincare.
Mum’s goals were to be ‘barely there’, ‘flawless’ and ‘age-defying.’
My goals were to ‘go big’ and ‘colour!’
Mum tried ninety-eight Concealers and Foundations.
I tested Highlighters (for inner glow) and Contouring kits (to define).
You can find all our reviews on YouTube. With the product placement offers rolling in, we took things up a level.
Mum had her tummy tucked.
I got a bigger bum, bigger boobs, and bigger lips.
We weren’t getting the impact we wanted, YouTube viewer wise, so we upped our game.
Mum spackled plaster into her wrinkles and applied beige masonry paint.
I had my forehead surgically removed and replaced with the skull of a tiny baby bird. I’ve always felt insecure about my skull, ever since I was a toddler and I first noticed my cranium was disproportionate to my mandible.
Mum started sleeping with a bucket full of slugs on her face, so the slime would infuse her epidermis overnight.
I killed a man and climbed inside his body and wore him as a moisturising onesie.
That week, we got 4.8 million followers on Twitter!
Yesterday Mum filled the bathtub with sulphuric acid. Overnight, her body fizzled and melted into slime. By dawn, she was barely there. I drained her away this afternoon.
With Mum gone, I need to find myself. Centre myself. Be Me.
That’s why I’ve established my thirty-eight step Korean cleansing routine.
Self-care is a core component of mental health.
No more drama, surgery or make-up. Just clean healthy skin; twelve toners, three ampules, eight serums, nine moisturisers, and six sheet masks, twice a day.
It’s me time. No more Twitter, no more YouTube, no more Facebook. No more sharing, friending, following. No more words.