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You know when someone is visiting from out of town and they ask for restaurant recommendations in the area and the convo goes something like this: “Well, there’s this deli I love that has a great lunch special, but it’s more of a grab-and-go sitch than a date night place. Oh! There was this cool Thai restaurant I went to that had a nice ambiance.” (You Google the restaurant. It says it closed during the pandemic.) “OK, how about pasta? You’re gluten-free. Since when?!”
This is often how it goes when people ask for skincare recommendations, which is why I’m a bit hesitant to give them at first. Partially it’s because there are many variables to consider, like your skin type, budget and preferences in scent, texture, etc. And partially it’s because my current routine is as bland as it gets, and I don’t want to disappoint you with how boring it is.