My Skin Care Obsession Is Ruining My Career!

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skincare careerCurrently I work as a freelance photographer, but I have been looking for jobs this week. I just bought a condo, and I’m freaking out that I won’t have enough money to pay for it, so I’m trying to get as much income coming in as possible. It’s hard to find a job that is flexible enough to work around the freelance photography jobs.

I just got a call back about a resume I sent out for a flexible photography/computer job. Sounds great, except the job would be taking pictures of people at a golf course! I live in Las Vegas, and it gets to be 115 degrees in the summer. The UV index is off the charts most of the year, and I try to avoid the sun at all costs. I have the interview tomorrow, but how do I explain that the job sounds great, but I don’t want to get wrinkles, so I can’t take it, even though I’m desperate for money? Ahhh.

I could always work in a casino. Casinos are where most of the jobs are in Vegas, and they pay better (I think) that other types of jobs. I refuse to work in a casino, though, because of the smoking! Not only am I allergic to smoke, and hate it, but I don’t want to be around it all day, and prematurely age my skin (and get cancer). I get nervous just walking through casinos on the way to the movies, or restaurants, because I’m afraid of all the wrinkles. I know – I’m obsessed!

When I was in college, my dream summer job was working at a pool as a cocktail waitress. I love pools, and this sounded like the best job ever. I was so sad when I never got hired at a pool. All the casinos here have awesome pools, and they’re all hiring right now for cocktail waitresses. I would love to do that job, but I won’t apply, because I don’t want to be in the sun all day!

I would like to work in a Dermatology office, or another Medical Spa. I thought the fact that I have this skin care blog could be a big help, because how many job candidates write about skin care on a daily basis? How unique! However, I’m always saying bad things about skin care, and different treatments, so the places I would apply at would be paranoid I would be writing bad things about their company. So I guess my skin care blog must remain a secret!

I know there are lots of jobs out there that won’t cause wrinkles. I just haven’t found one yet!

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13 Responses to “My Skin Care Obsession Is Ruining My Career!”

  1. TUPRNUT Says:

    I feel for you! My dream job (even after my college degree and big $$$) is to go back to life guard management. I loved the days spent on the pier all summer long and I looked great by the end of the summer… at the expense of my skin, of course!

    Wishing you the best!

  2. freebiegal Says:


    Have you ever thought about getting a roommate to absorb some of the cost of the condo? It is not everyone’s ideal living situation, but it brings in some extra cash.

  3. Laarni Says:

    Good luck with your career path. I love your site. :):X

  4. kim Says:

    could you not wear a fabulous hat at the golf course job?

  5. Jeni - Savvy Skin Says:

    Yes I have a roommate that will be moving into the condo with me. It’s not big enough for three people, or I’d get three people if I could!

  6. Jeni - Savvy Skin Says:

    If I took the golf course job, I’d wear a big hat, giant sunglasses, reapply my spf 55 sunscreen every hour, and stand in the shade as much as possible. Even with all that, I’d still be getting a lot of sun exposure, and just a few days of that would bring on permanent sun damage. But my Vitamin D levels would be great;)

    I spent an entire summer during college on the beach, taking pictures of tourists, and never wore sunscreen, or a hat, which was fun. So I used to love the sun.

  7. Rachel Says:

    Hi Jeni, I would feel the same way if i were in your place :)

    I know this is off topic, but I was wondering about how you feel about pearl creams? Have you tried those before? What’s your take on it?

    I really value your opinions! Your site is a guidance for skincare to me! :)

  8. Miss Gisele B. Says:


    I can understand the point of not wanting to be around smoke. I was shocked when I first went to Las Vegas to discover that you can smoke indoors…it’s illegal where I live.

    The gold job will absolutely expose you to a LOT of sun.

    Vegas has a lot of amazing shops…have you thought of those? The hours are very long so you would work at night or on weekends?

    Miss Gisele B.

  9. diah Says:

    nice site

  10. Jeni - Savvy Skin Says:

    Miss Gisele B.,
    Yes I’ve thought about working at a store. I hate sales (my job at the Medical Spa was more sales than anything else), so I would only want a job where I didn’t have to pressure people. And most of those jobs don’t pay well at all. You’re lucky that you can’t smoke indoors where you live!!

  11. Jeni - Savvy Skin Says:

    I actually haven’t heard of pearl creams, so I don’t know what they are. I just did a quick google search for pearl cream. I don’t know what the ingredients are that are in it, but if doesn’t contain know anti-aging ingredients, then I probably wouldn’t use it. However, it could turn out to be a great moisturizer, but it’s hard to say without trying it.

  12. DeeDee @ BeautyEditorPost Says:

    Sun damage is tough to turn around. Being proactive is the only way. We have just done a series on sun protection and have listed three really great sunscreens you may want to try. The thing about the skin is it has an amazing memory. Everything you do to it . . . comes back to haunt you. Thankfully, there are some excellent products out there to help us all with those sneaky UV rays. And, as you know, you don’t need sun to end up with UV damage. Nice blog, by the way.

  13. John Says:

    Why not see it as an opportunity to try out different spf products?

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