3 years ago
Sunday, February 12, 2012
took the picture the other day to send it to Christian. Kissy kissy. Then I looked at it and thought, "Dang. My skin looks good." And it does. I'm not wearing any makeup in that picture. (And, for the record, that's a mole by my nose. Not a zit.) Did you know that in the last, oh, 16 years my skin has only been acne free while I was pregnant? Pregnancy does something to my skin. It makes it beautiful. I don't mind the chipmunk cheeks so much. I just bask in the blemish-free skin.
So what does that mean? Am I pregnant?
Heck no. This is no announcement, people. I'm on sabbatical from baby-making.
A few weeks ago I decided to do an experiment. My skin is normally super oily. They say that oily skin is just super dry skin compensating by producing lots of oil. I don't buy it. If having oily skin means I have dry skin, then what do people with dry skin have? Riddle me that, dermatologists.
Anyway, I started washing my face with baking soda. Baking soda popped into my mind one day out of the blue, so I started using it. And I loved it right away. (You may think it sounds harsh, but sometimes life calls for some tough love.) After a day or two I also started putting Benzoyl Peroxide on my skin after washing it. Within a couple days the skin around my lips got really dry. Then my lips started cracking. Then my cheeks got really dry. And my neck started wrinkling up like a scaly lizard when I'd turn my head. But I forged ahead. You can't just give up mid way through an experiment, right? I used lots of the thick Eucerin lotion and my skin soaked it up like a sponge. And the blemishes on my skin started drying up and disappearing. Then my neck and cheeks started peeling and the skin rubbed off every time I washed it. Fascinating.
And do you know what I was left with? The best skin I've ever had in my non-pregnant adult life.
I'm still using washing it with baking soda but only using the benzoyl peroxide once a day. It's also no longer oily.
In fact, I was running late this morning and didn't shower. In fact, I didn't even wash my face. It's 9pm now and my face is still not oily.
I think I may have found just what my skin needs. No biggie. I'm only 30.