"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Make Up Your Mind Already!

Dear Skin:

Look. It's embarassing. I know it. You know it. You can't decide how old you really are so you decide to give me both the occasional MAJOR pimple and the beginning of nasal-labial wrinkles. But these last few weeks of multiple small pimples are truly annoying. We are not 14 anymore. We can stop with that. And we're not 35! So stop with that.

I admit it. I started using moisturizer. A really good kind, too! I even liked the frangrance, and you threw a fit, didn't you? Producing even more oil. Squeezing out even more zits. Okay! Fine! You obviously don't like that stuff. But what else can I do? My once perfect skin is now blotchy and red and has been for the last few months.

What is the deal? Why are we so angry? Can you explain?



  1. Lira! I am experiencing the same thing, like seriously acne after 20 is not ok! wtf. lol i have heard good things about tea tree oil but it scares me

  2. Hormones. The chemical balance of your skin changes. Or maybe you're stressed? It may be trial and error- just finding a moisturizer that works for you. You may have really sensitive skin. Have you tried using a toner? That should help with the oil. Don't think I'm crazy but I've used white vinegar as a toner. Its supposed to restore chemical balance to the skin. My skin always looks great after.


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