Monday, August 16, 2010
The Zit Remedy
So I thought I would share with you a little "secret" on how to get rid of a zit fast. I came across this little concoction on google last Thursday when a massive pimple- and I mean HUGE, think BIG and then think BIGGER, and then think bigger that that- decided to nest itself in my chin. This boil (ew) was so huge my coworkers were dodging it while walking past me in the hallway. My own mother told me it looked like a nose (thanks mom) and at a BBQ, when my family was sitting down to eat, my brother told me I'd need two chairs - one for me and one for "that thing on your face." So you can't blame me for being desperate to get rid of this thing, which was developing a mind of its own. I was in a panic because this weekend was my Grandma's 88th birthday celebration and we'd be taking family photos. So thanks to google I found an article that said if you put calamine lotion on the affected area at night, it would zap the liquid out and dry it out. Then, in the morning, put honey on it to sanitize the area, decrease inflammation and remove the bacteria that caused the pimple in the first place. I couldn't get to the drugstore fast enough. I'm happy to tell you it worked like a charm. It didn't get rid of the pimple completely but it definitely no longer looked like a nose and I was able to show my face at work the next day. For family pictures I put a bit of concealer on it and -ta da - you could hardly tell a volcano was about to erupt on my face only 3 days ago. And today it's practically gone. Thanks to this combo I am as happy as that girl on the bottle of the honey above and I only need to use one chair at the next BBQ I attend ; ).
On another note, I saw 'Eat, Pray, Love' this weekend and I was a bit disappointed. I thought the book was way better than the film. I still enjoyed the movie but everything that happened in the movie didn't have as much weight to it as it did in the book, I was more invested in the characters I met in the pages rather than on screen. And in the book Julia Roberts' character does a TON of Yoga when she's in India and she didn't do ANY in the film! What's up with that? Yoga was such a huge part of her self-discovery! Oh sorry, she does roll out a Yoga mat when she's in Italy but the scene ends before she even sets foot on it. Anyways, despite all my grumblings I did enjoy it but it didn't meet my expectations.
I hope you all had a great weekend!