Is It Bindi Gone Wrong or Just The Biggest Zit in LA County?

February 15, 2012

What’s up with the shoulder pads?  I am all for capturing the best of each fashion decade, but I already suffer from a short neck.  The last thing I need is a pair of foam pillows closing in on my ears.

Help me.

Speaking of pads, you know what I love?  My heating pad.  I get in bed every night and for a little thermotherapy.  But what I really need is a little therapy for my face.  This morning I drove Hayden to school wearing sunglasses in the rain because after the surgery I performed on two milia under my right eye and a stubborn zit that now resembles bindi gone wrong I looked like I had been beat up.

My skin and I are in a tough spot.  The dark circles I had as a child are now full-on bags.  If someone didn’t know that I always look like this, they’d think I’d been up all night.  True, I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in almost five years, but I know I wouldn’t look that much better even if I did.

In order to appear less sickly, I started wearing cover up every day (which is a big step for me since I only wear makeup of any kind like three times a year).  After just a week of this I had a bunch of milia under my eyes.  A few years back I switch from an oil-free cover up (Laura Mercier) to a more creamy one (also Laura Mercier) because the oil-free one was making my under eye look dry and flaky.  And now I have eye zits.

So what’s an oily, dry girl woman to do?  I’ll go back on the ‘tane if I have to.

 

 

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14 Responses to Is It Bindi Gone Wrong or Just The Biggest Zit in LA County?

  1. scott on February 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Oh I have had waaaaay bigger.

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  2. thesweet on February 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    The picture does not do it justice.

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  3. auntie in MN on February 16, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Remember “Don’t Go to the Cosmetic Counter Without Me”? Bookstore in Tyler Tx so many years ago?

    This with it lady has her own line of makeup/skin care that is good for every skin type. No fragrance, no animal testing, etc., And she clues you in on what are the “best products” in the department store/big box/etc.

    http://www.paulaschoice.com.

    I get absolutely no kickback but have been using her products since thei nception many years ago. And my skin broke out right into menopause.

    fyi.

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    thesweet Reply:

    I remember it well and actually pulled out the baking soda the other day for a facial scrub. My skin felt so good after! I also realized that my facial wash is not removing the coverup from my eyes, which may be the problem. Must use makeup remover.

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  4. Erin on February 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    So I’ve been using a glycolic acid night cream every other night and it’s helped A LOT with my skin. I have the same issues. Once I attack my face, there’s no leaving the house for at least an hour, unless I’m wearing a mask. 🙂

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    thesweet Reply:

    Oh, I am on the program. Have been for several years. I am already at level 3 glycolic acid, so there’s really nowhere to go from here. I think my face is still freaking out from when I was pregnant for five minutes. Maybe. What product line do you use?

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  5. Ms. G on February 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I can’t say much. Darned if I don’t have a doozy right under my eye right now too! Worst part is I think it was caused by wrinkle cream. Just not fair.

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    thesweet Reply:

    See, that’s the problem. I am now old enough to require some sort of eye moisturizer, and yet they all clog up my pores.

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  6. Mom on February 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Ok….I used to get those melia a lot…maybe aging has slowed them down, but since I started using Skin Ceuticals products…I rarely get one. Go to their website and shop around. I cleanse daily with LHA Clensing Gel..it is for oily, problematic skin(which I have the opposite), but my facialist(you should get one as often asyou can afford it…she will get those melia for you!!) told me to try it, and I am hooked. Also….the best concealer for under eye is Lancome Effecernes Waterproof…I know it isn’t very natural, but it works!!! I also use a cream for the eyes ..Teamine Eye Complex by Revision, Inc(it has something in it that helps dimenish dark circles)…..I buy this from the dermatologist, but I am sure you could order directly. Hope these suggestions might help.

    Love,
    mom

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    thesweet Reply:

    The Teamine creme got good reviews, but some people said it gave them milia, so I’ll have to keep looking for something else.

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  7. pattypunker on February 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    i don’t see any bindi – i’m just happy to see your face! and those big, beautiful eyes. ?

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    thesweet Reply:

    I once had a girl tell me that my eyes were “roachy”. Wtf.

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  8. patty punker on February 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    that last question mark was supposed to be an exclamation point. damnit! <– like that. gah.

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