Sunday, July 31, 2011

Homemaker Monday: Preventing Huge Zits

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YOURS: This portion of Homemaker Monday is in progress....

MINE: Sometimes I like to stretch a topic to make it fit into Homemaker Monday, which is exactly what I will do today.

When we are homemaking, we like to look our best. I'm not talking about meeting Dear Husband at the door in a cocktail dress and new apron with a hot dinner on the table and all the kids coloring quietly in an immaculate house, I'm just talking about trying our best to look our best.

During the last three weeks, my body has gone through a WILD range of fluctuating hormones as it prepared for carrying a life, then helped through recovery after losing that same life. As a result, I began to develop a HUGE, unsightly zit on my chin, near the corner of my mouth. I new it was going to be ginormous because it was painful and red underneath my skin and the area around it was starting to swell. In fact, the last time this happened, John came home and said, "What's wrong with your face?" The worst thing was that this time I was traveling to our family reunion, and would meet many new people, people who would only have one chance to meet me and who would always remember that I was the girl was the huge zit on her chin.

Also, I hate getting zits on my chin, near the side of my mouth, because it makes me look like I'm frowning, when in reality, I try to be a very happy person and smile a lot. This was absolutely NOT how I needed to start out my vacation.

Sooooo..... I remembered a trick I learned from the wonderful missionary couple who we were privileged to have as our next-door neighbors for four months. During their stay, this same insidious zit tried to rear it's ugly head, literally, and while visiting with them, I lamented my plight. Sister Missionary suggested that I apply antibiotic ointment to the area. I argued, saying that it hadn't come to a head yet, but Elder Missionary said that antibiotic ointment is absorbed through the skin.

So I tried it then, and that little beast never came to a head but faded into oblivion before John could return again from out of town.... and I was able to present my best self at the door!

This time, during my travels, my results were even better, though, because I caught it earlier and applied the Neosporin more often, about three times a day. The redness faded after a day, and I was able to meet friends and family without embarrassment. Thanks, Elder and Sister Missionary! Just one of the many ways you've improved my life just because I knew you.

If you give this a try, I hope you meet with the same excellent results I did. Thanks for listening. :)

OURS: Okay, what homemaking tips, recipes, how-tos or instructions do you have for us today? If this is your first time, feel free to dig through your archives for anything homemaking. Thanks so much for your visits and links and I hope you have a wonderful Homemaker Monday!


Jill said...

Hi,I shared my Almond Date Energy Bars with a video and two articles I hope fit in!

C said...

Yes, I am up at 4:50 am reading your blog, because apparently my normal habits dictate that 11:00pm is too early to go to bed. :-/ Haha!

I had to tell you I met that wonderful missionary couple. We spent most of the time talking about how wnderful YOU are, it was easy to agree. And I was enchanted with them. Just had to tell you!

Love and hugs,

Ali said...

Great tip! I will have to try that out. I still get acne and I hate it :(

Thank you so much for hosting!

Always Learning said...

Great tip! Another good thing is to have a big glass of 1 fresh squeezed lemon in a big glass of water first thing when you get up. I put Stevia in it to sweeten it. This is very cleansing and alkalizing for the body!

BindiM said...

I love Neosporin. When I wax my top lip I always apply some when done and it is the only way I don't get pimples afterwards. (Is that too much information??! Probably, but it is such a good thing that lots of my friends are doing it too now.)

Genesis said...

I will have to try this! My hormones are wild right now, as well and I had a terribly huge zit on my neck that ended up looking just gross. :S

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Jen :-)
You used neosaporin - not 'Windex'? Have you never watched the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"?

o;-p !!

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Hope you are okay.

Patty said...

Thanks for hosting! I added an Iced Mocha Frappé. Take care!