Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Not Exactly 'Glowing'

So that gorgeous, healthy glow pregnant women have about them? Did you know there's an explanation for it? Well, among other various reasons, it's primarily due to an increased production of oil from one's skin glands. Now, what does this mean for me, exactly? Am I just glowing now?

Well, since childhood, I have always had really, REALLY oily skin. Most who know me have at some point observed my long-held habit of blotting my face upon tissues, pieces of paper and occasionally, in desperate moments, my own forearms and the backs of my hands (gross, I know). In fact, my father will periodically offer me a heartfelt apology based upon his own random observations of just how uber oily my skin is, which I apparently inherited from him. [SEMI-RELATED TANGENT: My father will also periodically offer me an apology for my having uber thick ankles and knees, which I also inherited from him. END OF TANGENT]
So the point is this: I already have oily skin and always have. And so how 'bout now?

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I AM SOOOO GREEZEY NOW, I do not know what to do with myself!?! There's no 'glow' goin' here folks - - there's just a greasy shine! And it now involves not just my face and scalp, but my chest, back, shoulders and midrift. If I could get away with it, I'd shower twice a day... but if there's something years of trying to de-grease have taught me, it is this: The more I shower, the greasier the greasy areas are, and the drier and itchier the usually dry areas are.

I'd actually been thinking now would be a great time to start growing my hair out, but as it's gotten longer over the last month without my cutting it, it's hung around my face and it gets greezey from my greezey face!?!

So, um, I guess now is NOT the time to try growing my hair out...

1 comment:

Daly said...

How about not showering...will that help not shift the oil glands into overdrive? Okay, I just realized how gross that