Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a bit of an, um, blemish problem.
Now, I’m not talking about anything that would warrant any “crater face!” remarks; you’ve seen photos.
I have little, not to be gross, black spots all over my nose/chin/sides of my nose.
Given my rational deep-seated distaste for the dermatologist, I have literally tried everything under the sun to de-spot. Peels, creams, tapes, strips, toners, expensive counter products, exfoliaters, little vibrating things, suction, stuff from the drugstore, washes, rinses, poking, prodding, diet, laisee-faire… no dice.
So last night, I do some research and the interwebs (which NEVER EVER lies) said to try a mixture of even parts baking soda to water.
Okay interwebs, let’s see what you got.
Mixture in hand, I proceeded to the bathroom where, as directed, I rubbed the Miracle Home Remedy into my skin.
Have I ever told you I have sensitive skin? Yeah, I sure do. Cotton balls are rough. And, well, never having using baking soda for anything but baking or deodorizing my fridge (okay, and making volcanic eruptions), I never realized the ABRASIVENESS.
With gobs of paste eating away at my face, my eyes welled up and my skin burned as I “gently rubbed in a circular motion” the 40-grit concoction over my face.
Sniffling as I “gently, but throughtly” rised the clumps of goo from my pores, I was saddened to see just as many spots as there were pre-abrasion.
Not only are my spots still there, I am now considered “reflective” as my skin struggles to regain normality.
Okay Reader(s), help me out here. What gets rid of these things?