Okay, I know, I know. It’s been awhile. But I’m back!:) And that’s what counts. You know the joke, don’t you? Well, the weatherman pulled a mean one on us. Yup, it snowed two weeks ago. Can hardly believe we’re parading this Sunday. I came home and I was covered, literally, in snow. Anyways, the next day a Heavenly Voice comes out and laughs and says,”Montrealers, I have pulled an April Fools on you. Rejoice.” (That’s copyrighted – by the cutest brother ever.) I know, hilarious. Lesson: Snow’s great – in its time. Everything has a time, place and limit. Including pimple creams.
So the other day, my mother bought me a present: Pimple cream from Costco. The word Costco is emphasized. When you go and buy acne creams in Costco, you’re buying a set of four jumbo-sized products. I was ecstatic. Finally, I can prevent pimples – no strings attached. Great! Day #1 – the creams were definitely working overtime: My face was a beautiful red. The next day, same story. At least they worked. The third day… My skin was dry as Sinai Desert on a hot day. Fourth… I got a nice blotch of red on my chin. What was wrong with my face?! Then I thought: Hey, Tonni, why don’t you check the back? Ding dong. “Warnings: For external use only.” No, I wasn’t eating it. “Using other topical acne products at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase skin dryness/irritation.” Something’s making sense! “If this occurs, only one product should be used. Avoid contact with eyes…” I got my answer! No more full-scale facial attacks. And did I really need it? I’m not sure. Now, I’ll use a little acne moisturizer some nights or a toner on the others. But on the other nights, I steal my mother’s anti-aging creams. It works (well, the blotches disappeared and my face is feeling nice and moisturized) and it keeps pimples at bay. Pimple creams work, but everything in moderation (and according to need). I’ve learnt that lesson. Now if only the weatherman will learn it too…
It’s late. Better sign off. Yawn.
PS Enjoy your music!