Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The WrinkleWrexic Commits a Venial Sin

Forgive me. I knew it was wrong, yet I did it anyway. Over and over and over again. And you know what? I would probably do it again because if I were being totally honest here, I would tell you a part of me enjoyed it.

I have an enormous, behemouth, eraser-sized pimple on my cheek. There is no where for it to hide. The rest of my skin is taunting me, looking fresh and dewey. So what have I done? I have popped it. Several times. I've picked and poked and touched it and I know the cardinal rule of blemishes is to leave them the hell alone.

So now I am about to leave to take the kids to school and meet my workout buddy at the gym looking like I have been burned with a firebrand on my cheek. It's disgusting.

Help!

23 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have one on my cheek as well. I never, ever had pimples when I was a teenager. This one has been with me so long I'm just calling it my stress-meter. Uugh!

Doug said...

From my Big Fat Greek Wedding....

Windex

(although I've never tried it, I'm still curious)

jakelliesmom said...

Oh, Jen.

Jen, Jen, Jen.

My cheeks bear witness of such atrocities and I beg for their scars to fade. Ice it, maybe put on a little neosporin (untried, but a friend told me she did), and cover the poor dear up. And DON'T DO IT AGAIN!

Also, if you have the Murad sulfur treatment, that usually helps me if I can feel a big one coming on strong.

Beck said...

Aaaah! Oh no!
Okay - do you have some concealor? Gently dot it on the afflicted area and then smooth some foundation gently on top. That should cover MOST of the damage.

Nancy said...

Hu? What's that on your cheek?

Oh, you accidentally hit it with the curling iron? Oh yeah, I've done that before too.

B2G said...

I swear I always get my zits in super obvious areas, and totally one at a time. Do you use facewash? Next time, dab a little bit straight from the bottle right on the zit before bed. It'll dry it up and way less noticeable the next morning.

AnotherMomCreation said...

I was desperate and popped one on my chin. I have a dark spot to prove it.

I didn't have zits when I was a teen. I just didn't.

I barely washed my face then too... now I wash it at least once per day.

Try the neosporin to aid with the healing. And remember this post next time you get one.

Lawyer Mama said...

I'd really like to know if Windex works too....

Mrs. G. said...

Why do we never learn!!!!!

A friend once told me this routine and it has worked for me. Use Visine (yes) Visine and it will help take the red out. Also a dab of toothpase can help in a pinch.

And in the most desperate of circumstances, put one of those little circle bandaids on it and pretend you were poked with a stick.

Good luck.

Family Adventure said...

I feel your pain, and I'm not laughing at you...I'm laughing at Mrs. G's bandaid suggestion. I might use that next time I fall for the temptation ('cause I'm sure there will be a next time, sadly).

Heidi

Rima said...

Can you put a band-aid on it? That way, at least you could pretend that you had a bona-fide accident or something.

liv said...

oh, i'm such a skin picker. i have no room to talk.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm thinking a gauze patch that covers that entire side of your face (more believable than just a band aid) and tell everyone you fell on the ice again but this time you saved your coffee... no?

Marie said...

Pimples were MADE for popping. If you hadn't popped it and I saw you, I'd have this constant urge to just reach over and pop it myself.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I killed the massive one on my chin last week with cortisone cream.
No zits as a teen, zits at 50. I must have been a horrible person in a previous life.

Life As I Know It said...

Blech! Usually a sign of stress or sickness for me.
I've heard toothpaste can help too...

andi said...

Ew!

flutter said...

toothpaste for 20 mins then neosporin, then LEAVE IT ALONE

dkuroiwa said...

I would say to put on a really bright, colorful, perhaps even a Hello Kitty or Scooby Doo band-aid. If you put a clear one that people are not supposed to see, sure as shit, they will see it and comment. Put it out there...you may get some "nice band-aid" remarks...but I'm thinking, no questions!!!

And if you try that Windex idea, let us know if it worked!!

Candy said...

I currently have one at the tip of my nose. I am either clown-like or witch-like and neither is the look I was going for today. It hurts, too. And it's hard to pick a pimple on the tip of your nose.

Jen M. said...

You are all amazing - thank you.

Yesterday I volunteered at the school wearing a poultice of visine, Windex and a dab of concealer (if by dab you mean dollop).

I did a botany project with the kids, and after "artfully" smearing potting soil on my cheek, you could barely see it!

It's smaller today - maybe it was the potting soil...

painted maypole said...

glad to know i'm not the only one.

Just Seeking said...

Oh you still look gorgeous!