Apparently it’s my skin.
Seriously guys! We finally got over 40(!) comments on a post, and it’s the post about skincare and TMI. I think that’s so awesome, and I’m so grateful to everyone who chimed in with advice, commiseration, or whatever. How cool.
An update on the skin thing, I have discovered the problem (at least, a large part of it.) I’ve been having dry skin issues anyway, which were exacerbated when I had the Mirena coil fitted in late November. (Which–TMI alert!–OUCH.)
So the dryness kept getting worse, and I decided to buy a new moisturizer–this stuff we really couldn’t afford (£12!) from Boots that’s supposed to be specially for dry, sensitive skin and contains mostly French spring water and pixie dust or some shit like that. Unfortunately, it also contains–ta da!–sunscreen.
Why, oh why do these people insist on putting sunscreen in moisturizer and then telling me it’s for sensitive skin? I have never in my life found a sunscreen or a moisturizer with sunscreen that doesn’t turn me red. PABA free or not, my skin hates the stuff. This is a large part of the reason why I have avoided the sun as much as possible since I was 18 or so. Any sort of additive in a moisturizer is bad.
(I remember one time I decided to try one of those moisturizers with AHAs, remember those? My face was like pink sandpaper for days.)
So as it got redder and redder, and rougher, I decided to go for the Pond’s cold cream and moisturizer, not realizing the moisturizer also has sunscreen. Bastards. It’s not really advertised on the box at all.
Why are you people doing this?
Anyway, there you go. I bought some Oil of Olay sensitive skin, and gently exfoliated with baking soda (seriously, try this. It’s excellent and also works wonders on babies’ cradle cap), and my skin, while not back to normal, is much improved today.
Has anyone else noticed I seem to be doing a lot of “placeholder”-type posts on weekends? Because so few people seem to be blogging on weekends. I don’t get as many comments, I don’t get as many hits…so I guess I’ve started “saving” my big posts for the weekdays. My big day seems to be Mondays of late–I had over 130 hits last Monday, which was nice.
What do you think about weekend blogging? Do you notice there aren’t as many people around? Do you find your enthusiasm for your own blog wanes?
The latest, and most amusing, Google search term that led to me was “Susan Powter cunnilingus”. I come up #3 in that search. Although why anyone would be searching for “Susan Powter cunnilingus” is completely beyond me.