Watching Embarrassing Bodies on Channel Four this week, they featured a woman who had developed adult acne on her face and was distraught, not so much about the spots themselves but at the scars they would leave behind. Looking at her when her condition had died down I did think the scarring that she ‘just couldn’t live with’ and ‘is ruining my life’ was, to my standards not really anything to write home about and certainly coverable with make up.
This got me thinking though about the differences in our reactions – obviously I know it was not happening to me so I don’t know how she felt, but it struck me that perhaps my thinking ‘oh that’s not too bad’ was more symptomatic of my lack of personal grooming effort, rather than a reflection on her.
Ok, so I’ll admit I don’t really like being fat, but other than that I don’t really think about how I look, hence making no effort to dress up nicely or do anything with make up, moisturisers, my hair etc etc (although I do dye that – there must be a line somewhere!). I wonder if perhaps as I’m getting older, I should begin to think more seriously about these things?
So, I think some resolutions might be in order. I have decided that I will:
1. Always moisturise face and body before bed (especially hands – Dermatitis, owie!)
2. Wear make up at the very least on nights out, even if this is just to a friend’s house and DEFINITELY wear makeup if going somewhere fancy
3. Continue to use Thinking Slimmer SlimPods to reinforce my positive weight loss and continue it
4. Think about doing something with my hair (ideas gratefully received)
5. Bow to the inevitable and start getting my moustache waxed when I get my eyebrows done :0(