Cough…cough…I’m going through a series of bad moments in my life: having a cold and a period at the same time. Believe me, it can ruin your skin in no time. And the last thing I want is looking at my reflection in the mirror. Of course, I’m doing everything possible to avoid such an occasion, but there are times when I absolutely have to. And you know what a ghostly image I see? My skin looks sallow, yellowish, and lacklustrous. And that hasn’t counted my eye wrinkles, dark circles, and big pores… So you see, unsightly moments like these can throw all of your beauty effort out of the window. And it gets me thinking: it’s better to avoid the very happening of these moments before the situation become uncontrollable.
I don’t know whether the viruses in the environment around us have become more potent, but I’ve found that once I have an illness, the symptoms seem to linger in my body for as long as they like. Natural methods have failed to work for me since long. So I usually have to resort to the quickest method for healing: popping pills. And you know the universal problem with those prescribed medicines? They make you sleepy, look tired and worn out. No creams in the world can help a sick face. Lesson learned: It’s better to take good care of yourself than to visit a doctor when an ailment knocks the door.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
PMS can be a nightmare for some women. But what really annoys me is the unpredictable cramps. Although I know that drinking jujube drink or ginger tea can relieve the symptom in the long-run, but obviously I haven’t followed my own tips lately, or else I won’t be writing this post now. So what makes these healthful drinks a comeback?
The other day I was walking home. But I knew a bout of cramp was about to overwhelm me in no time. I tried walking the quickest I could, but the way to get home seemed to take ages. As a last resort, I called my mom to pick me up. She met me mid-way. And when I arrived home, I flopped onto the couch like dead fish. Going through all these was tortuous. And I suspect that I’m aging way quicker every time I experience it.
Your hair can be as telling of your age as your skin. I came to this realization when I was riding in an elevator. Facing a mirror-like surface (the inside of the elevator doors), my attention naturally turned to my hair. Fortunately, my effort in hair care was showing its merit on my tresses. They didn’t look dry or brittle as they used to. But I think there can be improvement since I’m definitely not diligent on my hair recently.
A dry bunch of hair may not matter much when you have a young, radiant face. However, when your skin starts to lose its shine and elasticity, everything around the word beauty does matter. If you have overlooked your hair, it’s not too late to shred more attention on it from now on.
If you are shelling out thousands of dollars on skincare every year, but ignoring these unsightly moments in your daily life, you may just as well throw your monies into the drainage.