The Skinny on My Skin

Have you ever dreamed of walking on the moon?  Probably the closest you can get to doing a Neil Armstrong is by looking at my face.  With all its uneven terrain and bumpy irregularities, my facial skin could very well be a replica of the moon’s surface.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dreamed of a peaches and cream complexion.  But that’s all it’ll ever be, I guess- a far-fetched dream.  I’ve gone through the entire gamut of over the counter medication and beauty products, but they just never seem to work for me.

It probably wouldn’t hurt to get some professional work done on my face.  A procedure called laser skin resurfacing just might work for me.  It’ll help even out my skin tone and minimize those fine lines which are starting to make their presence known, like a mistress to her married boyfriend’s wife.

Sometimes, I inevitably feel deprived, as I can’t just slap on any kind of makeup on my face.  My ultra-sensitive skin tends to break out the minute any foreign body touches it.

And then, I look more deeply at each wrinkle, each blemish.  They all have a story to tell.  They have all borne witness to a myriad of heartaches and accomplishments in my life.  And so, it hits me- beauty IS skin deep.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. I’m starting to get fine lines now, but I don’t care. I may later, but so far, I don’t mind a bit because like you said, they’re just part of me and my life, and so be it. :)

  2. I visit my dermatologist if I have skin acne. It was around this time last year that I found tiny bump on my forehead, I panicked and rushed to the dr’s clinic.

    Hopefully, I will not have the same fate as last year.


  3. Manila Life says

    Taking care of our skin is really important to delay signs of aging.

  4. I’m obsessed with skincare products. No to wrinkles, haha!

  5. Marlene Lewis says

    Thanks for your info

    This will certainly be of great help to me and others in keeping our skin healthy, clean and beautiful.

    Having a beautfiul, clean and healthy skin is just as important as having a strong and healthy body.

  6. Pepper, that was a really compassionate way to think and write about your skin. I know I have a history of hills and dales, and now some fine wrinkles starting to accompany my daily journeys. I’m really allergic to most chemicals and fragrances in makeup, so I have stuck to products that really improve the health and hydration of my skin rather than worry about makeup. If I keep my skin as healthy as I can, I can get away with less makeup, usually just a brush or two of mineral sheen to even out the skin tone.
    I hope you have a great new year, filled with the beauty that is definitely below the skin, the beauty that your best friends and family enjoy.

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