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Friday Thoughts

For the first time in a while, I sat down last night and got some writing done. I'm very pleased with the result. It's not finished, but it's a solid start.

Why don't they make a good acne product for adults? It seems like the only "adult" acne products I've found are the same chemicals (benzoil peroxide) that they put in children's acne medicine, but in different formats. And it doesn't work. It just irritates my skin more.

For the first time since my third marriage went sour, my religious practice is picking up again. I had gone t'ien tai for a while, but now I'm ready to come back to the fold. Part of it has been teaching the baby how to chant. Both my girls have always loved chanting, and it seemed mean to take that away from them. I'd like to set my shrine up again, but I'd have to find room. I'll find room.

I feel like I've lost some kind of connection to my work. I'm (as usual) buried up to my ass, but I just can't get motivated to take it too seriously. That's bad.


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Apr. 22nd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Have you tried any of the prescription adult acne products?
Apr. 22nd, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
The problem is that my acne isn't bad enough to warrant the cost. For me, it would be strictly cosmetic rather than therapuetic. Aetna hasn't heard me bitching, obviously.
Apr. 22nd, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Aetna is a.... *expletive deleted*
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Apr. 22nd, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
I've got the same issue - terribly dry skin. And that's part of the reason I don't do kid acne medicine that just makes my skin even more dry.

I use ALL those things - Oil of Olay, all of it. I have to find one that takes care of the zits, though.
Apr. 22nd, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
I know a few people use Alcoa -- but I was told that it's drying (so this prob. wouldn't work) and it's also fairly pricey.

I use two things -- one is a basic exfoliating scrub by Clinique -- here's a link: http://www.clinique.com/templates/products/sp_nonshaded.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY4917&PRODUCT_ID=PROD715
It doesn't seem to be drying -- and it leaves my skin smooth as a baby's bootie. It's 16.50 for a tube and you only need about an inch per wash.

I also use a spot cream -- made by Clinique as well that doesn't seem to be too drying -- but it's not listed on their damn website. Grrr. I'll try and figure out what it is.
Apr. 22nd, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
I use "Neutrogena SkinClearing oil-free makeup" during the day. It's got Salicylic Acid but not very much. I'm going to start mixing in some sunblock now that it's summer.
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