Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Frame the Face

I am chronically unhappy with how I look. Not that I don't think I have any good or pretty features - I do, but the overall look often leaves me cranky. A big part of the problem is that I continue to struggle with acne (not just the odd pimple or two, but batches of them). Not much makes a girl more self-conscious about how she looks than a bunch of giant red boils on her chin.

I've tried a bunch of things to deal with the acne, and there are definite improvements, but nothing dramatic. So what can a girl do to feel good about her face? Frame it!

Someone once told me (maybe it was on a talk show) that the eyebrows are what "frames" the picture of your face. The way they stand out, or not, will determine where others focus their gaze.

I've always had blond brows that mostly blend in. (Sadly, the blond hair that matched those brows has grown in darker and darker with each passing year. Which makes the light brows disappear even more.) Until I made a face-changing discovery - brow tint!

Coloring your hair isn't just for those hairs on your head anymore. You can get the brows tinted at any spa that offers esthetic services (or, if you're lucky enough to know someone with a styling licence that can purchase products from the wholesale product stores, you can get your own).

A good tint will last about 4 weeks, and can make the difference between being able to go out without any makeup on, or not. When my brows are well-shaped and tinted I know that people are focusing on my eyes rather than my acne-riddled chin.

Don't knock it till you try it. Go ahead, frame your face.

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  1. Don't worry you are not the only one, I have adult acne and now that it is summer it feels like it has flared up big time! I have used a brow pencil before and it is amazing what a difference it makes.

  2. I think you are lovely! Don't seat the little stuff.

    I have acne issues too . . . but took the online questionaire with Skin Id by Nutrogena . . . type in skin id and it will take you to the site. The site asks questions based on your skin and life style. The skin products that are specific to your issues can be purchased. The are fabulous and well worth a try.

    I have my brows tinted when I have my gray hair covered, but I still tend to use a brow pencil. Love my brow pencil.

    BTW thank you for more helpful ideas on how to handle lying. Believe me, I will just about try anything! I have not tried your newest suggestions that you left in my comments. Thank you . . . I will keep you posted!

  3. At least I am not the only one! I can't believe I am 32 and still have acne. I don't want to have "teen" problems all m y life. That is one reason I looked forward to being an adult... no acne! right... I will try this idea though... It can't hurt!


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