Vanity Equals Torture.

June 27, 2008

After long hours under the spotlight, i realized I needed a better shampoo. Skin palang, damit na. Pretty all over. These are just some lines you hear from commercials. Vanity. Yes, vanity sucks. People who buy these beauty products are just motivated by sheer vanity.

Okay, kill the drama. I think I should shut up. And since I have nothing in mind, I’m gonna share to you an experience with the beauty experts – the dermatologists. Yes, I had trips with a derma before. Maybe, once or twice at that. Haha! Then, I realized I should cut the appointments. Aside from wasting money and time, the pain just kills me.

It runs in my father’s family to have pimples, zits, acnes – you name it. So, it is expected for us to have some. Oh, that was an understatement. I was not really conscious about it at first, but later in life I realized that I needed a better face? Nah! To cut the story short, I wanted to have my pimples treated.

Wew! Acne treatment, that is. I had to go to a dermatologist to get rid of them. I thought t’was just as painless as an injection or whatnot. But I was dead wrong. Very, very wrong!

First, they would let you wash your hands and face. Splash. Splash. Splash. Then, they will let you lie down on the bed. After that, they would let you inhale something herbally-minty cream. I don’t know what that was. But they would say that it would help you relax.

After the relaxation session, they would apply glycerol to kill the germs on your face. It would give you an itchy feeling. Then, some antibiotic would be applied on you face. Oh by the way, they would cover your eyes so you wouldn’t know what’s happening in the outside world. Next to that was steam. Yes, they would make your face hot with steam to open up your pores so it would be easy for them to take away the blackheads, whiteheads, or whatever. After that, they would use a vacuum. No, it was not the vacuum used in cleaning your carpets or dusty corners of your room. It had a small nozzle that will suck your skin. It was ticklish and weird at the same time.

After that was the most awaited portion of the session. Pricking. Nothing hurts more that pricking you acne or even just your skin. Using light and magnifying lens, they would be able to locate the blackheads, and take them out using a device I didn’t know of. It felt like you’re being tortured and all you could do is grip on the sides of the bed. How helpless. Lying there, all you could do is cry silently while the derma freak bores a hole in your face. Sheeshh, that just sucks and it hurts really much. And you know what, the session would last for minutes. Oh how you wish it would end before it takes your breath away.

After the painful session, they would apply some cream to lessen the pain. Then, they will cover your face with a gauze, in preparation for the next procedure. They would then use laser to tighten the pores that were opened a while ago. Then, they would apply mask cream and another cream for the finale.

The whole session would last for one to two hours. Ha! And did I mention about massage session? Yes, they would give you a massage while doing the session.

After that, I didn’t want to go back. It just kills me. It was plain persecution. Unless you’re a masochist, of course.


16 Responses to “Vanity Equals Torture.”

  1. beero said

    that’s what you get in watching TV. haha. yeah, one of the functions of ads is to INSPIRE. haha.

    since na-inspire ka na baguhin itsura mo, yun nagpa-facial ka naman. ano napala mo? torture di ba? ahehe.

    kaya sa kin, ok na ang master eskinol facial scrub. humapdi man mata ko, ako naman ang may gawa. LOL.

  2. @beero:

    wahaha! di kaya. sumama lang naman ako nun sa friend ko. tapos, pinasali nalang ako. lol. palusot. ehehe.

    pero, tinigilan ko na. yoko na. ngayon, detergent bar nalang ang sabon ko sa face. wahaha! kahit mahapdi. ehehehe. 😆

  3. yuie said

    thank goodness echel has minimal pore problems, so a trip to the derm clinic isn’t necessary.
    there’s actually a thin line separating vanity and hygiene. echel’s a little guilty with the “skin pa lang damit na” part. ehehe. But hey, one has to take care of something that one has before it’s too late. so those pain-in-the-pocket concoctions, which echel will only use for a few days then leave them in the basket to gather dust together with the others, that she’s fond of buying isn’t necessarily vanity. she prefer to call it “prevention.” ehehehe (shut up!) ehehehe

  4. @echel

    hahaha! that is so luxurious of you. if you wouldn’t mind, will you give me those dusty things? i’m sure i could make a good use of them. and i’m pretty sure they’re expensive. hahaha! 😆

  5. rimewire said


    mag-proactiv ka na lang

    wangtawsan lang

    epektib daw sabi ni keli klarkson




    nickname™: harhar! masubukan nga. wahahah!

  6. wei vines said

    nakakatakot naman pamatay pimples mo… waaaahhhh~

    nickname™: wahaha! di lang nakakatakot, nakakamatay pa! wahaha!

  7. har har said

    Hay.. I really hate pimples. Kaasar ung paggising q may something on top of my nose. Waaaahh, parang yaw q n pumasok s office. From your story, i think it really hurts. Ouch! Ang tapang m.heheh D q kaya yun, mababa tolerance q s pain eh. Question poh, ok nmn b ung result? Sulit b ung skit n nranasan m?

    nickname™: i have a very high tolerance sa pain. masochist ako eh. lol. uu. sulit naman siya. kaya lang, once ma-try mo magpa-treat, dapat regular session na. so, parang unti-unti kang pinapatay sa sakit. wahaha. in the long run, you’ll get used to it. makikiliti ka nalang. ahaha!

  8. Kendi said

    made me not go to a dermatologist,hehehe…

    oh well, thank god for my parents genes. 😆

    nickname™: yeah! ehehe. thanks for the ‘skin-palang-damit-na’ genes. wahaha! 😆

  9. har har said

    tingin nga.. hehe joke lng

    nickname™: nakita ko na nga friendster mo eh. wahaha! grace? 😆

  10. har har said

    ang daya! dapat pla ung ibang email address q nilagay q. hmmmm
    ska wrong spelling k poh 😉

    nickname™: nyahaha! 😛 ay, ano ba spelling? grhayz? hehe. 😆

  11. har har said

    ah, eh..hehe
    ahmm.. wah n q masabi.. (ang kulit q kasi eh.. yan tuloy!) ;-p

    nickname™: wahaha! ayan! nabuking kana! 😆 basta, nandun ako sa ‘who’s viewed me’ sa fs mo. 😀

  12. har har said

    ikaw ung may TM ung name??? 😉

    nickname™: hindi ako yun! pramis! 😆

  13. har har said

    hala!..ang daya nmn.. cge, ikaw bhala. pa-mysterious p to.hehe

    nickname™: ahaha! ano ba name nung may ™? nakalimutan ko kasi kung may ™ akong nilagay eh. wahaha! 😆

  14. har har said

    rex.. ikaw un? pero parang ikaw.. kasi ung silhouette nung pic m d2 ska ung picture don may resemblance..uhmm

    nickname™: ahaha! uu na. ako yun! ayan, nakita mo na ebidensiya. wahahaha! 😆

  15. no pain, no gain, pero pansin ko lang ahh, pag depress ako, mega-pafacial talaga ako, di ko alam kung hinahanap-hanap ko yung pain or makakalibre ako ng iyak dun, hehe

    nickname™: tama ka. haha! if you’re depressed, and you want some good reason to cry, pa-facial na. wahaha! ba’t di ko nga gawin yan? hmmm! 😆

  16. no pain, no gain, pero pansin ko lang ahh, pag depress ako, mega-pafacial talaga ako, di ko alam kung hinahanap-hanap ko yung pain or makakalibre ako ng iyak dun, hehe, ayun

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