…to look in the mirror when you’ve been struggling with nutrition for months, have a tummy bug and are very, very tired.
I had slept for an extra 2 hours this morning but when I glanced in the bathroom mirror, the exhausted face that looked back was something of a shock. Even my skin looked exhausted.
I scooped up my fringe and realised that my eyebrows were suffering from months of neglect too and thought: “I’ll feel better if I tidy up my eyebrows.” Those of you that know me of old will be well aware of how big a “thing” that is for me.
I grabbed the tweezers and then did something _really_ stupid. I nipped upstairs and got my magnifying mirror.
Suddenly, I could see how bad my psoriasis looked and discovered that my face was also covered in evil looking blackheads.
I know better than to pluck my eyebrows when my psoriasis is up, I end up ripping out little chunks of flesh with every hair but I proceeded all the same. The trouble is, the blackheads were somewhat distracting and it took me an hour and a half to trim and pluck my eyebrows into a satisfactory condition because I kept having to go and grab a tissue and deal with the evil little monsters that were growing on my face.
Cleansed and toned, awaiting a nice, soothing face mask, my skin – apart form the psoriasis – is blemish-free and my eyebrows have at last been tamed. I hope to meet a younger, fresher version of me in the mirror later!