Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Teenage Turmoil

I'm sure, as a child, most of us would have wanted to grow up fast! Especially, the hype and gloss surrounding the teenage years would've added to the impatience. But like most things in life, what most adults conveniently cover-up or not highlight is about the unwanted but unavoidable aspect of that age, the not-so-simple, beauty spot pimple!!

The timing of its appearance (as a solitary reaper or as a gang) is something one has to awe at! Exactly before a family function or school annual day or the day you get to meet a friend's good looking older brother!! The more people tell about the advantages of practicing untouchability with the 'beauty spots', one would feel like crushing it!!

Luckily, the face is only visible to others and not to ourselves(unless you are a descendant of Snowwhite's stepmom!)! But the disadvantage is, people looking at you start giving beauty tips/remedies for the lovely spots. Apply this cream, that cream, multani-m(a)itti, curd, milk, cucumber, apple or whatever is in season! The folks at home would get all worried that their share of healthy snacks is neither going inside their tummy nor ours!

As a last resort, medical help is sought. Here again there is dilemma whether to go for homeopathy, allopathy or ambikapathy/amaravathy. Homeopathy takes 40 yrs to get results. Allopathy will result in side-effects lasting between 40 days-40 yrs. Not much is known about the effects of ambikapathy/amaravathy! Anyway, by the time, the magical teenage ends, we are left with a moon-like face, complete with craters!! Then, you step into adulthood and realise among the other bigger issues, these pimple problems were really simplest of them all!

11 comments:

I said...

That that age, that that praablem. life, the cherished nightmare.

Me too said...

i, seriya sonneenga!!

Dushti said...

Duh...talk to me about it!

Pssst, if I still consider this pimple problem as a serious one, Can I assume am not into adulthood yet ;-)

Raju said...

When I hear the Vairamuthu's and Na. Muthukumar's started admiring the pimples in movie songs now, I sigh why they didnt write about it little earlier (hehe.. decades ago).. Would have been a 'Proud pimple owner' then.. ;)

Me said...

innimel friday melody illa...so friday recipe...ok?

ttm said...

More than age it was bad maintenance, unhealthy eating, long rides without a helmet...

Looking back, I blame it all on my mum's thrift in making puliyodharai/lemon/tomato rice as evening snack out of the day's white rice :)

Deepa said...

Me, uyiroda irukkiya nee?

Me too said...

dushti, may be, yes!! You say you don't look your age too. So just ensoy the extended teenage!! ;)

raju, aththa sollunga!!

me, enna asareeree maadhiri vareenga! You first come out of hiding. then, I'll think about my next Friday viradham!

ttm, "bad maintenance, unhealthy eating, long rides without a helmet..." - I agree but genes overtake these factors!
Honestly tell me, doesn't your tongue stick out for those mum's puliyodharai/lemon/tomato rice when you get back from work now?

The Talkative Man said...

me2, completely bored of rice these days as it's been a staple diet last few months :( Btw, were you from an accts background(science ppl blame environment, Fin. ppl blame genes!)? :)

Anonymous said...

You may consider this suggestion a little strange.. but for pimple the best remedy is using your spit (echil) the first thing in the morning when you wake up. It has all the antibodies required to repair your skin. Ever seen a cat or a dog apply creams or take antibiotics when they get hurt?? They just lick it up. Its the best remedy. Well, I am 40 year old now.. I am saying this out of my own experience.

Me too said...

ttm, nope, not from Accts background but maybe I should've been!!

anon, I have heard about this gross remedy too. Only not bold enough to try it then!!