Monday, September 01, 2014

Mga Istoryang Sinauna: Dermatological Travails

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have an [hopeless] obsession with clear and luminous skin, and I'm almost always willing to try anything, and I do mean anything, to have it. I'm almost embarrassed to write this post because it shows and proves my shallow concept of faith and spirituality back then. 

Back in college, I was suffering from acne. Actually, that's an exaggeration. I've had mild pimples, zits, if you will, not really huge ones, but pimples nonetheless. But suffer, I did. Alam nyo ginawa ko? Aside from the usual astringent, soaps, and Panoxyl and tretinoin creams, I went to St. Clare in Katipunan, brought eggs, and wrote a short letter requesting for prayers for my PIMPLES. Hahahahahaha! I don't remember the text of my letter, but it must have been something like this:

Dear Sisters of St. Clare,

Please, please, please pray for me that I will have clear skin. Thank you so much. 

Sincerely yours,

The nuns must have been like, "Mga sisters, yes, merong may cancer, may leukemia, may depression, may nag-re-request ng prayers para pumasa ng board exam, may gutom sa mundo, at may mga katiwalian sa lipunan na dapat nating ipagdasal, and heto ang isang ito -- ang dasal nya ay kuminis ang kanyang balat."




Coincidentally, I received a free trial pack of Belo's AcnePro line. I must say, it was beautifully packaged, as it should always be -- I mean, if you're marketing a beauty product, the product itself must be beautiful. Sa totoo lang, nakakawalang gana i-try yung mga products na ang balot ay parang ginawa lang sa backyard. Thank you, Dra. Belo. *Feeling close*

Eto na siguro ang sagot sa dasal ko...LOL!

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post.


  1. Hahaha, TPS you sound like a kalog (but can be really mataray when provoked!) person to me. I love your Mga Sinaunang Istorya series. Keep 'em coming! :)

  2. oo na, bilib na ako sa mga kaolokohan LOL! at the very least, this shows your "steely resolve" (HA!) to get rid of those pesky zits.

    we all through that phase, so i can relate to this... :)

  3. Misplaced priorities, right? Hahahahaha

  4. surely, at some point of our lives we're allowed to have a couple of "self-indulgent priorities"? hehehe... i'm guessing you were at least able to give those nuns a good laugh. who knows, they might even have framed your request and tacked it on their wall to brighten up their day every once in a while. :D

  5. you do have a point, onyxx. perhaps when they are emotionally weary with all the requests for healing and passing of exams, they'd look at that letter and have a laugh.

  6. So is the AcnePro line effective? :)

  7. Hi Patricia. It's actually difficult to say because when I tried it, I only had one pimple, and I think the number of days it took to dry and clear up is the same as when I prick, extract, and disinfect a pimple. (Yes, I do prick my pimple, it's a bad habit, but I always take measures to ensure that I'm using sanitized tools and antiseptics. I wouldn't recommend it though.)


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