Skin Care: Take 1.

(I wrote this yesterday morning)

Craig Coffey called last week.  He left a message.  Then I left him one.  Then he left me one.  The I left him one.  About 3 or 4 more rounds of tag and we finally talked.  Yesterday.

And, the results of our conversation, which I’ll reveal in a few days, means that I have some serious acne reduction to be carried out before Monday.  That’s five days.  Monday is the 6th day.  But since I want my skin to be glowing and zit free by 9 am Monday, that’s really only 5 days.

Which is why I’m typing this with honey on my face.  It’s been on my face for 20 minutes.

And it’s also why I scrubbed my face with goat’s milk and nutmeg for 5 minutes last night.

And it’s why I’m also going to steam my face over a pot of really hot rosemary infused water for 10 minutes sometime today.

And, why I’m going to scrub my face again with baking soda and distilled water sometime tomorrowish.  There could be egg and lemon and salt involved, at times.

And, it’s why I have become A HUGE FAN OF CRUNCHY BETTY.

I don’t like using chemically stuff on my face.  I’ve had acne since birth (pretty close, at least) am a Picker (I feel like I’m at an AA meeting.  Hi.  My name is Lindsey and I’m a picker.)  and have tried everything from Accutane to antibiotics to diets to exercise to yoga to cutting my fingernails really short to attempting to ignore it to trying to Secret it away. 

Everything except cutting off my hands (my dear husband’s suggestion last night) and putting food on my face.

So, in lieu of cutting off my hands, I’ll go for food.  On my face.

Yikes. The picture is a little blurry.

Now, as for last night’s experience, I ground 1/2 Tbsp fresh nutmeg

Ooooo. Another blurry one.

…and mixed it with 1 Tbsp fresh goat’s milk.  Then, I stood over the bathroom sink and massaged it in for 5 or so minutes.  And dripped.  And dripped.  And licked my arm.  And noticed that in the sink, there was what looked like a light layer of splattered throw up.  That’s what nutmeg and milk look like.  But, you really can lick your arm.  You can’t do that with Oxyclean.

However, I smelled more like some kind of men’s deodorant.  At first, I thought I might smell like a Christmas Cookie or something.  But, no.  The pungent odor of freshly ground nutmeg (which I happened to have thanks to my friend, Angelita), is 42 times stronger than your typical cookie.  Especially when it’s on your face.

BUT.  It was pretty amazing.  I rinsed it off with warm distilled water and voila!  I was stunning!  OK.  My opinion.  But, really, my skin was smooth, soft and just felt better.  And, out of habit from using things like Sea Breeze when I was in Junior High, I had my lips pinched together the whole time so there’d be no chance of it leaking into my mouth. 

Until I realized…it’s food!!! 

Now.  As for the honey.  It’s still on my face.  And, the only dangers of that are getting a phone call.  You have to hold the phone away from your face, but then you sort of forget and you get it too close and you get honey on it.  And in your hair.  It’s OK though.  Just lick it.

But, now, after about an hour of it on my face, and my husband asking me if it’s hot in here, because I sure look like I’m sweating a lot (he’s terribly supportive at times like these), I’ll be going to wash it off.  It’s getting to the point where it’s getting kind of itchy.  Like when you have a Mary Kay mask on and it’s getting too dry and all you want to do is use a little bit of your fingernail to itch it, but you try not to, and your eyes start watering.

Well…it’s food!!!! 

Scratch the itch, then lick your finger!  Not bad for a day at the salon!

Oh, and also, no need for an eyelid lifts for any of you who are thinking of it.  Just put honey on your eyelids.  They’ll stick open.  Your eyes do dry out a little though.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  “Vanity killed the cat.”  Quote for the previously mentioned supportive husband.

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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4 Responses to Skin Care: Take 1.

  1. Ginger says:

    Lindsey,
    I have tears from laughing! Listen I am also a lifer and a card holding member of PPA.
    Take my advise as someone who now is in Menopause, the best thing, is to be always in some state of peal. Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action pads with salicylic acid and Reviva labs 10% glycolic acid cream. I price compare in town the reviva cream with http://www.vitacost.com. Be very careful when you start out! You could end up very red faced if you leave the cream on too long in the beginning! I hope I catch you on the morning show! Hey did you know they can film you with a beautifyer filter? I did hear that somewhere…… Hope ALL went well!

    • Ginger, It went well yesterday…I still haven’t seen it though! I’m waiting for the online version to be out tomorrow. You should try http://www.crunchybetty.com! She’s putting a new book out about Acne and Oily skin that sounds like it will help ALOT without having to buy medicine or chemicals!!!

      • Abi says:

        Lindsey- Did you buy the book? Was it worth it?

        • TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! For 7.99 and to have all of the ideas she has all over her blog in one easy to reference book is amazing. I haven’t had time to go through all of her posts, so I had no idea about ALL of the things I could do to help my skin! The book is fast reading and a great reference tool. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT! Enjoy it if you buy it!

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