Monday, November 12, 2007

Gratitude Day # 10: Aquaphor

When I was in seventh grade I was a bit on the OCDish side with several things...like cleaning, organizing, and putting Chapstick and Vaseline on my lips. Unfortunately the last habit resulted in my lips becoming quite a mess--swollen, peeling, red, nasty, and painful. So I had to visit our family physician, and he informed me that Chapstick and Vaseline had diminished my lips' natural production of moisture. I had to quit cold turkey, and it was gross and painful. I was, however, permitted to use Aquaphor twice a day or so. I've been hooked ever since. My parents should have bought stock in it back then because I've shared it with everyone I know, and everyone loves it.

p.s. I'm grateful for the pretty red cups at Starbucks this season as well as the cinnamon dolce latte, which may take the caramel macchiato's place in my heart (especially if the guy continues to make it wrong). And I'm thankful for the Starbuck gift card my sister gave me for my birthday that I'm still using.

7 comments:

Ys said...

Ouch I'd never heard of that happening before!

icadle said...

I had to take the accutane. chapped and dry lips are awful.

Ally said...

Ivy: I took Accutane twice and the first time it was awful--I even lost a ton of hair (also gross).

AaroN said...

News Flash Ally: You've always been OCD for the near 25yrs I've known you. :D

ella said...

Aquaphor saved my life during the harsh winters in NYC. I used to slather it all over my face and body. It was totally hot and my boyfriend couldn't keep his hands off of me. LOL.

Ally said...

Ella: HILARIOUS!! I actually did LOL.

Aaron: So are you going to tell me how I was OCD as a first grader?

The Egg said...

Oh tell me about chapped lips! I also had a serious case of dry lips when I was on Accutane. I was desperate for clear skin, so I put up with it.