The Restroom is My Spa

I barely have time to go to the spa to have a much needed aromatherapy back scrub or facial so I decided that I’ll bring at least my facial mask to the office. Being a mom (and wife) consumes much of my time at home; there’s no break for that. At the office, I take advantage of the 60-minute breaktime to go to the restroom and apply my beauty creams and mask while self-massaging my scalp. I started this routine last Monday. Believe me, it helps in decreasing my stress level at work. It’s also good to have officemates who are vain; they’ll understand why I need to do this routine.

I have every reason to stay attractive in the eyes of my husband. First, it’s a wife’s obligation to stay attractive. Second, Miel is five years my junior. Pangit naman if he looks like my kid brother instead of my husband, no!

I So Need A Facial!

Luckily, I’m not prone to pimples but I am not impressed with my skin these days. Sometimes, my face gets too oily and sometimes, tight and dry. Okay, it must be the hormones but Yasmin (pills) promises a smoother skin—something must be wrong with my body! Blame that on lack of sleep. Blame that on pollution. Blame that on STRESS!

It’s been almost six months since I had my last facial. With a demanding job and a cute baby that I always want by my side, getting a facial or having a hair cut is a luxury.

I need a new look. I need to lose some weight. But most importantly, I so need a facial! Not that the age difference between Miel and I is showing, I just want to be a little more flawless in Miel’s loving eyes. 😉

Amazing Tawas (Alum)

When it comes to proper hygiene, I follow the rules. I brush my teeth at least three times a day, I take a bath in the morning and before retiring at night. I use feminine wash to get rid of unwanted vaginal odour. I use deodorant to prevent body odor and so on. I knew that I follow the rules when it comes to being clean so it upset me when my husband told me that sometimes, he could smell bad odour from my armpit. That constructive criticism made me upset because that was true! I love to eat spicy foods and these foods tend to produce foul-smelling body odours. I notice that every time I eat spicy foods, my underarm smells bad even when I apply deodorant.

My husband suggested alum (tawas) and asked me to stop using deodorant. Being a submissive wife, I followed his advice and went to Mercury Drug to buy alum crystals. After taking a bath that night, I wet the alum crystal and rubbed it gently on my armpit. The next morning, I checked my armpit and it still smelled fresh. So then, I took a bath again and used alum crystal instead of my deodorant. To further check its powers, I ate spicy foods that day. When I went home that night, I inspected my armpit and it still smelled fresh!

I know that deodorants contain alum but I guess that with my active sweat glands on my underarm, the alum concentration is not good enough. Using alum as substitute to deodorant could sound primitive and even barriotic to some but it’s the best weapon that has worked for me to avoid that embarassing underarm odour whenever I eat spicy foods.