Saturday, 31 January 2015

A Common Girl's Story

I am Guddi, a common girl next-door.
I face a common problem- Pimples.

It all began when I left my home & city to pursue my higher education in another city that ranks amongst the most polluted in the world. 

Apart from pollution, the following reasons affected my skin in adverse ways by gifting me pimples:
1.      Lack of sleep
2.      Stress
3.      Junk Food & not balanced diet
4.      Less water-consumption
5.      Use of a new soap on my face
6.      Dandruff in my hair 

I have an oily skin and there was an acute attack of pimples- not only on my face, but on my back also.

When I returned home, my family and everyone was shocked to see my face attacked by pimples and ugly marks. 
“Who will marry you?” some exclaimed alarmed!

Luckily, my hubby chose me for who I am and ignored my pimples. 

I took extra care to see that they disappear before our wedding.
The bride ought to look her dazzling best on her marriage.

I motivated myself- Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

I sacrificed my favorite foods- Pickles, Pizzas, Oily & fried stuff...

I took a popular tonic for blood-purification that tasted terrible. It didn’t help. 

My cousin, who stays in the USA, sent me a whole hamper of chemicals that I was to use to get rid of pimples. I tried following the regimen sincerely, but found the process too cumbersome; nor was I achieving any breakthrough...

Next, I tried Homeopathic medicine. At first, there was more outbreak of pimples and then they reduced. 

On my marriage day, there were no pimples, but their marks on my face remained. My beautician painted my face. Everyone said, “You look amazing!” 

The after-effects of the beauty-products proved harmful for my skin and again the pimples reappeared. 

I nearly fainted when I heard one elderly relative’s advice on how to get rid of pimples- 
Bear a child soon & pimples will disappear! When is the good news?!”

CAN YOU IMAGINE?!

Surely there must be some easier way to say bye to pimples!

"Let your faith be bigger than your fear."

I prayed to Goddess in the Saraswati Puja celebrations in our Apartment-complex.. 

I lit the lamp.


I blew the conch.



As if as an answer to my prayers, a neighbour Didi informed me about a routine to fight pollution, germs and remove excess oil.
I find it effective and helpful.

Here are some extra tips to be pimple-free-
  • Be calm and happy and never be stressed.
  • Eat healthy & have a balanced diet for our hair and skin. 
  • Consume adequate water to flush out the toxins. 
  • Beauty sleep is much required.
  • Exercising everyday for 15 minutes gets our skin glowing. As sweat and dirt can clog the pores, we need to wash our face after exercising.
  • Keep hair dandruff-free. 
  • Identify own skin-type & use quality products.

Note- This is a 100% true story. Heroine's name has been changed to protect the identity.
A friend & her hubby feature in the pics.

Do read my other Pimple story- Picture-Perfect Zeal And Zest
 
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36 comments:

  1. Love the photos of conch shell blowing and Saraswati Puja :) Good luck for the contest.

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by & for your appreciation & wishes, Kalpanaa :)

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  2. Wonderful post for the prompt. I found it unique & masterpiece. A post on pimple with such a message and solid motivational quotes. Kudos to you, Anita. No doubt that you gonna win it. Accept my congratulations in advance :)

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    1. Thanks for such kind & nice words, Ravish :) Delighted that you liked my post such a lot :D
      Hope the judges like it too so that I can accept your congratulations :D

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  3. Touching and informative post... All the best dear :)

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    1. Glad you liked it, Bushra :) Best wishes to you too!

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  4. Very simply put forward. :)
    Great post.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Indrani :)

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  5. you shouldn't be here you know,
    back to the books m'lady!!
    but really great tips here...
    all the best!

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    1. The topic is such that I had to share my experience & that of many "common girls", Disha :)
      Thanks for the reminder :) Gotta get back to my books...
      Best wishes to you!

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  6. impressive writing with a good message too... interesting read as always...

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your appreciation, Ashish :)

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  7. So finally I got to see you 😊😊beautiful lady! All the best for the contest!

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    1. As I have clicked all these pics, I am not there in these pics, Divsi :)
      The pretty lady in the pics is a friend who shared her pimple story with me and permitted me to photograph & use the pics she features in :)
      Thanks for your wishes! Much needed :)
      P.S- You can see me modelling in some pics in this post-> BOLTIFIED! :D

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  8. well written, I did nt thought of reading till the end when i saw the title, but your style of writing made me read it till the comment box.. well written post-- all the best for the contest. I am sure you will win it.

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    1. Thank you for your kind & encouraging words & wishes, Gowardhan :) Delighted that you find this worthy :)

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  9. Nicely done Anita with a great message ... love the account and the relative's advice is hilarious :-D

    Best of luck... :-)

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    1. Thanks Mani :) Yes! Being pimple-prone comes with its share of attacks - like eye-popping advice :D
      Best wishes to you too!

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  10. Enjoyed the post, Anita. Nice of your friend to share her tale and pictures with you. Good luck for the contest.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachna :)
      Yes, grateful to my friend and her spouse for posing for me & allowing me to use their pics. The story is based on the pimple-stories of a number of people :)

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  11. Wonderfully written! :D
    All the best for the contest! :)

    I hope you provide your candid views on mine too: My Drowning Confidence!

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Tanishq :)
      Thanks for your appreciation & wishes.
      I'll check out your post. Best wishes!

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  12. My bets wishes for the contest.

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  13. ah ha Lovely couple .. God bless my best wishes alwayssssssssssssssssss ..

    and all the best for the contest :)

    Bikram's

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    1. I agree :) May God bless the lovely couple.
      Thanks for your wishes, Bikram!

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  14. Wonderfully written Anita, I love the messages... Relative's advice!!! I have experienced them, so I know what it is like.
    All the best for the contest... :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation & wishes, Appy!
      Yes, all the advice that our pimples have gifted us! Phew!

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  15. Wow! Superb! You take every single topic seriously and present it in inspiring way! I like it! They say, a person's calibre can be understood by looking at how they handle small issues... It is all evident through this post :)

    TC! Keep smiling :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind & nice words, Sindhu :) Delighted that you liked it so much!
      TC! Keep smiling :)

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  16. I can associate with her story. Great tips, Anita. I can use few.

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    1. Most of us have had to face the painful problem of pimples.
      Thanks Saru :) Following good habits is good for our health and skin. Hope no one ever has any pimples!

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  17. Wow! You've turned the story of pimples into an interesting creation!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Uppalji :) Glad you found it interesting.

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  18. Hahaha ! I can almost feel your frustration when you try so many things before the wedding day ! Lovely lovely post ! Absolutely loved it ! Plus I too tried the tonic , but the results were disastrous :P and I couldn't stop laughing at 'Bear a child and get rid of pimples' hahahaha ! All the best dear :D

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words & appreciation :)
      Delighted that you liked it so much!
      Yes! Just imagine what all we have had to do to get rid of pimples!
      And the advice we have had to receive is not all that nice nor wise :D

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