Sorry for the slump in Beauty posts, but with the economy limping along like a 3-legged dog (only not as cute), it’s hard to think about frivolous things to blow money on. Um, besides my wedding, that is! Anyway, for inspiration, I like to turn to the Request Line, AKA- you hoors. Today, we have a tandem call concerning two disparate entities- both alike in aesthetic requirement- but like the doomed lovers Pyramus and Thisbe, there are only a few inches keeping one and the other apart. And with good reason! For, I am referencing the precious follicular real-estate, the ocular window treatments we know as the eyebrows and eyelashes.

Our lovely lamb Oversidi is having some trouble with her Brooke Shields impression, and dear, sweet Katastic is losing lashes like the Golf Channel is losing ratings with Tiger Woods benching it for the rest of the season. Now, considering that the brows and lashes are the only other patches of hair a woman is allowed to have (of course, I’m being sarcastic. I don’t wax my pubes, cuz fuck that), besides the locks on the top of the head, this is serious business! So, I’m going to have to break this up into two bits. The first of which concerns the gables framing the face (after the jump).

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A sanguine flush of the cheek has long been associated with youth and beauty. Sonnets have been composed in ode to the bloom of a woman’s cheek. However, there is a big difference between this:

and this:

Photo Copyright: The Center for Laser Surgery in Washington, DC

Rosacea is a common yet perplexing skin disorder in that most people who are afflicted don’t even know they have it. If you experience persistent redness or flushing of the face, please go to Rosacea.org to see if you may have this disorder. Rosacea affects and estimated 14 million Americans, including myself and my friend Spicy Tamale (“caller, you are on the request line!”). Tamale and I are afflicted with Subtype 1, which is the initial stage of the disorder and also the mildest. It is characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and sometimes visible blood vessels. Occasional pimple-like bumps may be experienced with this stage of the disorder.

Coming up, I will (to the best of my ability) give my fellow Rosacea sufferers some tips to keep your blushing skin under contol.

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