Facial Follies-Gettin’ My Glow on for Christmas


I don’t know about you all, but when I am feeling tired, a little under the weather, or stressed, that is when I turn to some pampering “me” time.  I do one of several beauty or spa related things , from a foot soak and manicure/pedicure, to exfoliating scrubs, facials, hair treatments, essential oil treatments, etc.


Well today was one such day , where I decided to spruce myself up with a beauty night.  After not feeling well since Thanksgiving, I thought this would be SO what I needed.  It all seemed to be going well-


I had my hot bath, complete with all natural peppermint soap, and I decided to do an exfoliating facial scrub (one of my secrets to keeping my face looking young 😉 ).  Normally I just love the glow my skin gets from these treatments.  So here I am getting my glow on, and I wound up looking like Rudolph or something.


Oh yes, I am GLOWING all right!  Glowing a nice shade of bright Christmas red! I feel a kinship with Santa right now in the classic children’s tale-‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.   You know- the part where it says , “His Cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry.”  Yup!  That is me right now- times 10.  Only my cheeks are more like fire engine red, and they feel like they have been lit on fire too.  But hey- at least my belly doesn’t shake like a “bowl full of jelly”!  At least not tooooo much 😉


I have never had a reaction like this to any beauty treatment, and the funny thing is I was just using the same facial scrub I always use.  I wonder if somehow the peppermint stuff I used all over in the bath, got on my face and mixed with the scrub, causing this super minty , icy hot face that I now have.  Who knows?!


You gotta love moments like these- where you are trying to make yourself feel better, and end up feeling worse! haha. BUT at least I am now laughing.  So it was good for something.  Hopefully you will laugh too (when you read this), and then this “facial folly” will be worth TWO somethings.  I WOULD share a picture, but I don’t want to scare you before Christmas 😉 (This is not the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” …or IS it?).  Heck, I don’t even like looking in the mirror myself at present!


So yeah, I am all festive now , and will be wearing red for who knows how long.  I hope you are being all festive where ever you are at (and hopefully in a less painful way)!



Have you ever had a beauty treatment go wrong?  Do you think Santa would be jealous of my red glow?  (or maybe he could use me to light the way instead of Rudolph this year?!)

~Stay inspired! , Rebekah

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5 Responses to Facial Follies-Gettin’ My Glow on for Christmas

  1. Lizzy says:

    Oh no – what did you do? The only time I’ve had a facial that left things burning was when I decided to add some ess. oils to the mix. (Never again!!) Hope you’re face cools down soon and your rosy glow subdues 😉

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      I didn’t do anything, other than a facial scrub. BUT, I had also used peppermint soap in the bath and the peppermint oil in it smells pretty strong. I am thinking that is what somehow got on my face and irritated it. My face would have been more sensitive, due to having all the dead skin sluffed off and the pores being open from the hot steam. I am thinking that somehow the peppermint soap got in there and burned. The redness has gone down a lot, and now it just looks like I am wearing a little blush. However, I have not touched my face since. If I do anything to my face (even touch it) it gets the burning sensation more. So no washing it, no products or makeup , etc. until the burn part goes away. It’s not near as bad as it was, but does hurt still. Really, I found it humorous, in an ironic kind of way. It is way less annoying than vertigo as far as that goes! 🙂

  2. Fortunately I’ve never had a reaction on my face, but there was that one time on my arm….
    Hope your faces feels better soon 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      It is already a lot better (if I don’t touch it). Just have to leave it alone and it will be fine! It’s nothing compared to the other stuff I have had 😀 Thanks for commenting and the well wishes though! I found the situation sort of humorous (albeit annoying!)

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