Here's a stomach turning post for a nice Friday morning. The last couple of mornings, I've seen ads for a new gadget called "No No Skin", made by No No, the good people who brought you the No No hair removal system. It seems they are now hawking a device that gets rid of pimples. The ad has an annoying slogan that goes "Hit the zit!", then shows someone putting the device on the pimple. The gadget beeps twice, flashes a light, and then supposedly helps you get rid of your acne.
One thing I think is funny about this, besides the annoying slogan, is the fact that it's touted as being portable. So I guess that means you can take it on vacation with you if you want to... But they show someone stowing it in her purse. I wonder if she pulls it out in traffic jams and uses it to clear up her skin while sitting in the car? I would imagine doing that would be slightly more socially acceptable than picking her nose.
I also wonder what this thing actually does. Check out the No No Skin Web site, and you see a disgusting photo of a chin with a big whitehead on it that looks like it's going to burst. The next photo shows the skin looking only slightly red. I guess it doesn't look like someone just squeezed the shit out of it. You can use this thing on your face, neck, chest and yes, even your butt.
I used to get zits a lot back in the day. Nowadays, I only get them once in awhile, usually around the time I'm going to have my period. I guess that's one good thing about being 40. Of course, since menopause is probably just around the corner, I'll probably have wrinkles soon. My mom is 74, though, and still has remarkably smooth skin. Maybe I'll get lucky.
I'm almost tempted to buy one of these and review it, just because it's gross. But I don't get a lot of zits anymore, so it's probably not worth it. I posted about this on Facebook yesterday and more than one person remarked about how gross this is, even if it does just use heat and light.