I was so dry yesterday! My lips are so rough, and I had to put moisturizer on my chin- I was scratching my face on that ‘goatee line’ guys have, and I was all red. I know the moisturizer is only a stopgap, that there’s more going on here, but at least it helped! There’s some talk about both tongue scraping and oil pulling removing toxins from the digestive tract, and I’m wondering about a connection.
A dry lower lip points to a dry colon (whereas I’ve found both lips being dry to correlate to an overall winter misery dry state!) However, both my lips are severely dry, as is my lower chin area, which also points to digestion, BUT (TMI alert) my elimination, ok fine, my poops have been not only daily but consistently in the morning! This is cause for celebration in the Paula Household- 4 days in a row of great poops?! This is history making. The point is, my digestion doesn’t seem to be dry at all.
So I wonder if my intestines are going through an exfoliation process that’s being mirrored here on the surface. I’ll have to give it more time and see how it goes.
I was all kinds of distracted this morning, and ended up spitting in the sink a second time. I didn’t even notice till after I had brushed and left the bathroom, when it hit me and I went back in to run the hot water again! Argh. The reason I forgot about the pipes, though, was that I again had to quit at almost the 15 minute mark because of post-nasal drip. There’s too much to simply hold in limbo in my sinuses, and I WON’T swallow a glop like that, and I wanted to see what color it was. I know, I know, that’s disgusting, but it’s a diagnostic tool! It was white and a little pale yellow, btw.
Yesterday was very uncomfortable. The chin dryness has abated, but my lips were all pokey and white, with dry skin bits sticking out and yuck. I obsessively alternated between Burt’s Bees Peppermint lip stuff and scraping them with my teeth to exfoliate. Actually, by the end of the day I was pretty smooth! I figured my teeth were gentler than using a mirror and tweezers and yanking out all that skin, it was that annoying.
Therefore I decided to skip pulling this morning. I needed a break!