by Roy Street
Indisputable fact. Cold tightens. Which is the exact opposite of sagging.
Case in point. When I was fourteen I decided my nose was too fat. I wanted a more blade-like nose, comparable to my favorite movie stars. I didn’t have the money for a nose job, but then why pay a doctor when you can do-it-yourself? I went for the ice.
Night after night I would sit in front of the television watching show after show with an ice cube pressed against my right nostril. Fast, easy and economical. When a cube melted down, I simply replaced it with a fresh one. I was determined to narrow that sucker with a little help from old Jack Frost.
Years passed and the icing of the nose continued. My dad said I needed a psychiatrist. But I said, what do they know about the thermodynamics of nasal skin restoration? I stuck to my guns. Then one day I decided the time had come to assess the results. I re-measured the width of my nose. It had decreased in its span by one one-hundredth of a millimeter. Well, at least I think it did. Proof enough for me.
So what little do-it-yourself techniques do you use to preserve the outer layer?