Soap-and-Skin

Top 5 skincare products✨

Not sure why I decided to drop this, but my skin care routine has been ON POINT this year and wanted to share it with the rest of Tumblr. Use it, don’t, make some edits and let me know how they turn out for you. My melanin has been sparkling all year though so I really wanted to share the love. Enjoy✨

African black soap: I tend to gravitate towards the Shea Moisture brand although it’s very drying in areas with harder water, so using a great moisturizer is key. Those of you with soft water, you’re blessed. I tend to use this on my face despite the risk. On sensitive skin areas, (face and cooch) do NOT let this sit long. Trust me, please don’t.

Apple Cider Vinegar: This is a life saver! Since my skin doesn’t break out often, I tend to only use this once a week or when I do get a minor breakout. Mix this half and half with water, applying to the face with a cotton ball and let dry. Super easy.

Lemon, honey, oatmeal/sugar exfoliator: I love making products myself when I can. Plus, these ingredients are sooooo good for you! The lemon brightens your skin, and in this mix gets rid of unwanted facial hair with continued use over time. The honey makes such a great moisturizer and my skin feels so soft and smooth after I use it. The oatmeal after you grind it up as fine as possible, (I like to use a mortar and pestle, but a blender works fine too) calms down redness and irritation, even caused by acne. I tend to substitute sugar when I’m going for a lip scrub. With oatmeal, I’ll apply twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Let this set for twenty minutes, then in outward circular motions, rub off, rinsing off with COLD water. With the lip scrub, I’ll use at least once a week or before using matte lip stick.

Eucerin Healing Soothing Repair Cream: This works MIRACLES for me. Where I currently go to school, the water is super harsh so keeping my skin moisturized is a necessity, especially since my combination skin develops eczema when dry. A dot or two of this is enough to keep my entire face moisturizer and dewy in appearance. If I do happen to use too much, it’s easy to blot with a paper towel. In the summer, the product is great because I’ll forgo foundation or bb cream and just use this.

WATER: A no brainer but this is so important for good skin. I love to use the H2OPAL App to keep track of my intake. It also calculates how much you need based on temperature, age, weight and height which cuts out a lot of guesswork for you. It also will calculate how much you should drink by certain parts of the day. HYDRATE.😊

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A mix for the queen of the witches. For a girl who chants and charms, who sings to the spirits under the full moon. For a girl born to fight and to rule. (LISTEN)

01. Me and The Devil - Soap & Skin // 02. Marked Man - Mieka Pauley // 03. Dead Inside - Foreign Slippers // 04. Flickers - Son Lux // 05. If I Had A Heart - Fever Ray // 06. Blood On My Hands - Danielle Parente // 07. Night - Zola Jesus // 08. Twenty Seven - MS MR // 09. Buried In Water - Dead Man’s Bones // 10. House of the Rising Sun - Lauren O’Connell // 11. I Put A Spell On You (Cover) - She & Him // 12. Black Water - Timber Timbre // 13. Girl With One Eye (Bayou Percussion) - Florence and The Machine // 14. Bottom of the River - Delta Rae // 15. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Lorde // 16. Apply - Glasser // 17. Empire - Alpines // 18. I Will Never Die - Delta Rae

Pray
Soap&Skin
Pray

Constantly announcing hell
The joy not to be
To die of not dying
How to be appalled
When you’re death’s best friend

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

“Who was pretending us?”

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

You came
And read the current and the gas
You closed the doors in our house politely
Like someone who isn’t well versed in life

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this episode healed my broken datherine heart. (hah)

Mein Bruder
Soap&Skin
Mein Bruder

he will come, neither with a knife in his hand nor with roar. he will come like someone who goes by by chance and asks the time. he will come and raise his hat. shortly after eleven o'clock, morning without special expectations. little light streaming into my room on the fourth floor. and he will come, he will read the current and the gas. he will close the door politely like someone who isn’t that versed in life.