So it’s the witching hour at work and we are googling management of vulvar edema in trauma patients and semen allergies surprisingly comes ups as a cause and we click on it (we are a curious bunch) and it turns out it’s not too uncommon as semen is made up of protien complexes found in many foods.
In fact, semen contains very modest quantities of the following substances: aboutonia, ascorbic acid, blood-group antigens, calcium, chlorine, cholesterol, choline, citric acid, creatine, deoxyribonucleic acid, fructose, glutathione, hyaluronidase, inositol, lactic acid, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, purine, pyrimidine, pyruvic acid, sodium, sorbitol, spermidine, spermine, urea, uric acid, vitamin B12, and zinc!
Sounds pretty healthy to me 😜
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear All-In-One ABC Cushion Foundation
What it is: A compact sponge soaked in lightweight, mineral based foundation What it does: Provides convenient, portable packaging for a liquid foundation with protective SPF 50 What it costs: $17 Where to get it: Drugstores or online
I'm very insecure about going out bare faced. I have a lot of dark spots & acne scars. Is there a product on the market that clears this or will I have to go to a dermatologist and have a laser treatment done?
Products (some are spot treatments, some are for the entire face):
detailed vegan nutrient list (every nutrient necessary for humans to thrive)
i’ve been recieving a lot of requests to make my vegan nutrition list rebloggable, so here’s an amazing reference list of plant based nutrition (also available on my vegan nutrition page: http://vegan-hippie.tk/vegannutrition)
Just a rough guide on different brands and their standard tropical, goldfish and betta fish foods. I will also focus on pellets if available as they’re usually more viable and nutritious for your fish and cause less problems. that will allow you to compare and decide what one is best for you and your animals. I won’t be reviewing them directly as I’ve only used a handful of brands personally, but I will break down the nutrition regardless. Bolded are the really good ingredients not including vitamins
As a general rule you want to look at whole/natural protein over general meal as the first few ingredients, fewer grain based fillers and a balanced nutrition ratio for your fish.
what skincare regime would you recommend for someone w oily acne prone skin w hyperpigmentation?
that’s kinda like my skin type, minus the oily. skin twins.. i know your struggle.
also, what works for me may not work for you. always, always make sure to patch test before use! especially us acne prone people. i’m also not a skin care expert.. i’m just trying to pass on what i’ve learned from like 7-8 years of skin care, and dealing with acne.
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basically, my routine goes something like this: oil cleanser (if i’m wearing makeup) > foaming cleanser > pH adjusting toner > chemical exfoliation of the day (either vitamin c, BHA or an AHA. i rotate between the 3. don’t use all of them at once you’ll ruin your skin) > 30 minute wait, tbh i only do like 5 minutes i’m lazy > first essence > toner > serum > another serum > another serum > gel moisturizer > eye creams > finish.
what your ideal basic routine would look like is something like this:
so, first things first that’s the most important part of a skin care routine is cleansing. if you wear makeup 2 cleansers is ideal. basically an oil (or balm type, it’s just a matter of preference) cleanser to get rid of makeup, and then a pH balanced foam or gel cleanser. you gotta make sure it’s pH balanced!
there’s a couple of studies shown that using a cleanser that doesn’t disrupt the acid mantle. so what that basically means is that the ideal skin pH is at 5.5 (which is slightly acidic) and if it’s too acidic or too basic it’ll cause problem to the skin making it too dry or too oily.
basically, if you cleanse with a cleanser that’s too basic, which most of them are btw at a pH of around 7 without water…, you’ll get that squeaky clean face which is not good at all! i know some people prefer that feeling but you shouldn’t be feeling like that after a cleanse. you’ve dried your face out and raised its pH.
washing your face with a balanced cleanser (5.5 without water, around a 7 with water depending on the pH of your tap water) is ideal and preps your skin for your other skincare steps. look for ones ranging from around 5-5.5. i’ll link some articles at the bottom if anyone wants to read more into the acid mantle and skin pH.
some foaming/gel cleanser recs: cerave foaming cleanser (which is my ultimate fav.. would die without it.), hada labo foaming cleanser (the one in the pump bottle, this), and cosrx gel cleanser.
oil cleansers are kinda tough to find, in my experience.. it took me years to find one that didn’t break me out and it’s not even an emulsifying oil cleanser. just straight up coconut oil that i have to wash away with my foam cleanser. i don’t rec it though, only a couple of people can use it without breaking out because it’s extremely comedogenic.. you’ll have to look around, test a few to find the one that’s meant to be..
next is chemical exfoliation…
ok first before anything, i just wanna rec something if you live in the us. it’s called curology, which is basically prescription skincare for acne or anti-aging, online. i don’t get anything for basically promoting them but i should because i keep talking about them, they owe me money.. i’ve read soo many reviews about them and how they saved so many people’s skin. i wanna get it so bad but it’s not available in canada.. it’s also literally only $20 per month and that’s for the your own skin tailored prescription, consultation with a derm 24/7 whenever you want, and the bottle is pretty big too.
anyways.. moving on. chemical exfoliation saved my skin. mostly BHA but AHA is just as great too..
i’m just gonna talk about BHA and vitamin c.. BHA is an exfoliator (btw, don’t ever use exfoliators with little particles. so bad for your skin) that penetrates oils and cleans out your pores, it’s more recommended for oily/acne skin. i’m not gonna go too in depth, i’ll just post some articles if you want to read more about it! i don’t wanna make this post too long.
vitamin c is for pigmentation! if you wanna fade it, invest in a good vitamin c. preferably one with ferulic acid and vitamin e which prolong the shelf life and also enhance the effects of the vitamin c, if you’re going to buy a serum with l-ascorbic acid. there’s different types like MAP but l-ascobic is the most popular type.
make sure to work your way up when starting chemical exfoliation.. like for example starting off once a week, then twice, then three times. you’ll have an initial purge and that’s normal for like 2 weeks, anything longer than 2 months is breakout. also, you do not purge from any other product other than exfoliants and retinols! so if you experience a breakout from anything else, you’re just breaking out so stop using that product.
BHA recs: paula’s choice BHA (it’s nice, i find it leaves a weird film on my face… kinda expensive though. uses 2% salicylic acid which is a stronger BHA), cosrx BHA.. i think it’s called blackhead? blackhead bha maybe. the one in the see thro white bottle (my goddamn fav, i would die without you)
vitamin c recs: timeless skin care vitamin c (fav), OST vitamin c (not that stable but fades pigmentation really fast from what i’ve read), paulas choice vitamin c (again.. kinda expensive)
toners are easy peasy. just don’t get ones with alcohol plus ingredients you’re into (green tea, licorice, niacinamide, centella, etc) and you’re all good! it’s just another moisturizing step.
toner recs: hada labo lotion (it’s called a lotion but its more of a toner. it has hyaluronic acid which retains moisture.), acwell licorice pH balancing toner (licorice is so good for fading pigmentation!!!), ceracolla moisturizing facial lotion (with ceramides.. so good)
serums are the most important.. also my favourite part of my routine. ingredients to look out for acne prone skin are propolis, green tea, centella, snail, and niacinamide (super good for lightening scars).
i’m into diy-ing my own serums now. which is pretty easy to do with water soluble ingredients.. i do my own niacinamide serum and i’m working on some other ones as well. that’s also an option if you’re interested.
next step is moisturizers. i’ll just link gel moisturizers, cream moisturizers, sleeping packs, oils and eye creams all together since they’re all function the same.
gel moisturizers if you’re oily, cream if you’re dry..
i know if you’re oily you’re probably cringing at the fact of putting more oil on your face but there’s a few research studies that show putting oil on your face helps stop your face from producing more excess oil.
sleeping packs are just mainly another hydration layer for when you’re about to sleep.
eye creams.. i know a lot of people say they aren’t necessary but i need them. my eye area feels dry as hell without them and also i need that extra brightening around there.
gel moisturizer recs: mizon snail recovery gel, mizon all in one snail, rosette ceramide gel
cream thick moisturizer recs (most of which contain fatty alcohols which have been know to make some acneprone people break out! so beware and patch test): benton snail bee steam cream, cosrx honey ceramide cream, most cosrx creams.. honestly. i love cosrx
eye cream recs: mizon snail eye cream, manyo 4gf eye cream (fav! its really thick though so it’s not ideal under makeup)
end! that was soo long.. but i feel like i had to get all this info out..
TL;DR: just look thro the recs .. look thro the ingredients list, see what you like. curology is a really good alternative to a dermatologist! MAKE SURE YOU PATCH TEST!!!!!!!! cleansing is most important, get a pH balanced cleanser. BHA is good for acne prone skin but make sure you read up on it before using.
B-12/CYANOCOBALAMIN (destroyed by heat) – barley, beans,
chlorella, dulse, grains (all), grapes (concord), kelp, mustard greens,
nori, nuts, plums, prunes, sauerkraut (unpasteurized), seeds (all), soy,
spirulina, sprouts (all), wheatgerm and wheatgrass and EAT LOTS OF
UNWASHED (i.e., some soil intact)ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. You can also add Red Star nutritional yeast to your meals.
i had a pimple on my chin like 3 weeks ago & its gone now but its left such an ugly scar which isnt going away nd idk what to do. do u know anything i can do to get rid of it? or to just make it less red?
redness - niacinimide / ascorbic acid serum / use a good face oil like rosehip or seabuckthorn / sunscreen
Do you have a list of best to worst pellet brands? My girls are currently on fruit zupreem which I learned is not the best. I have the option of switching them to natural zupreem, lafebar pellets or pretty bird. Do you know which is best?
I don’t have a list of all of them but I get asked this a lot so hold on tight we’re going for a ride! Quick note that I am not a vet or nutritionalist, I’m just collecting information from various sources, if anything is wrong, missed, or misinterpreted please let me know so I can correct it. Ordered from best to worst, I would personally only feed the top 4.
A-Z Vegan food ideas and recipes for when you can’t think what to eat.
I’ve collected my personal veg recipe list. I haven’t tried every
recipe so I can’t guarantee all of them. If you want to add to this list
or take it and add to it, that’s awesome. I’ve used *s to mark the
recipes I’m particularly in love with.
A Apple (apple fries) (apple slices w/ pb) (dipped in caramel) Avocado (avocado fries)
When the mercury falls, many people start thinking about getting sick. One of the first things they turn to in order to avoid the misery of the common cold or flu is vitamin C. Though many studies have shown that most people see little benefit from taking the vitamin to decrease the incidence and severity of the common cold, the public gulps the stuff down when the temperature plummets.
Reviewing the current research out there, the NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health says taking vitamin C does not prevent colds and only slightly reduces their length and severity. The best chance a person has of not catching the flu, meanwhile, is to get the yearly influenza vaccination since there is no conclusive evidence that taking any supplement is useful.
As always, only my thoughts part 1 on 2 (so I can get them out of my head) so you don’t have to read and even less to agree. :) There might be a little of chemical/medical stuff
so I’ll try to stay simple, but as always feel free to ask for explanations.
Spoilers for ch113 and below is a littleTL;DR/summary in case you want to be sure you won’t waste time reading something completely uninteresting lol (nah because it turned out to be long and I don’t want to bore you with everything, so pick up your favorite subjects and read what you like):
“Too lovely corpses” -> D’aww, thanks UT!
“Please join Bravat’s blue sect! We’ll make sure to intoxicate your body with chloroform to the point you’ll never wake up.”
Violet aka the MVP of this chapter, a new candidate for the place as Ciel’s best friend
The end with a small parallel to ch108
Now that it’s been proved I am actually not funny, here’s the actual post under read more for the interested ;)