Supplements: DIM Milkthistle Zinc Fish oil Biotin (this is more for my hair, but it may have some effect)
Daily Topical routine: Oil cleanser–Banila’s Clean It Zero for sensitive skin Water cleanser–SkinCeuticals’ LHA Gel (night) Mizon’s Egg Bubble cleanser (morning) Exfoliant–Neogen’s Bio Peel in Wine (2x per week) Mizon’s Apple Peeling Gel (1x per week) Toner–May Coop’s Raw Sauce Face Serum–Missha’s Night Repair (night) Cosrx’s Triple C Lightning Liquid (morning) Neogen’s H2 Dermadeca spray Eye serum–Eborian’s Bamboo gel Moisturizer–Etude House’s Moistfull Collagen (morning) Mizon’s Snail Repair Creme (night) Sleeping pack–Eco Your Skin’s Lavender Milk Bedside Mask Sheet Masks– (2x per week) I mix it up, but my favorites are Tony Moly’s multipacks, Dermal’s multipacks, Say Yes to Tomato’s charcoal masks, and then Peach and Lily’s Reset Button masks if I’m feeling like a big spender. Mud Masks–(every 10 days) Milky Piggy’s Bubbling Clay Mask, Skinfood’s Eggwhite Pore Mask, or Caolion’s Blackhead Steam Pack (I like mud masks. Sue me). When needed– Cosrx’s Acne Patches (A LIFESAVER) and Mizon’s Blemish Out Pink Spot
I think the most important supplement is DIM (and you have to take a liver supplement with it–I like Milkthistle because it’s cheap!), while the most important part of the topical routine is the double cleansing (oil, then water) and the super moisturizing, ph-balancing aspect. Obviously, different skin needs different products, but this is what has been successful for me! (I get all my products online from Amazon, Peach and Lily, or Sokoglam). It’s not cheap, but it’s less than half what I was paying monthly for dermatologist-recommended skincare and prescriptions.
Delia, our ‘93 Worn Wear Wagon crested the Great Smoky Mountains like a champ. The bio-diesel & redwood wine barrels working in unison to keep our sewing machines dry and on the move. We weaved the Pigeon River into town, immersing ourselves in Buncombe County’s lively demonstration of spring.
Asheville brought out the kinsfolk. Father-Daughter Stace & Katherine celebrating their story in a 70′s Pile Jacket and an 80′s quilted Snap-T. Don Borleis and his son Zach brought in a family heirloom fleece to fix it up for the impending hand-me-down to the younger sister. The list goes on… and that’s makes Worn Wear so strong- those passing of stories amidst families through well-loved clothes. Why buy new when your Dad’s got a perfectly functional jacket?
I also want to add that sometimes being too specific or expert in your knowledge can alienate the reader, or take the reader out of the story. There have been a ton of times that I have read specific facts in a book, get taken out of the novel, google the author on a hunch, and see in their twitter bio “wine enthusiast” or “horse lover since 6” or “owns 18 race cars”. Then I realise that the character has become a self-insert by the author and am entirely turned off.
Because I think it’s an interesting point: At what point do you all find yourselves alienated by an authors particular interests coming through in the story? Personally, I love learning about things that I don’t know much about, but there’s a line where it stops feeling natural to the narrative/isn’t explained in an interesting enough way to keep my attention.