Please don’t put lemon (or any citrus fruit) juice on your face! 🍋Lemon juice increases photosensitivity and can lead to chemical burns. There are safer alternatives, such as regulated AHAs for exfoliation or vitamin c serums for brightening.
BAKING SODA IS BAD FOR THE SKIN. I’m sorry, but it’s a fact. Your skin is acidic at a pH level of about 4.5. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is very alkaline at a pH of 9. Throwing off your skin pH like that is not good for you. Toothpaste has the same problem; plus toothpaste has a bunch of skin irritants in it’s formula.
Don’t use nose pore strips. They’re a huge gimmick. Those black dots on your nose are sebaceous filaments, not blackheads. Look it up. They’re natural and can be minimized through proper cleansing and BHAs. Pore strips can make your pores LARGER and also cause broken capillaries. I’d personally like to tell Biore to fuck off with their shame-based marketing.
Avoid hot showers/baths. 🛀 I know, it feels great! Unfortunately, the hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving your skin dry and unhealthy. Also, if you feel lightheaded after a hot shower/bath, that means you’re dropping your blood pressure with the heat. Again, not good for you.
If a product burns your skin, DON’T USE IT. The burning does not mean it’s “working”. You can have a tingling effect from exfoliating products, but they should never burn.
Don’t over-exfoliate. I want to cry when people say they use scrubs every day! You should exfoliate physically 1-3x a week, depending on your skin. You can chemically exfoliate more frequently, but you still need to be careful. Raw, red, and flaky skin is not cute. 😡
Don’t use a bunch of new products at once. Patch test; it’s always worth it. It sucks when you wake up in the morning with a bunch of zits and irritation and you don’t know which one of the 5 new products you tried was the culprit.
STOP TANNING! ☀️️ Sun exposure is THE worst thing for your skin. Sun exposure accelerates aging and puts you at risk for skin cancer. Avoid excessive sunlight and wear sunscreen every day.
Be wary of essential oils. Sensitive skin can be easily irritated by these seemingly natural ingredients. Natural is not always full-proof.
Don’t be aggressive towards your acne! BHAs and tea tree oil are great PREVENTATIVE ingredients. Once you have active acne, time (and AHAs) are the only thing that will make it go away. You can’t scrub it off, sorry.
Don’t pay a premium on anti-aging skin care.💰 Anti-aging is all in prevention. Stay hydrated, limit stress, don’t drink (to excess) or smoke, and use sunscreen. No cream will undo years of damage, even if it costs hundreds of dollars.
some fox hcs bc i’m sick and it’s all i’ve been thinking about:
when they have movie nights, allison and matt have a competition to see who can catch more popcorn in their mouths. allison always wins so matt just throws popcorn at her without even letting her catch it
they all go team grocery shopping after finding out neil has never had at least 50% of the junk food they all grew up on
renee takes up crocheting and makes them all fox print patterned socks. they wear them every movie night(even andrew)
nicky gets homesick sometimes and when he does he makes a lot of the traditional dishes his mom would and the foxes eat all of it even though they literally saw nicky chopping raw jalapenos earlier
allison and dan are real housewives fanatics and they will kill a man to get to the tv. kevin still has the scars on his arm from where allison nearly clawed his arm off for trying to change the tv
the foxes do charity dog washing at a nearby pet shelter and neil literally almost gets smothered by the biggest dog there and that’s when the foxes find out neil is the biggest dog magnet
nicky makes the mistake of teaching andrew to bake and he never leaves the kitchen. but the tower always smells like vanilla so that’s a bonus
neil cannot cook for shit and i’m standing by this until i die. he tried making cup noodles in the dorm microwave and matt came back to a small fire and a calm neil just watching the fire blaze
neil twists his ankle falling down some stairs and matt uses this as an excuse to bridal carry him everywhere
“do i even weigh anything to you?” “no, it’s like holding a couple of grapes.”
allison and neil take exactly 5 hours every saturday to go shopping, get facials, gossip. allison has video proof of neil sitting on a lounge chair with his whole face covered in a cucumber face mask, sipping lemon water, and getting his nails done. he looks right into her camera and in the most deadpan voice says “ah yes, the bourgeoisie.” the video ends with allison snickering and dropping her phone
whenever anyone is late to practice they have to go on a run with neil and every time they fall behind is a lap they have to do at the next practice. no one is late again after kevin comes back from a run and passes the fuck out
the foxes went to disney world once and lost andrew. they don’t speak of it ever again.
matt when asked by some sexist reporter why he listens to what the girls tell him to do: dan’s my girlfriend, renee could kill me, and allison has enough dirt on me to ruin my life until i die. also i respect them more than your crusty ass so that’s there as well. next question?
(matt isn’t allowed to do press duty for the next week after that)
kevin, five drinks in and nearing tipsy: if renee ever became a villian we’d all be screwed
the rest of the foxes except for renee and andrew: AMEN
casual cheek kisses are a thing among the foxes but no one kisses neil around andrew unless they want to lose a toe
it isn’t a question if whether or not a drunk kevin has acidentally called andrew “aaron”, it’s whether or not kevin actually made it out alive
nicky matt, and neil all have a shared exasperation for White People Food
neil and renee have been banned from nearly evershopping center within 50 miles of palmetto bc they wouldn’t stop throwing the knives to test how sharp they were
aaron and andrew play pokemon against each other(even tho andrew is more partial to acnl) and andrew manages to beat aaron’s entire team with just a jigglypuff and no one knows how he did it
once neil got really drunk and before he went to bed he kissed everyone’s foreheads(aaron left right after neil kissed renee’s) like his mom used to do to him before she went to sleep and it left everyone in shock
Lemon, a natural astringent and a rich source of citric acid not only cleanses and helps make your skin brighter, but also fights off germs present inside your skin pores. It also regulates oil production in the skin, thus preventing more blackhead to be formed. Salt, again having antibacterial properties, combats germs and bacteria that work to clog your pores. It is also an excellent exfoliator which scours off excessive dead cells, dirt, and grime from the skin.
Seasalt- 1 tbsp
Lemon- ½ tsp
Water- 1 tsp
Mix all the ingredients well.
Apply this on your nose (and even face, if you have blackheads there too).
Gently massage the area in circular strokes. Don’t be harsh while rubbing.
Do this for about 2-4 minutes.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
After a while wash off your face with cold water so that any pores that may have opened, get closed again.
Do this: You may use this scrub 1-2 times a week, but not more than that. Also do not step out in the sun after applying lemon juice to your skin as it makes your skin too sensitive to sunrays.
“When life gives you lemons, throw them at your enemies.” - Unknown
Spent Monday in the office filling out paperwork and signing tax forms. They actually made me do paper forms instead of using a computer how ironic is that? Anyway, I met my mentor and she’s really nice. (She said the dress code was chill but just don’t show up to work in pajamas which I’m definitely cool with) Showed me where I’ll be working and I saw the people I’ll be working with. Everybody looks a bit older than me but I saw another intern who was quite happy to see my face lmao so I guess a possible friend at the job? idk, but I think it’s time to relax. I start on Wednesday! If all the paperwork clears by then lmao. Hope you guys had a productive day (The car isn’t mine but like goals!!! In blue though lol)
This is compatible with whichever Tony-ship you want (superhusbands, ironpanther, pepperony, stuckony, ironfalcon, ironhusbands, etc)
Fuck the belief that Tony Stark would be a shitty dad just because of
his father, because sometimes the victims of abuse want to be the exact
opposite of their abusers. Also, I’ve seen so many art and fics going around
about Tony being the irresponsible parent as to let his children do anything
dangerous; we’ve already seen him interact with children in canon and he is
nothing of the sort. So give me a Tony Stark who is wonderful with children, a
natural when it comes to hang out with them because well, he’s a bit of a child
himself. Give a Tony who is the kind of parent who is careful but also easy
going, the kind of father who laughs at everything the baby/child does, you
know, all those silly things.
The kid makes a face when they eat lemon? Give me a Tony who laughs his
ass off as he gives the kid lemons and oranges to taste.
The kid laughs at the sound of ripping paper? Give me a Tony who gathers
all the scrap paper around the house to spend hours ripping it and hearing the
kid laugh their ass off.
Give me a Tony who gets a laundry machine just so the baby can sit on it
and laugh when the thing vibrates as it works.
A Tony Stark who lets the kid use the very fancy lamp screen as a hat
and toddle around the living room until they knock on something and fall on the
Give me a Tony Stark who laughs himself hoarse as he makes the baby’s
gums squeak with the pad of his finger.
A Tony Stark who doesn’t rush to the kid when they fall and overprotects
them and forbids them to play again, but rather walks calmly, makes sure the
kid isn’t hurt and gets them to stand back up, laughing at the whole silliness
Give me a Tony who lets the kid jump on his bed and purchases a fuck ton
of pillows to lie them around the floor just in case the kid falls.
A Tony Stark who’d take the kid of the beach and build a sand castle
complete with towers and dungeons and then laugh when the kid decides to play Godzilla
and destroy everything.
Give me a Tony Stark who baby proofs all his house but still manages for
it to look stylish but still doesn’t care at all when said stylishness if ‘ruined’
by baby toy’s lying around the living room, or the kid’s drawings on the
fridge, or the occasional plush toy lying on the couch.
A Tony who wouldn’t mind to say goodbye to the expensive marble floors
of his living room and replaces them with soft, hypoallergenic carpet when the
baby starts to learn how to crawl so they could do it freely without any
Give me a Tony Stark who’d very gladly wake up in the middle of the
night and slow dance in his pajamas while playing soft music with a very upset
little baby cuddled to his chest because they’re teething.
A Tony Stark who sings their kid to sleep or whenever they have
nightmares, instead of telling them ‘good, but go back to your room’, he pats
the bed next to him and lets them cuddle up, no matter how tired he is or how
early he has to up in the morning.
Give me a Tony who cracks up when the baby tries to take and eat the
food from the pages of magazines, so he sits down with the baby on his lap and
turns the page saying things like “Oh, look, cake, now that looks delicious” as
the baby reaches with a pudgy hand and tries to eat it.
A Tony who sits down on the floor and draws and paints with the kid,
maybe he’s getting some work done but since the kid likes to ‘help’ daddy, Tony
gives them some scrap paper and sits down with them, and when he finishes he
always tells them how much they helped him.
Give me a Tony who laughs his ass off when he catches the kid making a
mess of himself and the carpet and the walls and the table with paint, because instead
of yelling he would laugh and tell Jarvis to take photos and then take the kid
for a bath and gently scrub the paint off their hair and each little finger and
‘how did you even get paint in your ears and your teeth?’
A Tony who gets a ton of cardboard boxes to build the kid a castle they
can play in; he also orders styrofoam peanuts and dumps them all over the
living room so the kid can play belief that it’s snow.
Give me a Tony who purchases a Roomba so the baby can sit on it and ‘travel’
around the room laughing and clapping.
A Tony who lets the kid decide what clothes to wear no matter his age or
gender; if the kid wants to wear a dress and glittery shoes then he’d get him
the prettiest dresses and shoes around, if the kid wants to wear shirts and
shorts he’d just ask in what color and if they want cartoons on them, if the
kid wants a chicken onesie he’d get them the cutest one, if the kid wants to go
around naked then well, Tony would explain they couldn’t do it outside but that
they can do all they want at home.
Give me a Tony Stark who would go out and play in the rain with the kid,
making mud pies and all.
A Tony who’d gently nurse the kid when they get ill, and I’m talking
about cuddles and slow-dancing and chicken soup.
Give me a Tony who is a kickass blanket fort architect who would build
the most epic blanket forts ever, with soft pillows and blankets and tiny little
lights and if the kid wants to live in a blanket fort for a few days that’s perfectly
okay with him, hell, he might even sleep with them in there too.
A Tony who would give the kid all the love he has, all the hugs and
cuddles and baby talk and silly pet names and all the kisses, kissing chubby
cheeks and tiny hands and tiny little baby feet, and he wouldn’t just do it in
the privacy of their home, no, he’d do it all the time no matter who was there,
let the world know how much he loves the kid.
Give me a Tony who doesn’t care if the kid does or doesn’t turn out to
be a genius like him, he still loves them all the same, he is extremely patient
with them in a way his own father could never and would never be with him when
he was a child. He’d leave everything and anything he’s doing if the kid needs
or wants his attention; he’d pick the kid up when they want cuddles while daddy
reads some important papers, Tony would take calls and have video calls with
the kid whenever he has meetings or he has to go away on business trips, every
single day without missing one.
Tony who would give his kid the gender/sexual orientation/heathy, responsible,
consensual sexual life (or lack thereof) talk without making them feel
embarrassed and finish it off with a ‘no matter who you are or who you
love I’ll always love you’.
A Tony who would patiently explain death to the kid and hold their hand
and hug them as they cry when their first pet dies.
Give me a Tony who would laugh his ass off when the kid grabs his
electric razor and shaves half of their head by accident because they wanted to
shave like daddy in the mornings, he then would proceed to shave the rest of
the hair off and explain to them that hair grows and how they can have it of
any length and color they want.
A Tony who would give the kid crazy hairdos and beards and moustaches
out of foam when it’s bath time.
Just give me a Tony Stark who’s such a good, loving, caring father to