anonymous asked:

Hi ! Does anyone know of good alternatives to chapstick that don't leave a sticky residue ? Thanks !

Burt’s Bee’s Lipbalms, Blistex, and “Soft Lips” aren’t as sticky. Also Those little Pod Egg shaped Eos ones they sell everywhere aren’t too bad! I hope that helps good luck on the hunt! ~Love, Mod Gwen

‘Dirty Old London’: A History Of The Victorians’ Infamous Filth

Historian Lee Jackson spoke to Fresh Air producer Sam Briger about what it was like to walk around Victorian London:

The first thing you’d notice if you stepped out onto the streets would be the mud that lined the carriageways, but of course it wasn’t really mud.

The air itself was generally filled with soot and smoke. It was famously said of the sheep in Regent’s Park — there were still grazing sheep in Regent’s Park in the mid-Victorian period — that you could tell how long they’d been in the capital by how dirty their coats were. They [went] increasingly from white to black over a period of days.

If you were a respectable person, you had to wash your face and hands several times during the day to make sure that you looked half decent. … You had the stench from blocked drains and cesspools below houses. It wasn’t really a pleasant experience.


Picture: 'Dickens’s Victorian London’ by Alex Werner and Tony Williams via Telegraph U.K.

Hygiene for FTM on T

Being on testosterone is pretty much going through male puberty, which means oily skin, acne, sweat and hair growth. Here’s a few tips I have to help your body stay clean and fresh :

You will get ACNE on your arms, back, chest, face and maybe elsewhere.

-To unclog your pores in ANY body area I recommend you buy several peel off face masks and apply them where necessary, not just the face! This will help your skin stay clearer and fresher. I recommend you do this once weekly.
-Your skin will be naturally oily, which also induces spots. I recommend you buy an OIL FREE moisturiser (I use Nivea Oil Free) and some oil removing pocket tissues. The moisturiser keeps your skin soft and from being dry, without adding to your natural oils. The tissues can be used throughout the day when there is visible shine to your skin.
-If your skin is unbearably bad, visit your doctor and ask to get some acne medication prescribed. I am on Epiduo and Lymecycline. Epiduo is a cream to be applied, and Lymecycline is a pill.

SWEAT: your body will sweat more, and you WILL smell.

-Instead of roll-on deodorant or standard spray on use a specifically “DRY” spray on. Keep it in your bag for when necessary.
-Body spray is a good thing to keep at hand for whenever you need to freshen up throughout the day. DO NOT coat yourself in it, there is nothing worse.
-Shower daily.

HAIR: Your natural oils will make your hair become greasier a lot quicker than pre-T

-Washing your hair daily is NOT the answer. The more frequently you wash it, the sooner your hair gets visibly greasy. You need natural oils to keep your hair healthy and clean. Wash your hair every 3-4 days.
-Have your hair cut short. It will appear cleaner. Longer hair will get oilier sooner and look more visibly greasy. Do NOT have a fringe that contacts your forehead.

dandruff vs. dry scalp

i went to the hairdresser yesterday and i learned how to tell the difference between dandruff and dry scalp (an important distinction, since dandruff shampoo actually makes dry scalp worse)

if your scalp flakes off and gets all over your hair and shoulders, it’s dandruff

if your scalp has a thick layer of dead skin built up on the surface, but it doesn’t really flake off unless you scratch/comb it, it’s dry scalp

the solution for dry scalp is to shampoo twice each time you wash your hair, making sure to scrub rigorously with your fingertips each time. then when you condition, make sure to massage the conditioner into your roots.

using dandruff shampoo on dry scalp is like putting rubbing alcohol on dry skin. for years i thought i had dandruff and the treatments just didnt work on me, but i tried the double-shampoo thing and instantly saw improvement

this has been a random psa

Veterinary Hygiene

Ah, veterinary medicine will provide you with ample opportunity for hands on experience, and the associated smells on your hands. To get straight to the point, here are some of my tips to keep those smells from permeating your every waking minute.

  • Wash in cool water first. Hot water will open your pores and allow some scent molecules to be trapped with you. Wash in cool water, then when you have the bulk of the ‘substance’ removed, wash in comfortably warm water.
  • As I’ve mentioned before, citrus like lemon work really well for removing cadaverine, or the smell of death. Lemon scented things work well, and remember to wash hair if the scent is lingering with you. Gentlemen, this includes arm hair.
  • Those nifty little refresher towels from KFC are great on hot days between livestock calls, particularly for your face. You will get all sorts of ‘mud’ splatter on your face. 
  • Yeast ridden dogs have the most clingy, permeating odor. You can actually smell a bad ear infection as it walks in through the door. Washing your hands with malasseb shampoo, even if you don’t have time to let it soak, goes a long way towards stripping through that smell where normal soaps wont.
  • Itchy dogs with prickly skin, like shar peis and SBTs sometimes make me come up in a rash. Washing with chorhexidine is actually soothing for me, and if that’s not enough neocort works wonders.
  • Double glove for enemas. Use one pair of gloves that is larger than the others. You will often get splash into the larger pair.
  • On a related topic, learn to perform your rectal exams with your non dominant hand. Whichever hand you usually use to bring your lunch to your face, learn rectal exams with your other hand.  
  • Check your elbows. Its surprising how much stuff ends up on your elbows.

anonymous asked:

Hey, this question is a bit odd, but how does one keep up with their physical appearance and maintain good person hygiene? I'm going on college visits lately and I want to look my best so I don't put out a bad image of myself. Thanks!

I’m glad I found this ask again; I keep thinking about it. I never expected anyone would ask us what good hygiene was, but here we go.

Good hygiene is (but is not limited to)…

  • Wearing clean clothes
  • Showering/bathing regularly
  • Brushing your teeth (add mouthwash if necessary)
  • Washing your hair as often as you need to (for some people it’s daily, for others it’s once a week. Everyone is different & there’s no rule here.)
  • Washing your hands after using the bathroom and before/after dealing with food
  • Avoid body odor (mostly handled by showering, but wear deodorant if you need it)
  • Wash your face at least once daily

Just get into a regular routine in the morning and at night before bed and you will be fine.

LISTEN UP YOU PIMPLE FACED MOTHER FUCKERS

YEAH YOU. DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH FACE AND BODY ACNE? WEL GUESS WHAT. STOP WASTING YOUR DAMN MONEY AND LISTEN THE FUCK UP. SIT YO ASS DOWN AND TAKE NOTES

FIRST OFF YOU GOTTA CHANGE THAT DAMN SHOWER ROUTINE OF YOURS. ARE YOU WASHING YOUR BODY THEN YOUR HAIR??? FUCKING WRONG. WASH YOUR HAIR AND THEN YOUR BODY. THOSE NASTY ASS RESIDUES FROM YOUR HAIR CAN SLIDE GROSSLY ALL OVER YOUR SKIN SO YOU WANT THAT NASTY SHIT OFF. ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR SPONGE IS FUCKIN CLEAN. WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SHOWERING WITH A DIRTY SPONGE??

SECONDLY YOU GOTTA GET THAT HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE. IF YOU HAVE LONG HAIR JUST TIE THAT SHIT BACK TILL YOU HAVE THAT CUTE LITTLE HORSE TAIL ON YOUR SKULL. IF YOU HAVE BANGS, PIN THAT SHIT BACK TOO. DO THIS IF YOU ARENT DOING IMPORTANT SHIT LIKE WORKING OR AT PARTIES, JUST WHEN YOURE AROUND THE HOUSE OR WHEN YOURE WORKING OUT/SWEATING. ALL THAT OIL FROM YOUR HAIR CAN CLOG THE PORES AROUND YOUR HAIRLINE, NECK AND SHOULDERS. CUT THAT SHIT OUT MAN YOUR SKIN IS LIKE, DYING

SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR AT LEAST 4 OUT OF THE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. ALTHOUGH SHAMPOO REMOVES THE OILS ESSENTIAL FOR HAIR GROWTH, THOSE OILS CLUG THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR PORES UNTIL THEYRE BASICALLY SUFFOCATING. STOP MURDERING YOUR PORES JESUS CHRIST

USE HOMEMADE SCRUBS INSTEAD OF ALL THAT CHEMICALLY ACIDIC SHIT FROM OVER THE COUNTER. DO YOU KNOW THOSE COFFEE BEANS MALICIOUSLY GROUND INTO DUST SITTING IN YOUR CABINET???? DUMP THAT SHIT OVER YOUR SKIN IN THE SHOWER, BECAUSE WITH A LITTLE WATER COFFEE GROUND BEANS CAN BECOME AN EXCELLENT EXFOLIATOR. YOU ALSO COME OUT OF THE SHOWER SMELLING LIKE A HAZELNUT COFFEE SHOP. OTHER HOMEMADE REMEDIES INCLUDE WHITE SUGAR AND COCONUT OIL, ETC. GOOGLE IT.

SUN SCREEN SUN SCREEN SUN SCREAM SUN SCREEN. BE A VAMPIRE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. AVOID LONG HOURS OUTSIDE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1PM AND 4PM BECAUSE THE SUNS RAYS ARE FUCKING SHOOTING YOU WITH RADIATION OH MY GOD. IT DESTROYS YOUR SKIN DONT DO IT. SUN SCREEN EVEN THOUGH ITS WINTER KEEPS YOUR SKIN PROTECTED

PUT DOWN THOSE CHIPS BRO. WELL I MEAN I LIKE THEM TOO BUT DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE AND DONT CONSISTENTLY EAT THEM!!! YOU SHOULD EAT A BALANCED DIET AND KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AT A MODERATE LEVEL. YOUR SKIN LIKES GENTLE CONSISTENCY, NOT ROLLERCOASTERS.

YOUR SKIN LOVES YOU. TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT.