hyperpigmentation

RNN vocab

tetanus 破傷風

whooping cough 百日咳

chicken pox 水ぼうそう

mumps 流行性耳下腺炎

altered mental status 精神状態の変調

prenatal test 出生前診断

cervical cancer 子宮頸がん

cervical cancer vaccine 子宮頸がんワクチン

melasma 肝斑

hyperpigmentation 色素沈着

Clearer skin regimines

For those of you who have had trouble with hyperpigementation, eczema, skin damage or any discoloration of the skin (esp face) I know what it’s like. I suffered with cystic acne at a point in my life which left me with horrible hyperpigmentation on my face, as well as suffered with bacne (back acne) and chest acne thought middle school and my whole high school career. Here’s a list I made a few months back on products I’ve either used or have done extensive research on that had great reviews.

I’m not a medical doctor nor do
I have the ability to vouch for all of these products but if you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to my knowledge to help you out :) 
disclaimer: some of these products contain potentially harmful products. I do not condone nor condemn the use of the products listed under “bleaches” but again for any further questions feel free to leave a comment in my ask!

natural exfoliating scrub products: 
Coconut oil 
Raw honey
Lemon
Brown sugar 

Fading treatments

Natural:
Lemon
Plain organic yogurt 
<Every other day> 
Rinse after 15 minutes 
Green tea oil control mask (oily skin)

More fading tips:

(Skin “bleaches”)
Boscia - cleanser 
Wild rose - daily brightener 
Laser free - Peter Thomas 
White mask by Boscia 
Yoko whitening cream and acne cream

Nadinola cream (contains hydroquinoin)

With prescription:
Hydroquinoin -cream 
Tretinoin/retina - peel/gel


Extras:
clarasonic mia/mia 2
Olay pro x (recommended)
Dermaroller (do research prior!!)
AHA natural chemical peels (^)

Always be sure to use a sun screen SP 40-50 when using products with chemicals and/or exfoliating your skin. It is actually recommended we all use sunscreen despite our skin tone or condition year round! 

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An Escort’s Favorite Products and Their Hoe Uses

For those that have asked about my self-care regimen, here are my favorite products and their uses! I’ll definitely update this as I get more escorting experience and my product selection grows. 

Body

I have sensitive, weird skin. I’m allergic to almost all BBW products. Here are the things I love! 

  • Aloe Vera Baby Oil - Shaving the cooch
  • Tend Skin - Prevents razor burn after shaving the cooch
  • Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub - Exfoliates and gets rid of random bumps
  • Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel - For a soft, super close shave on your legs
  • Lollia Perfumed Shower Gel - All of their scents smell amazing and they leave behind a muted scent. Plus, it’s very thick so a little bit goes a long way. Seriously, a quarter sized dollop is enough to get foamy suds over your entire body!
  • Lollia Hand Creme - Will give you the smoothest, softest hands ever. Especially important for touching wieners. 
  • Intimore Intimate Wash - My favorite wash for cleaning the vag. ALL of their varieties are safe for sensitive skin and they have great uses. The Therapeutic wash is great if you’ve been fucked raw. Very soothing!
  • Lush Sugar Scrub - Great for exfoliating, it leaves your skin very bright and radiant and it is supposed to reduce the appearance of cellulite!
  • Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Pads - I use these to get rid of weird bumps or razor burn on my legs after shaving. Will literally clear up those weird clear bumps that aren’t quite whiteheads or pimples. 
  • Kiehl’s Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter - Will leave your entire body smoother than a baby’s butt and the scent is very light. Super hydrating. I use this every night after a hot bath. I also use this to moisturize my cooch. YES, YOU CAN AND SHOULD MOISTURIZE YOUR COOCH. It’s okay! Try it!
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs - It’s like foundation for your legs! It comes in either a squeeze bottle or mist. I use the squeeze bottle more because the mist WILL STAIN your bathroom tile or toilet, if you prop your leg on it to spray. 
  • St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse with Mitt - I used this for the first time last night because my spray tan was wearing off. It gives a really natural tan and you only have to leave it on 1-3 hours, depending on how dark you want to go, before rinsing! I left mine on for a little less than two hours and I have a nice, NATURAL looking tan glow! 

Hair

I’m a light ashy blonde with frizzy, unmanageable hair. Here are my top picks for products. 

  • Batiste Dry Shampoo - Absolute BEST dry shampoo and it’s super affordable. Very fine powder. It comes in a bunch of varities, I like the sleek and shine the most. 
  • AG Hair Cosmetics Sterling Silver Shampoo - Great purple shampoo for blondes. 
  • Davines Alchemic Conditioner - They have different formulas for different hair colors. I use the purple conditioner for blondes and it’s a great purple mask that tones and deep conditions. 
  • Kerastase Shampoo & Conditioner - Comes in a ton of varities. I use the ones for damaged hair and frizzy hair. BEST shampoo and conditioners I have ever used. It doesn’t take much product and every product does what it says it will. 
  • Kerastase Fluidissime Blow Dry Spray - For frizzy or curly hair. It gives heat protection, shine and smoothness. I use this when I want my hair to be super straight or I want to style it after blow drying. 
  • Kerastase L’ncroyable Blow Dry - Most amazing blow dry lotion ever. Seriously. Now my most used product. 
  • Kerastase Ciment Thermique - Protecting blow dry lotion for damaged/colored hair. 
  • Davines Melu Serum - For disguising split ends. Also adds shine. 
  • Davines Minu Mask - Illuminating hair mask used to add back shine and dimension
  • Carol’s Daughter Monoi Mask - Great for softness and hydration. Smells amazing. Probably my favorite mask. 
  • Kerastase Masqueintense - Second favorite hair mask. It’s ultra smoothing and revitalizes your hair. 
  • Kerastase Elixir Ultime - Great hair oil! Lighter than Morrocanoil with the same benefits, though the smell isn’t as nice. 
  • Shu Uemura Straight Forward - Great blowdry spray oil. It really does cut down the amount of time it takes to blow out your hair. I use this with the Kerastase Incredible Blowdy. 

Skin Care

I have sensitive, combination skin. I used to get random hormonal acne. 

  • Glamglow ThirstyMud - Great for hydration and smells amazing. You can use it as rinse off or a sleeping mask.
  • Glamglow Flashmud - Brightening, revitalizing mask. I use this on my butt to help get rid of a few blemish scars. No, I am not joking. Yes, it is actually working. 
  • Glamglow Thirstycleanse - Amazing mud cleanser for whenever my skin is feeling a little dry or needs some nourishment. 
  • Glamglow Supercleanse - My favorite cleanser ever. It’s a mud-oil dual pump and it takes off every BIT of make up and keeps your skin super clear! Plus, it’s not drying!
  • Peter Thomas Roth BHA 2% Acne Wash - For if I feel a breakout coming on. One bottle will likely last you over a year. 
  • Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads - Great for body acne.
  • Glamglow Fizzy Lip - Great exfoliating lip scrub, plus you get twice as much product as most other lip scrubs. 
  • Glamglow Wet Lip - Intense softening lip treatment. You should definitely be using both of these to get seductive, soft, kissable lips! 
  • Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil - I use this at night before bed. It’s anti-aging, moisturizing, clarifying, fights wrinkles and reduces pore size. 
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum - I use this in the morning and it makes my skin look superb. Best skin product I’ve ever had. It brightens, exfoliates, gives radiance and evens out hyperpigmentation. 
  • Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase - I use this serum as my moisturizer and it keeps my skin super nourished! It doesn’t clog up your pores and hydrates your dry areas. Definitely the best moisturizer I’ve ever used.
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How To Cover Under-Eye Dark Circles

I hope you find my tutorial on ’How To Cover Dark Circles’ helpful.
Remember, there is no miracle cure. You either have to ACCEPT that you will see makeup under your eyes - but at least it’s not a dark circle. OR, ACCEPT that if you use lighter products that aren’t as heavy on the skin, you won’t get as much coverage - meaning you may still see some darkening around the eyes.

This tutorial will, however, show you the best tips in order to prevent too much product build up, prevent creasing, and show you how to make your under-eye concealer last as long as possible. 

Here are my product recommendations for both medium to full coverage: 
FULL COVERAGE -
Concealer base: (Peach to Orange) 
* Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme
UK: https://uk.kryolan.com/product-lines/dermacolor
US: https://us.kryolan.com/product-lines/dermacolor
* Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette
UK: http://bit.ly/22Mvh9S
US: http://bit.ly/1MG0JOP
* Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector
UK: http://bit.ly/1VMziXj
US: http://bit.ly/1Rc4JuY
Foundation:
* Nars Foundation
UK: http://bit.ly/1MpGGBQ
US: http://bit.ly/1HCQwnn
* Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
UK: http://bit.ly/1ISOTTw
US: http://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/magic-foundation-sign-up
Concealer to brighten:
* Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
UK: http://bit.ly/1TjkKg8
US: http://bit.ly/1NReJD9
* Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
UK: http://bit.ly/1ZPKJj7
US: http://bit.ly/1Rc4UX7
Setting Powder:
* Kryolan Dermacolor Fixing Powder
UK: https://uk.kryolan.com/product-lines/dermacolor/make-up-setting
US: https://us.kryolan.com/product-lines/dermacolor/make-up-setting

MEDIUM to FULL COVERAGE:
Concealer base: (Peach to Orange)
* Illamasqua Cream Pigment
UK: http://bit.ly/1OpU13m
US: http://www.illamasqua.com/androgen-cream-pigment/ (Androgen)
* MAC Pro Correct & Conceal palette
UK: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/157/23772/Products/Face/Concealer/PRO-Conceal-and-Correct-PaletteMedium/index.tmpl
US: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13844/23772/Products/Makeup/Face/Concealer/MAC-Studio-Conceal-and-Correct-Palette-Medium
Foundation:
* Bobbi Brown Longwear Foundation
UK: http://bit.ly/1JZzImd
US: http://bit.ly/1ISPLqY
* Loreal True Match Foundation
Concealer to brighten:
* Loreal True Match Concealer
* MAC Pro Correct & Conceal palette
UK: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/157/23772/Products/Face/Concealer/PRO-Conceal-and-Correct-PaletteMedium/index.tmpl
US: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13844/23772/Products/Makeup/Face/Concealer/MAC-Studio-Conceal-and-Correct-Palette-Medium

Here is my ‘Before & After’ - I am fortunate enough not to have dark circles, but I know many people do. So I painted on these dark circles with an alcohol activated paint which is waterproof.
This was the perfect way for me to show you how to cover discolouration without the product moving underneath the makeup. It meant it was as true to life as anyone else’s dark circles. 

Let me know how you get on. 

Shonagh

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So the 1st photo was taken around 5pm, 8/8-14; the 2nd photo is taken same day, but 2 hrs later!
That pimple is barely there anymore and that thanks to my baby boy, the Tea Tree oil;
I recommend you to use Tea Tree oil if you wish to go for a natural solution in making your pimples heal/not let them come to “surface”.
I am not sure how it works for severe acne though..
You guys, give it a try! Make sure is 100% pure tea tre oil; it might be a lil’ expensive depending on your location, but I assure you that it’s worth the fuss

anonymous asked:

I look gross. My skin looks uneven ( hyperpigmentation) which my face is darker than the rest of my body and i look like a monkey-moose hybrid. I just wish I was pretty. I keep wishing I was pretty. I took a bunch of selfies and looked terrible. I was wearing makeup too. How can I be pretty?

Hi there,

I’m sure you are pretty! Maybe not in a conventional way, but I’m a big believer in people being beautiful in their own unique ways which make them stand out. You know, lots of high-end models are picked out for how they look unique, not just being pretty, so I’m sure you have lots about you which makes you an individual beauty. I think you should speak to a close friend about this who will surely give you some reassurance and support with this. And maybe if you practice with your makeup you’ll feel like you get better at it and therefore happier with it! I hope this helps a bit!

- Liam 

Oh Tumeric! How I love you soo much!

Soo  I biggest insecurity for the longest time was my face. Not really my  face more like my chin. Like on my mom’s side of the family all the woman have hair on their chin. My cousin Robin’s skin  looks terrible because  she tweezed like crazy so she experienced hyper-pigmentation and even hair on her chin. You’d think I would’ve learn but in 10th grade as soon a   saw one hair I had to pick it.My mom warned me to leave alone but she was a constant tweezer too so I didn’t listen. Years later the damage was done

I became extremely self conscious and went nowhere without a shit ton of foundation on but recently I became a pagan and a naturalist. My new spiritual path lead me to my great grandma Ruby’s old herb books and her spell  books. In her back to eden book she had a hand written note about using turmeric as a skin  lightener and hair remover. So naturally I googled stuff and then started rubbing curry and turmeric all over my face.

It worked which was good since I smelled like curry nd my grandma was cursing me out for using her curry on my face instead  of  on goat.

This  is on 11/12/2013 I had been wearing a turmeric  mask everyday for two weeks.

You see the visible improvement Its been slow but consistent. No overnight miracles.

now I need my acne to go away but this is a picture I took today after washing my face. 1/24/14My skin is soft like butter but that’s probably the coconut oil.

Skin Care Talk: Fading Acne Scars and Hyperpigmentation

As if dealing with Acne isn’t already traumatizing and hard enough, once they’re gone, we’re left to deal with hyperpigmentation marks and scars! I dealt with a huge acne outbreak about half a year ago and I was ecstatic to see it go, except when I realized that those pesky marks were actually sticking around for a while. So to continue being a good skin obsessed and a super informed beauty product consumer I researched like a mad woman and tried a few different things. 

Lancome Bright Expert: is one of my favourites even to this day. This is a product designed to even out skin tone by gently brightening any marks and areas. This isn’t a spot treatment, it’s meant to be applied all over the face. I found that within 3-4 weeks of using this, my marks were fading fast! I still use this because even though I don’t have acne issues and hyperpigmentation to deal with anymore, it’s helping me with any uneveness and redness in my skin. It’s a pretty thin lotion consistency and absorbs fast. Use a tiny bit for the whole face! It’s expensive so make it last. 

Lancome Genifique Serum: I first used this about a year ago and saw an improvement in my skin’s tone and texture. It was also the very first serum I’ve ever tried so when I was done with my first bottle, I went and tried other serums like Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Kiehl’s. Well Estee Lauder did nothing for my skin and Kiehl’s burned my skin due to lavender and other essential oils that didn’t agree with my skin. When you look at the ingredient list for Lancome’s Genifique, you notice that there isn’t a single active ingredient like AHA or BHA. But somehow it works. It makes my skin brighter, more even and I actually feel confident enough to go make up free after using this. The effects go away as soon as you stop using this and it’s pretty expensive so try a sample first. 

Peter Thomas Roth 10% Glycolic Moisturizer: Well it doesn’t have to be Peter Thomas Roth’s glycolic moisturizer. I’ve used Neostrata (from Shoppers) and I’ve had good results with that as well. As long as glycolic acid is present, the moisturizer is going to work hard over night to shed any unwanted dead skin cells to reveal the pretty healthy smooth skin underneath. If you have never used glycolic or salicylic acid before, I suggest you try Neostrata’s Smoothing Cream in level 1. It only contains 6% glycolic which means it’s going to be gentle and by the time you’re finished with the jar, your skin is going to be used to gentle chemical exfoliating and will be able to tolerate a higher concentration. This most definitely is a super performing ingredient and is my best friend in dealing with hyperpigmentation caused by acne! 

Sunscreen: MUST USE A GOOD SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY TO FADE DARK SPOTS AND HYPERPIGMENTATION. When I was in my teens, I never cared about skincare nor did I care about protecting my skin from the sun. Well I do now and so should everyone. Sun damage causes our skin to become older, leathery, spotty and all kinds of no thank you’s. If you’re trying to face spots and marks on your face and don’t wear sunscreen, you may as well just throw everything else away because nothing is going to work unless you protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays. I always wear SPF 50 and above because I don’t want photoaging (I’m serious!). Sure I don’t have a sexy Victoria’s Secret tan but I also look a few years younger than my age and I don’t have any spots and wrinkles all thanks to daily sunscreen wearing. 

Other stuff to consider when dealing with acne scars and hyperpigmentation: 

Vitamin C: They come in various forms- serums being the most popular but you can just use pure fresh lemon juice and apply to your skin all over (don’t forget to wash off after about 10-15 minutes). Vitamin C in lemon juice is known for its lightening properties! Alternatively, If you want some natural looking highlights but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars at a salon or use sun-in to turn your hair into straw, you can liberally apply lemon juice to strands you want to lighten and sit out in the sun (don’t forget to wear sunscreen! :) 

Hydroquinone: is another super effective ingredient in fading away unwanted marks and spots. I personally haven’t used it only because I felt that the combination of my serum and gycolic acide cream were working well enough for me but beauty and skin junkies swear by this magic ingredient. Skin care makers like Murad, Peter Thomas Roth and Dr. Brandt all make some kind of acne spot fading products with this ingredient. 

Lately, there’s been such a huge interest in fading dark spots and there’s been quite a few products that’s been launched specifically to target them. I think as long as you see some tried- tested and true ingredients like glycolic acid, vitamin C, hydroquinone, they’re worth a try. As for the Lancome Bright Expert and Genifique Serums, I love them but cannot figure out why they are so effective due to lack of any highly effective active ingredients. They’re expensive and the ingredient list looks pretty standard- no actives, and some even contain silicon. But there’s also glowing reviews online for how effective they are! I’m not a chemist or a dermatologist so I can’t theorize on why but I think it is safe to assume that a prestige brand is always going to have solid scientific research and testing behind every product on their roster and you just have to try it to see for yourself. 

Try these remedies, products and tips and say goodbye to stupid acne marks! 

Julia Sharing :) 

"She's pretty for a dark skinned girl."

Our skin is the largest organ on our body. We have 22 square feet of skin & it’s 8 pounds heavy! We’re in a long term relationship with our skin, whether we like it or not. Some of us constantly wish it was this way or that way. Well, it’s not going to be any other way. We’re born with an X amount of melanin in our bodies, which should be embraced not rebuked!

Women come in varying amounts of melanin. Some of us are light skinned, others of us are *drum roll please* dark skinned! The skin tone associated with stereotypes such as inferiority, uncleanliness, & ugliness. This isn’t a racial rant whatsoever, but dark skin girls have been dodging bullets from family members, friends, men, & others we simply come in contact with. In a way, I feel it does humble us, but it still doesn’t make it okay for others to discredit us.

“Ooh she’s/ you’re pretty for a dark skinned girl”. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard that from anyone in your life! -RAISES BOTH HANDS- I’ve heard it so many times that I feel the need to raise both hands. What this phrase implies is… “Hi I’m totally judging you based on your skin color, and you’re pretty decent compared to other females in the same skin tone family as you.” This is basically what it means, and it’s typically a slap in the face. Like would it have killed you to say, “Ooh she’s/ you’re so pretty -period-” ?!

I believe females are beautiful creatures regardless of the amount of melanin they are blessed with. I’m not saying light skinned females have things easier, but I’m saying its a renown/ recurring issue dark skin females have to battle. It’s easy to discourage a dark skinned female from purchasing harmful skin bleach or undergoing expensive/ risky skin treatments. BUT…

Has anyone ever tried to go to the root of the problem that drove her to such an extent that she’s willing to compromise her health and well being? I bet you didn’t know her grandma always told her “You better learn how to cook and go to school to get any man you can get”. I bet you didn’t know her mother told her “Don’t go outside to play you’re gonna get darker!” I bet you didn’t know those girls at the playground that bullied her saying “How are you so dark? Did your mom leave you in an oven?” I bet you didn’t know that teenage boy that joked around with his friends saying “Eww her? I’m not into dark females like that man! Stop sending her messages from my phone.” I bet you didn’t know that older lady at the make up counter said “It’s so hard fitting a foundation color on a dark skinned girl. Just buy two foundations and mix them dear”.

This was a small scenario of a few taunts a dark skinned female has to endure on a daily basis. These small taunts and emotional abuse from males cause dark skinned females to resort to extreme measures. We’re damaged from society’s labels, prejudice, & discrimination. This makes us want to jump through hoops and loops to reduce the amount of melanin in our bodies. We know the dangers of hydroquinone, and we’re smart enough to read the fine print. Yet, we’re willing to disregard it in hopes that we’ll be just a tad prettier and tad lighter than our original skin color.

I want to reach out to my dark/ light skinned females and let you know that… You’re beautiful. You’re worth it & you’re loved.

If you know a dark skinned female who’s going through insecurities with her skin let her know that she needs to embrace her melanin. It’s easier said than done, but speak positivity in her/your life. When we actually start looking for alternatives to appear lighter you know we’ve been damaged by society. Know that your melanin is a blessing and not a curse. Love it cause that 22 square foot organ isn’t going anywhere! xoxo JeSuisFaux xoxo

Originally posted by hustleinatrap

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I’ve struggled with acne/hyper pigmentation and acne scars for as long as i can remember. it’s something im wry insecure about but im starting to flaunt it. im starting to realize people don’t actually care. they’re too obsessed with their insecurities to notice my imperfections. so here I am saying that i love my skin and i may get insecure still but no one can change that. remember to love yourself and love your neighbors just the same. you’re beautiful if you have scars, stretch marks, fat rolls, acne and acne scars, you’re beautiful and i love you!