Eyelash Invaders: Are there mites in your eyelashes?
Depending on how old you are, it’s pretty likely that you have eyelash mites. These tiny creatures live on old skin cells and the natural oil (sebum) produced by human hair follicles. They are usually harmless, though they can cause an allergic reaction in a minority of people. Eyelash mites typically grow to a third of a millimetre and are near-transparent, so you are unlikely to see them with the naked eye. Put an eyelash hair or eyebrow hair under the microscope, though, and you may find them, as they spend most of their time right at the base of the hair where it meets the skin. Around half the population have them, a proportion that rises as we get older.(Source)
The Vagina, as stated, is a self-sustaining organ that naturally produces bacteria and acids that cleans itself. It also produces a clear or whitish, generally odorless (sometimes acidic), itchless discharge that can increase and decrease in quantity as the menstrual cycle (28 days) changes. If you’re on a hormonal birth control method, your discharge may differ when on it from your non-hormonal cycles, as ovulation (releasing of the egg from the ovary) may increase discharge for a few days. Sexual arousal can also increase vaginal discharge, as your vagina naturally lubricates (though adding a fragrance-free water-based lubricant can help prevent tearing of condoms). source
Douching spreads existing vaginal infections – you are more likely to get both vaginal infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Additionally, douching will not prevent pregnancy and may even make pregnancy easier by pushing the sperm further up into the cervix. source
It’s a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina, and cause irritation. Use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva) gently every day. The vagina will clean itself inside your body with natural vaginal secretions (discharge). “During your period, washing more than once a day may be helpful,” says Dr Elneil, who points out that keeping the perineal area (between the vagina and anus) clean is important too. “Good perineal hygiene is necessary, by washing that area at least once a day using your normal bathing routines.” source
your vagina does not naturally smell bad.you do not have to take any extra measures to make sure your vagina stays clean. it cleans itself. if you notice an unusual scent, then see your gyno because it could be an infection. but after an infection is gone your vagina’s scent will return back to normal.
Basic lotion is nothing more than oil emulsified in water, with alcohol added to help with evaporation and chemicals to help with the emulsification. If you want to avoid all of those nasty additives, then break it down to the most basic component of lotions – the oil that actually provides the moisturizing action that your skin needs.
Plant oils are similar to the kind of oil that your skin produces naturally. They are easily recognized and absorbed by the skin without clogging pores and can bind moisture to the skin while strengthening skin cell membranes.
My advice is to use oil to moisturize your skin directly. Rub oil into your face after washing. Some good oils to try are sweet almond, avocado, extra-virgin olive or coconut oil, grapeseed, cold-pressed sesame, apricot kernel, and rosehip oil.
I know, I know, it’s such a shame but they are only there in the background of the photo to demonstrate that we use natural produce! I’m sure you can go down to your nearest supermarket and get some though ;)
why are you so against the dairy industry? if cows don't get milked they get sick and die - FACT
I’ve worked with dairy cows extensively for my animal science degree. I have seen every aspect of the dairy industry, from birth to death. You have no idea what you are talking about.
Cows produce milk for their calves. For them to start producing milk, they need to become pregnant and have a baby. Just like in humans, milk isn’t naturally produced unless there is a baby born to drink it.
Hours or days after birth, calves are stolen from their mothers. Males are sold into the veal industry. Females are put back into the dairy industry.
To prolong a cows ability to produce milk after birth, they are often given a cocktail of hormones (and antibiotics to fight other issues). Cows do produce milk for a rather long time, since they NATURALLY would nurse their calves for months, sometimes close to a year. But the milk production does taper off as calves start to eat grass, so farmers need to combat that. Cows are artificially inseminated every year once they are of age.
After about 5 years, cows on large scale dairy farms, and many small farms, are no longer able to produce milk at a rate that is profitable to the farmers. So, these cows are sent off to slaughter. This is assuming they were;t killed earlier for being a “problem” cow, or sustaining injury. Dairy cows are your low-grade beef. -FACT
“The very saddest sound in all my memory was burned into my awareness at age five on my uncle’s dairy farm in Wisconsin. A cow had given birth to a beautiful male calf…On the second day after birth, my uncle took the calf from the mother and placed him in the veal pen in the barn—only ten yards away, in plain view of his mother. The mother cow could see her infant, smell him, hear him, but could not touch him, comfort him, or nurse him. The heartrending bellows that she poured forth—minute after minute, hour after hour, for five long days—were excruciating to listen to. They are the most poignant and painful auditory memories I carry in my brain.” Michael Klaper, M.D. X