sunflowers or roses? skirts or dresses? books or movies? long sleeves or short sleeves? quiet libraries or crowded coffee shops? sweet or sour? city or countryside? Nutella or peanut butter? romance or drama movies? pictures of flowers or pictures of the sky? skin care or hair care? watermelon or honey melon? horses or ponies?
How to feel like a princess getting ready for a politically important ball
*Use a sugar scrub or make one with ¼ cup of sugar + ¼ cup of oil (like coconut or olive or avocado) + a splash of vanilla extract + a few drops of lavender EO—pat dry when you come out of the water so the oil will stay behind to nourish your skin
*Soak in a bath of honey, milk, and flower petals
*Brush out your lightly dried and detangled hair with a wooden comb that has been oiled with a hair oil (may I suggest camellia oil—it is a light oil that sinks in beautifully)
*If you have acne prone skin, wash your face after oiling your hair
*Remember, “presentation is manipulation”—this is a time for you to shine
*Listen to music that makes you feel powerful and confident—sing along to enhance the effect
*Wear a perfume that you love (vanilla is near universally pleasing if you care about how other people will respond to the scent)
*Dark lipstick is more intimidating—it will make people listen
*Natural lips suggest a friendly, easy-to-get-along-with personality
*If you wear heels, walk confidently
*If you wear flats, walk confidently
*Remember you own the space you exist in
*Wear colors that make you feel powerful—screw advice that would tell you that you can’t wear whatever color you want
*Don’t let others speak over you—your voice is worthy of being heard and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise
Your coochie deserves as much attention as your face when it comes to taking care of it. Maintaining proper hygene and going the extra mile to ensure everything is perfectly healthy and balanced down there will minimize your risk of bacteria, infections, bad smell and dryness. Your partner will also thank you!
Here’s what you should do.
-Neveeeeeeeeer use soap/ bodywash on or near your kitty. The harsh chemicals and the high pH level will disimbalance the delicate flora of the vag and can cause long term issues as well as leave you exposed to threats like yeast infection. Vagina is a self cleaning organ. You can use a femine wash though I would advice for simple, plain water.
-Do not use hair removal creams! I would avoid them all together but if its your preffered method of hair removal at least keep them away from your coochie as they will cause a yeast infection!
-Avoid douches at all costs! They might make you feel fresher but they won’t help with odor or cleaness plus they actually increase the risk of infections.
-Drink your water! Do I even need to say more? Just do it… Jesus…
-Cranberry extract. You’ll find it at the drugstore, usually in a softgel form. Cranberries are very beneficial as they strengthen the urinary tract and prevent UTI. Also they will make your kitty taste and smell delish.
-Pinapple juice. This will also help with vag odor and taste.
-Probiotics. Consume foods with probiotics like greek yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, etc… You don’t have to take supplements unless you feel extremelly imbalanced or you’re taking/recovering from antibiotics. If you seek supplements look for the ones that are suitable for the vaginal flora.
-ACV baths. Once in a few weeks pour 1-2 cups of apple cider vingar in a warm bathtub and sit for 20 minutes or longer. This will help lower your pH.
-Always use a condom. If latex condoms make you sore or give you a rash switch to latex free.
think twice before trusting“hoe tip” and “glo up” posts!
Listen, I’m not calling out all of these posts, because some have amazing tips… But some have absolutely APPALLING skincare advice. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when reading those posts:
Don’t use lemon on your face! It’s
irritating and makes your skin photosensitive.
Don’t use bicarb soda on your face!
It ruins the pH of your skin, which is there to protect it from bacteria.
If you want to use Apple Cider
Vinegar, please for the love of god dilute it a LOT
Witch hazel can seriously dry out
Essential oils like tea tree oil
need to be diluted.
Don’t use things like salt, sugar,
etc. to exfoliate your face. Don’t use anything natural to exfoliate your face.
It’s harsh and causes micro-tears in your skin, which causes a lot of damage in
the long run.
On that note, do NOT use the St
Ives Apricot Scrub, there is a literal lawsuit because of how bad it is. I don’t
care if it’s helping your skin now, there are alternatives in the same price
range that won’t cause long-term damage.
You have to moisturise. Even if you
have oily skin. If you don’t, your skin will over-compensate with MORE oil.
There are oil-free moisturises at every price point, guys.
A lot of products from Lush are
very harsh. So be careful and check the ingredients.
A lot of people will make these
posts and tell you their magical “cures” that helped their acne, and act like
other people are idiots for using other things. That’s also bullshit, because
everyone is different and will have different things work for them.
Coconut oil clogs pores, be careful.
Coconut oil may also make your hair
brittle and dry, do your research before using it to make sure it’s appropriate
for your hair type.
Cinnamon and other spices may burn
your skin. You probably shouldn’t use them. But, they may not, so if you want
to try them, make sure you patch test to make sure it doesn’t burn you.
Turmeric is good for your skin, but
make sure you use good quality stuff. Some of it is dyed, which will in turn dye
your skin. And nobody wants a bright yellow face.
When using any oil (coconut, olive,
rosehip, etc) and things like honey, make sure it’s 100% pure, raw, and as
unrefined as possible.
A lot of the tips are usually for the OP’s skin type. You probably have completely different skin. Remember that.
Okay that’s all I can think of right now. I love the girls who make these posts - like I said, they usually have a lot of great tips - but we need to remember that there is a lot of misleading information parading as scientific fact on the internet.
Argan Oil – good for everyone; high in Vit E, great
for helping heal scars, eczema, and dry scalp. Oleic acid helps regulate sebum
production, and linoleic acid promotes healthy skin turnover, which can be good
for acne control.
Avocado Oil – intense hydration; lots of fats
and fatty acids; may be too hydrating for certain skin types
Castor Oil – promotes hair growth
Chamomile Oil – Sensitive skin; soothes redness
Coconut Oil – very moisturizing; however it’s comedogenic
so it works well for the body, but may not be good for the face (but if it
works for you, go for it!)
Jojoba Oil – all skin types; mimics natural
sebum so it’s a good balancer for all sin types
Rosehip Oil – skin discolouration & scarring;
also good for helping combat environmental stressors like dry air and wind; improve
skin elasticity, boost skin cell regeneration,
Tea Tree Oil – acne (but NEEDS to be diluted if
you have 100% tea tree oil)
Grapeseed Oil – oily skin & acne; help
regulate oil production while keeping skin moisturized; also has anti-aging
& skin-brightening Vit C
Maracuja Oil – anti-inflammatory; brightening (has
lots of Vit C); sun damage, discoloration, spots, and fine lines; also said to
help with anxiety, insomnia and stress?
Marula Oil – irritated skin; v. soothing &
hydrating; high in oleic acid; high in anti-oxidants;
Sweet Almond Oil – great for sensitive & dry skin
Dilo Oil (found by Kate Sommerville); good
Black Currant Oil – skin that needs repair;
anti-inflammatory; even good for eczema
Camellia Oil – Lightweight hydration; absorbs
quickly; great for sensitive skin
Pomegranate Oil – anti-inflammatory; reduces redness; brightens skin; packed with Vit
A, D, E, & K; goof for combination skin
Hemp Seed –
light moisture; good for dry, aging skin
Pumpkin Seed Oil – blemish prone skin
Evening Primrose Oil – soothing & anti-inflammatory; great for sensitive