anonymous asked:

Hey, does anyone have any advice for clearing up my skin? I'll try anything at this point, I was given antibiotics but they made me really sick so I'm back to square one - Lil

Hey love! Here are some tips for clear skin; keep in mind that these things take time and you may have to wait a while for things to take effect.

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat healthy, don’t eat many oily foods
  • Go outside and get some sun, but make sure that you wear sunscreen and wash your face when you go back inside to keep it from staying on your skin too long (there are also lighter sunscreens for your face that say things like break-out free; not more expensive ones you can find them at general drug/convenient stores)
  • Wash your pillowcases often, at least once a week to prevent the oil from your hair from getting all up on your face.
  • Sleep with your hair tied back or braided to keep it from getting oil on your face at night
  • Experiment with different creams and lotions and treatments to see what works best with your skin.
  • Wash your face morning and night.
  • Drug stores (like CVS) have towelettes that you can use (I use Burt’s Bees) that you can take with you during the day to clean your face of dirt and oil, very useful if you can’t wash your face for another few hours
  • See a dermatologist if this continues for too long (i.e. past teen years) or if you have any sort of condition that makes acne worse, sometimes medication can be prescribed.

These are just a few things, let me know if you’d like me to try to find some more tips, maybe I can make a master post out of it if anyone would find that useful! Hope this helps, xo

The science of migraines

If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know it’s no ordinary headache: In addition to throbbing waves of excruciating pain, symptoms often include nausea, visual disturbances, and acute sensitivity to sounds, smells, and light. Although there’s no cure for the debilitating headaches, which affect roughly 10% of people worldwide, researchers are starting to untangle their cause and find more effective treatments. At the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes Science), Science sat down with Teshamae Monteith, a clinical neurologist at the University of Miami Health System in Florida, today to discuss the latest advances in the field


In the 19th century, hysteria was considered an illness which affected at least one quarter of all women. Believed to be triggered by the transition into a more modernised society at the time, symptoms included feelings of anxiety, nervousness, sleeplessness and an insatiable sexual desire. In order to cure the sufferer, doctors often carried out genital massages until the female patient reached orgasm. Sometimes, however, high pressure hoses were used as an alternative method of treatment. The powerful stream of water was aimed at the pelvis and the force and cold temperature supposedly jolted women back into being healthy and civilised human beings. Doctors aimed for this procedure to last no longer than five minutes as they did not want women to receive too much pleasure from the experience.

Activity restriction during pregnancy. Reposo durante el Embarazo

We often think that rest in bed  is the solution for  the majority of the  conditions that affect the pregnancy. 

Con frecuencia se suele  pensar que el reposo es la solución para  todos los malestares del embarazo.

That is certain in many cases, however, as use to happen in many recommendations, it might not be the universal solution,  physiologic and physio pathologic knowledge is necessary to…

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No More Treatments - Day 35

 It’s been quite hectic ‘round these parts.

I’m taking a break from packing to write this—my family and I are heading back home for the rest of the summer tomorrow morning, because I finally finished treatments! When I was done, they gave me my mask (they have to literally seal your head to the table, so you don’t move while the beam’s on) and three of these plastic thingies that go in the machine, which basically tell the machine how deep to go, and where. I took some pictures, but they’re really kinda weird and creepy looking, so I hid then under a spoiler at the bottom for anyone who wants to see.

In other news, not much progress. I still haven’t gone ahead and actually created Adrea yet, and I’m really stuck on what to do. There’s going to be a six hour car ride tomorrow morning, and I was planning on starting to make her then. I’m just worried that my parents are going to be loud and annoying the whole way there, and that I won’t be able to concentrate. I’ll try, I guess.

The photos are below, in case anyone gets kinda disturbed by stuff like that. It’s just a mask and some round plastic thingies, though.

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Staying positive and looking forward.

So today I have my first evaluation appointment, after a year of fighting and arguing with just about everybody involved in the NHS.

I’m really nervous right now but also completely fucking ecstatic, I’m finally going to take the next step towards finally being able to be happy with myself but at the same time it’s kind of terrifying to be basically be putting my future happiness in someone else’s hands.

I really really hope it all goes well today.

Then after I’m going for my first Yoga class with the best friend I’ve ever had rojodama :D which should be super fun and I’m buzzing about it!

Then on top of everything else I think I’ve finally found a writing project I can really stick to and it just feels so good to finally have back the inspiration that I was so afraid I had lost forever :’) I’m thinking of starting a writing blog maybe but I want to make sure I have a really good start on this project before I start working on other things.

I’m just so exited right now cause even though as far as getting a job and everything I’m still kinda at square one, there’s just so many nice and positive things in my life right now that I’m just always so so thankful for and as long as I stay focused on them and the awesome people who bring them into my life I can do fucking anything!!