How to get Beautiful Glowing Skin
  • Cleanse your skin at least once a day preferably at night.
  • Apply Vitamin E oil from a gel cap directly on your face and leave it on for the night. It will repair your skin and help prevent wrinkles.
  • Sleep provides rest to your tired skin and body. There is no substitute of sleep. Make sure you do not deprive yourself of sleep.
  • Drink around 8 - 10 glasses of water and eat 3 - 4 fruits a day. You’d notice amazing results within a week.
  • It’s meaningless to add that smoking, stress, anti-depressants and alcohol are an absolute no no.
C15, CD 28, ~10DPO

Sind wieder aus NYC zurück - schön war’s (wenn auch echt kalt). Keine Temperatur zu messen fand ich einerseits entspannend, andererseits lässt sich natürlich der Eisprung dann nicht so genau eingrenzen. Nach LH-Test und ‘Brustgefühl’ war er am CD 18 oder 19. Pünktlich 7/8 Tage später wieder Schmierblutung *Spotting olé*. Die hat allerdings jetzt wieder aufgehört, dafür zunehmendes Brustspannen. Hab aus Neugierde heute morgen mal 'nen Test gemacht - der war negativ. Allerdings ist es auch noch ein bisschen früh…falls sich die Blutung nicht wieder einstellt, mach ich übermorgen noch einen. Endlich mal eine richtige tww (two week wait) ;). Hab auch heute mal ein Sono gemacht  (gut dass ich schlank bin und per Abdominal-Schall auch mal kurz auf meine Gebärmutter schauen kann) - endlich mal am Ende des Zyklus eine ganz ordentlich aufgebaute Schleimhaut (ca. 10-11mm, war sonst immer bei ~7). Wenn ich nicht schwanger bin, dann scheint das L-Arginin + Vit. E was zu bringen. Hab mir als die Schmierblutung angefangen hat (und ich dachte es ist eh schon wieder nix) ein Kilo Pulver bestellt…die Kapseln sind mir in der Menge einfach zu viel. Das Pulver schmeckt zwar wohl nicht sonderlich (was man so liest), aber ist immerhin günstiger und leichter zuzuführen ;).

Ansonsten ist heute mein vorletzter 24h Dienst in der Klinik - hatte schon 2 Geburten, eine steht noch an. Sie wollen mich wohl ordentlich verabschieden :). Wobei ich nach Jetlag plus Zeitumstellung ziemlich geplättet bin und hoffe, dass es nicht all zu sehr in die Nacht rein geht…


I mentioned this earlier to someone and thought I should share with everyone. Okay, so I think we all know that vitamin E is good for your skin, blah blah blah, but it’s really expensive. I have some weird eczema problems and vitamin E really helps me a lot. Like, way better than the $30 co-pay prescription creams that I have. I was buying vitamin E oil, which is lovely but is about $20 for a small bottle and it really doesn’t go very far. I use it multiple times a day all over (I get “patches” randomly everywhere from my face to my feet), so a bottle lasts maybe a week or two. Anything in the drugstore with “vitamin E” in it is marketed as upscale and it regularly is over $20 for a very small tube or bottle.

So I was excited to try this kind of vitamin E cream, which I found at Target. It’s on an end cap with products that mostly have Spanish language labels. The regular price is $4.99 but it is frequently on sale or clearance for about $2 less. I have switched to this and LOVE IT. It’s thick and creamy but not heavy and it absorbs nicely and isn’t greasy. A little goes a long way, so a jar lasts me about a month. It smells really nice with a super subtle scent that reminds me of a day spa. It also is an excellent massage cream - slather it on your feet and feel like you’re in heaven! 


3 ESSENTIAL VITAMINS FOR THE SKIN: Nutrition and greats kin are very much related, some of the nutrients that play an important role in your skin’s complexion are vitamins. This is the reason so many skin care products you see contain high amounts of vitamins. It is still imperative to consume these vitamins through the foods we eat. Below are 3 Essential Vitamins that promotes beautiful, healthy skin, and basic ways to incorporate them into your diet.

Vitamin A:
Been suffering from scaly, dry skin? There could be possibilty that you are lacking Vitamin A. Vitamin A has the ability to improve skin texture, moisture, elasticity, helps rebuild the skins tissues, heals scrapes, wounds and other skin damages. Sufferers of acne are encouraged to consume plenty Vitamin A or use topical products that are derivitives of this particular vitamin. Vitamin A is also a great anti-aging nutrient. So if you wish to keep lines, wrinkles, dull skin and other skin aging symptoms at bay then Vitamin A may be of great help. Good sources of Vitamin A include eggs, leafy greens, milk, carrots, pumpkins, liver and more.

Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, it has the ability to battle the signs of skin aging. Vitamin C reduce wrinkle depth and improve skin texture. It also stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is the protein responsible for making your skin supple. So if you wish to retain smooth and youthful skin, Vitamin C can help. Most fruits are good sources of Vitamin C so try to make fruits a staple addition to your everyday diet. Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, brussel sprouts and cucumber are also good sources of this vitamin.

Vitamins E:
Vitamin E is perhaps the most well-known vitamin that is essential for healthy skin. Vitamin E protects against UV radiation, offers anti-inflammatory protection, and facilitates healing of damaged skin. This vitamin is an effective antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are brought on by a number of things of such as smoking, pollution and sun exposure. Free radicals are one of the major causes of premature skin aging. As a result, Vitamin E can be an important anti-aging nutrient. Appearance of age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks and lines are reduced by applying Vitamin-E rich products. Vitamin E can also be found in foods like olives, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, wheat germ and leafy greens.


You will Need:

  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Your favorite conditioner


  1. Heat up 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil for 10 seconds in the microwave
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat it in the same container to 25 seconds. The honey will be boiling at this point.
  3. Stir the contents of the mixture till it’s slightly cool.
  4. Then add your favorite conditioner, in this case, I used Mane N’ Tail. Stir it till all the contents are mixed and dispersed evenly. 
  5. While it’s still warm, massage it ONLY onto your scalp. If you dont do this right away the honey will harden and you will have to start over.
  6. Leave it in your hair for 15-20 minutes. And rinse out normally.

What it Does:

It moisturizes your scalp and stimulates some growth. 

My Results:

It made all my hair soft and more mangeable, the smell was a little strange at first but I felt it working through my scalp. I think this is one treatment I’ll be turning to often.

Vitamin E reduces scarring

Okay, listen up friends. I want to tell you something about Vitamin E that I discovered the last time I had surgery.

Lately, I’ve been noticing a rise in posts about beauty products for smoothing out the skin, and you know, your mileage may vary and all that, but you don’t necessarily need to spend that kind of money to reduce inflammation.

When I had a skin cancer removed a couple of years ago, the nurse said to me, “Buy some of the cheap Vitamin E tablets - the ones in the gel caps. Prick it with a pin, and rub it on the scar. That will help it heal faster.”

Even though it was a nurse telling me this, I was a bit dubious, as I get keloid scarring and nothing much seemed to help with that. Basically, my scars go to eleven, and hurt a lot. Anyway I figured, okay, it’s worth a try at least, what can it hurt?

I bought some cheap house brand Vitamin E from the local supermarket. The tablets looked just like the pic above. I dutifully pricked one with a pin and rubbed it on the scar last thing at night, and then went to bed.

Dudes, it worked. It took about a week of using it every day to really notice the results, but it worked better than anything I’d tried before. Not only that, but when I had to have a chunk cut out of my forehead, I did the same thing, and I discovered something else. I kind of got the oil all over my face by accident a few times, because it’s pretty sticky, and wow, Vitamin E is amazing for smoothing out the skin. It’s better than any moisturising cream I’ve tried.

It’s messy though, so I use it at night before bed. I find that if I hold the capsule in my hand for a minute or two, it softens up with the body heat, and it’s easier to use.

It really is very effective. So if you have scars or rough patches, it might be worth a go.

A couple of warnings so you don’t hurt yourself:

  • I’m not a health professional, so if you have a medical condition you should probably check with a doctor before you use something like this.
  • Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means if you take it orally, you are likely to make yourself sick – your body can’t just flush it out if you take too much, like it can with Vitamin C. So don’t do that unless a doctor prescribes it to you.
Acne and sterrf

Okay, so maybe you guys remember or noticed that I’ve had acne issues. I’ve had problems since age 13. I’ve tried everything from Proactiv to the oil cleansing method, and nothing has worked. Well, I take that back - benzoyl peroxide from worked (sort of) for about a year, but that’s it. 

Lately, I’ve been doing research and trying to get to the bottom of everything, and the most I can figure is that my liver and kidneys are not cleaning up as well as they could. So now I’m trying to focus on a diet that supports these organs, which basically means, sugar-free, simple carb-free, and heavy on the veggies. I’ve gotten some milk thistle extract, and I’m drinking a lot of lemon water and ginger tea. 

I’m also experimenting with topical treatments. For example, if you really want to see some progress clearing up, try Indian Healing Clay, or calcium bentonite. I suggest buying the powder, because the cheap stuff at Walmart in the tubes do not get the job done. I imagine it’s because they mix the product with metal, which alters the clay’s electric charge. Also, don’t be afraid to mix it with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. (btw, if you buy the powder, don’t mix it with a metal spoon - try a plastic or silicon utensil)

I also bought some Jason’s Vitamin E oil today (although it’s not 100% Vit. E, which is fine with me), because I figured, what the hell. 

So yeah, I’m trying to tackle this from all sides this time. 

I’ll try to update more about the tweaks I’m making. 

Things I’ve done recently/today:

  • Switched from liquid makeup to mineral (Everyday Minerals) - not because of my skin, but because no matter which liquid makeup I bought, it would not match my skin. I don’t think it’ll really make a difference to me, but if you’re interested in mineral makeup, I highly recommend this company. They make their makeup without bismuth oxychloride, which causes cystic acne. They’re also vegan! And color matching with them is pretty easy - they send you free samples, so you can try before you buy.
  • Indian Clay mask
  • Vitamin E mask, which I still haven’t gotten around to washing off. 
  • Stopped using benzoyl peroxide. 
  • Ate veggies for dinner. 
My nutrition professor said it like 50 times.
  • Professor: There is a large amount of Vitamin E found in almonds.
  • Professor: Almonds have a large amount of Vitamin E.
  • Professor: Vitamin E can be found in almonds.
  • Professor: Found be in can Vitamin E almonds.
  • Professor: Almonds is Vitamin E.
  • Professor: Vitalmond E.

Vitamin E is a protective vitamin. It is a strong antioxidant, which means it helps to protect our cells from damage. It has been linked to preventing cardiovascular disease, and also contributes to our immune function. It protects the red blood cells & helps to stop the destruction of vitamins A & C. Vitamin E is also involved in DNA repair. Rancid fats, oxygen, alkali, and UV light all destroy vitamin E.


  • green leafy vegetables
  • whole grains
  • vegetable oils
  • nuts
  • egg yolks
  • beans