I have scars.
This is something that I have to live with right now. During the summer they tend to be kind of a bigger issue for me because I can’t wear long sleeve t-shirts and pants. Today we are supposed to go to my aunt’s house for the religious holiday. Since I have scars on my chest and shoulders right now, I went for a plain white t-shirt. Generally I have scars on my shoulders but not on my chest, that’s why I have a lot of t-shirts that are open in the chest area but have sleeves so they don’t show my shoulders. But lately my chest has become oily and I picked some places, so I don’t feel comfortable showing it to anyone. But my mother insisted that I wore something more “pretty” instead of something that makes me look “plain” and boring. I don’t care about what my aunt thinks of me. But my scars are my weak spot and I’m not even comfortable looking at them myself. My mother doesn’t understand this. There is this very old tradition of dressing up for the religious holidays but right now nobody really cares. Even if they did care, I don’t want to show my scars. I just want them to heal. I have to wear this t-shirt now. I tried to conceal my scars but you can still see them in the picture. 

I have scars.

This is something that I have to live with right now. During the summer they tend to be kind of a bigger issue for me because I can’t wear long sleeve t-shirts and pants. Today we are supposed to go to my aunt’s house for the religious holiday. Since I have scars on my chest and shoulders right now, I went for a plain white t-shirt. Generally I have scars on my shoulders but not on my chest, that’s why I have a lot of t-shirts that are open in the chest area but have sleeves so they don’t show my shoulders. But lately my chest has become oily and I picked some places, so I don’t feel comfortable showing it to anyone. But my mother insisted that I wore something more “pretty” instead of something that makes me look “plain” and boring. 
I don’t care about what my aunt thinks of me. But my scars are my weak spot and I’m not even comfortable looking at them myself. My mother doesn’t understand this. There is this very old tradition of dressing up for the religious holidays but right now nobody really cares. Even if they did care, I don’t want to show my scars. I just want them to heal. 
I have to wear this t-shirt now. I tried to conceal my scars but you can still see them in the picture. 

trxylervevo:

He gets it

trxylervevo:

He gets it

I have a pimple right in the middle of my forehead. of course I picked it. this is its first day, let’s see how many days it takes to heal.

I have a pimple right in the middle of my forehead. of course I picked it. this is its first day, let’s see how many days it takes to heal.

CLAY MASKS!
Maybe I’m a little late to be trying this stuff, but finally I have a review on clay masks. First of all, I’ve seen them in a drugstore catalog and wondered what benefits they have, so I did some research. Turns out, clay masks are essential for oily, acne and blackhead prone skin. Especially green clay. They are very easy to make, you don’t even have to buy the “clay mask” products. You can just buy some clay which is way cheaper and add the following: water, carbonated water, or your toner, mix and apply to your face.I bought some clay and started doing the mask by mixing it with regular water after I get out of the shower when my face is steamed. I realized that it can overly dry your skin if you don’t moisturize afterwards, and if you have combination skin like mine, you don’t have to apply it to the parts of your face where you’re not oily.I’ve been liking the drying effect of clay. I think it’s also helping to clean out my pores, but gradually. I have heard that you have to do a detox period where you apply the mask every day for two weeks, and then continue applying it a couple of times a week if it isn’t too drying for your skin. I’ve been applying it every day and my blackheads are better than they were the first time I applied it - which kind of did nothing.Anyways, I do recommend clay masks. To be honest, I was expecting more from it, but still - maybe it will benefit my skin more over time. Hope this helps!

CLAY MASKS!

Maybe I’m a little late to be trying this stuff, but finally I have a review on clay masks. First of all, I’ve seen them in a drugstore catalog and wondered what benefits they have, so I did some research. Turns out, clay masks are essential for oily, acne and blackhead prone skin. Especially green clay. They are very easy to make, you don’t even have to buy the “clay mask” products. You can just buy some clay which is way cheaper and add the following: water, carbonated water, or your toner, mix and apply to your face.
I bought some clay and started doing the mask by mixing it with regular water after I get out of the shower when my face is steamed. I realized that it can overly dry your skin if you don’t moisturize afterwards, and if you have combination skin like mine, you don’t have to apply it to the parts of your face where you’re not oily.
I’ve been liking the drying effect of clay. I think it’s also helping to clean out my pores, but gradually. I have heard that you have to do a detox period where you apply the mask every day for two weeks, and then continue applying it a couple of times a week if it isn’t too drying for your skin. I’ve been applying it every day and my blackheads are better than they were the first time I applied it - which kind of did nothing.
Anyways, I do recommend clay masks. To be honest, I was expecting more from it, but still - maybe it will benefit my skin more over time. Hope this helps!

sometimes I just wish I could go up to people with perfect skin and say “DON’T WEAR FOUNDATION”. because really, not wearing any makeup gives a fantastic feeling in my opinion. I just don’t understand why people don’t do it when they have a perfect face :/

Acne Reducing, Scar Fading & Brightening DIY Mask

(Source: youtube.com)

Tips For Healthier Skin
-Don’t stay under the sun too long, but don’t avoid the sun altogether either.-Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.-Don’t smoke and avoid places where people are smoking.-Stay away from alcohol and caffeine.-Use as minimal amount of makeup as possible.-Try to get away from stress, meditate, practice breathing techniques.-Exercise and try going to the sauna.-Use a moisturizer for your skin type that contains C, E vitamins.-Stay away from dry atmospheres.-Eat foods that contain iron like squash, wheat, liver, eggs, almonds, dried grapes, oatmeal and lentil.-Eat foods that contain vitamin C like red pepper, lemons, grapefruit, melon, strawberries, tomatoes and green leafed vegetables..-Eat foods that contain minerals like mushrooms, barley and bananas.-Eat foods that contain magnesium like almonds, oatmeal, barley, cheese, potatoes, corn and foods that contain vitamin E like sunflower seeds, broccoli and spinach.-Eat foods that contain vitamin A like eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, fish, shrimp and chicken.

Tips For Healthier Skin

-Don’t stay under the sun too long, but don’t avoid the sun altogether either.
-Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.
-Don’t smoke and avoid places where people are smoking.
-Stay away from alcohol and caffeine.
-Use as minimal amount of makeup as possible.
-Try to get away from stress, meditate, practice breathing techniques.
-Exercise and try going to the sauna.
-Use a moisturizer for your skin type that contains C, E vitamins.
-Stay away from dry atmospheres.
-Eat foods that contain iron like squash, wheat, liver, eggs, almonds, dried grapes, oatmeal and lentil.
-Eat foods that contain vitamin C like red pepper, lemons, grapefruit, melon, strawberries, tomatoes and green leafed vegetables..
-Eat foods that contain minerals like mushrooms, barley and bananas.
-Eat foods that contain magnesium like almonds, oatmeal, barley, cheese, potatoes, corn and foods that contain vitamin E like sunflower seeds, broccoli and spinach.
-Eat foods that contain vitamin A like eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, fish, shrimp and chicken.

Anonymous said: Hi! Firstly I'd like to say your blog is amazing and helped me with so much :) Secondly my question, every so often I get what i believe to be a cystic pimple somewhere on my face. About two weeks ago I developed one on my chin, my derma prevents me from being able to leave it alone -_- usually after its popped and healed it doesn't reappear. But this one is HUGE and wont pop! I'm wondering what the doctor could do about this? I've never gone to the doctor for a cyst before so i'm nervous. TY :)

Hello!! Thank you so much, I’m glad it helped you ^.^ I believe the dermatologist performs an extraction to get rid of the pus in the pimple. They numb the area so that you don’t feel anything. They do it in a sterile way so that the infection doesn’t spread around. Then they clean it up and let it heal. If the cyst isn’t too big they might just prescribe you something topical to get rid of it. Hope this helps :)

bhoyonkor:

Why do people say to not pop pimples? I find that when it pop them, they heal faster. Also, I just popped a pimple on my knee. 😧

when you pop a pimple, the infection just goes deeper into the skin, you are only getting rid of the pus that appears white. when you do this, you are welcoming future pimples in the areas surrounding that pimple. also, it is damaging to the skin tissue, which leads to scarring. hope this helps :)

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smoestoe:

Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.

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