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Spot Treatment

Okay so… when I was growing up I had horrible acne and (so frustratingly) sensitive skin. I had no concept at all of how to treat my skin ‘kindly’. I abused astringent and (3%) Salicylic Acid thinking that the harsher the product, the better it was. I can´t tell you how much my face burnt! Especially around my eyes, which became red and Tuberculosis-like o_Ö

Anyway, eventually I learned my lesson and stopped trying to burn my face off. I discovered that it mattered more so the calming, soothing effect of whatever  I used. I stopped using any kind of acne medication (except for an oral antibiotic, which gave me a good kick-start to not looking like a leper). I also learned about spot treatments. Obviously it´s exactly as it sounds – using a concentrated, localised medication only on active blemishes so that you don´t overdo it on healthy skin.

 

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Tea Tree Oil Blemish Stick by Burt’s Bees is my favourite :3

I’ve tried various spot treatments like Proactiv, Neutrogena, and Clean and Clear. I like the Burt’s Bees spot treatment best because a) while it´s a bit more money than some others (About 10usd), it lasts so much longer and smells a hell of a lot better and b) it works better!

I hope this is helpful! Do you have any suggestions for products that you like best?

Beauty · Blog · Health & Wellness · Reviews

Miraculous Coconut Oil 🌴 

Hi! Of course this blog is mostly for my art, but I have so many interests that I thought I’d share some of the health, wellness, and beauty tips I’ve learned through the years of being an ugly teenager XD

The first thing I want to mention is, of course, Coconut Oil! This stuff has helped me a lot because I have the worst kind of combination, sensitive skin (it seems to manage to be extremely dry while simultaneously feeling oily/break out-y).

I like to use Louana Coconut Oil because it’s super cheap!

There are so many uses for Coconut Oil and it lasts SO long (as long as you don’t drop the open jar when the Oil has liquefied… like I’ve done about a million times). You’ll never need lotion, shaving cream, or anything like that again!
There is ONE little piece of information that took me a while to learn, however- don’t just slather on some Oil and leave it there because then it becomes exactly as it sounds… oily >_< I wait to use it until I’m in the shower so that I can wash it off after a few minutes! I use it on my face before washing it with a gentle cleanser and on my legs/body following suit. It makes a great, inexpensive shaving cream too :3

I hope that that was helpful!

Do you guys use Coconut Oil or something similar? I’d really love to hear your opinions/advice/experiences!
❤ BUG 🐞