Beauty Tips with Pics
How I got to where I am today
When I started to get acne in high school my mom sent to me the dhermatologist.
She told me to wash my face with a cetaphil soap bar.
I had never washed my face up to that point and though sometimes I took a few showers a day sometimes I did not use soap and also sometimes I just preferred to leave my hair greasy.
I guess it was my way of expressing an inner world of dejection outwardly.
I did not belong to any cliques.
The popular boys would see my aptly styled hair and pretty face and think I was a cool girl until they interacted with me and my debilitating shyness gave away the fact that I did not possess social skills of any kind.
I did Speech Team, competed in Original Oratory at every meet and I placed just once, in sixth, or last place.
Flash forward to 2017. Here I am giving away all my beauty secrets for free.
Maybe it is some sort of idyllic myth, but beauty care with just a few essential oils just really does seem more logical than putting a laundry list of chemicals onto all that sensitive, ever-visible, first-impression-forming skin.
If you mess up your face skin it is not like you are gonna want to transplant your butt skin there. Once you fuck up the skin on your face, it could be irreversible.
My skin has changed. In 2013 I noticed pores started to show on my cheeks and the skin on my chest also changed texture. It looks like someone drilled pores onto every square inch of my forehead. I opted for bangs to cover it up, because it wasn’t like that before.
Then, poverty. The sorts of times where I felt I could not afford the luxury of face wash.
I started looking haggard.
Months without any sort of face wash started to show.
Finally I broke down in a French Parapharmacie and spent approx. 20 quid total on two products: a cleanser made with micellar thermal water from the Alps, and a moisturizer.
My face looked a thousand times better and it became a source of pride to pay money in order to avoid looking like an aging hag, and that in itself made me feel good about myself.
A small price to pay in order to look presentable.
Anyway, I look at everything I do as a sort of alchemy because I know I am 50 kg of solid gold.
work in progress / Rome was not built in a day / ancora imparo
The following set of pictures represent my evolving tastes in beauty care.
Just look at all these crazy chemical compounds!
cetyl alcohol, CI 77947 (zinc oxide), inositol, benzoic acid, trehalose, xanthan gum glyceryl laurate, potassium sorbate, sucrose stearate, sucrose polystearate, sodium benzoate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium PCA, alcohol denat.
What is all this stuff?
Polyoxamer 184 — what is that?
phenoxyethanol? lyaminopropyl biguanide!?
It is stressful typing these words up.
And this is just two products. I challenge you to do the same with your kitchen sink of “beauty products”.
Typing them up makes me feel even stronger in my resolve to just use like tea tree and other essential oils.
Speaking of which…
This one is my favorite.