electrolysis

….is definitely not for me

Hello readers.

so, like I promised, today I tried my new Clean and Easy electrolysis machine. It was very easy to use but I’ve decided it’s not the best hair removal technique for me.

so, it’s very easy to use and only requires a 9V battery and these are sold at pharmacies grocery stores. You also need saltwater, rubbing alcohol and a lot of patience.

I have all of these, the problem was its painful and the areas I was trying to treat were hard to reach. Laser hair removal is a little easier to use because you only need to shave the area at least 24 hours before treatment and you’re treating an entire area in general as opposed to one follicle at a time. If you’re curious about buying a laser hair removal machine, I buy all of mine at silk’n Also, Blog post at Hair removal

Electrolysis is great for stubborn sparse hairs you may have, but you need to have the patience and time to treat each one individually.

I bought mine on JET

I recommend this product if you’re treating coarse and stubborn hair.

keep in mind, you need time and patience and a tolerance for pain.

electrolysis works by inserting a thin needle on the hair follicle and using a very gentle current to weaken the follicle. It hurts a little bit, but it’s more uncomfortable than anything. If you’d like to treat an area on your back, neck, face, you might need to ask a friend to help you with this.

always here to help

ML

 

Allergies and Asthma

Hey guys!

Sorry I went away for a while. I’ve been having a very difficult time breathing since Spring started. I usually have allergies, the typical allergies: you’re runny nose and itchy eyes. This year, things were different. I didn’t have itchy eyes or a runny nose, instead I was wheezing and coughing. I thought I had a cold, and I took all the cold medicines available over the counter. I was finally able to see my allergist at the beginning of this week and he basically told me I had allergy asthma, and I’m just glad its seasonal. but if any of you are having the same symptoms of me, maybe it’s time to see your allergist. I was prescribed an inhaler and some medication to prevent asthma attacks; Each pill is taken at night before bed, and the inhaler is only used when needed.

This is my first time buying medicine that isn’t available over the counter and I thought I’d have to pay a scary amount of money for all of this, but luckily, I only had to pay 10$ #thanksObama.

now,

Allergies and Asthma are both pre-existing conditions.

so I guess you already know how I feel about the bill proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act A.K.A. Obamacare 

Guys, this is just a reminder to stay on top of your health. Health is everything. Go see your doctors at least twice a year, pay attention to your body, if something feels off, it probably is.

also, last week I ordered an at home Electrolysis kit, so I’m going to be doing some permanent hair removing and I will Blog about that next

till next time, guys

always ML

Frixion Pens

I love pens, I’ve always loved pens.

one day a very special friend of mine from Japan, gifted me two Frixion pens and my life has never been the same since.

Frixion pens are erasable and they come in every color. These are great if you’re always writing or if you’re in a school setting all the time, or if you’re just a pen hoarder like me.

they also have highlighters. ERASABLE HIGHLIGHTERS!!!!!

and the best part, refill ink cartridges are also available.

and these pens come in all in all styles and categories. They’re mainly sold in japan, but sometimes you can find them in Japanese stationary stores in New York City. Sometimes I order them from Amazon or Tokyo Pen Shop

feel free to share and comment ~

a very excited ML

Butt Acne.

Like I promised, this is my butt acne post.

ok, so recently my sister noticed that when she switched birth control she started gaining weight as well as getting butt acne. (I will post about Birth control some other day) Soooo I’ve been helping her treat it.

TIPS for clearing but acne 

  1. keep the area clean. you can wash this area with acne medication. preferably an acne cleanser with salicylic acid.
  2. spray the area with acne medicine, let it dry.
  3. wear cotton undies, preferably loose fitting
  4. if you have acne scars or dark marks, I highly recommend Palmers cocoa butter for dark marks. in general, Palmers products are great for treating stretch marks, scars, and dark marks.
  5. consistency, take care of this area, the cleansing and treatment will not happen over night, the clearing of scars will usually take about 2-5 months, depending on the severity of it.

I hope this works for you, if you have any questions, comments, or any other solutions please feel free to share =)

always here to help, ML

New Yorkers

For those of you that live in New York City, i don’t know if you’ve come across a wonderful store called Harmon Face Values located on 675 6th Avenue. If you’re anything like me, You would love this store. this store is exactly what I imagine heaven to be like. they sell all the things I love in one store. Face Values is part of the Bed Bath & Beyond Family of stores.

stuff they sell

  1. beauty- anything from make up, to brushes, tools, and supplements.
  2. skincare- lotions, soaps, toners, tools,
  3. haircare- styling products and supplements for all hair types.
  4. personal care- razors, waxes, epilators, feminine products.
  5. travel- all your favorite brands and products in trial sizes
  6. health- vitamins, and first aid
  7. baby & kids- small toys and all your baby care needs
  8. cleaning – cleaning solutions for all types of surfaces.
  9. clothing solutions – two sided tape, sewing kits, detergents, dry cleaning.
  10. gifts – perfect ideas for gift baskets
  11. household- similar to a “as seen on TV” aisle
  12. natural and organic – all the products mentioned above are available made with natural and organic ingredients.

I just learned of a new store opening in Brooklyn 850 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

& they’re hiring; FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED.

this store sells discount goods. its a short walk from my job and I’m usually there everyday just to buy gum, cocoa butter, or foundation. They also have the option to do your shopping online. My favourite thing about this place, is that there are more options than you would find in your local pharmacy, If you can’t find it at Harmon, you probably can’t find it anywhere else.

here to help, ML

Hyperhidrosis

Hello people,

So this is something that I don’t really talk about, but I think maybe if I can reach one person it can make a difference. I think my biggest secret is that I suffer from hyperhidrosis. For those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s a condition where a person suffers from excessive random sweating. I know that doesn’t sound too bad and there are people who have it much worse, but this has affected my social life and personal relationships in a very negative way. It has kept me isolated and anxious about people finding out. The only people who know about this are my parents, I’ve gone through great lengths to hide it. Sometimes I wear sweaters in the summer, or wear layers of clothes, clothes that don’t fit, clothes I don’t like to avoid sweating through my regular clothes. This is something that happens every day. No matter the temperature or season. I hate it.

solutions

  1. iontophoresis- This is a machine that uses tap water to treat the excessive sweating. you immerse the body part affected into the water or you use soaked sponges to treat the area (hands, feet, underarms, etc). This machine uses electric currents. this is a temporary solution, it must be done every day for effective results.
  2. surgery – (Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) This is a permanent solution, but it is very drastic and most doctors recommend against it, unless your situation is extreme. After surgery you may experience compensatory sweating, where you may sweat from other body parts (face, stomach, legs etc)

 

As someone who has been dealing with this for at least 20 years, I’ve cried, and I’ve gone through depression, I’ve been to therapy, I’ve seen many doctors and many of them don’t know how else to treat this, or what they can do to help me, a lot of them have never even heard of this.

Surgery is expensive and not usually covered by insurance companies, my plan is to travel over seas and talk to a doctor about it, maybe I can have a normal life one day. Thats my plan for now.

I’m really just writing this for other people to understand. If you ever see anyone sweating excessively, please don’t point it our, trust me, they know. A little discretion goes a long way.

please feel free to share & comment

always ML

My daily skincare routine

That sounds like a really boring title, but the truth is… the question my friends ask most is “How do you take care of your skin” and the truth is, my skin is probably the only thing I actually take care of. I am militant about it. so I thought why not share with you my routine.

makeup removal – If you wear make up, I recommend Garnier Micellar Water. It REALLY gets everything. I’ve washed my face with soap and water and then after, I’d pass a cotton swab soaked with Micellar Water, and it gets things that I’ve missed with soap and water, I’m amazed by it. It’s the real deal. It does a great job of getting that stubborn eye make up. (eyeliner and mascara)

washing your face -washing your face is very important. Now of course everyone has different skin, so the kind of ingredients you need are specific to your needs. For face wash I mainly use a couple of drops of Dr. Bronners Castile soap.

exfoliate – not all exfoliants are made equal. I use St. Ives Apricot scrub from the jar. (the tube is not the same) this is one of the products that I now know, I cannot live without. If I learned they were discontinuing this product I’d do my best to hoard a lifetime supply of it (I’ve obviously put a lot of thought into this) (since they’re discussing the ban on micro-beads exfoliants) (microbead exfoliants are WACK) St. Ives apricot scrub does not contain micro-beads. This product also contains salicylic acid, which treats acne. It’s recommended that you exfoliate 3 times a week, but I use this product every day.

astringent – so, I have oily skin. recently I’ve bought an astringent and it’s worked like a charm. It has shrunk my pores and done a great job at the oil control. I use it once a day on clean dry skin. The directions say to swab some on with a cotton ball, I spray it on. I only use this once a day because it could potentially dry my skin. If you don’t have oily skin, you can skip this.

moisterize – sunscreen. Sunscreen is your best friend. All those expensive moisturisers have sunscreen. You can get a great moisturiser for about 12$ now, sunscreen can have ingredients that can clog your pores, so it’s important that you buy a sunscreen that is non-comedogenic (this means, it will not clog your pores) it’s a good idea to make sure your make up is already non comedogenic.

purge – I have oily skin, I hate Blackheads and I try to purge my pores at least once a week. I do that by steaming my face or washing my face with very warm water; and while my pores are open I VERY CAREFULLY purge with a blackhead extractor tool. These are sold in pharmacies, or in Ulta, or Sephora. This tool is amazing, and I’d put it down in my list of top 20 inventions that have changed the game and my life. After this, I pat a cold towel on my face to close the pores. You can spray astringent after this as well. It’s important to keep the tools clean.

tone – I use toner at least 3 times a week, this is great if you have uneven skin tone and it also has vitamins and minerals for your skin.

night cream – it’s never to early to start using night cream. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate. Give this part of your face the most attention.

 consistency – I do this every day; every week; every month; every year; and I have been doing this since I was 13. never go to bed without washing and moisturising your face; no matter how late it is or how tired you are. also, brush your teeth and floss, that’s important too.

please comment any questions you may have and feel free to share your daily skincare routines as well.

Well, I think I’ve covered it all for now. I’ll write about butt acne (nay) this week (yay)

always ML