SO. FUCKING. IMPORTANT.
Learning to speak to children in a constructive, positively reinforcing, non-abusive way (which was hard to unlearn due to my own abuse) is one of the most important things i have ever learned to do. It’s also dramatically changed how i speak with adults.
CAUSE I SERIOUSLY NEEDED SOMETHING LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS.
Don’t forget that drinking plenty of water and tea, eating a healthy diet and daily exercise will make a HUGE difference with your complexion. Touching your face frequently is also a big no-no. Everyone’s skin is different, so experiment with your own treatment routines and find what best suits you!! I think this is a topic that’s almost taboo to talk about, but everyone has it, so we might as well help each other out with what we’ve found successful, right!?
the names make them sound cute
plEASE do noT put toothpaste or baking soda on your pimples oh my god both are waay too basic to be putting on your skin especially if you are biologically female!!
if you’re looking for something to get rid of surface pimples, try a cream with 5-10% (depending on skin sensitivity) benzol peroxide, or a topical clindamycin lotion if you’re prone to dry/combination skin. (you do need a prescription for this, but just about any doctor or derm will be more than willing to write you one!) you can also try a lactic acid exfoliating mask once a week to get rid of bacteria.
also! avoid cleansers with harsh exfoliators, like st. ives apricot scrub. the little bits of apricot pit junk actually create tiny lacerations all over your face, which not only lead to an uneven complexion, but create ideal homes for bacteria. and make sure your cleanser isn’t stripping your skin’s natural moisture! dry skin leads to increased oil secretion which leads clogged pores and more acne. some safe options are clearisil, eucerin, clean n clear, and AD/PS.