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What sunscreen do you guys use? Anonymous 12359[Reply]

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Anonymous 12368

None because affordable ones have toxic shit and decent ones are really expensive. I'd rather leave the beach for winter and stay home in summer as much as I can.

Anonymous 12374


I’ve been using this for several years now. All American chemical sunscreens make my skin sting. This one doesn’t irritate my skin or leave a white tint. It makes you a little shiny but it’s nothing that powder can’t fix.

Anonymous 12377

Thanks, anon. I'll check it out.

Anonymous 12417

I use this too! It might be because I put it on thickly like regular sunscreen, but even on my pale skin it has a pearly white tint. My favorite is anessa, I just can’t afford it anymore.

Anonymous 12424

I used to use the Biore watery essence but now I use the Skin Aqua Super Moisture. Both are great, but I prefer the Skin Aqua one.


Cleaning / Organizing Thread! Anonymous 9273[Reply]

Hi anons! I'm doing a deep clean of my apartment today and thought this would be a good topic.

Honestly, I have no idea how to organize my closet so I'd love to hear how you guys tackle this stuff.

Some misc. tips I have:
- I keep a spray bottle with a couple of drops of dish soap, 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 water. This is great for spot cleaning (especially on carpets (especially cat puke)), getting rid of hard water stains on shower doors.
-I try to make sure my kitchen sink is empty every night so that there's just not a pile of stuff waiting for me in the morning.
-I keep a tote by my door with broken down boxes for recycling so I can just take them with me when I take my trash out.
-I've been wearing my cloth masks while I'm cleaning with bleach / vinegar, it at least feels like I'm breathing in less chemicals
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Anonymous 10405

I also prefer a more minimalistic life, but don't like the ikeaplant whitecubeshelves aesthetic. I lean more towards a 'kawaii' aesthetic. I know a lot of vloggers and such make it seem like you need that aesthetic to be minimalist, but you don't. You can get things you need that have the aesthetic you like. For example, clothing and bedsheets, rugs with busy patterns, lots of colors, etc. There's also nothing wrong with having some art or posters on your walls, as long as you don't find them distracting/they don't require a ton of maintenance. I think what's more important for minimalism is investing in good quality items (can get for cheap second-hand sometimes), reusable instead of disposable items. And just getting rid of things you won't/don't use realistically. For example, if you tend to pile up books because you like the idea of being a reader, but in reality you don't actually read them, get rid of them.

Anonymous 10461

I do keep my place tidy, I vacuum almost every day, but I'm really not into that Marie Kondo shit. I have 200 books on my shelf and I love it. I'm a human, not a machine in an IKEA catalog.

Anonymous 12391

You don't have in that awful white hotelroom minimalist style we see on internet. Just think about the fact you don't need to tidy up so much, you don't need to find space for so many things. If you have many things, you can't even enjoy them all. You can have experience instead of 100 pieces of clothes.

Anonymous 12419

I read marie kondo's book in 2016 and haven't forgotten most of the tips ever since. I HIGHLY recommend it.
You don't have to be super radical, but honestly, try to keep only the stuff you cherish the most, and get rid of the rest (donate). The less stuff you own, the easier it gets to maintain an organized space.
I'm awfully sensitive to "visual noise", so I don't have much decorations, which makes cleaning a lot easier. I have a vacuum robot which makes cleaning the floors a breeze (after the robot I use one of those 'spray mops' and it's clean).

Anonymous 12420

tip i've used for years: mix 70%(or higher) alcohol with your favourite fabric softener and put it on a spray bottle.
That way you can spray it every morning when doing the bed, so it smells like freshly washed sheets everyday :)
Also good for spraying on couches, chairs, closet, drawers, clothes, curtains, the inside of backpacks/purses, etc.


Anonymous 12283[Reply]

Do you apply sunscreen everyday? I read it's something we should do, but even in days I don't leave my house?
I thought about starting because my mother does it and her skin looks great for her age, but she uses other products too, so I don't know if sunscreen has anything to do with it.
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Anonymous 12294

My absolute favourite is 'Reinmann P20' in SPF-50 (overkill, especially where I live kek)
Really reliable, not too pricey since one spray-bottle lasts so long, great application, and I love how it makes my skin look all day
I never thought I'd be the kind of person that raves about suncreen, yet here we are. Its a really, really good one.
(uvb + uva broad spectrum, of course)
Leaves no weird colour cast cast or residue but if you're exceptionally oily all-over your body, I would suggest elave's high protection sunscreen as an alternative that also leaves skin looking fab. (other than preventing skin cancer and obvious anti-aging, how skin looks and feels for the rest of the day matters most to me)

Anonymous 12295


samefag, forgot to attach this bad boy

Anonymous 12383

the sun is horrible for your skin, but sunscreen is too bothersome. i dress like a muslim when i go out. i swim in a swim hoodie and yoga pants, and always wear long sleeves with a hood or hat. the golden ideal is a hoodie over top of a baseball cap with extended bill. nothing gives better coverage. zero sun. my skin is wonderful. for dates i have a nice sun hat and wear a dress, tights, and a cardigan. no skin exposure, still look feminine.

Anonymous 12406

>even in days I don't leave my house?

this question makes me laugh. are you exposed to sunlight when you're indoors? yes? then you should be wearing sunscreen.

Anonymous 12411

>what are curtains


Anonymous 10232[Reply]

Hi. Miner with dark skin here.

In high school I had terrible acne, yet to this day in my twenties I'm dealing with the horrible hyper-pigmented acne scars from my past acne.
Does anyone have advice on how to get rid of acne scars? Specifically ones with hyper-pigmentation?

Anonymous 10247

i used tea tree oil a few times in highschool and it got rid of my acne scars. make sure it's diluted and do a patch test (on the inisde if your elbow) before you use it because it's an essential oil and can cause burns

Anonymous 10265

azelaic acid, and wearing sunscreen every day. tretinoin or differin also speed up skin cell turnover dramatically

Anonymous 12392

I have this too, my doctor said it can be removed by laser as soons as acne stops occuring.
I also take zinc pills (zinc is good for skin) or also sunlight helps me (but I have white skin)

Anonymous 12404

You need a couple things.

>alpha hydroxy acid

This can be lactic acid or glycolic acid (I'm sure there are others). You should be using a beta hydroxy acid (e.g., salicylic acid) before using the AHA.


If you don't wear sunscreen, you deserve to have hyperpigmentation. Avoid the sun as much as is suitable for your lifestyle.

I'm not familiar with retinoids, but I assume those help as well (although you'd have to double up on the sunscreen).


Dressing for winter Anonymous 12253[Reply]

Most of my closet consists of summer clothes (strapped tops, dresses, shorts etc) which is a big problem since i'll be starting uni in a very cold place this fall. any suggestions for must-own clothes so that i wont freeze and look good at the same time kek? i like dark academia, indie, goth and punk (without being too extreme), vintage etc etc

Anonymous 12257

look for some vintage wool blazers and peacoats, black cotton turtle necks (wool can be itchy against bare skin), and probably some thermal underwear or leggings to wear under your pants for extra warmth in the legs. Thrifted wool dress pants are also good for that dark academia look and are pretty cozy while also being breathable. Get all your wardrobe staples in black, then you can accessorize or add different statement pieces to add more of a dark academia, punk, or goth look depending on your mood. Get some sort of hat that covers your ears and some cozy gloves, socks, and boots as well. Combat boots go well with the styles you mentioned, though they aren't always super warm.

Anonymous 12260

Layering! In cold climates it's important to have garments that keep you warm outside but are also removable once you get inside. Cardigans are a staple for me since I can put them over a blouse and another sweater if needed, then take them off when I get to class.

I also cannot stress thermal socks, thermal gloves, and waterproof boots enough. You do not want wet and numb feet from the snow. Pain in the ass and risky depending on how cold the place gets (-20c and less gets dangerous). You can get these in black or brown easily.

Also second >>12257 about wool pants and coats. Be wary about stylish coats in snowstorms though. If you're going to do it make sure you have on the aforementioned layers. I also recommend a second, thermal, waterproof coat for shoveling. It will be ugly but necessary if you want to avoid feeling like shit. You may also want separate snow boots for this task. Snow pants too if you plan on romping around in the snow. Scratch all of this if you won't be shoveling though (also thank the universe because shoveling 6 feet of snow is a bad time).

Scarves and earmuffs are also your best friends.

And if you ever feel like skipping some protective layer in January, look up stories of frost bite to scare yourself into putting your damn thermal mittens on.

t. Canuck with similar style

Anonymous 12351

For layering pieces, I really like Uniqlo's heattech line and anything cashmere (surprisingly easy to find second hand at good prices where I live).

Anonymous 12390

Look for:
-warm thights (idk if there is a special name in english language for this)
-normal thights, you can wear socks on them
-turtleneck, or semiturtleneck (i also don't know correct english name for this xd)
-a warm coat for winter and a light coat for autumn and spring (trench coar or something simialr), however be super you can button it up to the neck, otherwise you will be cold and uncomfortable. Don't buy coats with tie.
-you can choose rather a anorak too, but I think it is not looking nice and I have never liked that
-a scarf
-a beret and a hat
-nice but very comfortable shoes which will not slip on the ice easily and will have liner inside so you will be warm
-gloves (leather ones are very nice)


Dieting woes Anonymous 12265[Reply]

I've been on a diet for 51 days and I've lost 10lbs so far. The problem is that I've been stuck at the same weight for like 3 weeks now. I haven't faltered in my diet at all.

I've been consistently in a calorific deficit and I can actually visibly see with my own two fucking eyes that I'm losing weight, but my scale number wont budge. I can't tell if I'm losing the weight and being gaslit by my scale or if I'm not losing weight and my mind is just pretending that I'm losing weight.

On the bright side I do feel quite good about myself and I think I'm looking well but christ there are only so many times I can tell my food diary application that I'm going nowhere before I start getting frustrated
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Anonymous 12272

That's what I've been considering since this morning. It seems like the best idea to me really, actually I think that's really the only way to break a plateau

Anonymous 12279

You can break a plateau in other ways, but they're way more extreme and this is generally the first thing you start with

Anonymous 12280

Damn abscess anon you are everywhere. How I deal with plateaus is just stop weighing myself for a week or so. It drives me batty not seeing that number budge despite knowing plateaus are real.

Anonymous 12281

I post around maybe 3 or 4 times a day haha. I weigh myself on Fridays, planning to start busting out some A list splurge meals for the next 7 days. I have mac n cheese on my mind, gonna blow the bollox out of my recent clear skin days by just ruining myself with dairy

Anonymous 12329

This. Increase your cut. Less cals.


Anonymous 12122[Reply]

Someone please help me get rid of my dandruff, it's disgusting.
I have curly short to medium hair and wash every 2 days. My hair is dry, so if I use dandruff shampoo (or any other) everyday it'll look bad. If i get to three days without washing it dandruff builds up and the itching stars.
I can't take this anymore.
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Anonymous 12149

Oh this for sure. I moved from a place of soft water to hard water and it screwed my scalp up so much thought I had some sort of fungal infection but nope it was just the hard water and I just started to moisturize my scalp and it fixed it

Anonymous 12160

Curious, what do you use to moisturize your scalp?

Anonymous 12165

Oh I’m this same >>12129 anon. So I use the cheap Aussie 3 minute deep conditioner

Anonymous 12166

The only thing i've actually seen work is reducing carb intake and washing your head with colder water. Works wonders.

Anonymous 12284

OP here.
Tried to not wash my hair for a week (since a lot of people recommended this) and I managed for six days. Didn't wait until the 7th because it was itching too much. Also used a normal shampoo instead of the anti-dandruff one (lot of people said to this too) and deep conditioned before shampooing.
Well, it looks ok now, I'll try to stick with that routine and adapt it if something happens.

The fun part is that what I'm doing is the complete opposite a dermatologist said me to do. He said I should wash my hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo every single day and my hair was pretty shitty when I was doing this.


how can i improve my looks ?? Anonymous 12238[Reply]

is it possible to minimize the appearance of my flaws w/ makeup or a hairstyle? if so what makeup techniques/style can I use?

here some of the problems w/ my face

>big nose

>wide/bulky-looking jaw
>facial fat around mouth area

Anonymous 12239

Try massaging your face regularly and wearing contouring makeup. Don't contour as heavily as online influcencers, do, though. It looks unnatural and cakey irl. As for your hair, I recommend a side part to draw attention away from the center of your face and your nose, and make sure you let your hair fall down the sides of your face rather than putting it up or tucking it behind your ears. That should make your face appear a bit slimmer.

Anonymous 12240

Curtain bangs. Also get fit. No one will notice your facial flaws if you'll have a nice strong body.

Anonymous 12246

ty for the advice anon, but to get a strong body do I only do weight-training instead of cardio or do i do both?

Anonymous 12249

It is weight-lifting that will get you a nice looking body, cardio is mostly if you have to lose weight. I focus on lifting 3 times a week, and do cardio once or twice if i feel like it (it is good for health and makes me feel nice), but if you hate cardio you can get the same results from just doing weight-lifting

Anonymous 12258

This >>12249
Also make sure to push yourself as hard as you can for best results (dont hurt yourself, of course). For example, when lifting, pick the weight that you can barely lift the last few reps. If its not difficult, it aint doing shit.


Anonymous 12057[Reply]

I have some weird discoloration on my face (more yellowish, sometimes dark) around my mouth starting from the nose, kind of like the blue circle in this image, overlapping with red. The skin texture is completely normal.
Anyone know why?
Thank you.
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Anonymous 12108

Also i want you to look at your eyes very closely and see if there is a yellow discoloration of the white part of the eye(sclera)
I'm suspecting this might be mild jaundice
Also have yo had abnormal urine or stool color? (Stool color can be very dark or very pale depending on the type of jaundice)

Anonymous 12114

In that area? Discoloration on flat skin is a common way for acne to scar. Was it concentrated in that area? Luckily, if that is the case, you can easily fix it with microdermal abrasion

Anonymous 12115

what race are you anon? different races are prone to some things

Anonymous 12117

i had this when i was little, same exact area, no indication of jaundice anywhere else. i think it's related to your thyroid and improper processing of beta carotene due to thyroid dysfunction, if it's not jaundice or just from eating a fuckton of carrots or sweet potatoes.

Anonymous 12125

My mom noticed it when I was 12, and I'm 18 now. I'm not looking in the mirror all the time but she says it's most obvious when I haven't been eating and tells me it's because of lack of vitamins in general. So not constant, and sometimes I don't notice it.
I don't take anything at all. I have just been paying more attention to my appearance lately and it annoys me a little. (It's a bit embarrassing to ask about this too.) I don't want to mask it with make up though, so that's why I'm asking about it.

My stool is pretty normal and my eyes are an ordinary off white color too.

White European
Oh, that's pretty interesting.


Hair thread Anonymous 569[Reply]

What are some of your favorite hair related YouTube channels?

What's your hair routine?

Do you take any supplements/do (you think) they work?
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Anonymous 11636

I have arse length hair. My tip to you guys is LEARN TO DO DUTCH OR FRENCH BRAIDS. They will save your life when it comes to things like tangles.

I wear my hair in braids every day. I never have knots, I brush twice a day morning and night, and sometimes rub a little oil into the ends to maintain moisture.

REMEMBER! the natural gunk from your scalp wont make it to the ends of your hair if its long enough. Either invest in a boar bristle brush to distribute the oils evenly to the ends or find yourself a nice oil to condition your ends. My recommendation is argon oil

Anonymous 12017

NTA, but cold showers really are far less drying than hot showers. I'm saying this based on personal observations, not based on any scientific study, which may or may not be poorly designed. The difference for me is night and day, and I'm pretty sure you can't placebo yourself into having moist skin.
Also, even if there were shitty studies confirming that cold showers are less drying, that wouldn't mean that cold showers aren't less drying. Lack of solid evidence does not equal evidence to the contrary.

Anonymous 12021

it just makes sense though naturally. when you wash dishes, does cold water wash off the oil as well as hot water? of course not. idk what anon is on, there's definitely a difference.

Anonymous 12047


Anonymous 12098

has anyone here done a root perm? thoughts on them?

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