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Healthy comfort foods Anonymous 1920[Reply]

Habitual eater here, I want to take better care of my health and skin and not eat as much crap. What are nice non-garbage comfort foods?

I crave salt more than anything.
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Anonymous 16645

For comfort I like eating strawberries, almonds, boiled eggs and banana blended with milk.
Just try eating more real food and avoid ultra-processed food.
It's hard at first but you get used to it and it's really worth it. I've been doing that for a while now after a lifetime of eating like crap and my skin looks much better, I'm less tired, menstrual cramps are much less painful and I even got hornier.

Anonymous 16650



Pita chips with hummus is probably one of my favorites.

I also like veggie straws and fruit snacks personally.

Anonymous 16653

Green beans! Lightly seasoned with lemon pepper or dashi is amazing.

Also edamame has already been mentioned a bunch in this thread, I also recommend chamame which is even tastier.

Anonymous 16655

Toast with homemade strawberry jam always brightens up my day

Anonymous 16780

Celery! I always accidentally freeze it when I use my minifridge though.
Then when it thaws it's all wet and floppy.


/cyst/ Anonymous 16323[Reply]

does anyone get bartholin cysts? they seem to be pretty ignored by gynecology. I've just recently been seeing medical sites claim they're linked to STDs meanwhile entire communities of women who get them are saying they've never had an STD, myself included. Just got tested.

Mine seems to reoccur whenever something "traumatic" bodily speaking happens. Usually if there's an extreme irritation to the area. Some pads seem to trigger it too so I've switched to menstrual cups. It finally fucking came back after I got my first brazilian wax…

I'll post ways ppl deal with them later. Some are kinda goofy.

Anonymous 16327


Hey I had that!
My doc wanted to send me to the hospital for an ablation, but thankfully, Ibuprofen was enough to get them back to normal size.
It's stress related in my case, and yes, it's related to sexual trauma.
Neurotraumatology/psychotraumatology explains the process well: a sexual trauma happens to a child, shame ensues, the child gets hyper vigilant with her sex, she develops more sensitivity in the area (as in she physically develops more neural pathways (not sure if this is the right word), or a better sensitivity to them: her safety depends on it).
Later, once adult, this translates in extra-sensitivity, painful periods etc.

Anonymous 16341


This video mentions the 2 methods I use! Prid, and Phoebe's method. And of course sitz baths, which are the most important thing by far.

this is extremely based

Anonymous 16669

I thought I had one or a similar unpoppable cyst. I ended up using salicylic acid, bathing more, not shaving pubic hair and it thankfully went away.


is there a way to fade/possibly get rid of self harm scars? Anonymous 16358[Reply]

i know with time it’ll go away, but it takes years for it to actually fade. I’m just sick of looking at it, it’s an ugly reminder and I’m sick of people staring at my legs whenever I wear shorts/skirts/dresses of any kind.

is there anything like a lotion or a supplement I could use for collagen or a retinol I could apply so my skin could heal from the trauma?
i love wearing dresses and skirts and having them really makes me dislike wearing them and putting makeup on my legs is impractical since my thigh would still be bumpy and foundation wouldn’t match the rest of my legs.
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Anonymous 16393

for laser scar removal, fractional lasers work best, FRAXEL is most popular and pretty strong but really expensive

Anonymous 16394


mederma extra strength worked well for me. it was on large burns. not sure if this helps.

Anonymous 16425

Massage, preferably with an oil good for the skin like E or coconut. I hear some people just rub their scars when theyre watching tv or doing something else, becomes kind of habit and soon in a few weeks they start to flatten and fade. Massage breaks down the scar tissue in your skin.

In my experience, they fade in 2 years. They weren't super deep, they hit the dermis, nearly fat but didnt require stitches. Everyone's skin is different though and dark skinned/asians tend to scar worse than whites I've heard, idk I am white.

Avoid picking at scabs for anything healing. I found if you don't pick then they scar very minimally.

Anonymous 16463

This worked wonders for mine. Applied religiously every night, exfoliated a couple times a week, and kept out of the sun, and after a year they're virtually non existent. It seems like
a long time but the wait helped me refrain from making new scars since I didn't want to ruin my hard earned progress.

Do consider that mine were superficial and none of them got seriously infected.

Anonymous 16587


I went to a top plastic surgeon and here is how he told me to heal the wounds so I wouldn't have scars. This method also improves old scars, regardless of age.

You need silicone sheets like pic rel. Leave on 24/7 until the scars are improved or not visible. This can take months or years so be patient. The plasters can be washed and reused.

When you change the plasters, rub hard with vaseline to break up scar tissue and keep the scar moist. If the wound is still bloody, don't rub and avoid things like stretching that could split it open.

You can use surgical tape to hold the silicone plasters in place (wet it a bit and it sticks better) but be careful that the edges of the tape can leave indents on the scar so either make the plaster smaller than the tape or only tape the edges not touching the scar.


Fashion Style Anonymous 951[Reply]

What is your current style like?
What are some of your staple pieces?
Favorite shops? Favorite/most flattering cuts?
Do you like it? If not, what would you like it to look like in the future/if you had more money?

Ask for advice or give some to the other miners seeking fashion advice here!
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Anonymous 16343

What is your current style like?
Either preppy or girly.

What are some of your staple pieces?
Long dresses, bags which stand out, moccasins, turtlenecks, and I like both vibrant colours and dark colours but my favourites are pink, navy blue and green because they suit me a lot. I love flower and tartan patterns.

Favorite shops? Favorite/most flattering cuts?
I buy a lot online now, except for shoes. French brands. I like my clothes fitted around the waist and large for the legs because I have a thin waist and my thighs are chubby. This way I achieve a hourglass look. I really like good materials, I enjoy linen, cotton, and wool the most.

Do you like it? If not, what would you like it to look like in the future/if you had more money?
I like it but I'd like to find clothes that fit me better.

Anonymous 16389


>What is your current style like?
Basic and normie. All summer long, I wore wide airy pants with single-coloured tank tops or t-shirts, a combination that pretty much everyone around me wore if they didn't go for summer dresses.

>What are some of your staple pieces?

- Blue jeans
- Single-coloured tops in neutral colours
- Tops with a white-blue stripe pattern
- Comfortable black-white sneakers

>Do you like it? If not, what would you like it to look like in the future/if you had more money?

No. I only wear it because it's affordable, easy to find, and appropriate for my age and personality. Bottom row in pic-related is the kind of style I'm actually into just because it's something I didn't have the guts to wear in my teenage years. I still like edgy anime teen/mall goth/alt fashion now but I'm a tad too old to pull it off. Plus, I live in a small town and these would make me stand out too much.

Anonymous 16399

What is your current style like? Goth, a little grunge or punk sometimes.
What are some of your staple pieces? Leather jacket, maxidresses
Favorite shops? Favorite/most flattering cuts? I usually buy fast fashion or thrift.
Do you like it? If not, what would you like it to look like in the future/if you had more money? I have excellent style usually but I've been a depressed NEET lately and stopped bothering.

Anonymous 16400


Picrel, I just wanted to say I have finally bought my first lolita dress and I couldn't be happier! It's from a taobao brand I think, but I don't even care, the second I saw it I knew I HAD to buy it (witch themed, lots of frills rather than printed fabric, pink-black combo… everything I love!)

Suddently, I feel ok being an adult… It has been my dream since I was 10 or so to own one of these dresses, but due to lack of money I couldn't buy anything.
I worked lots into saving money (my job doesn't pay well lol) and losing some weight, the dress better turns out perfect when it arrives…!

Anonymous 16414


> What is your current style like?
I'm really into 50s-90s fashion, depends on what I feel like wearing that day. My major fashion influences are Anna Karina, Francoise Hardy, Chloë Sevigny and Anjelica Huston.
> What are some of your staple pieces?
Turtleneck, a frilly blouse, corduroy pants, polo sweaters, 70s-style jeans.
> Favorite shops? Favorite/most flattering cuts?
I buy from second-hand shops near me mostly, otherwise Etsy or Depop when I have more money.
> Do you like it? If not, what would you like it to look like in the future/if you had more money?
I like it, I feel like I've finally found "my style". Picrel is similar to an outfit I wore today.
I love this.
Go for it.


Whats your budget on hb Anonymous 16024[Reply]

I don't buy any makeup except for lipsticks because oh yes pretty colours love it. Lipsticks last long even though I use them almost everyday. I have about 4 I think and it's been more than one year or two that I didn't buy any.

I don't spend a lot on haircare because I use what I have in my kitchen to wash and do masks. I think it's been more than one year. I only bought recently two products to try because it's made for curls. Cost me about 40 euros but I don't mind since I didn't buy any hair product for a while and it is quality stuff.

I don't buy much skincare products either, now good soap is enough for me. Recently I used pH neutral stuff I buy at the pharmacy. Costs less than 10 euros for 2 soaps if I remember correctly. But i swap a lot because I like to try soaps. I avoid conventional ones so I either buy stuff at the pharmacy or at bio shops.

As for health well I'm really inconsistent with the way I nourish myself so… It's either I spend way too much on junkfood or nothing at all or I'm being a good girl who buys nice meat and a bit of vegetables and fruits. I avoid fish now because it's so overpriced for its worth now with all the pollution. Too bad cause I do love the taste
I don't spend money on meds I don't live in US
Im taking better care of my illness tho. (It's not mental)

So in one year I usually don't even spend 100 euros in Health and beauty.
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Anonymous 16313

i just rinse my face with water and moisturize at night. when i go outside i put on moisturizer with spf in it.
i'm considering getting anti aging things and actually caring about my skincare. what routine would you consider for a newb? i live in a dry climate but have normal skin thanks to birth control (BC really dries me up - dry eyes, dry coochie, turns my normally oily skin normal kek).
i live in canada and retinoids are unfortunately required a prescription :/

Anonymous 16316

I found a really nice set of 5 scented ones in Japan for like 3 bucks.

Anonymous 16319

You still have to wear masks?! I stopped doing it very soon and I just kept the tissue masks I was given on some occasions. Only times I bought masks was only one in the moment because I didn't have any on me and needed one to go to some place. So i probably spent 2€ max en masks. I only wore them if I really had to

Anonymous 16320

I don't know much either tbh, that's why I have a simple and safe routine.

I'd say that since you don't really seem to get pimples and stuff you should just find a neutral pH soap to wash your face and find a good moisturizer with an app that reviews the composition. This way you will avoid bad products without struggle. You just have to scan the barcodes when you shop, or you can directly scroll on the app with filters to find good products then look them up.

So yeah, basically a soap that will not dry your skin and a skin product that will protect your from the cold without injecting your skin with chemicals. I think charcoal products are good but that's a personal choice and you'd still have to find an actual good product. I also like aloe vera and it will protect your from the sun as well. I don't like sunscreens because they usually don't have a very safe composition imo. Good, extra virgin oils are nice as well (I prefer coconut oil, carrot is nice for the sun as well and it gives you a nice tan in summer)

Anonymous 16322

i have no skincare because everything breaks me out and my skin does best if i let it be. i have a lot of makeup that i use for special occasions or costumes/cosplay though. i use cheap hair products but i do oil it religiously and use a mousse.
most of my beauty budget is spent getting my legs waxed tbh.


Lifting Anonymous 13775[Reply]

Anyone here lifts weights? I'd love to have a lifting buddy
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Anonymous 15637

12lbs ;__;

Anonymous 15638

12 lbs is perfectly fine, most of the pro bodybuilders i know don't lift above 20 lbs

Anonymous 15747


What would you recommend for a beginner at home? I don't want to get big just lean and stronger/healthier. Should I just buy light lifts and start from there?

Anonymous 15748

push ups
and pull ups if you can do them

there's all kind of tutorials on youtube with a lot of progression, check them out

and for cardio you can do long walks/running/biking

Anonymous 15894


I'd look up r/bodyweightfitness recommended routine (RR). It passed the test of time.
Eventually from there, you might need the added weight, but at the beginning, your body weight is enough.


Daily Makeup/Skin Care Routine Anonymous 1258[Reply]

Post what you honestly wear on a daily basis (or at least the days you leave your house if you're unemployed this summer).

Which makeups brands/products do you reach for every day? Do you keep up a skin care routine even on days you skip make up? Discuss.
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Anonymous 15425


We have been gaslight by social media -especially the past few years- into thinking that airbrushed skin or faces with filters are the norm. That's something you really have to keep in mind; even the smallest pimples, larger pores, etc. can and often are edited out.
We all have skin texture and it's just as diverse as all other aspects of our bodies. Your skin looking like "an orange peel" is normal! Skin has texture!
Maybe popping by r/SkincareAddiction and having a look at some posts there will help, or some other websites that try to spread awareness about it.

Anonymous 15464


In my teens I was extremely self-conscious about my skin texture especially when I did my makeup. I thought that surely I was doing something wrong because those beauty youtubers had the smoothest skin whereas I could see lines and pores everywhere. I often spent an entire hour in front of a magnifying mirror, picking at my skin and extracting blackheads (which obviously made my skin worse).

Turns out it was just lies : filters, lighting, extreme amounts of makeup to hide what normal skin actually looks like. What we often describe as texture are pores or hair follicles : for every hair on your body, you have a tiny hole that it peaks through. Even though your face isn't hairy there are still pores there - actually humans have on average 5 million of them on their body. They are there to protect your skin from bacterias, clean up deadcells and most importantly produce sebum so that you're skin stays hydrated. This moisture is very important for your skin's health : when you get older, your skin produces less sebum and this dryness is the cause of skin aging, wrinkles etc. So pores are pretty neat and helpful !

Picrel is my skin fresh out of bed, before doing any skincare or even splashing my face with water. As you can see it's a bit greasy so the pores are very visible from up close, aswell as blackheads and little bumps, or milia under the eyes. I have pretty good and clear skin but it will never be perfectly smooth, and it's normal !

99% of people won't see your skin up close, but rather from at least a 1 meter distance where pores or blackheads aren't noticeable at all. I try to not look at my face that close anymore because it will only highlight texture and what's 'wrong' with it. Keep in mind that bathroom lighting can also emphasize texture.

You should also check out the instagram @celebface which shows close up of celebrities. Even people that spend up to tens of thousands of dollars a month on skincare, treatments, procedures and have access to the best dermatologists have texture, large pores, blackheads, pimples, fine lines… They don't want you to see it, that's why everything is filtered these days. But it's here and even if they try everything to make it disappear, they can't because it's just how skin is.

Anonymous 15465

that insta is editing photos to make them look worse. i forget how it's done but you change one of the levels in photoshop and everyone looks cakey with huge pores. some people really don't have large pores naturally. most people do have pores like you do though

Anonymous 15474

Your skin's amazing! That's what my skin looks like fresh after washing, a week after diligent skincare and masks etc.

Anonymous 15761

recently I got an overnight treatment (Cerave's) and I realize that after a few days of use, there's tiny whiteheads in my usual problem area (around mouth, jaw, chin) which I never get normally. Is this probably an indication that I'm breaking out from it–not purging? My skin is extremely congested and it's the first time I'm using such acids like lactic/glycolic.

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Anonymous 17864[Reply]

I'm only 20 and yet have nasolabial folds I have suicide thoughts about, how to at least prevent its development I do can give it any time to improve my case, I don't even know where to search for any tips other than take hyaluronic shit. Please help, I'm crying
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Anonymous 17918

Stop being obsessed with looking like a child. Adults have nasolabial folds.

Anonymous 17919

When people say they have 'nasolabial folds', they do not mean wrinkles, not at that age. They mean prominent cheeks that create permanent deep creases. This makes a person looks either old, because old people's cheek sag, or like an inbred dog.

You cannot do anything about it without resorting to such cringe as plastic surgery. This is the fat distribution you have. Deal with it.

Anonymous 17920

I have such only on one side of my nose/cheek, second is smooth - there must be something that can be done, somehow, by massage I've done this, sadly, it didn't work out on the second cheek

Anonymous 17921


most guys don't even care about that

Anonymous 17922

Wait I've had these lines since I was in the 1st grade or so, doesn't everyone have them? They're fine! Perfectly normal!

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any miners with skin picking/excoriation disorder/dermiotilliomania? Anonymous 12858[Reply]

>how long have you had it?
>where/what do you pick?
>how does it make you feel?
>any coping mechanisms/tips?
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Anonymous 14959

>how long have you had it?
Almost ten years at this point. It started when I was about eleven. My mom mentioned that I had a blackhead on my nose and tried to squeeze it. She couldn't get it out, but I went into the bathroom and used a rubber tooth pick to get it out myself. A year later, I first leaned into the mirror to look at the skin on my chest and then I spent an hour or two picking at my chest. By the end of it, my chest had a bunch of sores and it throbbed and ached. I think that was the last time I ever had un-picked skin.
>where/what do you pick?
Originally, primarily my face (mostly my nose, forehead, and above my upper lip), but over time I switched to primarily my chest/breasts/upper back. Now I've started picking at my upper arms and forearms. Feelsbad.
>how does it make you feel?
When I find actual acne and express it, it's definitely an instant release of dopamine. Almost a rush. But that's only with actual acne, most of the time It's not actual acne I'm picking at, my dumb monkey brain goes into overdrive and I just pick at whatever remotely resembles acne or a spot or something. It's usually just skin, so it's typically not too rewarding, but at this point it's a force of habit.
>any coping mechanisms/tips?
Distract yourself. Stay away from the place you usually always pick at. For me, it's my bathroom mirror. A rule I follow is that I'm not allowed to lean over the sink. Once I lean over that sink to get a closer look at myself, I can't resist. Also, set a timer on your phone when you are where you usually pick. So if I have to use the restroom, I'll set a timer for 3-5 minutes. Stay away from mirrors, especially stay away from magnified mirrors. Chuck out all thinks you use to pick. If you want to pluck your brows or something, set a timer. Try your best to be as mindful and in the moment as you possibly can. Don't try to push away the urge to pick, instead acknowledge that it is something that you want to do, but that it is not beneficial for you and tell yourself to put it off for five minutes. When those five minutes are up, do another five. And another five. And another, until the urge has subsided or mostly subsided.
I'm in the same boat as you, anons. And I know how embarrassing it can be. Some days I don't think it's even worth it to try. I relapse a lot. But in my experience, IPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 14961

I didn't know skin-picking was an indicator of stress because I guess for me it's always been a compulsion, I pick my nailbeds and thumbskin constantly and have for years. Same with my lips, but I think these are normal places for picking? For me is it just a bad physical habit?

Anonymous 15043

I've been doing the following to stop picking my face

>acid exfoliation every day to get ride of perfections

>only use a hand mirror with a handle so I hold it further away and see less imperfections
>using lots and lots of acne patches for the smallest thing
>keeping skin moisturized so harder to pick

Basically, the more I care for my skin, the hard it is physically to pick but also the more healing happens.

Anonymous 15077

I've been chewing my lips ever since I was 13. I'm 26 now.

I don't feel any particular way, I do it usually because I feel stressed and anxious. My lips look so ugly now.

Anonymous 15306

I’m finding that using exfoliating acids on my skin daily is helping a lot as they get rid of many of the “imperfections”. When there is one, I put an acne patch on asap so I won’t feel or see it anymore.


Reusable sanitary products 8531[Reply]

Does anyone here have any experience with reusable sanitary towels? I've usually always used the Always brand but I've recently found out how toxic their products are. I'd like to get into the reusable ones but I don't know how effective they are and how comfortable.
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Anonymous 10276

I use reusable pads and find them much more comfortable and longer lasting than disposable ones. Less leaky, too and no weird smell. I got them for cheap on amazon.

Anonymous 10451

TSS is more for things that are internal. Mostly, tampons, because they soak up all the blood and bacteria, and if they're in there for a long ass time, they can get pretty nasty.
Some people keep tampons in there for like 12 hours, which is a big risk for TSS. TSS is basically a bacterial infection. A pad won't really cause that since it's external.
I think even most menstrual cups have less risk of TSS than a tampon since all the ones Ive seen are made of medical grade silicone and have less chance to breed bacteria compared to a super-absorbent tampon.

Anonymous 10481

Literally just don't sleep in tampons and you'll be fine. Mine start to feel sore after hours of being in, so I have to remove them anyway. I can't even imagine leaving it in there long enough to incur TSS. I'm guessing some women just don't feel it? Also, make sure not to completely rely on tampons and wear a pad to let it air out a bit after removing a tampon.

Anonymous 15092

I use some made from bamboo cotton, and while they're very comfy and absorbent I haven't switched to them for my main menstrual use, only for sleeping and for discharge I get before/after a period. My first issue is: because the poppers can only hold it on loosely and even pads with two popper options can't always stay put without rolling sideways or slipping up and down I don't trust it to keep blood from going on my thighs and trousers. I've had them slip when heavy discharge was coming out and I ended up with a big wet patch above where the pad had been sitting, and thank god it wasn't bloody.

Second issue: I don't bleed when lying down but that means when I get up there's a fucking tsunami of blood and clots I have to rush to the toilet to get rid of. I've noticed when it does hit the pad all the clots and, for lack of better words, stringy red goopy shit in the blood sits on the surface without going in. I'm honestly amazed how the material has never soaked through to the other side when with disposable pads I'm frequently only saved by the plasticy adhesive backing being waterproof, which suggests it really does absorb a lot. But why the fuck does so much sit on the surface like chunks and silly string? It's unpleasant to feel and rinsing it off in the sink is nasty too. Is that just something with bamboo cotton? Do they all have this problem?

Third issue: the side you bleed on is dark gray so I don't have any problems with blood stains, however there are occasionally lightish stains that can survive a few washes and handscrubbings before going away. It's embarrassing because I can't tell if this is from the discharge I can't help, or some moment where I happened to be talking lewd and might have leaked other fluids. I don't know. Never had a problem with those staining anything in the past so this is news to me. Could just be that the pads are getting worn and the rougher surface holds stains more easily? I have no idea but I'm glad the neighbors don't use binoculars to eye my laundry.

What I'm most curious about is whether there's a brand that's particularly secure and doesn't slip, and whether "period pants" are basically the same thing. The latter are way more expensive than buying reuseable pads, and the thought of changing your whole underwear every 4-8hrs to stay fresh seems pretty inconvenient, so I've never tried it.

Anyway if you opened this ancient thread because you're thinking of switching to Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 15115

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