Embracing Imperfections ⬅️ 🏷 My Beauty Goals
Hi Everyone!! When thinking about what my beauty goals are, its always a mix of personal and skin level adjustments I’m working on. My big priority right now is becoming more comfortable with my body skin rather than just my face skin (that I’m quite proud of my progress!!) I grew up playing a lot of sports, which left me with scars, scrapes, everlasting bruises, back acne (thanks to sweaty jerseys) and more. I feel like sometimes these little imperfections have stopped me from living authentically. There have been summers I would rather wear a long sleeve shirt then show off my scarred back, or wear pants because I didn’t want my dark knees to be too obvious. Now looking forward to today I’m excited to work on these goals and start regaining my love for my body by embracing the scrapes and scratches that tell a really cool life story instead. Along with that, there are some of the more immediate goals I’m striving for: ⭐️Developing a body care routine ⭐️Be more consistent with sunscreen application on my body ⭐️Investing more into high quality products and learning how to take care of my body inside out. I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s posts in the tag, hope to see yours too!
Oct. 1, 2020
Beach body with traditional wax
Yes, I know this is not what they mean by beach body – but I do associate summer, the sea, the pool with waxing, waxing and then more waxing. Because it feels that since spring until fall, there is a lot of it going on! Technically, if you use traditional wax, like I do, it should be enough to wax every three weeks or so, depending on your preferences or how fast your hair grows. However, if you have very dark hair and white skin, like I have, you might even need to do it sooner. I prefer hard, elastic wax which needs to be warmed up before applying to the skin. For the application I use a wooden spatula that is just the perfect size. So, what happens is that I heat up the beads on the stove. It takes literally less than 2 minutes and this is something I really like about this wax. I use a titanium dioxide wax, it doesn’t really matter what brand, I was pleased with mostly every type I’ve got. The titanium dioxide wax is great for sensitive skin, makes my skin smooth and soft and I like it a lot. After the wax is warm enough, I take it off the stove and wait for a few more minutes until it cools down a bit, so it doesn’t burn the skin. Then I start applying the wax using the wooden spatula, in the direction of the hair growth. This type of wax doesn’t need a paper strip to remove (another thing I like a lot about it!). So, once the wax hardens a bit, I remove it pulling it in the opposite direction of the hair growth. While it might sound complicated, it actually takes like 4 minutes to do the armpits and a little more to do the legs or arms. For the upper lip waxing you only need one or two applications and it is done within minutes. It’s not overly messy either, once you get the hang of it. I use it a lot and prefer it to other methods.
Looking for hair care recommendation
I have type 1A hair, fine and straight. My hair is very thin and I’ve lost a lot of hair. I’m looking for a routine or products to try that helps my hair grow strong and healthy. I’m leaning towards natural or environmental friendly products that doesn’t cost me a fortune. I’m currently using the Love, Beauty and Planet shampoo and conditioner. I like the brands and their products but not very impressed with the one I’m using. I still lost a lot of hair every wash. If you have any recommendation for me, I’d really appreciate it 😊
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