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Question for the men: the skin under my eyebrows, mustache, and about half of my goatee has started to flake like crazy this summer. Anything I can do other than continue using dandruff shampoo?
Start thinking conditioner and/or applying moisturiser a few hours before you actually shampoo.
I may not be a bloke, but... there's nothing I don't know about either conditioner or moisturiser.
I need a haircut...
I'm letting my hair grow out. Mostly because it turns out hair cuts around here are really expensive.
I'm in the very slow process of growing mine out. It's at the stage where I can just pull the majority of it back into a ponytail, but one clump over my right ear is still too short.
I'm also being reminded of the reasons why I cut it short. It's pretty wild.
I think I have a heart shaped face... I don't know, I'm fat, so that might confound things.
Big is beautiful
Anythin' to do about dry skin in the winter?
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
edited 10th Dec '13 4:04:47 PM by Madrugada
I've been thinking over investing over an epilator...are there anybody here who has tips for removing unwanted body hair? note The underarms and the bikini area. It's embarrassingly thick. Either that, or my only option of getting it waxed. ._.
I have no personal experience, but I have this piece of anecdata on epilators: A friend of mine who is deeply into the S&M scene as a masochist said that the only time he ever safeworded out of a scene because the pain was too much for him, a Epilady was in use... And given how they work, I can't see that using one would be any less painful than waxing. It is, after all, plucking multiple hairs at once.
Oh wow. I'll assume it was a sensitivelol area. Did he mention how he prepped for it? Do you remove body hair or leave it?
Mine tend to regrow after five days after getting it waxed, two days when I shave. It's already embarrassing secretly ordering home wax kits and hiding the large patches of hair—despite liking body hair on others, I appreciate the feeling of smooth and soft skin. It was hard to explain towards my grandparents... XD
I really don't know any more than what I said. He and I ran in circles that only lightly and occasionally overlapped, but his comment about it came up in a conversation that a third party started with the same question you asked: "I'm thinking about getting an Epilady. Anybody have experience with one?"
The thing is, since it works on the same principle as waxing (pulling the hairs out), I don't see any reason that its results would last any longer than waxing does.
edited 11th Dec '13 7:41:27 AM by Madrugada
My hands were getting chapped from spending all day in the dry cold outdoors, and a variable temp kitchen. So I borrowed a little almond oil, spread it all over my hands, and wore some cheap cotton gloves that I didn't mind staining to keep my hands warm and from getting oil on everything I touched.
Half an hour later, the chapping is nearly gone, except for a bit around the knuckles. I'll use olive oil from now on, since I have a whole bottle of that.
Coconut oil is also supposed to be good for the skin also handy as a chap protectant. It comes in refined (less nutrients but no smell) and unrefined which will smell and taste like coconuts.
The wife approves of coconut oil massages. Just gotta keep the dogs from cleaning mommies arms and legs.
edited 18th Dec '13 6:05:20 PM by TuefelHundenIV
Unrefined coconut oil is a bit strong for my taste, and I can't find the refined scentless kind, so I just use other oils.
edited 14th Dec '13 4:23:55 PM by Leradny
Baby oil is also good, it's really just scented mineral oil. If you can find mineral oil it is even cheaper.
Vegetable oils tend to absorb a bit better for moisturizing than mineral oil does, in my experience. But mineral oil is a better protectant against windburn or chapping before it happens.
edited 14th Dec '13 5:41:53 PM by Madrugada
I can't really use mineral oil for the protecting quality since I'll have washed it all off by lunch. So it's vegetable oils in the evening for me.
Home waxing kits? Ouch. I only tried them once - I'm enough of a baby about it that I never tried again. Always got them professionally done, but that's expensive.
Isn't there also the option of hair dissolving creams?
Or laser hair removal. Bit pricey, but it's a one-time cost.
When it comes to body hair removal I advocate the use of a safety razor, but I'll readily acknowledge the penalty for mistakes as being higher when compared to a modern disposable. I've given my face some nasty nicks due to a moment's inattention. Thank god for the styptic pencil.
However, my girl borrows my safety razor to shave her legs (and prefers it to the girly shit she used to employ) so there is that to consider.
I like my safety razor for the control it offers; I only have one shaving edge to worry about so I can get in and around my mustache easily. Also, if I miss a spot I can pass over it again without irritating my face to hell and gone * again, only one blade...the reason multiple passes irritate the face when one uses the modern disposable is the multiple blades, do the math and shit. Finally, the blades retain their functionality longer and cleaning it is much more simple.
Does anyone know how to make dark lipstick/gloss last longer?
Not sure how much this will help, but the one thing I've found that makes the most difference in the longevity of lipstick application is the quality of the lipstick itself. More expensive lipstick stays on longer.
In stage makeup class it was: moisturizer, lipliner, lipstick, blot, powder, lipstick, blot.
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