Wednesday, January 2, 2008

let them taste the triple guns

who gets the reference? hint: from my favorite movie trilogy everrrr - pirates of the caribbean!!!!! (2nd one)

anyway it is referring to how i am going about dealing with all my skin issues in korea: holistically.

here is my current list of "treatments" in order of start date of using them:

neutrogena acne cleansing foam
"dr. skin" dermatologist created skin regimen (sent over from the states)
drinking more water
susemi/때미리 exfoliating at gym with neutrogena
regular sleep pattern/no alcohol
sleeping on my back (no cheek to pillow clogging pores)
new egg white retinol soap
basic facials
acne facial

nytimes health article on skin
"Still, many skin experts recommend practical steps to maintain skin as it ages and to mitigate external factors — like sun exposure and chronic stress — that could accelerate changes." no, really???

"In humans, stress can contribute to flare-ups of alopecia areata, a form of hair loss, and skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema, Dr. Mostaghimi said."
one of those HAS to be 아토피, which i have and DEF gotten worse and worse in korea.

which is odd, bc altho i have been "experiencing" less stress mentally, lately i've gotten MANYMANYMANY signals/signs that i am overstressed. (these might be addressed later)

(this was an interesting post, i know).

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