I’ve now been using vitamin E cream for two weeks, in an attempt to heal up some super dry patches and redness I’ve been experiencing as a result of stress and Canadian winter air. This post is a quick update on how my skin is doing and what my thoughts are on how vitamin E cream has been working for me.
For a fan of DIY (or non-professional) skin treatments, I really haven’t had too many bad experiences. I waded slowly in to the process of at-home experimenting, and you really can’t do much harm slathering honey on your face, even when you start adding in oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I did manage to get some permanent stains on my pillowcase from an attempt to use Vaseline as a heavy duty, overnight moisturizer (did not work), but I’ve mostly managed to avoid doing serious harm to my skin. There’s just one problem.
I decided this morning that it was time to face my fear of formatting and break away from my text-only posts by getting some pictures involved! So today’s post is going to be a skincare post, necessitating both pictures of my skin and for me to catch up with the times and learn how to use a blogging platform like a real member of the 21st century. Now, for background, my skin is dry, sensitive, and very acne-prone. My aunt swears by vitamin E cream the same way some people swear that coconut oil has the ability to solve literally every one of life’s problems. During my online research (yes, I’m the type of person that dermatologists probably hate), I read that coconut oil is actually comedogenic, meaning it clogs your pores, meaning it shouldn’t go anywhere near your face. So with that popular option off the table for me, I decided to give my aunt’s recommendation a try.
Even though tonsillectomies have been performed for at least 2000 years, the recovery process is still notoriously painful. This leads to a lot of people (myself included!) turning to the internet to look for help in managing the pain. What I learned was that the internet can actually be very helpful, and there appear to be some tips that everyone agrees on:
I decided to start this post off on the same topic I ended my last post on. My recent tonsillectomy. Ugh. I’m sure in a few months from now I’ll be able to appreciate not having to deal with my tonsils ballooning every time I get so much as a slight cold, but at the moment, I’m not far enough removed from the pain to enjoy the results!
I decided to have my tonsils taken out after having mono this summer and noticing that my tonsils had become even more prone to inflammation and infection. The surgeon warned me that it was quite possibly going to be the worst pain of my life, but I figured that after 20 years of dealing with throat pain, I could handle it (spoiler: I could not, in fact, handle it)(at least not very well).
Below is a day-by-day walkthrough of my experience with the surgery! If you’re just looking for advice, my next post will be a list of my tips and tips I’ve seen pop up a few times online!