26 May, 2016

Going Cruelty-Free: 3 ✾ Yendo Sin Crueldad: 3


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Giving Facial Soaps Another Chance.

In this third Going Cruelty-Free post, I'll be writing a quick review on my new favorite facial soap. If you've been around the blog for a while, then you know about my temporary struggle with cystic acne that was made worse through facial soaps and scrubs. After not using any for a year and a half and letting my skin naturally heal, I decided to try something new.

Tip #1: Don't use facial soaps every day, instead, about two-three times a week and at night. Night time is best because all the dirt from the day will be washed off and the dryness goes away faster since the body naturally produces oils even while you sleep.

Shea Moisture was mentioned in the previous G.C.F post but they also make facial soaps! I've been using their African Black Soap for over six months and this is by far the best soap for any skin type. Long story short: Even soaps designed for "sensitive skin" made my pimples bleed (ouch)! However, African Black Soap is tough enough to keep my face squeaky clean and dries up the dead skin, but does not cause irritation, bleeding, or more pimples to erupt.

Tip #2: Don't use moisturizers if you do not suffer from overly dry skin.

Remember that new "Going Cruelty-Free" posts will be published twice a month where I share my transition, new cruelty-free discoveries, products, and experience with certain brands. Use the hashtag #SCAdi on Twitter & Instagram to share any questions or products you like. Also tag me (@Nosferadi) on them for a retweet!
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17 May, 2016

Food Allergy Awareness ☤ Alergia Alimentaria

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In commemoration of Food Allergy Awareness Week (15-21 of May) I'd like to bring the subject to light and share some facts and tips. In the United States alone, over 15 million people are reported to suffer from food allergies. Within the entire world, the affected (from greatest to least) are Europe/ Nordic, Asia/ Oceania, Americas (including Latin America), Africa, and the Middle East. Young children are the most common cases.

9O% of reported allergens come from eight foods: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. There is no cure and one can be affected during anytime in life; it does not always unravel in childhood. Chances are higher if a parent suffers from asthma, hay fever, eczema, or food/ environmental allergies.

Early signs/ symptoms to look for after eating are:
1. Hives
2. Dizziness
3. Shock or circulatory collapse
4. Shortness of breath
5. Skin becomes pale or blue
6. Swelling of the tongue
7. Repetitive cough
8. Tight throat
9. Wheezing

If someone suffers from food allergies, it is highly recommended to carry a "chef card" when eating out so that the chef understands and takes extra precautions when preparing food. This includes not using pots or pans that were used to cook any allergen the person may have. Below I provided a pdf printable chef card where you can write down certain food allergens. 
Remember to be safe when eating specific ingredients and help spread the word during Food Allergy Awareness Week by painting one fingernail and speaking to others on ways to know and take care of those with food allergies.
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12 May, 2016

MY CHANNEL! ☄ ¡MI CANAL!



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I finally made an introduction video for my YouTube channel! It wasn't actually planned, but the time was either now or never. If you love animals, astronomy, animation, or video games, then this channel is for you! Make sure to subscribe and don't forget to join Vegetarian Courtesy!

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02 May, 2016

13 Natural Hydrators ☼ 13 Hidratos Naturales

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Opening up for May means that summer is just around the corner. If your part of the world gets pretty hot like mine, here's a quick list of the 13 most hydrating fruits and vegetables that'll have you stay cool, healthy, and radiant this summer!

1. CUCUMBER: 96.7% water
2. CELERY: 95.4% water 
3. RADISH: 95.3% water
4. TOMATOES: 94.5% water
5. GREEN PEPPER: 93.9% water
6. CAULIFLOWER: 92.1% water 
7. WATERMELON: 91.5% water
8. SPINACH: 91.4% water
9. STRAWBERRY: 91.O% water
1O. BROCCOLI: 9O.7% water
11. GRAPEFRUIT: 9O.5% water
12. CARROT: 9O.4% water
13. PINEAPPLE: 87.O% water

P.S: Today is the birthday of my big sister, Jeanette! She's partying in Las Vegas right now, but I wish her a very happy birthday!

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