Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Long time

Nothing much has happened other than me getting fatter and fatter.
I am in love with the following:

~Fresh glazed donuts
~Butter croissants (translucent from the butter lodged layers)
~Long John Silver's Fried fish (a real CRISPY outer)
~Thai Iced Tea (LOVE!)

So I've been making a serious plan to eliminate Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) containing products from my skin care regimen. SLS is a major component of most facial cleansers, scrubs and even shampoos in the market today. SLS is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines. I know that undiluted feeling of satisfaction you feel when you've washed your face (or hair) and hear that squeaky clean sound. Even gentle cleansers such as Cetaphil has SLS in it. SLS in the long run causes irritation to skin and actually leads to over production of oil by the skin. Anyways, enough of my overnight-turned-environmentalist blurb. I have ordered a bar of all-natural handmade soap from Camellia Rose, an etailer I learnt about via another blogger. I ordered the coconut cream shea butter bar. Can't wait for it :) I am also thinking of making my own facial scrub using ingredients such as brown sugar, lemongrass oil, etc. But that's another post. For now, I am taking it one skin-care product at a time. As much as SLS sounds evil, I like how it cleans but for the sake of my already poor skin, I might as well do it a favor by switching to things from the nature. What else? Oh yeah, I know, writing about all this skin stuff right after listing donuts and croissant. Gah, I love food.

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