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Wet Shaving Better Than Electric?

14 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

I've gone back and forth between wet shaving and electric shaving.  I went back to wet shaving a few weeks ago, but instead of canned shave gel and a Gillette disposable (Fusion or Mach 3), I went old school.  I got a double edged safety razor, Proraso shave soap (contains eucalyptus and menthol) and a badger brush.  I slap some witch hazel on as an aftershave.


I'm starting to wonder if my electric was causing me more irritation, because my skin has been doing well since I went back to wet shaving.  I'm still mastering the double edged blade and I still get the occasional nick, but a dab from the styptic pencil takes care of them.  Certainly the quality of the shave is much better and closer than the electric razor.

Can't Change Password

22 July 2013 - 02:39 PM

Some time ago, I forgot my password.  I still have the e-mail with the new high-security password, but whenever I try to change it, it just says it failed.  I've tried logging out and logging back in.  It would be nice to use one I can remember.

Too Much Caffeine?

21 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

I think I was getting too much caffeine lately, I would often have 4-5 cups of coffee a day.  Noticed I could still be wide awake at 2 AM, then finally crash and be really slow to get up in the morning.  On top of that, my left eye would get spasms several times a day.


So, starting this weekend I limited myself to one cup of regular coffee in the morning, and if I get to craving some in the afternoon I'll get decaf.  I can certainly get to sleep easier, my twitchy eye isn't twitching, and my pimples aren't as irritated.


So was the caffeine really messing with my skin, or is it coincidental?  Or was it indirectly related because I wasn't sleeping well?

Are Constipation And Acne Related?

31 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

While I managed to change my diet, increased fruits and veggies, and I'm reducing refined sugar, I had a little bout with the plumbing not working right, apparently not getting enough fiber.  Suffice to say, things got stopped up in an unpleasant way.  I started taking some psyllium seed fiber (generic Metamucil), and things are much happier now.  Would that have affected my skin?