That Which We Call A Freckle Is Not A Freckle?

October 3, 2016

Earlier this year, I got my first cosmetic treatment done on my face. It was no biggie, I just got some freckles removed.

These weren’t ordinary freckles though. They were tiny, dark spots that were raised. As in, whenever I turned my face to the side, I could just about make out that they were tiny bumps. I could also feel they had a lumpy texture.

Most likely they were harmless. But still, l wanted them gone. Because why not?

Dark Spots - Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)

My skin before the treatment. See the dark spots? They’re called Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN). Morgan Freeman has them too.

I learned that these freckles are called Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN), a harmless and common skin condition.

I then had a dermatological treatment done to remove them.

It’s been a while since I had the treatment done (seven months), but I’ve been meaning to share my experience and results on the blog.

Reader be warned: this post gets human body graphical. Like graphic and extreme closeup photos of my skin.

Read on if you’re curious.

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I gave up social media for a month. And I got shit done

September 26, 2016

Ok, it was only for twenty five days. And no, I didn’t give it all up. I kept Facebook because I never check it and who cares about Facebook anymore.

Instagram and Twitter though… I deactivated them because I had developed an unhealthy compulsion of checking them throughout the day. Whenever I was bored or found a pause in my thoughts, I’d suddenly reach for my phone. And as a person who struggles with an addictive personality (smiley wink emoji), I am the first to recognize addiction when I see have it!

Sitting on a bench

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Even Long Haired Girls Get The Blues

February 17, 2016

My hair is long. Really long. And I’m about to get real with you…

It’s not always pretty.

Problems with long hair

In a previous post, I described my indifference and general discontentment towards my hair situation.

Yet I remain equally committed to growing it out because I want it to be the longest length it’ll ever be in my life.

If you think that’s not a #RealLifeGoal, then obviously you’ve never tried growing out your hair to its longest length.

Try it. Commit to growing your hair for years. Years. And then fight every impulse to hack away at it. You’ll find, as I did, that there are major (and sometimes gross) inconveniences to having really long hair.

Let me count the ways…

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