Author Archives: Kareen

About Kareen

Skincare Enthusiast. Blogs about Beauty, Health and Wellness at ziba-blog.com

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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