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So.... what's the point of washing all natural oil from one's face,… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 2nd, 2008
10:25 pm


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So.... what's the point of washing all natural oil from one's face, just to smear on other oils? I am not sure I get it. But I will do it for a while and see what happens. I break out in spots, I am never doing this again. Just saying.

Did I blog about my hot water heater? I don't think I did. I had noticed for a while that I was running out of hot water fast. Over time I had to turn the cold down and down and down, faster and faster, just to maintain a temp and ended up with barely warm water after a 10 minute or shorter shower. I told Vicki (the apartment manager - AND the woman that leased the apartment to me in the first place 7 years ago) and she wrote up a ticket. The guy came out while I was at work (as is expected) and left a note saying he couldn't see anything wrong and he still got hot water after 15 minutes of running. I figured him for a liar and called him all sorts of mean things to myself, but figured that was that.

BUT. When I went in to renew my lease, Vicki (as she always does) asked if there was anything they could do. I mentioned two heating elements on the stove that I had managed to make unusable (willing to pay for replacements, if they could get ahold of some), a door that had degraded (with Thomas' help) from the state it was when I first rented the place and my dissatisfaction with the water heater.

Well, she told me she wished I had mentioned that nothing had actually been fixed. Seems the old repair guy must have been a bit dihonest. Or something.

New guys replaced my old water heater. Yay!

The heating elements took a bit more. He could clearly see how I had melted plastic all over one, but just could NOT get it through his head that the other was unusable, too. It looked like I had just gotten some grease or something on it. Unfortunately, it was the coating from a tea kettle MELTED ON. Next time I heated the element up that hot again, it would transfer some of that coating to whatever I placed on it. Ugh. But, I finally convinced him to replace it (if not the WHY. I think he just replaced it to make me shut up. I am okay with that.) so I have all four heating elements again.

Work still sucks. I can't quite decide if it really did fall apart in my three day absence, or if it's a case of SN:AFU and I had just gotten used to dealing with it and moving on.

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Date:April 3rd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
New water heaters are fun. We switched to a tankless one and have never looked back.
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Date:April 3rd, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
Well the idea(as I understand it) is that the oils on your face attract dirt and needs to be washed off. However, these same oils prevent the skin from drying out, which means they gotta be replaced. At least I think that's how it goes??? I just wash it down with soap & water and leave it as is, the pores will replace the oils.
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Date:April 3rd, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
I only started using moisturizer regularly when I moved down here. Because I don't use makeup, I don't have as many problems if I don't wash my face two or three times a day, so I could just wash it in the shower with plain soap and let it go a lot of the time. I only broke out if I had stress or dietary issues. But here, I'm getting a lot more sun (and lucky me, almost every cruelty-free sunscreen I've tried makes me break out), and sweating a lot more, and getting a lot more temperature changes (especially in the summer), all of which plays havoc with my skin.

Also, I don't care if people laugh at me. I'm getting a hat to wear so I can open my sun roof more.

Much love,
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Date:April 3rd, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Shampoo and conditioner do the same thing. Strip away oil and dirt off hair. Replace with oil in conditioner.

At one point I spent several months experimenting on my hair. Trying out different stuff. In the end I was using regular hand soap to wash my hair and then real good conditioner in it. It never seemed to affect my hair, and I learned I could use any type of soap to clean with, as it was the conditioner that made it look good.
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