Posted By: Khadija Islam on September 17 2022 at 01:32 AM
Growing up, I dealt with severe acne. It was physically painful, but it also affected my mental health. I was not too fond of how my skin looked, and I was always conscious of it. No matter how often I told myself that it did not bother me or would get better with time, I knew that was a lie. I kept telling myself to hold on.I was constantly told that my acne would disappear once my teenage is over, and no, it did not. I still struggle with it, but it is not as bad as before. Here's what I did to tackle my acne. 3 Things That Helped Me With My Acne IDENTIFYING MY SKIN TYPE- The first and foremost step is determining your skin type. It can be pretty damaging to your skin if you use products not meant for your skin type. Here's a simple hack on how you can find out what your skin type is- https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ca2MpcJpLXE/ (copy and paste this link in your browser) CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS- Choose the right product according to your skin type and concern. It is imperative, especially If you have any specific skin concerns like acne, pigmentation, dullness etc. Here are some of my recommendations: BHA Blackhead Power Liquid - 100ml 10% Niacinamide Face Serum with Rice Water - 30ml BEING CONSISTENT- Create and follow a daily skincare routine. You will not see results from Day 1, and it will take time, and the only way it can be fruitful is to stay consistent with your routine. Create a skincare routine that is easy to follow.BONUS TIP- Get your hormone levels checked to ensure that you are healthy internally. Because if you are not, no matter how many topical products you apply to your skin, there's only so much it can do.I hope you find this blog helpful. If you have gone through something similar, and if there's something that has worked for you, please feel free to share it in the comment sections.
Posted By: Khadija Islam on August 23 2021 at 02:41 PM
BUJO BUJO or bullet journaling is a method to jot down tasks or ideas using pen and paper. This type of journaling is easy to track and does not require too much time + yields maximum productivity. Here are some easy ways to get started. Step 1: Equipment Most BUJO's that we see online are highly aesthetic, artistic and organized. Remember your BUJO should only serve you. It has to be productive more than pretty. To get started all you need is a notebook (ruled, unruled, dotted is your preference) and writing tools (pencils, ball point pens, gel pens again are your preference). Make sure your notebook is big enough to contain all your content. You can also buy a planner to get started, but we advise to start with a simple notebook. It won't be restrictive and will give you more space to work with. Step 2: Index This will be your reference to find specific sections or pages in your BUJO without having to manually browse the entire journal. Write page numbers at the top/ bottom of each page and update your index by month's end. Step 3: Logs This is where you pen down tasks and projects that you are working on. This also serves as a roadmap for future goals. The three types of logs a BUJO typically has are: 1. Future Log- things that don't require immediate attention and can be done over a period of time. 2. Monthly Log- this is where you write down things you want to do over the month or highlight specific events. 3. Daily Log- this will include your daily to-do lists, meetings, reminders etc. Step 4: Add Signifiers This will help you differentiate between tasks. These are some common signifiers used in BUJO. A bullet for list of tasks (.) A circle for events (o) A dash for notes (-) A star for high priority tasks Step 5: Notes Typically kept towards the end of your notebook since they don't change often. It could be reminders like "No Buy" or "Books you want to read" etc Step 6: Customize & Have Fun BUJO should not be a task, although initially it may feel like one. Remember its a physical tracker that helps you note down and plan your day/month so you can have mental space to be more productive. Step 7: Make Time Take out 10-15 minutes at the end of the day to cross of tasks from your daily or monthly lists. Update your plans for the next day or cross out items that are no longer required. What are your thoughts on BUJO? Is it something you will be trying out for yourself? Picture Credits: Wellella & Bullet Journal