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    Hey, I have a question on a fashion issue on which no one can seem to agree: should redheads wear pink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Hey, I have a question on a fashion issue on which no one can seem to agree: should redheads wear pink?
    PC anyone can wear anything they want comments aside... I think no. I think you're faking being red neck if you're only going to wear camo if it's pink, or only going to use a gun if it's pink. Unless you live in Candyland or Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Then it's weird if you don't wear pink camo. A HUGE part of being redneck is NOT caring about fashion or appearance. Pink camo is definitely just a fashion statement, and thus undermines some key principles of being a red neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    PC anyone can wear anything they want comments aside... I think no. I think you're faking being red neck if you're only going to wear camo if it's pink, or only going to use a gun if it's pink. Unless you live in Candyland or Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Then it's weird if you don't wear pink camo. A HUGE part of being redneck is NOT caring about fashion or appearance. Pink camo is definitely just a fashion statement, and thus undermines some key principles of being a red neck.
    I.... think you may have read my comment in haste. I said "red-head", not "red-neck".
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    I.... think you may have read my comment in haste. I said "red-head", not "red-neck".
    I absolutely read it wrong. Not once, but TWICE I read it wrong. Hahaha. Ohhh man..

    But no, I'm red headed and I look awful in pink. It makes my skin look blotchier and redder. Green is a better color for red heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I absolutely read it wrong. Not once, but TWICE I read it wrong. Hahaha. Ohhh man..

    But no, I'm red headed and I look awful in pink. It makes my skin look blotchier and redder. Green is a better color for red heads.
    Hahaha! That's okay. Happens to all of us.

    I never wear pink for the same reason. It makes my skin look atrocious. I do wear a lot of green, and royal blue. Teal is a good color for redheads, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Hahaha! That's okay. Happens to all of us.

    I never wear pink for the same reason. It makes my skin look atrocious. I do wear a lot of green, and royal blue. Teal is a good color for redheads, too.
    For some reason my boyfriend hates blue on me. I never understood why, I always thought it looked cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Coal tar soap doesn't stink, but I have the EXACT same problem, I itch like CRAZY after I've shaved and sometimes even when I haven't. It feels like ants biting me and I will tear up my skin.

    Things that have helped me:
    Cutting down on shaving altogether. I shave when necessary, and only when necessary. That's really been the biggest help, unfortunately.
    I use an electric razor on my legs. It doesn't waste water, it's cheaper, and it cuts close enough to be smooth for a day (only) but not so close that it causes ingrown hairs and issues. I can use this more frequently than I can a straight razor (more than once every 2 weeks with a straight razor drives my skin bananas. I've given up on it entirely except in rush-hour emergencies and just use straight razors on sensitive areas like the underarms now. Legs? All electric now-a-days, and it helps a LOT.) + moisturizing after shaving.
    I use apple cider vinegar, full strength, on my legs sometimes.. about 5 minutes before I get into the shower, I just rub a cotton ball all over it and let it sit on the skin until I jump in--usually while I'm pinning my hair and brushing my teeth.
    Cooling menthol spray when they itch. I use biofreeze when it's real bad, and a cooling spray from avon that is FANTASTIC and usually goes on sale cheap Avon - Moisture Therapy Calming Relief Anti-Itch Spray Lotion customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings It smells fine and it isn't invasive and I use it weekly at least. Hydrocortisone creams are stupid and do NOT work on my skin anymore, I use those tubes up like candy. Making the skin cold, and covering it so I don't itch are the best and cheapest.
    Moisturize!! LIKE CRAZY! Before you shave, after you shave, daily... Everything. Aquaphor when I shave with a straight razor, Curel's anti-itch lotion daily, and baby oil or baby oil gel when I remember.
    Light exfoliation. I use a microfiber cloth in the shower now, and I scrub my body with that, and it works pretty well for my legs.. it's soft but still abrasive enough to scrub the dead skin away, and you want to keep sloughing off the skin to keep ingrown hairs from forming.
    Also, hot hot water isn't the best for the skin.. I never listen to that rule, I love hot showers, but cooler water is best for it. I find running some cooler/cold water over my legs when I am done in the shower helps.
    A mild anti-inflammatory non-steroid drug like Zyrtec or Aleve depending on what I have on hand. Just something to stop inflammation.
    Distractions are powerful. If I shave before I like go to work, for example, I'm less likely to think about it and itch even if it is itchy.
    Long socks if I'm getting really bad to cover my leg and protect it from myself mostly--and other things brushing up against it.

    what didn't help me:
    Changing the type of soap I used. At all. I don't use those frouffy beth bath and body works soaps, but liquid soap, dove moisturizing soap, soap bars, et.c etc... It didn't matter. I still itch no matter what. So I stick to my bars of soap and dove now.
    Detergent switching. It's an issue with the skin and an auto-immune inflammatory response to shaving and gods know what else. The detergent is fine probably. (But then again, I make my own detergent and have for years so.. i dunno.. but the times I need to use regular detergent I noticed no difference in my skin.)
    The type of cloth/clothes I was wearing.
    Topical steroids of any sort. They DID help me for a while when it was SUPER Bad.. a couple years ago.. but they were a temporary band-aid to a problem I didn't want to address--that I needed to stop shaving as frequently as most women get to.. When I cooled it off on shaving, I also stopped using the meds.
    I didn't find changing the temperature of my shower helped THAT much in comparison to just a rinse of cold water when done.
    Special cute-sy soaps and creams and shit. None of it truly helps and it's more expensive than the stuff I mentioned up above. I wish they did. But anyone that says, "this soap blah blah blah saved my life!!!" doesn't have eczema or was allergic to the soap they were using before. Eczema doesn't go away unfortunately. You just manage it.
    yeah, i used dove my whole life and it's still what i buy if i get a store brand. even my deodorant is dove. my mom has it too so she always had it in the house. i have tried some natural soaps, different kinds that are apparently for different things. some i've really liked, some not so much.

    since i wrote this i've pretty much stopped shaving, and it's helped a lot. i try to keep moisture on my skin, but i'm still not very consistent with that unfortunately. the cooling spray is a great idea and sounds fantastic. i bet that feels so good.

    i've still got dry itchy patches on my legs (especially behind my knees), upper arms, and face.

    i've started a new facial skincare routine where i'm using a mixture of oils to cleanse and balance my skin. i upped the more oily one by a drop today because i felt like i was still getting an overall dryer outcome (but acne has been reduced, so that's good). not even a week in though, so i'll give it time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Showbread View Post
    I use coal tar shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis (scalp eczema) and it's been the only thing other than crazy expensive prescription cortisone shampoo that has helped. The smell isn't awesome, but it washes out pretty well. I definitely don't smell like it after I shower.
    thank you! it's actually getting a little worse lately to the point where i think i might try it. also i just ran out of shampoo, so that's good too.

    also, do either (any) of you have any good brands of foundation that you find are kind to your skin? i've been wearing makeup much less, but sometimes i still do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by five sounds View Post
    yeah, i used dove my whole life and it's still what i buy if i get a store brand. even my deodorant is dove. my mom has it too so she always had it in the house. i have tried some natural soaps, different kinds that are apparently for different things. some i've really liked, some not so much.
    Yeah dove is really the best store brand for the buck you can get. I used to be 100% dove--shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, lotion. I've branched out now, but the soaps and deodorant to me are still some of the best.

    The cooling spray is 100x more effective than any steroid cream. Steroids take too long to kick in on the skin, and cooling sprays can be augmented with things like fans blowing air onto them.

    i've started a new facial skincare routine where i'm using a mixture of oils to cleanse and balance my skin. i upped the more oily one by a drop today because i felt like i was still getting an overall dryer outcome (but acne has been reduced, so that's good). not even a week in though, so i'll give it time.
    I've had mixed reactions with OCM. On the one hand, it didn't make me break out into cystic acne or anything like that. On the other hand, it hasn't done amazing miracle things and it's a bit of a pain to do in comparison to other methods like just washing, toning, moisturizing. But I'm trying different oils.. a custom blend didn't really do what I wanted, pumpkin seed oil didn't really help (it didn't hurt, it was just... green.. waay too green..) and now I'm trying rosehip oil.. my next step is trying rosehip oil + a bit of castor oil. Just for once a day cleaning. I'm still going to wash and moisturize and tone during the evening.

    also, do either (any) of you have any good brands of foundation that you find are kind to your skin? i've been wearing makeup much less, but sometimes i still do.
    Oy, I'm not much help. I wear foundation/make up so infrequently that anything I use won't typically destroy my skin in a few hours. I say BB creams are as good as any foundation for wanting light coverage, and @Lexicon said the cheapest best thing (I think she was talking about foundation, I don't know..) was Monistat chafing cream .. apparently it's just the same as all those flawless finishing gel-to-powder things but way cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I've had mixed reactions with OCM. On the one hand, it didn't make me break out into cystic acne or anything like that. On the other hand, it hasn't done amazing miracle things and it's a bit of a pain to do in comparison to other methods like just washing, toning, moisturizing. But I'm trying different oils.. a custom blend didn't really do what I wanted, pumpkin seed oil didn't really help (it didn't hurt, it was just... green.. waay too green..) and now I'm trying rosehip oil.. my next step is trying rosehip oil + a bit of castor oil. Just for once a day cleaning. I'm still going to wash and moisturize and tone during the evening.
    yeah i'm using rosehip, argon oil, and castor. 40% 40% 20% respectively was my original blend (suggested ratio for combination skin). i get a warm washcloth and pat my face, massage oil in, and repeat that a few times (2-4). then get the towel cold and hold it over my face to close the pores back up. like i said, i added a little more argon and rosehip today to balance the castor.

    Oy, I'm not much help. I wear foundation/make up so infrequently that anything I use won't typically destroy my skin in a few hours. I say BB creams are as good as any foundation for wanting light coverage, and @Lexicon said the cheapest best thing (I think she was talking about foundation, I don't know..) was Monistat chafing cream .. apparently it's just the same as all those flawless finishing gel-to-powder things but way cheaper.
    dude i did my sister's makeup for her wedding and used this on her. i was so impressed by it. it seriously feels like a dream going on, so even and smooth. i should get that for myself, it always just seemed like a luxury to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Hey, I have a question on a fashion issue on which no one can seem to agree: should redheads wear pink?
    YES. fuck yes.

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