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Already Prettypoll: Skincare Favorites

Skincare is SO personal. Every person’s skin reacts to the environment, foods, allergens, stress, hormones, and dozens of other factors, so it can be tricky to “recommend” products to others. You never know what all is affecting someone else’s complexion. (Hell, half the time I don’t know what’s monkeying with my own complexion.)

But if you’re anything like me, keeping your skin happy is both a passion and an ongoing science project. So I’d love it if you could share a few of your skincare faves and explain why you love them. I’ll get the party started:

Yes To Tomatoes Acne Treatment Spot Stick: One of the ONLY products that works on my super painful cystic acne and regular old acne without making my skin dry and irritated.

Clarisonic Mia: I don’t use the cleanser the company provides – I stick to this super gentle one from Aveda – but I use the brush every other evening. Keeps my skintone relatively even, and helps with keeping breakouts at bay. If I skip more than one night, I definitely see more acne activity.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil Free UV Protector SPF 42 : Yes, I too wish this stuff was cheaper. But it is the only sunscreen that doesn’t clog my pores (sense a theme, here?) – it’s very thin, almost the consistency of whole milk, and feels totally weightless on my skin. I apply to my face, neck, and back of my neck every day of my life. And the bottle looks small, but generally lasts four or five months for me.

And you? Tell us a few of your skincare favorites!

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Already Prettypoll: This Again?

Some of you lovely readers may not be old enough to have lived through trends more than once, but I know many of you – like me – have. Neon, gauchos, slides/mules, midriff-baring shirts, and pegged jeans are all things I saw as a youngster and watched swing back into trendy favor again in recent years. I’ve heard some say that if you’ve lived through a trend once, you should pass on it the second time around … but I don’t adhere to that. When trends re-emerge, they’re often tweaked to fit contemporary sensibilities; Similar but not identical. And if you want to try them again, go for it.

But I will admit that I NEVER thought I’d want to wear neon or gauchos or pegged jeans again … and I did. I wanted to wear them and I wore them. Never say never, right?

Think about trends you participated in earlier in your life, then saw come back into fashion. Are there any you SWORE you’d never wear again … then changed your mind and embraced them?

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Already Prettypoll: Body Positive Art and Media

I try to keep my mind as open as possible, see things from as many vantage points as I can, and constantly absorb new information about what body positivity means to various people. But I’m still just me, limited by my perspective and privilege, geography and upbringing, limited views and limited understanding. So instead of creating a list of my own, I want to turn this one over to you all. Directly:

What do you consider to be body positive movies? Television shows? Songs or musicians? How about books or magazines? Visual art or visual artists? Plays or poetry? Please share any of your favorite body positive art and media in the comments.

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