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  • in reply to: Finding love in these times #998635
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    Why would you want to invite a person to a wedding, let alone date someone when they can’t commit to a virtual date, or make you feel like you need to limit your contact with them?

    Sorry, this one is a dud. MOA and find someone who is just as interested in you who is willing to put the time and effort (which at this point for a virtual date is pretty minimal), and doesn’t make you paranoid with messaging.

    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #978959
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    I have been reading up more on skin care through the subreddit thread r/Skincareaddiction. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already, has some great resources for how to formulate your routine based on your skin type, issues and budget. As well as a plethora of recommendations for products.

    I have decided to put off any medical treatment for my breakouts to try and re vamp my skin care regime, I am gonna do it in two parts, first addressing my acne breakouts, then move forward with my existing acne scarring and skin rejuvenation.

    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #970072
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    @Copa and @hfantods I really appreciate your insights!! I am really hoping that if I do seriously consider this that at my age the likelyhood of it resurging will be lower since I will have gone through my primary hormonal changes.

    It has just surged again this past month and I have no idea why, which is the big thing I can’t seem to find a trigger, especially when it is so inconsistent. It does impact my self confidence, I am absolutely different when I have clear skin, and get more reserved, self conscious and feel less attractive when these long breakouts happen. Masks have been a saving grace ironically.

    I am now suspicious it is partly triggered by hormones during my period, but I JUST got a new 5 year IUD this summer and would hate to switch out since I just had it inserted.

    I am not too worried about pregnancy since I most likely won’t have a serious partner for the next while, and I am actively being ‘childfree’ so efforts are being made to avoid that.

    You have both given me something to think about ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #969880
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    @Copa no worries! I had looked into Accutane a few years back, one of my old co worker had/has really bad acnes and was on the treatment for it, and it did work! But then it came back…I have heard as well the medication used for it is quite intense. I am a bit worried because of the side effects and body impacts during.

    But what was your experience like? Has your acne pretty well toned down, or stopped completely?

    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #969426
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    I am almost 30 (next year, woo!) and have dealt with acne prone skin since I was 12. I have done some over the counter products as prescribed by my doctor to help reduce bacteria built up and regeneration of skin cells (retin-a). I am currently dealing with a bad break out that hasn’t really gone away for the last month, usually around my chin/mouth area.

    I have found though that typically a cleanser (salicylic acid based) in the morning and evening, then some exfoliation a couple times a week, and I then use a retin-a cream at night on trouble spots/breakouts, and moisturizer during the day. When I was more active outside with hiking and running I will use an SPF moisturizer. I also just got some caffeine based eye cream to help with puffiness under my eyes. Unfortunately I inherited it from my mom, so hoping to see some improvement with that over the next month.

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    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #968281
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    @hfantods, CONGRATS! Seems like a big week for people in my social network, a family friend proposed to their now fiancรฉ this past week, my cousin got engaged the other day, and now you! Wonder what is in the air….

    That is such a sweet way to propose ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #967613
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    @veritek33 posted in the wrong thread, but wanted to say glad to hear you and the baby are doing well (considering the circumstances) with COVID. Fingers crossed you have a speedy and full recovery ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Coronavirus/ Covid-19/ At-Home Support Thread #967611
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    ahh! Totally just realized I posted the response in the wrong thread ๐Ÿ˜› Doing too much at once, this was in the ‘Dating’ thread on the other page XD

    in reply to: Coronavirus/ Covid-19/ At-Home Support Thread #966959
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    @veritek33 I am glad to hear you are doing okay despite the COVID transmission. Fingers crossed you have a speedy recovery ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Coronavirus/ Covid-19/ At-Home Support Thread #964415
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    @Helen it is nuts. I had a small civil discussion on FB with a family friend and he basically stated, I have been too trusting of the media and government. So where is he getting his sources then?! Certainly isn’t academic or scientific since no one believes them either. Very narrow minded group of people out there who only trust their neighbors….ugh


    @alafair
    , wow thank you for sharing. I had heard of the lasting impacts that have been recorded to date with COVID. I really hope over time these go away or improve. I can only imagine the frustration, mentally and physically, this has been for you.

    I have an buddy from back in Calgary who got COVID and has volunteered to help with continuing studies by taking part in body examinations to see what lasting impacts it will have on him and others.

    in reply to: Coronavirus/ Covid-19/ At-Home Support Thread #964383
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    ugh speaking of misinformation, anyone hear about a guy named Shawn Model? He is some social media guru/celeb/influencer whatever and a friend on FB got a hold of one of his videos and posts about COVID and how because studies are showing that COVID is not transmitted by the airborne route, we should question the need for masks etc.

    I got a hold of the papers he quoted and found that he not only cherry picked statements and information from the article, but that he was misrepresenting the findings of the articles as a result. Although they have shown COVID is most likely not contracted through airborne transmission (ie being more than 2m away from infected persons, and typically in a well ventilated room), you still catch COVID through close encounters with people. So instead of stating that, he just full stops and proceeds to support people who are stating that he is wonderful, thanks for explaining and cutting through it all, that they knew masks were useless yadda yadda. When all the studies still recommend that if you cannot maintain safe physical distancing masks should be used (because COVID is transmitted through aerosol droplets etc), they are effective enough/better than nothing, and proper hand hygiene should be used as well.

    Well. I went to his IG to call him out stating that there is misinformation and he is not presenting the full reports and their findings. I got blocked and my comments and thread with others discussing it deleted.

    This is the reality. These social media influencers are using their platform to spread misinformation and when called out they just delete and make their pages look like they are not getting any flack. I knew it happened, just didn’t think it would happen to me. Ugh, grinds my gears!

    in reply to: Anyone going on awesome dates? #964328
    avatarCleopatra_30
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    best of luck MG, my cousin had her first baby this year in March/April and they said they kept it very swift and fast the time she was there to avoid her in the hospital for too long. She had no complications luckily so it worked out.

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