Removing Milia


After a weird summer/autumn of getting better, I've finally picked up normal life again. Because I'm feeling better and more happier in general I also started to use my make up again and I started to take care of myself as how I used to do it before I felt tired and sick. And when I finally started to do my my make up I noticed my milia around my eyes more than ever. It had been there for a really long time but just then it started to annoy me so much that I had to take care of it.

So when I felt brave enough I walked into a beauty salon and made my appointment for removing these little white bumps. I knew that it would hurt. I had them removed before but that was like 5 years ago. So I was scared but I didn’t know that I had to be this scared...

But first a little explanation of "what is milia?" is from : (And I copied their explanation) so go to their website for a complete explanation.

"Milia are white, hard, raised bumps on the skin.

They're small, only about 1 to 2 millimetres in diameter. Milia aren't painful, and they don't itch. They're most common around the eyes and on the cheeks, nose, and forehead, but they can pop up anywhere.

While annoying, milia are harmless.
Milia are super common. If you have skin (and we all do) you're going to get a milium every now and again.

If you have acne and blackheads, you probably have milia as well. But milia can develop even if you don't have common acne, and your skin is otherwise relatively clear. It's completely normal.
Milia happen when the skin doesn't exfoliate, or shed dead cells, properly. That white bump is the actual plug of skin cells and oil, hanging about so close to the skin's surface that it's very visible.

Milia can occur at any age, from newborn to 110 years old. Some people are just more prone to developing them than others. Most milia just appear, for no apparent reason.

Milia can also be triggered by injury to the skin, like burns and sunburns, blistering rashes, and the like. Some medications can also cause milia, but that's very rare. Excessive sun exposure and sun damage also seem to make the skin more prone to developing milia. This is another good reason to wear your sunscreen every day!"

Now you know what it is, I’ll tell you how they are removed from the skin and it includes a needle(!)
but now I’m frightening you. ;) The needle isn’t the worst part. The needle is used to ‘open’ the skin, Since Milia is ‘under’ your skin. So when the skin, that is blocking the milia, is opened the milia gets pushed out. Sort of like a blackhead. But as you can imagine, that hurts like hell when you push and pinch your skin around your eyes. And I had milia on my cheeks and also on my eyelids! and under my lashes! Which were very painful to remove...
In the first picture, which is really bad because of a shadow of my phone, you can see the milia on my cheek. And as you can see in the middle picture, my skin looks really bad and red and bruised, just moments after the removal. The first day my cheekbones were swollen and I’ve had a very sensitive skin for three days. I couldn’t rub my eyes because the skin was so sore and painful.

After four days the little scabs were gone where the milia was removed and my skin looked normal again. So in the end I’m happy with the results but the pain was so bad that I almost cried in that chair. I was clenching my jaws so hard that my jaws even started to hurt. I had tears rolling out of my eyes like a waterfal… I’m not sure if it’s supposed to hurt THAT much. But I’m very happy with the results.
I hated to look at my eyes with that milia everywhere. When I did my make up the milia would even be visible through the foundation. And now it’s not anymore.
Should've closed my eye here. It's about the milia just above my eyelash. 
But now I still want to have removed the last little bits of milia because the lady couldn’t get them all out. But after the pain I went through I think I’m going to wait a little while longer than I had planned I'm not ready for so much pain again any time soon…

Have you also had so much pain when you got you’re milia removed?

Xx Rianne

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Winter Fun


When the weather man said that there was cold weather upcoming and my dad said that it was serious (my dad is our personal weather man) I immediately went looking for my ice skates last week. The forecast was looking good!

But then the wind. The wind made it almost impossible for the canals to freeze up. Only parts froze, but the wind kept the water moving so it couldn’t freeze up completely. And then, finally, we had a night in which the wind wouldn’t blow that hard and it would freeze -8 or something. And BAM! The canals froze and on Thursday I got my skates and went to find some frozen water. As you can see below, it went well…

My knees were wet because I fell a few more times in the snow and then my jeans froze. I thought it was bit too cold and went back home to warm up and unfreeze my jeans. In the afternoon I thought the time was ripe to go to the canal where my sister had ice skated on Wednesday. And that was the real real ice. Skating on canals is something I had done when I was around 17 years old guess. (I'm 21 now!)

Me and my mom went ice skating on the canals and that’s the best thing ever. In the morning I was ice skating on a meadow they flooded with water. And skating on the canals is just so much better. The sound of the ice cracking underneath and the hollow sounds of ice skates on the ice is the best sound ever. Literally, this is the best winter since for ever.

In the evening I went with my sisters back to the meadow again because they had big lights up there so we could skate in the night with a full moon. But because of the storm it was almost impossible to skate normally. Or the wind would blow so hard that you almost stood still on the ice, or the wind was blowing in your back and it was impossible to stop and you just had to go with the flow. But I had a LOT OF FUN! 
I love this kind of weather. Not just a bit cold and a bit windy and a weak winter… No, it was snow, freezing and ice skating. That is what winter is supposed to be!

On Friday I went back to the canals and did some more ice skating knowing that I had to work Saturday and then the cold would be over. But on Sunday, I took the big risk and went with two friends skating on the melting ice. I had to go to the mill. I skated for only 30 minutes, look at all the water on the ice in the picture below. We decided that it was too dangerous to skate any longer on the melting ice. So we went home with some lovely photo’s together!
How did you spent these winter days? Let me know in the comments!

Xx Rianne


Garnier Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask


Winter is here. Finally it’s freezing and there is a chance we get to skate on natural ice! I already searched for my ice skates and am hoping that tomorrow we can skate on real ice. Last time was 2013 if I’m right. But this also means that this weather is extreme. And it’s extreme COLD and the air is dry and my skin even dryer. It’s flaky and itchy.
It has come to a point where it’s so dry in the morning that I can apply a moisturizing day cream twice and my skin still feels dry. So I’ve been trying to find a product that can help my day cream with moisturizing my skin. And a little while ago I found the Hydra Bomb tissue masks from Garnier. I bought a few of them and used them all because I loved the result. But I didn’t buy new once, until I was in a discount store and saw them again last Friday. I immediately used one and Monday I used another one again. And my skin is feeling a lot better!

I really like the idea of the tissue facemasks. I love facemasks in general but pasty facemasks always create big messes. Or I create big messes, I can’t handle it neatly. It’s always in my hair, on my hands and on the doors when I’m on my way to and from the bathroom and my own room.

And this mask is just so easy. I get it out of the package, put it on my face and there is only a bit of stuff on my hands which I always swipe off on a normal tissue. Quick and easy and not messy. The blue one has a soft smell. I’m really bad at describing it. It’s just not too much that it makes you sick. (I once had a chocolate flavoured facemask and I had to remove it earlier than the 15 minutes because I started to get sick because of the overwhelming scent it had).

The pink one is the one I tried out on Monday and was a first try. I had only seen the blue mask in the shops. And just like the blue ones, I like it. It’s smells a bit different but not bad at all.
After the facemask my face doesn’t feel that dry anymore. The next day, sadly my skin is feeling dry again. But not as dry as when I didn’t use them. So there is an improvement I guess. I do enjoy these facemasks and they’re not even that pricy. It’s just €3,00 for one facemask. And when I bought them at the discount store they were half price. For you Dutchies, I found them in the PrijsMepper discount store.

For this weather, I think this mask is a quick and easy sollution! I'm possitve about them!
What’s a facemask that you use against a combination/sensitive skin?

 Xx Rianne

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