five antisocial distractions for social distancing

This month has been super interesting hahaha!! Somehow despite all the absolutely goofy (read: scary) things that’ve been happening internationally lately, my studio apartment has not gotten any more interesting than it was before. Luckily I was raised by a very busy single parent, which all latchkey kids know means I am well versed in the art of entertaining myself. As a kid this meant a game my sister and I played, aptly named ‘try not to get hit in the head with a rusty bar’– a game with very few winners. As an adult my attempts to entertain myself have a lower risk of concussion, but are still fairly effective. So I thought I’d collect a list of things I’ve been up to lately that have made social distancing a little more enjoyable.

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skincare for dry, sensitive skin

I have some of the most dry, sensitive skin I know. When I was little, I loved the idea of face masks and pamper sessions. I thought there was nothing more grown-up than a spa day. As anyone with sensitive skin can and will loudly tell you: sensitive skin doesn’t like things on it. Even diy face masks containing nothing but oats, milk, and honey would cause a reaction on my face.

It wasn’t until I turned twenty that I decided that I really really should start taking better care of my skin. We’ve only got one skin so might as well look after it.

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sunday reset routine

As tempting as it is to let your home life go to shit while you’re at uni, I can 10000% promise you that it is a Horrible Idea. Most of the time I’m too busy during the week to properly take time to sort myself and my shit out, so I like to designate Sunday for this task. Also, here in Germany everything is shut and nothing happens on sundays so it’s not like I’m missing out on anything. On that fun note, here’s what I do over the weekend to rest and reset for the next week.

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