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PROTIP: how to manage HRT acne

poppunkvampire:

  • the Dollar Tree sells a 5% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment by AcneFree for only $1 and it works wonders. benzoyl peroxide is what doctors prescribe for acne. it gets rid of the zits but also reduces redness within 10-15 minutes of application, so your acne becomes less irritated and visible.
  • if your skin is prone to dryness, try putting the spot treatment on before bed along with a moisturizer (I favor coconut oil because of its natural anti-acne properties) and rinse it off in the morning. you’ll notice a difference for sure, and with much less irritation.
  • if you’re on testosterone, your acne is partially due to new hair growth. even if you’re on estrogen, exfoliation loosens the dead skin cells that contribute to clogged pores, prevents ingrown hairs, and keeps your skin soft. so remember to gently exfoliate problem areas (not just your face) regularly with a gentle scrub or even a washcloth. avoid microbeads (they’re awful for the environment) or apricot scrubs (their granules are too large and jagged and will damage your skin and cause further infection). here’s a recipe for a homemade coconut coffee body scrub using stuff you are likely to already have and/or can buy with food stamps.

transclothesswap:

THERE’S THIS NEW COMPANY STARTING UP THAT SELLS CHEAP CUTE LITTLE ‘STARTER KITS’ TO TRANS PEOPLE WHO NEED ALL THE ESSENTIALS!

IN THESE KITS THERE’S STUFF LIKE BINDERS AND PACKERS AND BREAST FORMS AND CLOTHES!

IT MEANS COMING OUT AS TRANS AND GETTING ALL THE ESSENTIALS TOGETHER WILL BE LESS CONFUSING AND TAKE LESS TIME AS ITS ALL IN ONE PLACE!

THIS COMPANY HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO START UP 100% BUT THEY ARE JUST ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO FILL IN THIS SURVEY TO HELP THEM GAGE WHAT PEOPLE WANT FROM A SERVICE LIKE THIS!

PLEASE JUST TAKE 2 MINS OUT OF YOUR DAY TO FILL IN THIS SURVEY EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT TRANS!

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cub2:

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★CHEAP CLOTHES★

Fashion71 (F/M)

ClothingUnder10 (F)

$5 Fashions (F)

TenFifteen (F)

TenDollarMall (F/M) (No international shipping)

shoppingfreely (M)

Eastclothes (F)

Gojane (F)

Dresslink (F)

Moddeals (F)

Dinodirect (M/F)

6pm (M/F) (No international shipping)

★THERAPY AND SUPPORT★

Find a Transgender Therapist in your Area

U.S. Gender Therapist List

Transgender Friendly Hair Removal

The Transgender Boards

PFLAG Trans Support

Genderspectrum

★HORMONES

( Warning: Self-medicating can be dangerous to your health. Make sure you do your research on the medication and the dosages you need to be taking. This is crucial—the wrong dosage and medication can lead to liver failure and stroke, among other things. Stay safe!)

How to self-medicate and dosage information

Information on Estrogen Therapy

Inhousepharmacy

Chemistwarehouse

Mims

Hormones: A Guide for Trans Women

★APPEARANCE

How to tuck

How to bind safety

How to get cleavage

Trans women makeup tips

Discount Beauty Products

Discount wigs

Cheap corsets and lingerie

Bodyworks binders

Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins

Big Brothers Used Binders Program

Transgender Clothing Exchange

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feministjewishfangirl:

A unisex makeup brand called “Enter Pronoun” with some products designed to go over facial stubble

A word of advice to trans women

orangelemonart:

interruptmag:

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Go to your nearest target. Buy a two pack of pushup bras (24$ for 2), and target’s bra inserts (12$). Then go to your nearest Walmart and buy the Vasserette Control Shapewear Panties (2.50 each), they do wonders for helping your tuck. There you go! You just saved yourself a lot of money, you can afford to buy enough to wear every day, and best of all you look fabulous. -@twidx

recs for trans women are so rare on tumblr!! spread this, people.

Anonymous
asks:
This is the WHAT DO anon. Thanks so much for replying! I ran your answer past my babe and he seems to appreciate the non-binary idea. We're gonna look into it. Thanks :D Have a good day!

I’m glad I could help :D

Anonymous
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So I'm dating an enigma. In my quest to understand my gender, I became interested in his. He's not much of a talker. He acts effeminently, has said he would totally become a girl if a wizard offered him a perfect transformation, bemoans his inability to purchase from the girls clothing sections, when asked if he wanted makeup, replies "When I move out." Is jealous of all-girl sleepovers. He smiles brightly when I call him beautiful or girlfriend. I ask him if he's a girl. He just shrugs. WHAT DO

Accept that their gender is more complex than being soley male or female. I do the opposite- referring to myself more masculinely, being envious of guys, etc, but at the end of the day I’m still neither male or female. I’d ask them to describe their gender and to look at non-binary gender labels to see if anything fits.

asks:
Hiya. :3 Can I talk to you about some gender identity issues I'm having?

Sure, ask away! Just tell me whether you’d like me to answer privately or not and I’ll do my best.

syekick-powers:

demigray:

insertintellectualusernamehere:

Finally >:T  I am a proud Demisexual! And I always have a hard time explaining it to other people, let alone myself some times? But this makes it really easy ^^ please reblog and share this.

This is neat; I like it.

FINALLY AN EDUCATIONAL GRAPHIC THAT USES THE DEFINITION OF BISEXUAL THAT I ACTUALLY IDENTIFY WITH

syekick-powers:

demigray:

insertintellectualusernamehere:

Finally >:T
I am a proud Demisexual! And I always have a hard time explaining it to other people, let alone myself some times? But this makes it really easy ^^ please reblog and share this.

This is neat; I like it.

FINALLY AN EDUCATIONAL GRAPHIC THAT USES THE DEFINITION OF BISEXUAL THAT I ACTUALLY IDENTIFY WITH