Vanity: Turmeric for Skin Tone

turmeric1 Turmeric can even out skin tone but use with caution.  This practice dates back to the ancient Middle East during bridal ceremonies to give the bride a glow before the ceremony.  Most of these women have an olive skin tone, if you’re pale like me (with olive hues) then it will also make your skin prone to sun damage.  After your toning, just be sure to put on a decent sunblock.  I use Avalon Organics sunblock for face with Vitamin C.

To understand what Turmeric is, you have to first understand that the main active ingredient is: curcumin.  While Turmeric has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years, it’s wise to be hip to what it actually does.  In my cursory research, I found that many people recommended it to treat acne but I couldn’t find any Scientific Studies conducted on humans for the treatment of acne.  I did however find some that demonstrated topical use for anti-inflammatory and anti-fungus treatments but both were out performed by pharmaceuticals.   Still, I think people (much like myself) are looking for natural treatments that do less harm than good.  My skin is sensitive and even using the wrong moisturizer could cause it to break out or get scaly and itchy.  It drives me nuts but that’s the lot I’ve been dealt.  I’ve used this stuff for a while and my skin reacts great to it.

I’ve read some claim that Turmeric will increase sun sensitivity but I found THIS STUDY that doesn’t coincide.  I’d wear sunblock anyway because harmful UV rays can cause anything from freckles to sun spots.  I have both so anything I can do to reduce these is a plus.  Twice a year I do a low TCA% acid peel (only 8%) which just fast-tracks a good exfoliation.  It can not only get rid of damaged skin but give you a fresh faced even tone.  Some women go to the extreme using very high percentages, usually to treat acne scars.  While I can empathize with wanting to go deep and fade it out fast, you can also cause damage to your skin.

Turmeric can also act as an anti-aging product but it’s mostly because of the grains act like an exfoliate that slough off dead skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.  It’s safe enough to use under your eyes but avoid the upper lids.  Word to the wise, this stuff is YELLOW and can potentially dye your skin.  I usually apply a mix to my face with a brush but this last run, I was rushing and just used my hands and washed it off immediately with soap.

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The next morning I woke up to yellow palms, I mean REALLY Yellow.  Then I remembered that I sometimes add Turmeric to my Henna for a deep amber stain and duh!  I don’t know what the hell I was thinking (I wasn’t).  Wear gloves and use a brush!

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Here’s what I do:

In a small glass dish I add:

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Honey

1 tsp Milk (2%)  Lactic Acid helps the process

I mix that up until I get a nice golden consistency similar to pancake mix.  Then (typically) brush it on with a cosmetic brush.  The gloves come in handy so you can use your finger tips to work in a circular motion to exfoliate.  I put on a headband for this, line the hair-line with coconut oil to avoid staining my hair.  Brunettes don’t usually have to worry about this but if you’re platinum like me, you’ll get a high yellow hair line that looks ridiculous.

There’s plenty of face mask recipes out there you can search, this one works wonders for my skin which is normal – oily.  I pass over once with a brush, let it partially dry and then layer on a second.  I usually keep it on from 30 mins to an hour, then rinse with luke warm water, and finally a Cetaphil wash to get any residual stuff left behind.  Use a gentle wash cloth to make sure you remove all of it.  Some women experience a slight dye to their skin but I think that’s just residue.  If you wash it off completely it won’t stain your face like it did the palm of my hands.  Completely different textures.

608416-45617-44Turmeric is also recommended as a skin-lightening treatment (especially for dark spots and freckles), I’ve not used it for that so I can’t speak from personal experience but it seems to be the mixture of acids from fruits/veggies with the Turmeric (several recipes called for Lemon Juice and/or Cucumber Juice). I haven’t noticed any dramatic effects to my freckles using the mix I do, which leads me to believe it’s mostly the citric acid if people are experiencing any effects at all.

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Mostly, I just experience an even tone and a slight improvement to any dark circles under my eyes. I have sunken eye pits (had them my whole life) (Un-touched photo before the Mask. ) so dark circles just exaggerate them and make me look tired even when I’m not.

I don’t know about you but I’m not going down without a fight!

  Sin Jones

Empathy for Animals: Satanists Love them Too!

Poison Apple Radio Banner Join me Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 pm EST for a follow-up show to Animal Sacrifice: Taboo to Satanists?   Melissa Colton will chime in with her perspective as an animal trainer, lover of furry beasts and Modern Satanist.  I will be taking callers during the last segment of the show, the call in number is (347) 855-8280.  Keep them brief and to the point. 2009-2-12-L-3-5-78 Is Animal Sacrifice out-dated and wrong for our modern age?  If so, why?  Listen in and find out!  Subscribe to Poison Apple Radio for future shows  and check Poisonappleradio.com for Mp3 archives.

Resources: PETA Virginia’s Animal Killing Machine? Animal Welfare in Virginia VA PAWS Lamb of God? Animal Law Virginia Animal Control Virginia Virginia Assembly Animal Care The Lanning Report SRAS

Poison Apple Radio: Animal Sacrifice with Dr. Tom Erik Raspotnik

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“Tantra is a set of esoteric Indian traditions with roots in Hinduism and later Buddhism (which is a separate Dharma formed from Hinduism). Tantra is often divided by its practitioners into two different paths: dakshinachara and vamachara, translated as Right-Hand Path and Left-Hand Path respectively. Dakshinachara consists of traditional Hindu practices such as asceticism and meditation, while Vamachara also includes ritual practices that conflict with mainstream Hinduism, such as sexual rituals, consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants, animal sacrifice, and flesh-eating. The two paths are viewed by Tantrists as equally valid approaches to enlightenment. Vamachara, however, is considered to be the faster and more dangerous of the two paths, and is not suitable for all practitioners. This usage of the terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path is still current in modern Tantra.”  Source

Update (2/23/15) some interesting articles & information:

Resources:

Michigan Legislature:  Animal Act 328, 750.50b, and Chapter IX in its entirety

Michigan.gov

Legal Aspects of Ritual Animal Slaughter

Religious Slaughter & Animal Welfare (Kosher)

Religion & Ritual Slaughter

Michigan State University:  Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah

Michigan’s Feral Farm Animal Law

ASPCA: Animal Cruelty Prosecution

American Constitutional Law: Fifth Edition (Page 236)

Stanford Law School:  Non-Human Animals and the Law

The Law is a White Dog

Sensational Articles:

Baby goat found gutted and charred

Tea Party Satanist – USA Today

Online Petitions

Forum:

 Thread on The 600 Club

Taste Trip

Miracle Berry Tablets:  Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) Tablets are guaranteed to contain extract from first grade Miracle Fruit berries. Fresh miracle berries are freeze dried moments after being picked to produce powdered Miracle Berries with the same effect as fresh berries. The powder is then compressed into Miracle Fruit Tablets for easier usage.  They contain no artificial additives (such as colorants, acids or preservatives).

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Buzz Buttons:  Buzz Button™ flowers grow on the Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes oleracea plant. A member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), Buzz Button™ flowers are also known as sechuan button and toothache plant.
The bright golden yellow bud of the Buzz Button™ flower is oval to round in shape. It has a slightly tart grass like flavor though its real oral appeal lies not in its taste but the electrifying sensation it produces. Eating the bud of the Buzz Button™ flower has a numbing and strong tingling affect on the mouth, the more of the flower consumed the more intense and longer lasting the sensation.

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Have your own Taste Trip!

Sin Jones

Animal Sacrifice: Taboo even to Satanists?

DOTB goatTune in Saturday as I discuss Animal Sacrifice with Dr. Tom Erik Raspotnik of Temples of Satan.  Do some Satanists actually commit sacrifice or is this a pop-culture meme?  The Temples of Satan is a Theistic Satanic Temple and maintains charters and lodges under its covenant drafted in 2011.  While members appear to be scarce, those that claim it also find shelter under religious freedom in America; which happens to include animal sacrifice!

Keep an eye on this topic as a follow-up show will be conducted with Melissa Colton – Godwin who will present a dissenting view as an animal trainer and animal rights advocate.

4:30 PM EST, Be there or despair!

Sin Jones

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I NEVER SAID I WAS A NICE GIRL…

I never said I was a nice girl… Alison - Green Shirt2 First, don’t tell me what it means to be pagan – I LIVE IT.  If you’re finding it difficult to civilize my barbaric qualities, getting me to conform to your bullshit social contracts, demi-politics, or ‘community expectations’ – it’s because you lack the mental capacity to understand what it even means; let alone have a leg to stand on to tell me I’m failing at it. Next, if my higher functioning abilities get on your nerves, perhaps you might shine a mirror on your own lack of ambitions.  Say what you want about Jung, even a broken clock is right at least twice a day.  I do believe the concept of the Shadow Man applies here. And finally, if my lack of sugar and ample salt hurts your wounds; maybe you should spend more time licking your boo-boos because I sure as shit ain’t going to help you feel better about them.  I don’t have the time nor inclination to baby you. There you are trying to pull a veil over my eyes and I see right through it.   If you think for a second you can assign friends, peers, or a ‘community’ to me arbitrarily and not get push-back you’re deluded.  If you get wounded in the process, your upper lip is just as weak as your pimp smack; I see it quivering when you speak my name. Knowledge and life-experience accounts for my perspective.  If you’ve caught yourself underestimating me, or tangled in your own web, you’ll wither and die soon enough along with the buzzing of flies. SIN JONES