The May Edit – Health Changes + New Hair

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If you read my last monthly edit/catch up, I am going to preface this blog post letting you know that I feel MILES better.

Skin/Depression

After speaking to my doctor earlier rather than later, it was apparent that despite having control over my cycle, the pill was not working for my skin at all. My doctor advised to stop taking the pill and we would explore antibiotics and topical gels for the next few months. After only 7 days of not taking the pill, I was feeling less anxious and a lot happier. Clearly it doesn’t agree with me, so I am glad I took the plunge.

I’m also on a new common acne antibiotic called Doxycycline (some of you may have used this before, let me know in the comments) for the next three months, one of which is almost over. I have only had one major blemish after the switch so I feel as though this was a good move. One downside of this new medication is the side effects. Luckily, because I will only be on them for three months tops, the end is in sight. I’ve got way more sensitive skin, which means no laser hair removal (had to postpone my appointments) or other skin treatments. No exfoliating products, some moisturisers tend to sting my skin a lot, and even sweating at the gym can get a bit itchy.

Gym

More on this though, I am back at the gym! I only started at the tail end of May but I already feel rejuvenated and excited about going again. I’ve started going three times a week, and for the last two weeks it’s been 5-6 times a week. I have no idea where this motivation came from but I am loving it! This week I am doing two strength sessions, two cardio, and two sessions of pilates. I haven’t tried pilates for about 4 years now! My diet has also been tweaked (still vegan) which I might talk about in a new blog post if you guys are interested.

Hair

Lastly, I’ve finally dyed my hair a more natural colour and I am in love with it! I saw the amazing Naomi of My Hair Haven. She is an amazing vegan hairdresser. All products used in the salon are completely cruelty free and have no animal products in the ingredients. And then, the little touches of at her salon make visiting that much more special. Plant based milks, vegan & gluten free cookies and array of herbal teas (try the Oxfam Green Tea, it’s the best I’ve tasted!). If you’re interested in a full review of my experience let me know!

How was your May? 

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  • Sounds like a fabulous May my dear! I’m so happy you sorted out getting off the pill! I can’t be on any contraceptive as it makes me a crazy person! I am love love loving your new hair too!!! <3

    Tahana
    http://www.tahanalee.com

    • Kate Flint

      Hahaha me too! I had no idea it affected me like that because I’ve been on it since I was 16 (and probably a bit crazy anyway). Thanks for reading lovely <3 xx

  • Sounds like a really good month for you! Would love to hear more about your vegan diet 🙂

    Isabella | http://www.digyhu.com

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Isabella! I am working on putting together a meal plan in the coming weeks 🙂 xx

  • Zerin Hassan

    WOW you look so amazing on you!! All the best x

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Zerin! It’s a big change but I’m loving it 🙂

  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    Sounds like everything is going good for you!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • Kate Flint

      Doing much better this month, feels good 🙂 Thanks for reading Ingrid!

  • Laura Tough

    Your hair looks so good! Glad to hear the skin and especially the health stuff has been clearing up! The pill can be so awful if you’re not on the right one!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • Kate Flint

      So true! And sometimes it’s so subtle you don’t even notice it happening until you are farrr down the rabbit hole

  • Im so glad you are feeling better!
    I would love to visit a vegan hairdresser! so amazing!

    x
    Ironic Minimalist | http://www.ironicminimalist.com

    • Kate Flint

      It was a real treat! Thanks for reading Jen <3 xx

  • I love the new hair colour and I’m so fucking glad you’re sorting out your skin/pill saga! Hopefully after the antibiotics it’ll be more smooth sailing for you x

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks so much Sarah! Who knew at 28 I’d still be dealing with this crap hahaha. xxx