I have missed you so much! I have been enjoying life, taking time to myself and just learning more and more each day! As you know, it is now Winter (not my favorite season)! Being as though that it is now Winter the air is now cold and DRY and being that the air is dry this may cause dry skin, brittle hair and of course CHAPPED LIPS! I previously talked about chapped lips briefly, today I wanna get a little more into this topic.
We often try to treat our lips way after they have gotten chapped. They start off dry, then we lick. Then we lick, lick, lick, again and again. Then they start to get chapped and we try to use lip balm, at this point forget about it, it’s already way too late and our lips start to crack! Going through this cycle repeatedly your lips may become discolored from lack of moisture. (discoloration can also come from smoking, dehydration even applying lipstick can discolor your lips) which is why it’s so important that we try to keep our lips moist before they get dry and of course always make sure you stay hydrated!
Discoloration in the lips can be embarrassing and you might find yourself trying to cover it up with lipstick (and we all know that most lipsticks are toxic). Well, hide no more, Beauty! I have a solution for you! My lips had gotten really discolored, as you can see in the picture above on the left. I started dabbing apple cider vinegar on my lips with a cotton ball each time before I applied my lip scrub (lip scrub coming soon). Within two weeks my lips were revived of its color and were as plump as ever (as pictured above on the right)!
Apple cider vinegar is well known for it’s magical toning properties, so usually when I see discoloration on my skin, apple cider vinegar is my go to! Having a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in your tea can be very beneficial not only for your skin but for your health overall. It flushes the toxins out of your body, leading you to optimal health! I hope I’ve been helpful my beauties, please check back for more health and beauty tips. Love you all!
How many of you skip out on moisturizing your face/skin after a shower? Hopefully not many because moisturizing the skin is just as important as cleansing it! Moisturizing keeps the skin from getting dehydrated, makes you glow and closes the pores to keep dirt out! Even in the Summer, it’s incredibly important to moisturize. Finding the right moisturizer was the most challenging for me, being as though I have insanely oily skin.
After doing research, I found that the use of argan oil on my face works best for my skin! If you’re worried about if argan oil will make your face greasy then think again! It’s so amazing that it was even great for helping clear up my acne! Not only that, it’s natural, vanishes dark spots and decreases chances of wrinkles. It’s important to check out how heavy or light oils are (depending on if you have oily skin, combination skin or dry skin.) Once you start moisturizing you’ll start to experience a softer, clearer, brighter face!
Ashy knees can be embarrassing. Lotions don’t last, so you find yourself moisturizing throughout the day. Which can be so annoying! I love using coconut oil on my skin after a shower for that reason. It hydrates my skin, keeping me moisturized all day! Not to mention it smells amazing, makes your skin glow and feel so smooth! Which do you prefer? Lotion or oil? Comment below.
We all at some point, experience unwanted dark spots, acne and or an uneven skin tone. Turmeric can be the cure for all of that and much more! I love to use turmeric under my eyes when I’m experiencing dark circles or as a face mask to help even out my skin tone by erasing blemishes. After making a turmeric face mask my skin instantly feels so amazingly soft and so bright, leaving my skin glowing! So if you have unwanted scars, oily skin and acne, turmeric is the answer for you!
It’s important to always start on a clean face. As I said in my previous post, I love to wash my face with black soap (preferably Raw African Black Soap). I then like to tone my face with my apple cider toning potion, let it dry then apply my turmeric & honey mask (I mix honey and turmeric to the thickness of my liking) and let it sit for 15 mins. I rinse my face with cool water and pat my face dry with a paper towel. I reapply my apple cider toning potion, let it dry and apply my favorite face moisturizer.
Face detoxing can also help you battle acne as well as black heads and should be done daily. A face detox cleanses your pores and improves the skin tone. I love to use Moroccan red clay powder because it’s for sensitive skin and it’s pure powder! It cleanses and purifies my skin, making me glow. I like to add a few capsules of vitamin E because it helps heal acne scars as well as keeping your skin looking ageless! When I do the Moroccan red clay powder mask I do the same process I do with my turmeric mask instead just using Moroccan red clay powder instead.
Let me start off by telling you that aloe vera is amazing, could really say it’s one of my best friends! Aloe vera has amazing healing properties; it can be used to heal acne, soften the skin and fade scars. After using it one night before bed, I woke up to a much clearer face! Couldn’t believe the results I gained so quickly! Aloe hydrates the skin, fades wrinkles and heals burns. So if you aren’t already using Aloe, why not?
As you know by now the benefits are endless with Aloe! It also moisturizes and cleanses the skin without the worry of causing build up. I usually wash my face with black soap then apply my apple cider toning potion and let it dry. After letting it dry, I rub aloe Vera gel on my face and let it sit for 15 mins. I then wash my face off with warm water and dry my face with a paper towel. I reapply my apple cider toning potion, let it dry then apply my favorite moisturizer.
Not only is aloe beneficial but also very affordable! You can grow your own aloe plant or buy it by the leaf at your local super market. Be sure you clean your aloe leaf before cutting it open. I hope I’ve been helpful beauties, please feel free to reach out to me about anything! Come check back later for more health tips.
Exercise promotes healthy, beautiful skin. By exercising, your blood circulation increases; carrying cell ravage off. While you’re working out and you start to sweat, be happy! It carries away all the dirt in your sweat glands.
Sleep also contributes to having healthy, beautiful skin. Have you ever woke up to a nice glow after a good nights sleep? Not getting enough sleep can cause dark circles under the eyes and wrinkles. So be sure to get some good sleep tonight and maybe take a morning run! I hope I’ve been helpful, please come check back later.