How to do a hot oil treatment

Hello Beauties!

On my hair page I previously talked about the benefits of hot oil treatments. This treatment is done prior to you washing your hair, so that your hair won’t be stripped of it’s natural oils. Hot oil treatments help strengthen the hair as well as it moisturizes and adds shine. If you suffer from dry scalp/dandruff doing this treatment will help with this issue. As well as it promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation and preventing split ends.

Below is a step by step video on how to do a hot oil treatment:

 

 

 

GMO vs Organic

Hello Beauties, welcome back!

Most of us don’t think into the foods we put into our bodies on the regular basis. We wonder why we have simple but yet bothersome problems such as constipation, loss of remembrance or insomnia. On that note, lets go over what GMO stands for. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, which means they are created through technology. It’s not natural at all, so why do we eat it?

GMO’s are unhealthy they can cause long standing health problems. It can even cause harm to your organs and cause you to be over weight. Not to mention GMO’s need a substantial sum of pesticides and herbicides which are poison. Doesn’t sound okay for our health nor the atmosphere! Because GMO’s aren’t natural they don’t really give us the nutrients we need.

With more information getting out there on GMO’s people try to get organic foods, which is hard because GMO seeds travel and cross breed. Cross breeding develops new poison and irritants. Eating foods that could potentially cause autism should not even be on the market. Even though organic foods are harder to find, try to eat as organic as possible (organic meaning natural food found in nature). Natural foods are alkaline which helps the body care for and cure itself.

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Eating organic leads you to optimal health preventing many, many diseases, giving you a longer life! You’ll realize that you have more energy and a more steady sleep pattern while eating natural foods. It’ll definitely help you get more in tune with yourself. Eating healthier can help with small but yet bothersome problems like eczema, acne and even weight challenges! So what are you eating tonight? GMO or organic?

Groom to Bloom

Hello, Beauties!

First things first, If you wanna grow long, strong nails you must take care of them! In other words, groom them if you want them to bloom. It’s important to keep your nails/cuticles moisturized to keep them strong which stops breakage from happening, as well as keeping the cuticles from peeling. I do this by applying coconut oil on my cuticles/nails. It’s important that your cuticles are hydrated because the cuticles are what gives your nails the nutrients/protection it needs to grow, so avoid cutting away your cuticles. They play a major role in healthy nail growth!

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Another thing is soap, try to stay away from toxic soaps for hand washing/washing dishes. Most soaps dry out your nails and weakens them, which of course means breakage! Filing is also a main key for nail growth. “But how?” you may ask (like with hair growth, trimming stops split ends from splitting all the way up the hair shaft). Nail filing fixes the problem of snagging nails and stops the whole nail from tearing.

By doing all of this, I’ve noticed that my nails definitely grow at a faster rate and I’m loving it because every girl loves long nails of course! While keeping my nails/cuticles moisturized with coconut oil, I’ve also noticed that my nails don’t peel as much. That’s something that I really like to acknowledge because I hate when my hair gets caught in a peeling/snagging nail (which is something I mentioned in a previous post)! So lets go groom those claws, Beauties! I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back later for more nail tips.

 

 

Waxing and Shaving

Winter is over, time to shave those hairy legs of yours! Shaving can be a pain! I experience really dry skin after shaving leaving me really ashy and scaly. Now, I’m sure nobody has any time for that. Especially you, my Beauties! Traditional store bought shaving creams makes me itch something fierce! And of course if something itches you need to scratch. Which of course means you end up ashy anyway from scratching.

So to avoid that issue, I make my own shaving cream! There are so many DIY’s on how to make shaving cream online, I like to use Mango butter, Coconut oil and Lavender oil. Mango butter is great for dry skin and can treat psoriasis and eczema, coconut oil is a very well known natural moisturizer and lavender comforts that itch! But what about RAZOR BUMPS!?! I hate razor bumps with a passion! The only thing you can do is try to prevent them!

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The best way to try to prevent razor bumps is by not only making sure you’re using a clean razor… but to make sure you bathe before you shave. You also need to make sure your skin is always moisturized and to use scrubs to exfoliate your skin. “But what if I don’t shave? What if I wax?” some of you may wonder. I have tips for you too! Waxing can be VERY expensive, especially if you like to go to upscale spa’s (like me, because I find them MUCH cleaner)! Making you’re own wax is soooo much more afforable with simple ingredients such as sugar and lemon. That’s right, just sugar and lemon!

I love waxing for the simple fact that it lasts waayyy longer than shaving and you don’t have to worry about razor cuts! So if you waste a lot of money on waxing, why not make your own? Just like shaving, waxing can cause itchiness and dryness. So make sure you keep your skin moisturized or use aloe on the area after you’ve waxed. If you want more info on homemade wax there are lots of DIY’s on this subject as well.

 

moisturizing habits

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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!

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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.

 

Detoxing

Welcome back, Beauties!

Today I wanna share an amazing tip with all of you. Detoxing! Detoxing is very important for overall health but also for clear, healthy skin. When I had started drinking a detox tea every day, I had noticed that my acne had suddenly disappeared! My face had gotten so much brighter, softer and blemish free! It’s important to start detoxing if you already aren’t because there are a lot of toxins clogging your pores as we speak.

My favorite way to detox is by drinking Triple Leaf Detox Tea every day. It’s made with potent Chinese purification herbs for healthy skin. It helps promote clear, healthy skin by cleansing the body of toxins. It’s suggested that you drink at least 2 cups a day, I drink it once a day and still got amazing results! You can drink it bland or add a little raw honey and lemon, which I prefer.

If tea isn’t really your thing, try making your own detox water. There are lots of detox water ideas online! I hope this tip was helpful, come check back later!

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Benefits of Turmeric and face detoxing

Hello Beauties!

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.

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