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:
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Yesterday we talked about how water intake is important for healthy, beautiful skin. Tonight I wanna talk more about how your diet can affect the skin. Some people experience acne even after taking steps to clear it up; such as face washes, face masks ect. Well, your diet could be the culprit! Processed foods, junk foods, food that have hydrogenated fats and food with high glycemic index are few examples.
After doing research, I have come to find that there are foods that promote healthy skin. Such as, carrots for glow, sunflower seeds to fight acne, kiwi for wrinkles, walnuts for dry skin and dark chocolate for rough skin. Not only is a healthy diet beneficial for the skin but as well as your overall health! So lets do this together! Go to your local super market a pick up some healthy food to benefit your skin.
Incorporate more veggies, nuts, seeds, grains and berries in your diet. Even try to cut back on dairy as much as you can (if you’re really a milk lover try to substitute cows milk with almond milk and thank me later)! I’ll frequently post health advice, tips, regimens and potions, come check back later! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Welcome to my second topic page! I know some of you have been waiting for me to finally post about skin. Some of you may have acne problems, scars/acne scars, blemishes, dark spots, dry and or dull skin. But I am here to help you in the best ways that I can! Like I’ve said previously on my hair page, that all begins with health.
Water intake is very important when it comes down to this topic. Water intake keeps the skin hydrated, preventing your blood from drawing water from your skin (which makes your skin dry, as well as bringing about dark circles under the eyes). Lack of water can promote stiffness and wrinkling of the skin, making you look older. So drink up beauties, lets start our voyage on the way to healthy, beautiful skin!