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Alpha Hydroxy Acids For Your Skin

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Alpha hydroxy acids have gained popularity in the skin care world and it's for a good reason because they exfoliate your skin better! Glycolic acid( the big gun in the AHA group,  it penetrates the pores for deep exfoliating)Then Lactic acid ( this is quite good for those who are new to acids. It helps to build up your skin for more acids! )Mandelic acid is known to be one if the mildest (such that pregnant women can use it).  These actives can be found in cleansers.They can also be found in toners 


Some moisturizers also contain the alpha hydroxy acids. The Cosrx Salicyc acid  daily cleanser. Salicyc acid falls under Beta hydroxy acid and it's more potent in fighting acne. They do much intensive work by dissolving oils in the pores too! You can find them in cleansers and toners too. Then comes in Benzoyl peroxide which is notorious for being the go to acne treatment ingredient. This can be found in cleansers,  and spot treatments too. Which ones do you use? To purchase any of …

Washing Your Hair In Harmattan

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With this year's harmattan being so severe, protective styling is definitely a must.Unfortunately, I can't wear any styles yet with this short hair do what can i do? Right from the wash day, my attention has been on preventing moisture loss. This means from the shampoo process to the sealing process, each step involves maximizing moisture.I probably shampoo once every 2 weeks but I water rinse very often. This keeps the moisture levels up as well as keeping the hair less dirty. I do well to spritz the hair each morning before anything is done. With the new growth so thick, getting the hair damp is very crucial for moisture retention. I love length but moisture retention during this time of year is the key to a healthy hair.Another form of moisture retention technique I employ is ensuring that the deep conditioners and conditioners I use are moisture based. The Sheamoisture manuka honey conditioner is amazing at this and I really love. The next thing I want to invest in is the …

Moisturise and Seal (3 Steps)

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This is an updated version of how to moisturise and seal your relaxed hair or natural hair. This technique can be done in the morning or evening although I prefer doing mine in the evening.All you need are your moisturizers, water and oil or butter. Click Here to watch the full video! 

Journey To SHOULDER LENGTH hair

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My hair is 2 weeks post relaxer and although I'm sad about not hitting my goal for 2018 😥, I'm just glad to have my hair journey going again.I've dyed and cut throughout this year but I'm tired of setbacks so come rain or shine, I'll keep growing the hair in whatever state it is.Here's an update about what's going on. Click Here for the updates

How To Use Beauty Formulas Products

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After a friend introduced me to beauty formulas range of skin care products, I've not looked back.


I love them so much that I've stocked up some in my shop (shop.ghanaianemprezz.com) 

First, I use the Beauty Formulas Micellar water to remove my make up. Then, I use the charcoal cleanser to wash the face and then the charcoal scrub.
For toner, we have the facial tonic and then follow up with day cream.

At night, I follow up with either acne pimple medication or lemonvate to fade away the acne scars. I, recently, added a fade out cream. I usually prefer night creams as that's the time the skin gets well nourished. There's no exposure to the rays nor natural elements.

During the day, I try to use a sunscreen before leaving the room and at work. When you want a routine for your skin, get products suitable.


My routine will change during the harmattan so stay tuned for that.

How To Prepare Your Skin For Harmattan

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Dry lips,  ashy feet and skin as well as constant struggle to keep the skin hydrated all battle with is during Harmattan.To begin with,  focus on Hyaluronic acid.  This will certainly be the time to use the HA to the maximum potential!I've also realized that my skin absolutely loves the vitamin C Suspension 23% from The Ordinary too. Thi serum has squalene oil and in this harmattan, the oil keeps the face soft and supple! I'm definitely going to get squalene oil soon to take me through the coming weeks.In addition to the light weight oils, my skin seems to be dryer with chemical exfoliation so I've slowed down the frequency. I'm going to rather do more face mask treatments to infuse moisture into the skin. The last thing about the harmattan tran is that my skin isn't breaking out. Probably because my face uses up the extra sebum to keep it moisturized against the dry weather. This is the reason squalene oil and other light oils like Argan oil will be of great benef…

Clearing Dark Spots

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I've been doing a double moisturizing routine to speed up the process of clearing Dark spots as the acne is under control now.The main area of concerns are the cheeks so I use the Brightening Anti wrinkle cream on just the forehead, nose and chin areas. For the rest of the face, I use NadinolaThis has 3% hydroquinone and that makes it extra strength. I began just 2 days ago so we will have an update in some weeks time. 

Salicyc Acid For Scalp Issues

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Aside being an amazing ingredient for our skin,  salicyc acid can also help exfoliate your scalp. How? There are shampoos formulated with salicyc acid and they exfoliate the dead skin cells. You'll find the SA in anti dandruff and anti itch products too. As part of keeping my scalp clean and healthy,  I'll be investing in these products to enable my scalp detox itself too.  When you exfoliate the dead skin cells from the face your products get aborted better and are able to get deeper into the pores.  This is the same principle behind the Salicyc acid in the shampoos.. 
In addition,  scalp scrubs are also awesome for healthy scalp and I've invested in that too.  As I do each treatment,  I'll give you a review.  To shop for your hair and skin care products, check out my shop at www.shop.ghanaianemprezz.com.You can also reach me on 0541458372.

Four Products To Fade Scars and Spots

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The headache that follows a breakout is how to get rid of the dark spots and blemishes.For us in Ghana, a skin care routine is a recent trend and especially with the influx of affordable Chinese and Korean skin care products.We grow up with using bath soaps to wash our face and body lotion to moisturize our face, sometimes, Vaseline is our go to. Now, if you are reading this, then, it means you've gone beyond that stage and that's a good sign of great things to come.
After years of damage and not caring about our skin, you should understand that it will equally take a few more effort to get the skin you need.There are several products on the market targeting fading spots and blemishes but before we jump on them, do remember that you daily routine is essential in achieving results with those products. Getting rid of the spots won't be a matter of days.All you'll need is to combine a few products and definitely some trial and error in order to get your spot free skin.Rece…

From AHA to BHA Products

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I enjoyed the impact and effect of The Ordinary  Lactic acid 10%+HA (An alpha Hydroxy acid) and still enjoy it but I decided to step up the exfoliating to Beta Hydroxy Acids. Why?


Beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid goes deeper than just exfoliating dead skins cells;  it dissolves oils in the pores rendering those blackheads and pimples powerless over your skin.
Instead of using salicylic acid serum,  I opted for a toner with a high concentration of salicylic acid yet gentle enough. The Cosrx BHA Power liquid toner is a rave among Korean Beauty addicts and I just had to give it a try too.
It is used after washing the wash and since it's a toner, it becomes the second step after the wash. The process still counts as cleansing since exfoliating is a cleansing step. If I want to use any toner,  I would apply that toner first before the BHA Power liquid toner to allow it to work.
It is recommended that you wait at least 20 to 30 minutes after using chemical exfoliating product t…

How To choose The Ordinary Vitamin C Serum

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If you missed the post on the types of vitamin C serums carried by The Ordinary, then, just go through it and come back to this.Paula's Choice and The Ordinary seem to have a lot in common when it comes to formulations and I love that! Let's start with the highest form which is the L-ascorbic acid. This is found in the The Ordinary Vitamin C silicone and vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%.
Much like our Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% formula, this product also offers a suspension but in light silicones for a smooth, non-gritty skin finish. Despite the very light forms of silicones used, silicones do impair dermal exposure to Vitamin C slightly but the additional (30%) concentration of Vitamin C helps compensate for this slight inefficiency. A very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin's tolerance to such high exposure is elevated. If desired, this formula can be diluted in a cream base per a…

Niacinamide 10%+Zinc 1% and Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

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I got these to test them because Klairs is such a popular brand and the supple preparation toner is a huge bandwagon for a lot of K beauty lovers. I know enough around Korean skin care but the one thing about that routine is to understand the purpose of each product before plunging into it if you don't want chaos.In that regard, I got the mini size and have been using it for the past few days. I find it a bit thicker and you use your palms to apply.I may probably be so used to the Thayers toner because I don't find the Klairs easy to work with when it comes to layering other products. Everything I apply, either via patting or rubbing, doesn't sit without balling up or pilling!I'll keep using it though till it is empty because I need to allow it a substantial testing period before final verdict. I may try the new toner from the Klairs if I get a mini size of that too.As I try this, I'm going to try the Whitehead power essence from Cosrx alongside the Klairs juice dr…

The Ordinary Lactic Acid +HA

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I took the bold step to use a chemical exfoliating product and because I needed to start of gently, I picked lactic acid 10% from The Ordinary.The lactic acid is used at night so I wash and apply toner before using it. For the first application, I used my fingers to pat it into the skin.The skin looked oily for a while but that subsided within minutes. My skin felt dry the next morning but nothing severe.Within a couple of day, I noticed my skin tone looked even and I had nice glow too.Honestly, I love the changes and would certainly work to keep it up.On another note, I've been taking hair gummies which contain vitamin c and it may be another contributing factor for this glow.*A few pointersI has no reaction to the lactic acid. I did feel a tingle or sting for a few seconds and that was it.I use a few drops and I'm limiting it to 2x a week in order not to over exfoliate the skin.Ill be moving on to other serums eventually but I want to exhaust The Ordinary products first. I&#…

Wig Protective Styling Routine

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Wigs are a great way to protect your hair and also still have access to your hair. I'm so much in love with the hair for the fact that I haven't seen my hair at this length for the past 5 years! These are the 2 wigs I'll be wearing for 2019. I don't want to promise braids but I can surely do wigs if I need a small break from my hair. Before I wear a wig,  I make sure to moisturise and seal. This prevents dryness from the wig. I wash my hair whenever I need to. For the wig,  I avoid putting products in it for now. When they get dirty though,  I'll shampoo and dry it. I'll be back each week with an update.

Dear, Klairs Supple preparation toner review

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K beauty addicts rave about the supple preparation facial toner from Dear,  Klairs and I was super excited to also jump on the bandwagon. 
After using the toner after several weeks,  I think it's time to share my thoughts on it. Here