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Removing Make Up With Oil

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I don't have a make up remover because I wasn't keen on one until I began wearing make up daily. Now,  before I pick up one,  I still need to improvise so I use opted for removing make up with oil. How does that work? I pour the oil on a cotton shirt or micro fibre towel and use it to clean the face. The oil sticks to the make up thereby removing it from the face. Just as oil and water do not mix, the oil on the face doesn't cake there Lol. I follow up with my homemade facial scrub,  witch hazel and acne  treatment. My facial scrub is a homemade one too until I find time to go to the drugstore to pick up one of my favourite scrubs. As we celebrate the season of resurrection, let's remember to remove our make up before retiring to bed. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube - www.youtube.com/EmprezzAbena

Clean And Smooth Acne Treatment

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A few week ago, I embarked on a facial care journey. One of the products I use in combating acne is the clean and clear acne pimple medication. This is an update of the facial treatment for 23/March. I poured the oil mix on a micro fibre towel and whipped the make up off. I washed with Forever Clair wash and cleanse. I applied honey lemon scrub and left it for some hours. With the honey lemon scrub. I washed the scrub off and applied witch hazel and followed up with clean and smooth acne treatment for the night. The clean and smooth acne treatment deserves a full review so I'll only say that it's been amazing product. I've increased my water intake so I can use the washroom more often. This gives the body the opportunity to eliminate toxins from the body.  Give or take, in about a week's time, my skin will be back to normal again leaving the scars as my focus. The lesson here is to take precautions when using biotin. You need to flash out excess biotin from your body to

DIY Facial Scrub

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I have some dark scars from some pimples I popped (I know I shouldn't have) and so I need a facial scrub to help reduce the scarring yet I don't have one so I use a DIY facial scrub. Though I'll be restocking my facial Scrub,  I decided to  make one that can get rid of the scars too. I used brown sugar, honey and fresh aloe vera gel for the scrub. Can you see the  dark scars on the cheeks? I prepared enough for a week and is stored in the fridge. I cleanse the face  first with forever Claire Wash And cleanse and follow up the scrub. I intend to do this every 3 days.  After scrubbing, I use witch hazel to clean again and apply clean and smooth acne treatment if it's bedtime. For morning,  I simply use the  wash and then moisturize. I'll grab a face cream one of these days instead of use my body lotion  though it's also meant for the face. How do get rid of acne scars? Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube - www.youtube.com/EmprezzAbena

ORS aloe creamy shampoo review

The first I ever bought was the ORS aloe creamy shampoo and have always mentioned it in my product videos. As soon as I discovered the multi purpose use of this shampoo,  I stuck to it and haven't thought of looking back. I do have one I want to try but that's for later on the year. Here's a video on the reasons I love this shampoo. I have several wash day posts with the ors aloe creamy shampoo. Product review: ORS Aloe Shampoo My Natural hair regimen How to use shampoos on relaxed hair My Current Hair Products Hair Product Selection Made Easy 10 Hair Products Worth Buying (2015 edition) Deep Conditioning Dry Hair If you've not subscribed to my channel, www.youtube.com/EmprezzAbena,   please do! [YouTube=https://youtu.be/3KJXBzb6tE8] Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube - www.youtube.com/EmprezzAbena

What's A Healthy Hair Journey?

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="199"] top knot bunMy meditation these days about hair have changed drastically from yearning for what others have to getting what  I want.[/caption] Until somewhere June 2011, I had no idea that ladies had taken matters into their own hands to grow healthy hair. A Healthy Hair journey is all about keeping your hair healthy. So why is length such  a big deal? It's because healthy hair can give you the retention of growth and ultimately translating into length. My  journey is such  a difficult one to comprehend. But my last big chop hasn't necessarily set me back. If anything  at all,  it's helped me achieve what I wanted which is healthy hair.. The dyed hair is gone and I'm good. The mantra that most people recite is health over length and it's rightly so. The desire for healthy hair is so strong that I don't mind the big chops. They gratify a desire for health. That said,  I don't want t

When To Take Vitamins?

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Hair vitamins or supplements can contribute to our overall health when used appropriately. For the past months, supplements have been an integral part of my daily routine. I started with biotin and added some hair, skin and nails later on. When others embark on a hair journey, the key motivation is long hair. Since one can't grow long hair overnight, these supplements come in to reach our goals faster, enjoy more thickness and also get to show off all our hard work. Each bottle of supplement has its own directions and dosage. That's the first thing to examine when purchasing these products. In addition to that, each ingredient has a role to play and if you have an allergy, it may impact negatively on the body. If you ask me when to take vitamins, I'll say do an experiment and find out because we have different bodies and respond to products differently. When I can, I take the supplements in the morning with my breakfast. When I forget, I take it before going to bed. The key

Coffee Rinses For Hair Growth

One of the ways I curbed shedding was using black tea but that wasn't at peace with my hair therefore I switched to coffee which had no hardening effect after and later I discovered  coffee rinses for hair growth too. I'm incorporating coffee rinses again but not just to prevent shedding.  Caffeine is known to promote hair growth so I'm aiming at killing two birds with one stone. The good thing about coffee too is that  I don't need to brew it with hot water. The one we have easily dissolves in cold water too so it will be easy adding it to my wash days. Actually,  I've already done one rinse already and the focus was on the hair line. I poured the rinse particularly at the hairline. I can't measure the impact but as long as I notice less shedding  and the hairline filling in,  it's OK. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube - www.youtube.com/EmprezzAbena

Cantu Sheabutter for Natural hair Deep Treatment Masque Review

When I was given the  Cantu sheabutter for natural hair line,  I knew my stash wasn't complete without a key product which is the cantu sheabutter for natural hair deep treatment masque. Deep conditioning is a must if you want to achieve healthy hair and a good one at that. For anyone embarking on a journey, your deep conditioners can make or break your strands (in the literal sense). I bought one from Mejs naturals on Facebook and have since used it for my deep conditioning sessions. After several uses,  here's my review of the Cantu sheabutter for natural hair  Deep Treatment Masque. I explore the consistency of the product, the smell, how long it takes to work, how often I use it, the price, ways to use it different from the deep conditioning as well as whether I'll continue using it. Let me chip in that you can always contact me for any product and I'll help you find it or purchase it. [YouTube=https://youtu.be/xog3HPASGdQ] Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTub

#1 Tip To Stop Biotin Acne Breakout

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It's not everyone who takes biotin and goes Scott free with regard to acne breakouts so today,  I'm sharing my 1 tip to stop biotin acne breakout. Biotin has been known to aid in hair growth and nails growth. Personally, I've been taking biotin in different forms for about 3 years now and counting. [caption id="attachment_2897" align="aligncenter" width="300"] biotin[/caption] Biotin, although water soluble, can create havoc if taken in excess in the form of acne breakout. A lot of solutions have been given to curb this problem. The first suggest is to increase your water intake in order to dissolve the biotin in the system. Others also advocate starting from a low dose and gradually work your way up to a larger dose. Even though ladies try all these techniques, these seem to have yielded nothing. Recently, a friend complained about biotin breakout so I put to test what I'd suspected all this time and she had amazing results within days. A

How to do the Inversion Method #2

I'll go over how to do the inversion method for the sake of those visiting for the first time or hearing about this hair growth technique for the first time. This technique is aimed at growing one inch of hair in 7 days. You do it continuously for a week, once in a month. Pregnant women are not advised to do this method. There are other categories of people prohibited from doing the inversion method for hair growth so do read on it before doing it. If you doubt your condition, google it and see the suitability of the inversion method for you. I nearly skipped today's inversion method because of a headache but the Scalp Massage really helped. All you need is your natural oil and a timer. Some advice you warm the oil, enough to dip your hair into it and not be scalded. This met I set the timer to 4 minutes after applying oil on the Scalp. I began to massage as the head was tilted forward for the inversion. Inversion Method : 3 Benefits Inversion Challenge 24th November-1st Decemb