Showing posts from March, 2019

6 Tips For Chemical Exfoliating

Using Alpha Hydroxy Acids or Beta Hydroxy Acids is all about moderation and not expecting magical results in days. To effectively use any of these acids, here are some tips for you.  The first tips is to use these exfoliating ingredients once or 2x a week.  2. Personally, I think n ight time is better as it allows your skin to fully utilize whatever you use without the sun to worry about nor make up.  3.Check the concentration you use. From mandelic to salicylic acid, find what your skin can tolerate. Don't jump on salicylic acid until you've tried at least lactic acid like I did.  4.Always moisturize after exfoliating. The existing literature points to the fact that your skin might be too dry after using them. In addition, some do more harm than good when they are left on the skin like that.  5. Don't use chemical and physical exfoliating products at the same time. Excessive exfoliating will damage your skin.  6. Use a sunscreen during the day as these ingredients can leav

DIY Green Tea Hair Mist

The caffeine in teas have been acclaimed to be effective in controlling excessive shedding hence I decided to make it a part of our hair growth boot camp challenges for 2019. You prepare the tea mist the same way as a rinse except I add oils to the mist. If you can't do the most, the tea rinse is equally effective. Tea  You can use green tea, black tea or any tea of your choice. I, usually, advice using 1 tea bag first to make sure your hair loves it before increasing the quantity.  I recommend brewing enough mist for 7 days use.  Benefits  Shedding 

How I Use The Ordinary vitamin c suspension 23%

The Ordinary vitamin C 23%suspension +HA Spheres is one of the popular products from The Ordinary. It is also notoriously unpopular for the reason that it's gritty texture makes application cumbersome and irritating to the skin too, especially, sensitive skin. I've found different ways to work with thos serum so catch all the full gist in this video  Here

My Night Routine With Granactive Retinoid

The Ordinary has retinols and retinoids.  Here's what they say about the Granactive Retinoid 5 %: This water-free solution contains a 5% concentration of an advanced retinoid active complex called Granactive Retinoid that has been shown to offer better results against multiple signs of aging than retinol without any of the irritation and drawbacks common with retinol. Granactive Retinoid, an active technology from Grant Industries, is a solubilized system of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, a highly-advanced form of retinoid which is, in fact, a non-prescription ester of all-trans direct retinoic acid that offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of aging than retinol, retinyl palmitate and nearly all other forms of non-prescription retinoid. This product uses next-generation retinoid active technologies which have been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of aging than retinol without irritation. These technologies cannot be compared directly with retinol itself in terms

How I Prevent Smelly Braids

For once I'm not using a moisturizer on my braids and dry scalp could be a serious problem for me. I needed something to clean my scalp and keep it hydrated. To still keep the hair moisturized, I used different techniques. Watch the full video  Here  

3 Ways I Exfoliate My Skin

Just as bathing with a sponge  is to clean skin,  exfoliating the face is key in getting rid of dead skin cells, dirt and unclogging pores. *The first product I use is a spin brush from vanity planet.  This set has 3 brushes: the daily brush,  the exfoliating brush and the large on is the body brush. The exfoliating brush is too uncomfortable for my skin so I skip using it.  I go for the daily brush.  I use the brush once a week with an exfoliating facial wash or cleanser. *The thing I use is exfoliating scrub: I use the blackhead scrub from Beauty Formulas  I use this once in a while to give my skin a break from chemical exfoliating. The maximum use is once a week for me. Anything else will cause irritation on my skin. Lastly, Third is The Ordinary glycolic toning acid and Cosrx BHA power liquid toner. I use these maximum of two times a week. How do you exfoliate?

My Skin Care Routine Using The Ordinary Products

The Ordinary brand is such a simple yet effective solution to skin care problems and I've been experimenting with different products from the brand.  I've tried: Lactic acid  Marine hyaluronics  Granactive retinoid  Niacinamide  Vitamin C 23% suspension Hemi squalene oil  Borage seed oil  Glycolic toning solution  The spf 15  Looking at the list, it's amazing what a year can do! I've had most of the serums for more than 6 months and it's certainly worth every penny. I don't use the lactic acid anymore but the others feature in my routine all the time, except Borage seed oil which is for my hair.  Marine hyaluronics  I use this after my toner to hydrate the skin.. I follow with either Niacinamide or vitamin C serum.  I use the glycolic toning solution about 2x a week after cleansing.  Check here   for the reviews of these serums.  The Granactive retinoid is a night serum which has anti aging benefits The last exfoliating product I want to try is the BHA peeling s

How To Wash Your Face

This post was inspired by one of my friends who's new to skin care.  1. Wash your hands to get rid of dirt or germs or bacteria.  2. Wet your face to allow easy application of your wash/soap/cleanser.  3. Apply your facial soap or wash or cleanser as directed. Usually, sweeping your face with your wash should last a minute to remove all oils and dirt.  4A.Rinse off your cleanser/wash with water 4B. If you have a facial scrub, follow up with it.  5. Apply your toner whilst your face is still damp. If you are using a medicated toner, still use it at this step.  An example is the clear and smooth acne pimple medication.  6. Apply your tre atment or moisturizers and SPF. 

3 Must Have Skin Care Products

For the most part, a lot of us do have face washes or soaps or cleansers. However, I've come to realize that a lot of us don't use Facial moisturizers for several reasons.  *We have oily skin so moisturizers will cause more breakouts  *Some think it's not necessary  *Others just don't know what to use  *Some feel it's too much work  Whatever your reason, your skin needs protection and hydration just as your do for your body to prevent early wrinkles. Lack of moisture causes dry skin, dehydrated skin can cause an increase in the oily feeling you have.  1. Moisturizer 2. Sunscreen  3. Exfoliating product As for sunscreens, we tend not to be aware of the damage because of our dark skin. However, sun damage can affect us so we need to protect our skin as much as we can. Lastly, getting rid of dead skin cells and clearing clogged pores is crucial in combating pimples/acne, blemishes and also dark spots can be achieved with exfoliating. Your skin cells are active on a dai

My Skin Care Routine Using Cleansing Oil

Wondering why your skin still breaks out though you use make up removers? Watch this. I discovered double Cleansing as one of thr best ways to ensure your skin is properly cleaned at the end of the day.  In this video, I show how and why you need to do the double Cleansing Method for your skin to glow! Double Cleansing 

Alive Hair skin and Nails Gummies

This is the vitamin I've been taking for the last 2 weeks.  The biotin in it is 5000mcg for the 2 gummies taken daily and the collagen content is also very good. The sugar content seems quite low which is a plus for me as well as less starchy than the nature's bounty gummies. I haven't had any break out from taking it  and it's most likely because I take one in the morning and one in the evening. I intend keeping it that way to allow my body utilize every gummy I take.  Fortunately, I'll be able to see how fast my hair will grow as I'm just a few weeks post relaxer. For thr 2 weeks period, I can see some growth sprouting in so I'm hoping for good growth.