Showing posts from April, 2019

Mizon Night Seruming Ampoule

For the most part of this year, I've been getting my Korean Beauty stash together. The first one was getting an essence toner and I got the Pkung Kang one in a mini bottle. Next was the Son & Park Beauty water and then the Mizon. 1. Cleansed with dudu osun soap  2. Applied the Son & Park beauty water and allowed to dry for some minutes. 3. Applied Pkung Kang essence toner  4. The mizon 5. Granactive retinoid  I noticed a drastic change in the  feel of my skin! It felt extremely hydrated 

The Ordinary Glycolic Toning Solution

I've basically tried lactic acid and Cosrx BHA power liquid as exfoliating products and I did love the results so I've moved on to glycolic toning solution. This is a 7% solution which is considered a high concentration of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid like the lactic acid but this penetrates deeper. Here's a video of how I Use it. Click  Here  to watch 

5 Exfoliating Techniques

Exfoliating dead skin cells can be the best experience or worst ever depending on how you do it.  1. Scrubs: there are some which target  daily use  but I don't think it's necessary. Too much exfoliating will damage your skin barrier.  2. Exfoliating toners /serums/pad: we've talked about alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid for exfoliating. Some come in pad forms for easier applications as well as carrying them. 3. Spin brush: I use the Vanity Planet brush but  I hardly do that now. I may use it occasionally to  exfoliate and this is best for pregnant women. No chemicals!  4. Wash cloth /Towel 5. Facial sponge 

The 60 Seconds Skin Care Rule

The 60 seconds rule regarding washing your face is a great technique that has been used by a lot of skin care addicts.  When washing your face, the one trick that can make a lot of difference in your skin is washing for 60 seconds! Once you apply your facial wash/cleanser/soap, you massage or sweep it around your face for 60 seconds. This allows the cleanser to penetrate the pores and clear the dirt off your skin. All the make up  can also be easily absorbed by your cleansing oil too. I began doing this technique a few weeks ago and it's definitely helped improve the feel of my skin after cleansing.  (check for all skin care products) 

The Ordinary Niacinamide Review

I've been using The Ordinary Niacinamide for months now and I still think Niacinamide is one of the best ingredients for our skin. Check my review  Here 

How To Use Sun Screens or Sunblocks

Every skin care addict will tell you a sunblock or Sun Protection Factor is a must have even if you wear makeup.  Whether in a cleaner,  toner or serum form,  you'll have to be diligent in using any of the chemical exfoliating products in your routine. However, these can make your skin very sensitive to the sun hence the need to protect your skin.  There are different types of sunblocks. The Sun Protection Factor offer different levels of protection.  My favourite blogger, Stephen King has an awesome article about sunscreens and why Physical and Chemical doesn't really show the difference between these two.  Source:

My Night Time Skin Care Routine with Cosrx

The Cosrx BHA power liquid toner is my favorite toner after glycolic toning solution.

5 Tips For Chebe Powder Application

Chebe powder has earned itself a place in the hair care world as herb that aids in length retention as well as moisture retention. With everyone wanting such results, one has to consider the correct way of usage in order to benefit from it. Clean your hair Apply products to unwashed hair prevents it from being absorbed hence there is the need to cleanse the hair before using the Chebe. 2. Ask for the directions Every brand has its unique approach to using Chebe powder or oil therefore, before to ask for the directions when you purchase it. Be sure to follow the directions for results! 3. Don't use extensions if you apply Chebe powder. This prevents your hair from getting the benefits. You can twist or cornrow your hair without the extensions. You may wear your wigs though. 4. Don't mix and match products with it Every brand has its style of producing and mixing ingredients. It's not advisable to mix different brands of Chebe for the simple reason that they

The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics Review

Here's my review of The Ordinary marine hyaluronic acid..  This type of hyaluronic acid is lighter and more watery. Click to know more. Here 

4 Tips For Growing Natural Hair in Ghana

1. Focus on moisture  products The weather here is very dry and your hair needs all the moisture it can get. Your shampoo should infuse moisture into the hair. Pre shampoo treatment aka pre poo with light oils prevent your shampoo from stripping your hair. The deep conditioning process should also boost moisture in your hair. Kindly put that eye treatment somewhere and pay attention to moisture products. The simple test is to read the ingredients and see where the protein is. Anywhere at the top 5 ingredients is a likely hard protein and further down, you get medium and light protein. The light ones are better since your hair needs list bit of boosting once in a while. Your moisturizer should be moisture based and I've found alternating between creamy and liquid moisturizers is  very helpful.  2. Hair type helps: Simple Google to know your hair to guide you select suitable products for your hair.  3. Read about your hair: After you identify your hair type, read about. Find bloggers

Acne Triggers: Hormones & Genetics

There are so many skin conditions out there but pimples get the best of us because it's so visible on our face! For the most part of my life, I've not had issues with pimples. I'm not genetically predisposed to pimples. I've been fortunate to have an amazing skin but I have come to know my acne triggers. Today, I want to draw your attention to hormonal acne.  Genetically, you may be predisposed to pimples/acne because you have an overly activate sebum production which  can't be changed. Our DNA make up is what we came into this world with hence, if pimples run in the family, don't let it be the end of your world.  By identifying this trigger, you will be able to create a suitable routine for your skin. In addition, seeking medical intervention in this case might be the best first aid in treating your acne. Why? The doctor can prescribe medication to help ie the dermatologist. The unfortunate news is that we don't do dermatologist in this part of the world. W

The Ordinary Hemi Squalene Oil Review

Here's my review of the Hemi Squalene oil from The Ordinary  Click  Here  to watch. 

Skin Toning and Facial Toners

Toners are meant to function as second step after washing the face. They take off left over oils and dirt. Some have ingredients that exfoliate your skin too. Toners can hydrate your skin and some also prepare your skin or optimize your skin's pH to absorb other nutrients in products.  I use four different toners; Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner for hydrtaion, Teiva rose Water hydrating toner, Cosrx Blackhead powder liquid toner and The Ordinary Glycolic Toning Solution. Each helps to maintain my skin.  Therefore, in skin care, toners perform skin toning functions.  However, in our part of the world, skin toning has been associated with bleaching. The believe is that there are creams to bring out your colour (I wonder what that means). The truth is that most of these creams contain bleaching agents so be careful in your quest for an even skin tone.  Skin toning shouldn't affect your skin colour in a negative way. Focus on lotions and creams that will hydrate and add

Country Life Maxi Collagen Review

Collagen is a part and parcel of a lot of women these days and for a good reason. I've tried a couple of brands and this review is the Country Life Maxi Collagen with biotin, vitamin C and A.  Check out the full review  Here 

How To Prepare Rice Water Rinse

Rice water is all about  using what you have in your kitchen to grow your hair. Here's how to prepare rice water rinse to help with  Breakage  Thickness  Shedding  Hair growth  Watch the full video for more information.  

Basic Skin Care Tips

Beginning a skin care routine can be a daunting task, especially, when we've grown up to know only using bath soaps. So, how do you start takogk better care of your skin?  (one of my customized facial set for a client) Visit or call 0541458372 for one. 1. Cleanser / Make up Removers : With either facial wipes, baby wipes, micellar water or cleansing Oils. This removes all make up and also sunscreen. Therefore, be sure to have at least one or two of these down.  2. Exfoliating: you can begin with a facial scrub like the st. Ives facial scrub or with alpha hydroxy acids like lactic acid, glycolic acid or mandelic acid. These remove the dead skin cells, and with salicylic acid, you go beyond that to unclog your pores too.  These exfoliating products can also come in the form of serums or toners as seen with The Ordinary products.  3.  Toners  To provide hydration or exfoliate the skin. The hydrating toners like the Teiva rose Water toner, revamps the moisture