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Mar 10, 2015

OTHER NAMES FOR HYDROQUINONE

Have you ever bought a cream or lotion that you were sure contained no Hydroquinone but notice after a few days that the product remnant around the cap had darkened in color? Or your skin start errupting in acne and rash after using a certain product? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then your cream most likely contains Hydroquinone.




Hydroquinone (a.k.a HQ), is one if not the most controversial ingredient of all skin care products in the market today. As a chemical it has other derivatives/names that manufacturers of beauty product use just to confuse consumers into buying their products without knowing what these products contain.


Feb 27, 2015

Must-Have In Your Skincare Regimen: Vitamin C Serum



Vitamin C is a very popular ingredient in skin care products because it is a free-radical fighter and helps produce collagen naturally.
This is because the serum from vitamin C has a higher concentration of L-ascorbic acid. When starting out with a vitamin C cream, it’s a good idea to gradually increase usage by starting off with the cream that has a lower L-ascorbic acid concentration. You can start with a vitamin c serum that has a 10% concentration, and as your skin gets used to it, you can increase to a serum that has a concentration in the 15-20% range.

Benefits of Vitamin C Serum for Skin care
  • Vitamin C acts as an Antioxidant – The process of oxidation damages the skin cells. Vitamin C serums are rich in anti-oxidants that repair and renew the cells and give the skin a healthier look.
  • Helps produce Collagen – Collagen binds the cells of our body. Vitamin C serum stimulates the synthesis of collagen in the skin which will give you a tighter, firmer and less sagged feel. It is a good first-step solution to treat the onset of wrinkles.
  • Restores and Regenerates – Vitamin C attacks the free radicals in your body and does some hardcore damage management. If you have any acne scars left from your previous breakout, you’ll find them fading with regular application.

Feb 2, 2015

10 + 1 Easy Tips For Glowing Skin

     
    1. Cleanse: A skin that glows is a skin that is super clean. So ensure to wash your face morning and night (especially if you wear makeup). Electronic skin cleaning aids like Foreo and Clarisonic Mia cleanses even better.
    2. Exfoliate: A skin that glows is a skin free of dead skin. So ensure you exfoliate at least 2ce a week to slough away dead skin that might clog pores. Read my post on Exfoliation for different ways to exfoliate your skin.
    3. Moisturize: A skin that glows is a skin that is well hydrated. So ensure you use moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type.
    4. Protect: A skin that glows is a skin protected from the harsh rays of the sun. So ensure you use sunscreen consistently especially if you would be in the sun.
    5. Detoxify: A skin that glows is a skin free of toxin. So ensure you include regular use of clay mask in your skincare regimen for deep cleansing. Two clays I always have handy is Rhasoul and Bentonite clay. Mix with water, aloe juice or rose water to form a paste and apply.  And take Milk Thistle Extract for skin detox from inside.

    Dec 1, 2014

    HOW TO TREAT SUN BURNT / SUN DAMAGED SKIN

    Over the time I have received tons of email from my blog readers/visitors with this sort of complain, "My face and neck is darker than my body" and requesting for advice on ways or product they need to treat their obviously sun damaged or sun burnt skin. Which is why I decided to write this post.

    One of the ignorant notion we used to have in Nigeria is that "Black skin don't need Sunscreen". Thank God for the internet that brought knowledge to our finger tips most people now know that everyone need to protect themselves from the UV rays.


    Nov 7, 2014

    SKINCARE TIP: Treat Your Skin Gently

    The skin goes through a lot of rigor daily; from bathing, to shaving to environmental pollution etc. To delay signs of aging there is need for us to be extra gentle with our skin. Below are some ways you can pamper your skin.


    • Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water.
    • Avoid Over-Exfoliation.  Yes, exfoliation is good for the skin, but as we all know "too much of everything is bad". Over exfoliation can cause skin thinning which can trigger premature aging. 

    Oct 29, 2014

    Soften Your Chapped Lips


    Hello Beauties,

    As you know, I recently put to bed and one of my postpartum issue was seriously chapped lips. And when i say seriously chapped, i mean alligator-skin, scale-peeling-off kinda chapped lips. To remedy this situation i bought all sorts of lip balms, some didn't work at all while some only worked for a few minutes then it was back to status-quo.




    I tried Vaseline blue-seal a few times but the thought of licking my lips and thereby swallowing Vaseline (which is derived from petroleum) was not a pleasant thing, so I was back to my search for a remedy. I then had a brilliant inspiration! As a nursing mother, one of the life savers you always have around is an 100% pure Lanolin sold as nipple butter.


    Sep 22, 2014

    APOLOGIES FOR THE LONG ABSENCE

    Hello my beautiful readers,

    I know i have been off for a veeeery, looooong time, too long if you ask me. The reason is however a very good one that i'm sure will melt away all and any anger you might all be feeling towards me right now for not posting anything or answering all your questions all these while.

    Well here's the reason for my absence/good news...............................................
    ........................wait for it........................(drum roll please)..........................
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