In our last publication, we promised to give you tips on how to handle and manage your dry skin so as to have the glow you desire in case the basic skincare routine doesn’t work for you. Well, this is us keeping to our promise and bringing you tips on how you can best soothe your dry skin. We are sure you will find these tips very useful.

1. Rinse your face in the morning
Cleansers are known to remove good oils from the skin, so it is best you avoid them in the morning. Settle for warm water instead. Rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry. It is however okay for you to make use of the cleanser before going to bed at night.

2. Remove your makeup with oil cleansers
Most makeup products comprise alcohol and other harsh ingredients that can dry out your skin and cause irritation. Oil cleansers remove makeup more gently than makeup removing wipes, and you don’t even get to stress yourself. All you have to do is apply the oil to your dry skin and wash off with warm water.

3. Wait! Apply the serum before the moisturizer
Serums are water moisturizers that give an extra boost of hydration to the skin. Since you have dry skin, it is best to leave it as hydrated as possible to avoid your skin from getting irritations. Use a cotton ball to dab the serum onto your face and allow it to absorb well into your skin before you apply moisturizer.

4. Make use of creams that contain oils
For those with dry skin, oil-based products are the best friends you can ever have. They do not only keep your skin hydrated but also seal the moisture into your skin. Oil-based products usually have oil listed as one of the first ingredients.
While mineral oil or petrolatum may come in handy to those with cracked skin or flaky patches, Rosehip oil and jojoba oil can help lock moisture in your skin by preventing it from going out.

5. Settle for soothing ingredients for your irritations
Those with dry or sensitive skin are usually prone to irritation or flaky skin and will need products with moisturizing ingredients like aloe, chamomile, green tea extract or Vitamin C to take care of it.
However, be mindful of the amount of Vitamin C that you apply as too much of it can cause dryness. In case you start experiencing the dryness, resort to using Magnesium ascorbic phosphate to remedy it.

6. Stay away from products that contain alcohol and other astringents
Alcohol can dry out the skin and cause irritation to sensitive skin, so be sure to read the ingredients of all the products you use, so you can avoid alcohol. Apart from alcohol, other irritating ingredients that you should avoid include; Witch hazel, peppermint, eucalyptus oil, fragrance and acids.

We are pretty sure that if you follow these tips religiously, you would begin to experience a positive difference in your skin and attain the glow which you have always desired. In case you have more suggestions that people with dry skin can follow to give their skins a facelift, do well you drop them in the comment section below, so they can read and learn from it.

In our last publication, we gave you tips on how to set up a basic skincare routine. For many people, following the simple tips to creating a good skincare routine and having an awesome skin is not the problem. The problem is that their skin is not like others’ so the therapy doesn’t work the same way on them because they either have oily skins or dry skins. Not to worry, in today’s publication, we will be giving you tips on how to handle and control oily skin to give you a perfect skin.
In order to control oily skins, you’d find the following tips very useful;

1. Get a foaming cleanser
This is the best choice for oily skins as foamy cleansers remove oil gently from the skin. You do not need to apply much to your face, just a little is enough. They come in gel, pump and cream forms, so whichever one you prefer to make use of.
Be careful to wash your face only twice a day as washing it too often can actually cause the skin to produce more oil and pimples.

2. Go for ingredients that battle acne
If your skin is acne-prone, then it is best you use tougher ingredients that will reduce oil and pimples on your skin. Such common and effective products include; Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, retinoid, etc.

3. Use a water-based moisturizer
Using heavy moisturizers will do more harm than good to your skin as it only tends to make it oilier. To avoid this, make use of water or gel-based moisturizers instead. To easily recognize these moisturizers, they are the ones that usually have water listed as the first or second ingredient.

4. Do not ignore clay masks
Clay masks are awesome friends for people with oily skins. Always smear them on your face after cleansing, then leave them on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. Apply moisturizers afterwards.

5. Keep your hands away from your face
There is no easier way to transfer bacteria to your face than touching your face with your hands. If you must touch your face, then make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water first to avoid causing pimples on the face.
Never pick, squeeze or pop your pimples. It would only make it hurt more and look worse and may eventually leave an ugly scar there.

In our next publication, we will give you tips on how to control dry skin.
We do hope these tips work for you, and we anticipation your positive reviews and testimonies. If you have any suggestion on any other ways people with oily skins can control it, please do well to drop in the comment section, so other readers can read and learn as well.

With the numerous number of skincare products we have in the market, it is usually difficult to choose the right combination. Nevertheless, creating a skincare routine can be absolute fun. Identifying the type of skin you have is very necessary in making sure that the skincare routine is effective. When you are able to tell the type of skin you have, putting together a personal ‘arsenal’ of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, exfoliants and masks will be very easy, and within a few months, your skin will reward you for the efforts and steps you have taken to give it a glow.
Steps to take in setting up a basic skincare routine include;

1. Removing makeup before going to bed
Makeup wipes or removers are easy and convenient in removing makeup. All you need to do is use a soaked pad to wipe off the makeup until it is gone.
Sometimes, eye and kit makeup are usually harder to remove. So it is best to use special makeup remover meant for those parts.

2. Cleanse your face twice a day
This should be done once in the morning before you put on makeup and once at night before you go to bed. Use warm water instead of hot water as warm water will remove the dirt on the face, but hot water will leave the skin dry.
Apply cleansers and massages it onto your skin in upwards, circular motions. Then remove completely by using a sponge of splashing warm water. Dab your face dry with a clean towel afterwards.

3. Yes, you need to apply a toner too
Pump a little toner unto a cotton pad and apply on your skin while avoiding the eye area. Allow the toner to dry on your skin, do nor t rinse it off.
For those with dry or sensitive skin, find a toner that is alcohol-free and use.

4. Moisturize your skin
After applying toner to your face, the next thing to do is moisturize the face. Apply the moisturizer the same way as the toner. You can alternatively apply it to your clean palms and gently pat it in.
If you have dark eyes or are bothered about wrinkles around your eyes, you can use a separate cream for eyes. Carefully apply the cream around your eye with your finger.

5. Exfoliate your face once or twice a week
This should be done only once or twice in a week or else you may cause damage to your skin. Rub the face gently during exfoliation as vigorous rubbing or scrubbing can be harmful.
For those that have active acne breakouts or hyperpigmentation, you should avoid exfoliating as it could worsen your condition.

6. Make use of sunscreen daily
Exposing your skin to the sun daily can cause premature ageing, hyperpigmentation and other problems, so it is necessary to wear sunscreen before leaving the house. The sunscreen should be SPF 30 or higher and should be applied fifteen minutes before leaving the house.
Sunscreen should be applied as the last step of your routine after you have put on moisturizer but before you have put on any makeup.

In case you still have tips that we didn’t mention and you feel may be useful, do not hesitate to share them with us in the comment section for others readers to read and learn as well.

The most common talk you would see about skin glow is “drink enough water”, closely followed by “use this cream” or “take this supplement. In reality, while these may actually have effects on one’s skin, they are mostly overrated and sideline the other more effective and scientifically proven ways of improving skin glow.
As we are concerned about your all-round wellbeing, we are going to bring to your knowledge simple tips that could raise your skin glow in a short time. Just sit back, relax and read along.

1. Let that pimple be
Simply put, stop touching your face! There are bacteria all over your hands, as a result of the many things you touch daily. Adding the bacteria on them to the inflamed infection on your face is only adding to the pimple and prolonging its death.
Popping a pimple doesn’t do good to your skin or the pimple, especially if it’s a swollen large cyst without a white head on top, which will only get worse when you try to squeeze it.

2. Less is more
Instead of trying out different products on your face, it’s best to stick to one or better still, leave the face natural. Sometimes, there is this overwhelming temptation to apply a different product on your face every night and day, so as to get the best out of your face. While too much products can clog pores, certain ingredients from different products may not go together and end up damaging your face. For example, retinol and other exfoliating ingredients should not be used at the same time because it can get the skin really dry.

3. Do more during bedtime
Dermatologists have observed that the skin repairs itself overnight, so it is best that skin care routine is carried out in the evening. They advised that things like retinol and thick moisturizers be used in the evening to get the best results out of them.

4. Start from the thinnest to thickest products
In terms of texture, it is best to start from the thinnest products, then move on to the thicker ones to seal everything in oil. For example, have occlusive properties that create a barrier between the skin and air. So anything applied after oil has been applied on the face is being done in vain.

5. Your face loves a good massage too
One of the quickest ways to get a gorgeous natural flush is by carrying out a facial massage. You can use a jade roller, or even your fingertips to carry out the massage. Just make sure you use a serum or oil so as to gently glide over the skin without too much friction.

These tips mentioned above are one of the most effective yet ignored ways of having an effective skincare routine. They work like magic. If you have any other tip you’d love to share with us, feel free to drop them in the comment section below, so other readers can read and learn from it too

We all tend to pay extra attention to our hair when an event is around the corner. Like our birthdays, Christmas holidays, vacations, notable milestones etc.

This does not have to be the norm this year; when you nurture and care for your hair, it will blossom in due time.

Let’s start 2018 right, pledging to treat our hair better than we did the year before; below are a few things you will need to do for your hair to be healthier, Stronger and longer.

 

Washing Regularly ( Weekly or Biweekly)

 

Deep Condition- with the right hair product for your hair type and texture.

 

Moisturize your hair daily

 

Trim When Needed

Drink Water Regularly

 

Excercise Often

Will You Take The Challenge?

Dry hands and feet can be inconvenient and unattractive and because our hands and feet are the busiest parts of our bodies, they tend to wear out faster compared to the rest of our bodies. It is therefore important that some level of attention be paid to the hands and feet.There are several helpful tips on how to care for dry hands and feet using natural ingredients.

Moisturize your hands and feet with essential Oils 

After each and every wash, moisturize your hands. Carry moisturizer with you. Use coconut oil to moisturize your hands and feet. It will keep them moisturized and nourished all day.

Exfoliate your hands and feet

People often exfoliate their faces, but neglect their hands. Yet the skin on the hands is thin, fragile, and even more susceptible to damage than some areas of the face. If you’re severely dry and calloused, try a pumice stone after bathing. You can also put about 1-2 tablespoons of sugar in your hands, add in some olive oil, and rub both the front and back of your hands to loosen up that dry, dull skin. Use at least 3 times a week, depending on your skin’s needs, and always apply a moisturizing lotion immediately afterwards.

Wear gloves to bed

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Damaged hands need constant moisturizing, so it’s time to deep-treat overnight. Apply olive oil or coconut oil and put on some cotton gloves or wool socks and go to bed. You can also try placing Ziploc bags around your hands with rubber bands around your wrists to lock in the moisture. Rinse off in the morning

Avoid hot-air dryers

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These are becoming more and more popular because they save money and the environment, but they can easily dry-out your hands. Pat-dry with some toilet paper or simply shake dry, then put on your lotion!

Enjoy the weekend!