How to get rid of puffy eyes

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Welcome back guys,Today we would be discussing puffy eyes and what to do when you wake up with one.
Swollen eyes most times is associated with lack of enough rest but research has shown that there are other factors that could make a person have swollen eyes. Factors such as alergies and continuous itching of the eye area.

If you ever wake up with tired / swollen eyes, this is how to get rid of it.

1. Ice

If you ever wake up with swollen eyes, just rub in eyes around the swollen area and you would see visible decrease in the puffiness almost immediately.

2. Stay Hydrated

Water is not only good for clear appearance of the skin but it also reduces the chances of getting puffy eyes. Keeping the skin hydrated would definitely prevent them from looking tired and dull.

3. Eye Cream

Applying eye cream helps to soothe the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles in the eye area. It allows the eyes to look more beautiful and clearer than before.

4. Sleep

You cant cheat nature and expect to not see results. Sleep is a necessity for every one so you need to get enough sleep. Your body needs at least 8 hours of sleep everyday to function properly. Getting enough rest would also reduce your chances of waking up with tired eyes.


Other tips include

.●Staying away from direct sunlight.●Eating more vegetables and fruits●Washing your face before bed●Always apply Sun screen

So here are my few tips of getting rid of or avoiding puffy eyes.

Continue to stay safe everyone💋❤️

My Ultimate Lipstick Guide

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Do you always have dry lips?… or your lips just always peel ?? …Are you scared to apply a lipstick because of those broken lines that appear?
Tbh i was once like that and here’s how to get rid of it.

1. Exfoliate your lips regularly

Just like the face, you should also exfoliate your lips regularly as it would help to get rid of dead lip cells, making the lips appear smoother and also give it that “pinkish” look because of the increased blood flow in the lips. You can exfoliate by either getting a lip scrub at any store around you OR you can decide to make yours at home.

I recommend the Sugar and Honey scrub because its super easy to make and leaves my lips feeling super soft as well.

How to make the Sugar and honey lip scrub

Put 1 Tbsp of sugar in a bowl •Add 1/2 Tbsp of honey •Mix well and use fingers to gently massage into lips back and forth severally •Rinse off with water.

OR

You can just exfoliate your lips while brushing.

This is my lazy girl hack and it works just the same. You can gently use your tooth brush to massage your lips when you brush to get rid of dead skin cells.

2. Always apply a vaseline first

Always use a vaseline to moisturize the lips before applying a lip stick. It helps to prevent lip dryness throughout the day and also make your lip sticks last longer.

3. Apply lip liner(s) first for fuller result.

I always apply a lip liner first because it helps to outline the lips and create lip curves you probably cannot make with a regular lipstick. Its okay to go crazy with it, you can overline your lips or use more than 1 lip liner to line your lips. Its okay , have fun with it .

5. Apply a lipstick

Finally apply a lipstick around the curves you have drawn with the lip liner.
You will notice no cracking on your lips. You will also notice a shinier and more plump look than before.

Xoxo 💋

My July Fave Nails

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Hey guyss !! Welcome back….Today is nails day lol So many nail arts but i selected the best 5 i came accross as my favorite picks for this month and i hope you like them as much as i do.

1. All white everything

I mean who doesnt like white?… I love this nail mainly because of the moderate length and the perfect filing it has.

4. Flower nude

3. Soft Pink

This colour is so chic and classy.. I’m a big fan of nude colours which adds to why i love it so much. And the stones just make the hands look so priceless.

4.

Honestly this nails make fire look cute. The creative representation of flames. i cant get enough of it. Its overall look is shining and fierce.

1. Royale

This topped my list this month and is definitely on my wish list . It just has this calm and at the same time colourful look that just captures my heart. i cant get over it, ive been gushing over it all month long !

These are my 5 favorite picks this month. Watch out for my August faves and stay safe everyone !

Xoxo 💋

GLOWING SKIN TIPS FOR DARK SKIN

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Hey guyysss !!!..Today we’re going to talk about dark skin and i’d be explaining how you can keep your skin glowing and shining all day.

Dark skin is referred to as an epitome of beauty especially when taken care of but the truth is alot of people have lost faith in their skin that they begin to use skin stuff that dont suit their skin type or is meant for people of a lighter skin tone. If you’re one of such people, You have got to stop. Follow these steps to get that melanin glow you’ve always wanted.

1. Double Cleansing

Double cleansing is simply cleansing with an oil based cleanser and then a water based cleanser (cleansing 2 times using the oil cleanser first). This stage is simply to make sure youve properly locked all the dirts out of your skin preventing future skin breakouts.Double cleansing is honestly one of your tickets to glowing skin no matter your skin type.

2. Alcohol free toner

No matter what you do, NEVER use a toner that has alcohol because it would literally dry out your skin. You would also notice a burning sensation on your skin during application and you would just not like the results at all. So its always safe to check the ingridients before you buy it.

3. Moisturize

The essence of moisturizing is to lock moisture into the skin and to keep it looking smoother and fresher.

5. Sunscreen

Alot of people believe that only light skinned people should use sunscreen which is wrong. All Sunscreens can be used by any body of any skin type and Everybody should apply sun screen everyday. This would help prevent redness, blemishes and some skin discolourations.


NOTE :

After doing the compulsory 4 steps above you should also;● Wear Clean Clothes (Dirty clothes are bad for the skin)● Get at least 8 hours of sleep daily (Prevent puffy / swollen eyes)●Drink Lots of water (Water actually helps with clear skin.)● Exfoliate at least 2 times very week● Wash your face before bed Following the steps above your skin for sure will look and feel different. You dont have to bleach your skin to glow.

Your black is beautiful!


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xoxo ❤️

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALOE VERA

Aloe vera is one of the most turned to herbs for skin and hair related problems however the great question is how it really works and how efficient it is.

The Good Stuff


• Aloe vera can help to relieve sun burn but IS NOT a form of sun protection. You should wear sunscreen everyday.•The Aloe Vera gel absorbs easily making it just right for the Oily skin type•It can also help to treat inflammatory acne •The moisture from Aloe vera can help to relieve dry and itchy skin


The Sad truth


•For pimples, regular application of aloe vera can visibly darken your skin•You may notice an increase in the breakout depending on your type of skin•Aloe vera does NOT brighten the skin •Aloe vera will NOT get rid of acne
Hence of all the incredible uses and benefits associated with the Aloe Vera, it may not be advisable to use it for the treatment of pimples or acne. It still remains very useful for other things such as hair, bites, cuts etc But if you are trying to treat your pimple outbreak its safe you take aloe vera gel out of your skin routine.

Things you should be doing

It could be frustrating applying several products on your skin and still end up not seeing any result or just very little changes. The truth is… it’s not enough to just apply creams and serums on your Skin expecting a perfect result. Sometimes the things we don’t do affect the things we do.I started doing these 5 things and I started noticing a visible decrease in my breakouts

1. CLEANING YOUR PHONE CASES

Our Phones probably have more contact with our skin than any other thing which is why you need to pay so much attention to it as well. Phones are often placed on random surfaces subconsciously and we end up placing them on our ears or other parts of the body. Hence, the phone can retain germs from surfaces they come in contact with, which could get trapped in the pores and end up causing pimples, or other skin reactions. This is why cleaning the phone cases regularly is very important. You can do so by gently wiping the areas of the phone (front and back) with wet wipes or paper towel just so you’re sure you’re putting clean stuff on your face while you receive calls.

2. EXFOLIATING

Exfoliating is one thing I would forever advice people to do because it gets rid of dead skin cells thereby making the skin appear fresher and younger. It is to be done minimum 2 times and maximum 3 times every week.
How to Exfoliate:You can buy an exfoliating scrub from any cosmetic store online or around your home. I particularly love the exfoliating scrub by Elf Cosmetics. I’ve been using it for some time and I’ve been loving it more and more everyday.

Elf Exfoliating Scrub

OR YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN EXFOLIATING SCRUB (I recommend the Oat and Honey Scrub)

Oats and honey scrub

Directions: ●Put 3 Tbsp of Oats in a bowl●Add little warm water (to soften the oats)●Add 2 Tbsp of Egg whites● Add 1 Tbsp of Honey ●Mix thoroughly till all the ingridients have mixed well●Apply on the face and neck in circular motion ● Rinse after 10 minutes with warm water

3. CHANGE YOUR PILLOW CASES EVERY 2 DAYS

A dirty pillow is a no go area if you’re looking to have a good skin and if you can’t wash them everyday then you should try washing them every 2 days. Sleeping on clean surfaces is definitely a life saver… 😋

4. WASH YOUR HAIR

Ever had an pimple that just appeared out of no where and you’re wondering where it came from?… It could be from your hair. Research has shown over the years that dirty hair contributes to some skin problems like pimples or rashes on the skin because they could leave dirts that could get trapped in the pores… So if you’re tryna stop that little pimple from appearing and ruining your perfect date, you should probably try washing your hair more often.
Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner along with any other hair treatment of your choice.I love Cantu leave-in hair conditioner and shampoo. You can get it from any store online or around you.

5. SUNSCREEN / SUN PROTECTION

Sunscreen

Sun Screens offer up to 98% protection from ultraviolet rays from the sun. They help to protect the skin from Sun damage. Sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and should be used everyday and re-applied every 2 hours if you’re under direct exposure to Sun light ( beaches, parks, schools e.t.c)
Sun Screens are relatively affordable and can be gotten from any cosmetic store online or around.
Benefits •Prevents Sun burn•Prevents discoloration and blemishes•Prevents skin cancer •Good for healthy skin

Xoxo 💋

Introduction

 I battled one of the worst skin problems and it started when I was just 11 years old. 
As a child there was a lot of discrimination cuz my skin just wasn’t like the rest who had smooth and beautiful skin, I was just in JSS2. 

It was traumatizing moving around especially in school everyday. I tried several products, most of them just ended up worsening the skin problems. I even tried to go natural by using honey and some of the other ingridients I was seeing online but there was little to no progress at all.

Then one day I decided to learn more about the skin itself and why it reacts the way it did. The underlying causes and effect of every single thing applied on the skin in order to understand why I was getting the results I did. 

After this I started to understand my skin and ended up transitioning from the ugly girl with rough and acne filled face to the girl with shining glass skin.
If you’re battling skin problems or you’re just looking out to maintain a perfect glow without having to worry about Sun burns or blemishes, this blog is totally for you. I’m gonna keep every post honest and real. Welcome to my skincare diary !

Xoxo💕💕