Exfoliation is the process of removing the oldest dead skin cells from its outermost surface. This clears the skin and allows products to be absorbed easily. It makes your skin smooth glow from the inside even without that highlighter.
It’s important to exfoliate at least twice a week.
Here are four products you can try on your skin. Always remember to do a skin test before applying any product to a large area of your skin.
Apply on your skin and rub in circular motion. Rinse and proceed with your skin regimen. This is a highly manual process so remember scrub gently.
Popular ones in the local supermarkets include Eden’s and St. Ives Apricot Scrub
Exfoliating creams are said to be gentle when compared to a scrub because it’s not a manual process. Apply onto clean, dry skin. Let it sit for the required amount of time and rinse.
3. Peel off mask
The mask lifts blackheads and dead skin off the surface of your skin. This clears the pores and allows product to get absorbed easily.
4. Exfoliator gel
This product is applied to clean skin. After you let it sit for 15 seconds rub your face with your fingertips. This gets rid of the dead skin and you will see it when you rinse your face. Get it from Amazon, see link here http://amzn.com/B0048UFTOU
Make sure to follow the instructions on the label.
Try these out and pick your favorite!
By Wini Nduta
Do you ever feel like your eyes are a bit droopy or you just need a soothing treatment?
Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to get rid of eye bags:
1. Chamomile tea bag
Get a fresh Chamomile tea bag dip it in hot water and place on a saucer and put in the fridge for about 5 minutes. Lie down, close your eyes and place the bag on your eyelids. Relax with these on for about 20
2. Roobois tea bag
Do the same as above except with a peppermint tea bag
I also hear normal tea bags are good but I haven't tried this out because I'm afraid of staining.
After the treatments, rinse your face off and apply a bit of castor oil around the eyes. Be careful not to get any into your eye.
Do tell us what you do for your eyes to keep them looking fresh and beautiful!
By Wini Nduta
I'm talking about baking soda people and all of it's goodness!! It is easy to find and affordable too. This powdery substance has multiple uses and I will take you through the uses including your sheets.
Washing your sheets with about a cup of baking soda leaves the clean and crispy.
Mixing a cup of baking soda and lemon juice in equal parts makes a natural, mild bleach. This helps with the stains or just give the sheet some freshness. You may want to soak your sheets for about 20 minutes before using detergent. Or if you are satisfied with them you can skip the whole harsh detergent step. But remember to use plenty of water to rinse your sheets because some people react to detergents but don't even know it. We wouldn't want you sleeping on I'll call it 'unfinished laundry'.
Another tip with baking soda is you can use it to clean the floor tiles, that's if you have tiles on your floor. Add about two spoons of baking soda to your bucket and fill it up with water. Mop the whole area and let air dry. You could follow up with detergent if you wish.
How else do you use baking soda to clean? Share your neat tips and tricks with us, we would love to hear from you.
By Wini Nduta
Here is a neat trick, next time you soak your feet add a cup of oatmeal in the mix. It helps give your skin a a silky smooth feeling. I usually soak for about ten minutes before my manicure. I also add about a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
By Lizbeth Kariuki
2. Nail Polish: Use your clear nail polish over new jewelry to keep it from tarnishing too quickly. Plus, you can use your favorite color nail polishes (especially neon colors) to revitalize old jewelry.
3. Cotton Swabs: If you are tired of your perfume fading after a few hours, carry cotton swabs dipped in your favorite perfume and keep them in a zip-lock bag. The scent of perfume lasts for hours on a cotton swab and it would be perfect for a quick touch-up.
4. Baby Powder: It is great for removing oil stains. For instance if you have an oil stain in your bag, pour some baby powder on it and leave it overnight. The stain will disappear. Repeat if you still find the stain.
5. Pumice stone: They are great for shedding the dead skin off the underside of our feet, but did you know they are great for de-fuzzing sweaters too? Gently rub it over your favorite sweater to remove the fuzz and you’ll be happy over the results.
Have a great one fab one's!
By Lizbeth Kariuki
Is it always true that looks don’t matter? There are times when I have stared at the lips of the person talking to me and thought “Boy, all the difference it would make if you put some Vaseline.” Instead I make subtle suggestions through hints like licking my lips, or picking out my lip balm and putting it on hoping they will ask to use some (not that I like sharing it). I think I’ll compare this situation to when the person you’re talking to has bad breath, or something on them that you desperately want to remove, so at the end of the conversation you did not catch a word of what was said because your concentration was elsewhere. It’s the little things, you know?
Here are some of the ways I treat my lips to keep them moisturized.
How to get rid of that white stuff that appears on your lips
I had to begin with this because it’s happened to me too many times before. And I hate it. It is mainly caused by dead skin cells on the lips or at times the type of lip balm or lip moisturizer used.
TIP 1: Get rid of dead skin cells!
Here’s how an old toothbrush can come in handy. Put some petroleum jelly on your lips and brush off dead skin with a toothbrush. Similarly, to keep your lips from chaffing, use your toothbrush to brush off dry skin everyday after brushing your teeth.
NB: Be careful not to bruise your lips by brushing them too vigorously. Sometimes you can rub a towel over your lips to remove dead skin cells. This way you won’t suffer from chapped lips either.
TIP 2: Try and find the right lip moisturizer for you!
I use Vaseline. Of course there are several brands out there, and it is up to you to find what suits you. If you find that you get the white stuff on your lips too often, it could be that you need to switch brands of lip moisturizer. If you can’t find one that suits you, just stick to petroleum jelly – I swear it’s the best beauty solution ever!
TIP 3: Maintain smooth lips!
You can put some petroleum jelly or lip balm every night before going to bed, and your lips will thank you.
TIP 4: What if you have cold sores-Egh!
If you have any cold sore’s or wounds on your lips, the best thing to do is not apply products such as lipstick. Allow for the wound to heal fully, but if you must use moisturizer, use petroleum jelly. There are also great products with ingredients that contain healing properties, such as… if you suffer from severely dry lips.
Petroleum Jelly can be bought for anywhere between Ksh35/- and above depending on the brand.
By Wini Nduta
My sister gave me the idea to blog about spectacles. She recently joined the four eyes club which I have been a member of since I was 12 years old.
I rarely wear my glasses though, I find whatever frame I pick looks unattractive on me so I mostly wear them at home.
So I figured since my boss also wears glasses, why not feature an article on frames. You know talk about face shapes and which frames go with them.
The simple diagram above illustrates face shapes
My genius sister also found a site online that has a huge collection of frames that you can order it's called Lens Crafters. They have a gigantic number of styles to choose from. This site is also good for just browsing. check them out at http://www.lenscrafters.com/lc-us