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  • Skin Care Tips for Men of Color

    While all men should take good care of their skin to keep it healthy and looking smooth, African-American men have particular skincare needs and shaving issues that can be easily addressed with an appropriate skincare regimen. Because of the growth pattern and natural curl, for example, African-American skin can be more prone to bumps and ingrown hairs. Dry skin and hyper-pigmentation can also cause problems, making it important to keep skin smooth and moisturized. The good news is that all of these problems are easily remedied or avoided with proper skincare habits. Below are some helpful tips to keep African-American skin looking and feeling great:

    1. Cleansing is Crucial— The number one tip for any good skincare regimen is to get into a good daily cleansing routine. Sometimes you’re tired at the end of a day and you may want to flop into bed without washing your face, but you must stay vigilant. To keep your pores from clogging and razor bumps from forming, consistent cleansing is an especially important habit to maintain.

    2. Moisturizing is Mighty— Many people have dry skin, but with African-American skin, this dryness can cause an uncomfortable tight or itchy feeling and a grayish tone to the dry areas of the skin. Use a daily oil-free moisturizer, and be sure to buy a lotion specifically for sensitive skin if scented skin products bother you. Also: Use a gentle dermatologist-recommended soap to wash your face (instead of harsh deodorant body soap) and take warm showers rather than hot to help keep skin from drying out.

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    June 10, 2013 • Skincare, Spa • Views: 5312

  • Beauty Fabulous Find! Y.E.S. to Grapefruit

    So you want to have gorgeous skin but you don’t have the money to afford the high end skin care products highlighted in your favorite fashion magazines. Well, no worries. There are tons of affordable alternatives out there that will keep your skin refreshed, hydrated and renewed without breaking your beauty budget. I am a huge fan of the Y.E.S. to skincare collection. They have several collections ranging from Y.E.S. to Carrots, Y.E.S. to Blueberries and Y.E.S. to Cucumbers. Well now, the newest collection to hit stores is the Y.E.S. to Grapefruit collection. Being that I have a slight obsession with all things grapefruit, I knew this collection would be a winner!

    From facial cleansers to body butters, this fully comprehensive face and body collection has all that you will need this summer to maintain gorgeous, healthy skin. You can find Y.E.S. to Grapefruit at mass drug stores nationwide or you can order products online at YEStoCarrots.com

     

    May 21, 2013 • Bath & Body, Skincare, Spa • Views: 867

  • Mother’s Day Contest!

    Just in time for Mother’s Day, here is a wonderful contest that’s all about MOM!

    Inspire us with a photo of your Mom and share an amazing, lovely, intelligent, happy, beautiful, marvelous, favorite, memorable MOM-ent for a chance to win our NEW fabulous Marula-The Leakey Collection Gift set.

    Click here to enter

    The ultimate luxurious hydrating oil, Marula – The Leakey Collection. This naturally soothing anti-aging facial oil hydrates, protects and rejuvenates the skin.

    Benefits of Marula – The Leakey Collection

    • Omega-rich with exceptional moisturizing benefits
    • Fast absorbing, light, non-greasy texture
    • Provides long-lasting hydration
    • Naturally healing to reduce inflammation and redness
    • Leaves skin soft, supple and glowing
    • Can lead to noticeable improvement in skin’s elasticity and firmness with consistent use
    • Anti-microbial properties make it appropriate for all skin types
    • 50% more antioxidants than Argan oil shown in ORAC testing

    Share your favorite MOM-ent for a chance to win!

     

    May 3, 2013 • Bath & Body, Beauty News, Skincare • Views: 848

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With…Bliss High Intensity 24-Heaven Body Balm

    Spring and summer are seasons where your skin is on display. Gorgeous skin is a must when you’re rocking maxi dresses, bodycon styles and capris. I recently learned of the new launch from Bliss which is an amazing new moisturizer called Bliss High Intensity 24-Heaven Body Balm. This highly emollient, super hydrating body balm features exfoliating lactic acid and soothing oatmeal. This is not your ordinary moisturizer. When you spread this ultra-softening balm on your poor dry, chapped skin, you can expect a full 24-hours worth of moisturization!

    As the humidity or heat increases, so does your need for maximum moisture so look to invest in a delicious body cream like this one and you’ll be sporting enviable skin all spring and summer long.

    Bliss High Intensity 24-Heaven Body Balm, $35,  Blissworld.com

    April 8, 2013 • Bath & Body, I'm Currently Obessed With... • Views: 668

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With…The Fragrance Shop Special Blend 4-Pack

    I recently received my Fragrance Shop Sampler which consists of four 1/8th ounce bottles of special blend fragrances created by the Fragrance Shop staff. I picked four gorgeous and delicious fragrances that will work perfectly throughout the spring and summer season. Here are the four special blends that I chose for my sample pack.

    Fragrance #1: Pink Sugar

    This delicious fragrance is reminiscent of the perfume Pink Sugar by Aquolina. It’s sweet, fresh and fun. With notes of Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig, Lilly of the Valley, Anise, Strawberry, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk and Wood. Men love this one!

    Fragrance #2: Sweet Kisses

    This scintillating scent is as light and sweet as freshly spun cotton candy. With notes of Cherry, Sugared Almonds and Cotton Candy, this is a wonderful spring fragrance.

    Fragrance #3: White Butter

    If you love the aroma of freshly baked cupcakes, you will absolutely fall in love with this fragrance. Notes of Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, a Hint of Lemon and Pineapple come together to create a truly luscious fragrance that transition well from day to night.

    Fragrance #4: Lime Verbena

    I cannot get enough of this fresh, bright and effervescent scent. Notes of Lime, Verbena and Sweet Coconut make this an ideal fragrance for summer. It reminds me of drinking a delicious mojito while lounging pool side in Miami.

     

    To order your very own special blend 4-pack – click here.