Regimen + Goals
My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.
I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
I've always been into skin care since a young age. It was one of my very first hobbies and my first career aspiration was to be a dermatologist. Anyway, here are some tips I've learned that have helped me keep clear skin...no hard science behind it but it's what works for me, so thought I'd share
#1 - Keep the scalp clean. For example if my scalp is a greasy, itchy, flaky mess I wouldn't be surprised if my forehead breaks out next
#2 - Change pillowcases often (at least weekly)
#3 - Drink water
#5 - Clean your cellphone. Nothing major, just wipe the keys down with rubbing alcohol once in a while. Think about it...you (and maybe other people) touch your cellphone, then you throw in your (probably messy) bag. Then you answer your phone and press it to the side of your face. It's the little things like that which really make a big difference. I learned this tip from AndreasChoice a while back
#6 - Use a facial scrub weekly. The brand really doesn't matter as long as it's gentle and has decent ingredients. Queen Helene Oatmeal Honey Scrub is my personal favorite. Sometimes I also use a separate scrub for my lips it really makes a difference: LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
#7 - Use a moisturizer every day...preferably one with SPF 15. I know "black don't crack" but harmful effects from the sun affects everyone :)
I have a ton of tips these are just a few! Let me know what you think & tell me your own skin tips below