Black Skincare Trials

I’ve been in Charlotte for over a year now and my skin has exploded in ways that I have never experienced (not good) so I’m on this journey of trying to figure out the best ways to address my skin without going to an expensive dermatologist just yet. Recently I’ve decided to experiment with a few facial regimens, while incorporating my own — obviously not all at once…lol But I am going to start incorporating different trials for a few months to see how they work, because I want to get my skin back to what it was when I left Milwaukee. One of my major concerns when I came to Charlotte was the water here and how HARD it was on my skin. I’ve since washed my face with bottled water (yep..lol I have washed my face with bottled water for over a year), but today I decided to give the Atlantic Ocean water a try, while incorporating my facial regimen — I should call this Operation #ClTface …lol

The first thing I will STOP doing is pressing my iPhone on my face when I am on the phone. Touching my face during the day or resting my cell phone on my face while I’m talking….I’m just asking for acne trouble. I noticed that the breakouts and blemishes are mainly on the side that I talk  on my phone with! So I am done with that — I guarantee! (Can’t believe I didn’t notice this)

I started using the Banana, Honey, Lemon Facial Mask again. I’ve used this before, but never consistently and loved it! I will continue to use this 2-3x a week. This mask is great for hydration your skin and it’s also nice soothing facial mask. Bananas are good for feeding the skin nutrients and hydrates really well — Honey makes the skin very soft — while Lemons are said to be good for skin brightening and tightening. In NO WAY am I seeking to lighten my ski, because my black is beautiful #POW! But I am hoping that it will help alleviate the blemishes and give me a nice glow. As an option you can also try just the Honey & Lemon for a nice glow.

Why not proactive for my skin? I’ll have to give you that story another time…lol It should really be called RE-active…lol Moving on…

Recipe

 1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
* 1 tbsp honey
* An orange or a lemon
Preparation:
Mix the banana and honey together.
Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon.
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth or paper towel. 
this is good for oily complexion…leave out lemon or orange for normal to dry skin.

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NOTE: Also remember when you’re either washing and/or taking off the mask with a scrub preferably — wash off in the upward motion (place on in an upward motion), because the laws of gravity apply. You never want to pull the face down, because that highlights wrinkles and causes the skin to sag — we want our skin to look supple.

I’ll keep you updated!

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