So I haven't done a favorites post in a long time! But have no fear, not only am I bringing you my current favorites, but I'm bringing it to you in video-form. I'm letting you all know what I've been loving lately concerning my locs, skin and makeup. Be sure to comment below and tell me what your favorites are!
Coconut oil has been having a moment for some time now. It's a staple in Youtube beauty videos, cooking tutorials, hair regimens and even dental routines. But what makes coconut oil so special? Well if you have absolutely no idea, or want to know of more ways you can use this magical oil, keep reading!
I haven't updated my skin regimen since the summer. I know, I know, that's way too long! But here I am now to give a quick update, so hopefully I will be in your good graces again!
My skin is definitely on the glo-up! *begins happy dance* And I have these products to thank, along with my consistency (kind of lol). Here is my current skin regimen!
Cleanse with SheaMoisture beauty bar.
The last days of the water challenge, were easy but less motivating.i was used to only drinking water, but I quickly became boring. I missed flavor.
Concerning my skin, it slightly improved. I suffered from one random breakout but I believe it was due to stress and my menstrual cycle. But the severity of my acne lessened.
Here are pictures of my skin at the end of the Water Challenge.
These first few weeks of the water challenge were not too challenging! I surprisingly have been able to cope well with only drinking water. My only weakness is going out. Of course, when everyone is casually drinking around you, and you're not, you want to socially engage as well. But clearly this wasn't able to happen. Anywho, me not drinking alcohol, and opting for a bottle of water instead, is a great exercise of self control. Kudos to me! *pats self on the back*
But let's get to the meat of this post, shall we? Days 1-16 of the water challenge! Whew, we are already halfway through the month! Here are a few pros and cons that I've come across so far in this challenge.
For the month of April Hay Queen! as well as JasmineDiane.com are doing a Water Challenge! For the entire month the only beverage we will consume is water.
I know what you're thinking: no food? Before you have a panic attack, there is no restriction on food. You can stick to your regularly scheduled diet. Of course, however, if you would like to see more results changing to a healthier diet can only benefit your body more during the challenge.
Exfoliator. It helps your skin look and feel its best. Do I really need to define it any further? Glad we're on the same page. Here are some do-it-yourself recipes that I plan on trying!
Let's talk about our skin. Do you have breakouts sporadically? Do you believe that it's not from stress or poor skin management? So what could it be?
Think about what you ate last night. What was your vegetable to meat ratio? How much salt did you use? What kind of oil was in your food? If these answers are far from healthy, that may be the problem. Your skin, much like your weight can be a reflection of what you eat. Here are a list of foods that you should stray away from and some that can alleviate future breakouts.