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Aloe Vera The Magical Plant

'Aloe barbadensis miller', popularly known as Aloe Vera has been used for ages in many beauty products and rightly so. Its magical prowess has been passed on from generation to generation. If you have an aloe vera plant at home, cherish it because its uses are immense. Let's talk about the uses of aloe vera for skincare. Properties of aloe vera Some of the properties of the aloe plant are; anti-inflammatory anti-bacterial anti-viral antiseptic wound healing antioxidant Benefits of aloe vera for the skin Here is where the magic happens. When used on the skin, aloe vera does the following; Reduces appearance of blemishes, dark spots and wrinkles The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera makes it ideal to reduce the...

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Oily Skin? Let's DIY

Having oily skin isn't synonymous to having acne. People with oily skin are more prone to having acne. What causes oily skin though? When the sebaceous glands, located underneath the skin's surface, produces excess oil it leads to having oily skin. Having oily skin has the likelihood of leading to acne formation. Your genes could affect the excess production of oil. Stress and hormonal changes can also contribute to having oily skin.  There's no cause for alarm if you have oily skin. These DIY or home remedies will help. Honey Mask Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is also a natural humectant. This means honey moisturizes your skin without producing oils. You can directly use honey on your freshly washed...

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Are You Purging Or Breaking Out?

One of the common skincare challenges you're likely to experience in your skincare journey is purging. Don't worry, it's nothing scary. In fact, it is completely normal.  What is purging? Purging occurs when your skin reacts to or has a sudden acne flare up from using a new skin care product. Although it's nothing to worry about, a sudden acne flare up might be a bit irritating especially if you're looking at clearing existing acne. You might be tempted to do away with the new skin product but don't. This is just the beginning of something amazing. Why does it happen? Your skin might be getting rid of harmful toxins including dead skin cells, oil, dirt, bacteria, etc found under the...

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Skincare Tips For Darker Skin Tones

Having darker skin tone is no excuse for not caring for your skin. Caring for your skin is essential for all skin types. Certain tips and tricks work for different skin tones. For darker skin shades, here are a few skincare tips to keep you going. Choose your products well Ideally, go in for products formulated for darker skin. Most importantly, be on the lookout for certain ingredients in your products. Ingredients such as Water, Aloe Vera, Essential Oils  and the likes. The Pamper-me kit from Kaydua Luxury with predominantly Ghana Chocolate variants has all the essential ingredients and products needed to care for darker skin shades. Use sunscreen Throw out the notion that sunscreen is for lighter shades only....

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Surviving The Harsh Harmattan Weather

Christmas in our part of the world screams one thing, the harmattan. The harmattan is no joke. This extremely dry weather comes with a lot of dust and very dry hair. Apart from it being extremely uncomfortable, it has dire effects on the skin if not treated well. So what can you do to make sure your skin does not suffer unduly from the harmattan? Limit your time in the shower We get it. You might want to organize a whole concert in the shower but do limit your bath time to about 5 to 10 minutes. Staying too long in the shower strips off your natural oils. You do need all the natural oils you can get during this period. Shower...

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