I’m 19 and I’ve never really had bad skin before but I’m starting to notice changes and I refuse to allow them!
Cheap black hair care products
I’m 19 and trying to become more financially independent but haircare, especially black hair care, for (mostly) 4b hair is SO expensive! Especially when you’ve been picky about your hair for so long! Does anyone know of any sulfate and silicone free products that are on the cheaper side of things? I tagged all my currently used products. P.s. sorry about the awkward crop, this was the most recent picture of my natural hair
SheaMoisture-Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner
So I’ve been using AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay and keeping a much more consistent skincare routine in general and while my pores are cleaner they have decided to stay incredibly large. I keep my skin moisturized any overall experience no real problems with it but I can’t seem to make my pores less huge. It’s like no matter how much I moisturize they’re always at their most open. Any tips or products would be much a appreciated.
AZTEC SECRET-Indian Healing Clay
Ignoring my totally out of character forehead acne my biggest concern is definitely my pores. Anyone know of any products that can help them downsize a bit (or atleast be less oily)?
Eye Cream that’s Not BS
I have spent years trying every eye cream and serum at every price point, searching for one that would put a noticeable dent in my dark circles, emerging crows feet, and defined creases under my lash lines. Nothing seemed to work, not even kind of. When I asked my dermatologist if all eye creams were just bullshit she laughed and said yes, they’re mostly just over priced moisturizer... except for the one she personally uses: A.G.E. Eye Complex by SkinCeuticals. Naturally I picked some up to try, excited to claim that yet another eye cream was a disappointment. Y’all. On the first day of use, I noticed my dark circles had diminished slightly. By two weeks, they had faded to a point where I no longer needed concealer to cover them up, just a little matte powder. My second problem area, wrinkles, also seemed to have leveled out a bit. While not totally gone, they seem to be almost airbrushed out at the edges and my defined crease has lost a little length at the ends. Can’t wait to see how this continues to progress. As a side benefit, wherever this spread down onto my cheeks the pores seem to have tightened up a bit. Also, my eyelids which are just starting to get a bit crepe-y seemed to tighten up a bit as well! True to SkinCeuticals form, this luxy textured, noticeably effective cream is not for the faint of wallet. But if you’re looking for something that actually does what it says it does, it’s worth a try! It made a believer out of me! Official verdict: not bullshit!
SKINCEUTICALS-A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles
For My Curlfriends! ☺️
// Products that saved my damage hair \\ For my curly/coily/wavy girls, this one’s for you!! I have 4B/4C hair, which is on the thicker, more coiler spectrum of curly hair. It can be prone to breakage, which damages my hair. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for new products to try because well my hair always needs moisture & lots of slip to detangle. That’s where Emerge comes in! Created for naturals in mind, they’re a brand new hair line that is found at Target (my favorite place + second home of course !) & these products are $7 each! I was skeptical at first, but I figured if I don’t like them, I can return them. Let’s just say I am SO SO happy with purchasing these products. This hair care brand has definitely saved my hair! 🌿 It’s Knot Happening Shampoo - This shampoo is freaking EVERYTHING!! It does not strip your hair at all, leaves your quite soft & moisturized (which is unheard of for a shampoo), & it helps to detangle my hair at the same time! What shampoo you know does that? I was shocked by how much definition my hair had once I rinsed out the shampoo. With two washes, my hair feels so soft & clean. 🌿 Smooth Mover Conditioner - Whomever made this conditioner, I literally want to thank them myself! This conditioner is AMAZING!!! I can’t even tell you how super soft, moisturized, hydrated, & nourished my hair felt with this conditioner. My hair seemed to absorb it immediately & BABY! When I tell you detangling was a breeze 😩 Like what!? Whomever made this magical product, THANK YOU! It’s the right amount of thick & creamy. I will leave it in my hair as a hair mask if I’m too lazy to use the actual hair mask. My hair feels so so lush afterwards ☺️ 🌿 Back to Life Hair Mask - I was very hesitant to try this mask, just because I loved the conditioner already on it’s own. I also am super hesitant to try masks; they can always be a hit or a miss. This one is definitely a lot thicker than the conditioner (I wish it were at least the same as consistency or a tad bit more creamier than the conditioner). At first I didn’t like it, but then I saw how moisturized my hair was after washing it out, which is a plus. A lot of products can have hydrating shampoo & conditioners, but the mask lacks so much! This definitely complimented the shampoo & conditioner. However, I would do one or the other, not both the conditioner & hair mask. 🌿 My Everything Butter Cream - This butter cream is superb! It’s very creamy, it isn’t too thick & I feel my hair instantly defines with this product. It does not weigh down my hair & I feel like it smells like roses. All of the products have a seemingly faint scent to them, which I’m very okay with. I’m sensitive to smells, & I hate products that are masked with fragrances. Overall, the butter cream is great for twistouts, or even to style the hair when needed ☺️ If you’re a curly/coily girl, try out this brand. You won’t regret your purchase 😁 *second photo is of my hair after shampooing*
emerge-Back to Life Deep Conditioning & Revive Hair Mask
Clear skin BUT huge pores and oily skin. Help!
I don’t know what to do about my pores! They’re so huge and I have such oily skin 😫 I get bad blackheads but I think I’ve found ways to control them, if you have recommendations for these plz lmk! those are the only things I struggle with tho so that’s cool. I use curology and the all in 1 mattifying micellar water but my skin still gets oily in like 10 min after