A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Id rather get coal then.....
This schmidts’s charcoal deodorant smells awesome. Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t get past the part where it literally melts into your armpits and makes such a mess. You can see pieces on the lid in my pic from it melting upon application. I had really high hopes for this one, but it was a total fail for me. schmidt's - Charcoal + Magnesium Deodorant Stick
schmidt's-Charcoal + Magnesium Deodorant Stick
How to read the ingredients list
So the cleanser above is my FAVORITE it is GOOD MOLECULES - Clarify & Cleanse Bar the second slide is the ingredient list. 1. When looking at ingredients know that it is ok to have fragrances in products such as cleansers and in face mask. 2. How the ingredients lists works is that the top of the list is what it has most of certain ingredients and as you go down each ingredient becomes less and less ( I know this may not make sense I will describe it once I am done) 3. Parfum and fragrances should be avoided in serums, oils, moisturizers, and basically things that are not going to be washed off right away. To explain the second one: So the first ingredient in this product is sodium coco...... because it is the first ingredient that’s what this product has the most of. The second ingredient is hydrogenated vegetable oil, since it is the second ingredient means that it is second ingredient that is used the most and so on so fourth If you are trying to avoid fragrance look for it on the bottle of it is listed lower on the ingredient list ( for cleansers) then you should be good because it is the least used ingredient. If you have any questions feel free to ask I know this post in confusing but I’m willing to help anyone who needs it and is new to their skincare journey 😊😊😊
GOOD MOLECULES-Clarify & Cleanse Bar
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How to exfoliate body safely.
Okay so I struggled with hyperpigmentation, cellulite, strawberry legs, and dry skin (a lot I know). I always felt like it was a way to get results and try and better my skin so I did a lot of research, even in different cultures. So, when I came across the Japanese Salux clothes I was highly excited! It’s a microdermabrasion cloth that exfoliates and cleanses your body really well. I bought 2 for $9 off of amazon prime and I haven’t stopped using them since. The great things about these are they are self cleaning, last for months, and even come in a variety of colors. WARNING: they are kind of rough! I used it with Dove beauty cleansing bar and an amazing lotion I also bought from Amazon (I’m a Amazon junkie). The lotion is; ALPHA SKIN CARE - Revitalizing Body Lotion . AHA are really good exfoliating acids that help your body replenish and resurface your skin cells. There are three layers to your skin Epidermis, Dermis, and Hypodermis. When worrying about stretch marks and things of that nature you want to focus on your dermis and epidermis. These products helps to exfoliateTHE SALUX SHOP - Nylon Washcloths to this level (only the top layer of dermis) and makes it a quicker way to get the skin you want!
THE SALUX SHOP-Nylon Washcloths
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