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6 beauty remedies you can try from your kitchen!

Want to go out for a hair treatment but the trip to the salon is too expensive for you? Have a really exposed pimple that distracts you (and probably other people too)? These are just two of the main dilemmas that goes on women’s mind.

But hey! Good thing there are natural and easy at-home remedies to solve these issues. Never spend a chunk of your income for beauty treatments when you can pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home with these cool and effective beauty remedies. Add these to your DIY checklist!

1. Lemon juice + baking soda to whiten your teeth

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Simply mix fresh lemon juice with baking soda in both equal parts then grab a cotton ball or a q-tip to apply it to your teeth. Let it sit there for a minute or two then brush your teeth as you normally … Read more

6 benefits of Argan oil for the skin and hair

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Argan oil comes from argan tree nuts majorly found in Morocco. It contains about 80% unsaturated fatty acids which work wonders to get rid of signs of premature aging.

As a moisturizer
Argan oil can be used as a moisturizer for the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated, smooth and gives it a silky feel. It is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids and thus is great for making the skin feel rejuvenated.

Anti-Aging benefits
One of the main causes of premature aging is the harmful UV rays of the sun. Argan oil helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and increasing the skin moisture. The fatty acids in argan oil helps to fight free radicals, improve the elasticity of the skin and increase the cell strength of facial skin.
A regular application of argan oil to your skin can help reduce the signs … Read more

Skincare: Get Those Vitamins

Get-those-vitamins

“A well balanced diet and a good skin care regimen with ample of vitamins in it is the perfect recipe for a Great glowing young skin that will be an asset to you for the whole of your life. The role of vitamins is quite big in human life although you may not feel it until you find a deficiency of one of the vitamins in your body.

The importance of vitamins for skin
Vitamins participate in the smooth functioning of the body at a cellular level. The absence of vitamins is clearly evident in the structure of the human body. Skin is one part of the body that requires nourishment and care from inside and outside equally. Since it forms the protective covering of the body for vital body organs; keeping the skin in the best form is in the best interest of the body. Nourishing the skin from … Read more

9 essential tips for dealing with hot weather in Nigeria

9 essential tips for dealing with hot weather

If you live in Nigeria like I do, you would no doubt be used to the almost constant hot weather. There’s nothing more disheartening than getting your face beat in the morning and then looking all sweaty and greasy in the afternoon. It’s important to stay hydrated all day in this type of weather.

Over time, I’ve found some ways that has helped me battle the extremely hot weather in Nigeria and I’m more than happy to share them with you, hopefully it can be of use to you too.

1) Use sunglasses
The UV rays of the sun can be harmful to the eyes so it’s important to use sunglasses especially when it’s so hot outside. Also it helps limit squinting, which can cause early wrinkles around the eyes.

2) Minimize alcohol intake
Alcohol can be dehydrating, leaving your skin looking dry and dull. You really need to cut … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Caring For Your Natural Hair

The Natural Hair

If you are in Nigeria, I’m pretty sure you must be aware of the natural hair trend. Many black girls all over the world are throwing away the creamy crack (relaxers) and embracing their natural hair for one reason or the other.
While this is a just trend for some, for others like me, it’s a journey that will definitely not end. It’s an awakening, an enlightenment. Imagine living my whole life not knowing that my hair is curly, my hair is beautiful, my hair can grow long and full.
Right from childhood, children get obsessed with making their hair as straight as possible because the society makes them believe that your hair is only beautiful when it’s as straight as that of a white woman. But thank God for this “trend”.
Natural hair is beautiful, learning to accept your curls just the way God created it, … Read more

7 AMAZING FOODS THAT ARE GREAT FOR YOUR SKIN

“You are what you eat” The skin is the largest organ in the body and it serves as a defense against harmful external influences. A beautiful skin starts from within. Eating healthy can help your skin feel and look fresher, clearer and smoother. A lot of our everyday foods are really beneficial for our skin and adequate intake of these foods can go a long way to help our skin.
I’m sure you will agree that we all want a beautiful, glowing and radiant skin. If you have ever wondered which foods can help you achieve this, good news! I’m going to show you 7 incredible foods that are great for your skin.

1) BROCCOLI
Broccoli is high in antioxidants such as vitamin C and E. The vitamin C in broccoli helps in collagen production and keeps your skin healthy and supple. It also helps to fight free radicals which … Read more