Hello people it’s a sunny Thursday right here in Africa and the sun ☀️ can’t get hotter than it is now. It is 16:03 right now from where I am and I hope your day is ending well.
Well today, I decided to talk about the skin care products we use. What makes your skin care product great for you. Do you browse ingredients in any skin care before you buy? Do you watch your skin closely for the first weeks while using your products? Well if you don’t just read on. In this post, I’d review the methods and ingredients I watch out for when buying my skin care products and the ingredients and characteristics you should also watch out for.
- Creams: Well, I am a proud fan of Fair and White series and it’s a Family cream here. Everyone in my family uses fair and white and one would quickly insinuate that it is a toning cream but it’s far from that. Fair and white come in different varieties. I use the Vitamin C because it rejuvenates my skin. Okay let me not say so much story let me just dive in.
My friend last year after visiting my house commended me on my skin care products but also asked why I had so many products as a man. I laughed at such myopic Nigerian mentality because he failed to realize that looking good is good business and people love staying around attractive people.
Fair and white Vitamin C offers a lot of benefits to me. First, I feel it exfoliates my skin. The glow is so visible. I’d recommend this cream to any body that wants a nice glow. I don’t use facials because I react mostly to the scent chemicals and Parabens in them but this fair and white came at a time when I had given up on my skin. Before that time, I was friends with acne and folliculitis. I had so low a self esteem and it was as if I was barely living but when I began using fair and white Vitamin C and washing my face thrice a day, I saw the acne bade me goodbye. It was the best time of my life.
When I was done with the Vitamin C I decided to use the Gold series and I must tell you that it’s been fun all the way. Lol Gold gave me this tan glow I’ve been dying to have but for convenience sake I feel I might go back to the Vitamin C series soon because it has been my best Fair and White product so far. The main ingredients are Vitamin C and Glycerin for the Fair and white Vitamin C and for the Fair and white Gold, it’s main ingredient is Glycerin. However, you are to avoid sunlight when using Fair and White because it contains Glycolic Acid that is sensitive to sunlight.
Okay my hair Care products are as important to me as my skin care product and ever since I went natural, I decided to step up my hair Products game. If you have been following my other posts, you’d see that Hair Care is an ever evolving process. It’s never a one time stuff. You have to keep working at it and working and working and working.
Firstly, I had to correct myself on how I used conditioners (all my hair Care products are conditioners). I had to use conditioners on damp hair not dried hair. It was like a new discovery and it has really helped me maintain my edges even as a man. Then I had to know that okay I have to follow examples like tying my hair every night with a satin scarf and stuffs like that. The journey has not been easy but it’s been what it overall.
So my main hair care product is the Beautiful Textures Tangle, Taming and leave in Conditioner. It’s so cheap and you could get it for as low as 1800 naira from online shops like http://www.sallybeauty.com
It contains natural oils which are my hair favorite. I’m this type of person that lives quality over quantity. That something is 12,000 Naira or 40 Dollars doesn’t make it better than the one of 10 Dollars. Sometimes, these big industries don’t consider less privileged people or people in third world countries and because they have made a name they are more about profit than quality. Hence, all my skin and hair products are affordable trust me. I wouldn’t buy what I wouldn’t want my children to buy 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Okay so the Beautiful Textures contain Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Ginseng Extract, Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Mango Butter, Shea Butter (Ori in Yoruba) and so on. If I go on, we wouldn’t leave here. Just start shopping.
I advise people to go natural when using hair care products. Don’t relax when you could use natural oils to maintain a frizzy hair or when you could just texturize. These artificial stuffs give lot of “main stream” hair looks but their consequences are constant hair loss and a thin hair. Natural oils give you a healthy, nourished and bounteous hair.
Soul mate too has placenta and some essential natural oil extracts. Do it natural. Go for natural oils compared to them “advanced” formulas.
Perfumes and Deodorants:
I’m a student and you don’t expect me to be using a perfume of 60,000 naira or 200 Dollars. You have to be economical and still be presentable. So yes those are my perfumes and stuffs. You could ask for their prices online but they are all within 3 Dollars (1,000 Naira) price range.
- Lip Care: You’d know I also care about my lips if you have been following my previous posts. I hate when my lips peel and hence I take lots of fruits and keep my lips dry by drinking lots of water and using a simple Vaseline. So there it is , that’s my vaseline. It’s antiseptic and also very affordable. That’s the student package I can afford as a student.
Now over to you all. I want to ask how is your skin regime like? Are you using the right products? You should avoid creams that contain Hydroquinone because it bleaches badly and gives a lot of knuckles and this is Nigeria where the sun is over 30 celsius. You shouldn’t be bleaching in a tropic region. If you must use bleaching creams you should go for the ones with Kojic Acid as it is a natural acid and it is quite safe. It is even natural and made from a fungi (Aspergillus oryzae) and so, you could trust it as a better bleaching option compared to Hydroquinone. However, if you must use creams with Hydroquinone, you should use a sun screen Factor or SPF of 50 or more. Many creams in Nigeria are Hydroquinone based that the manufacturers don’t even write Hydroquinone again as the main ingredient for fear of it getting banned. But hence like I said, you should do a thorough research before selecting creams. Remember looking good should be healthy and not just about looking good. What does it profit you to have a very fine face but dark knuckles? This skin regime is actually worse for fair people in the tropics because in the process of trying to maintain your glow, you could fall into certain prohibited boundaries. You could go for natural creams rather that contain natural oils. How about making some oils yourself? Well stay tuned for the next week’s review so you could get some skin regime inspiration.
So people, hope you really enjoyed this skin review with me. I know some of you must have been amazed I use a lot of skin care products or more amazed that a guy knows so much about creams but it’s all part of the deal. Now, I’d love to hear what products you use too. You can take pictures and show me. please use the comment box. Don’t just walk away. You could inspire me and a host of others by dropping a comment. I’d love to hear comments or recommendation from you all too. If you enjoyed this post, you should share it too to other people. I must add that glowing is a gradual process and it doesn’t happen overnight. You should lose hope when you use skin care products and your skin doesn’t change. Give yourself time and you’d glow. Also if you notice funny reactions when using new products, you could contact a beauty therapist. One thing y’all must take from this post is that I am affordable and I still get the job done.
That’s me and I look forward to hearing from you or working with you. Bye people and thanks for stopping bye.