Nearly Hair
“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin

No its not hair, though it is something, or should I say someone, I still love. It was my boyfriend’s birthday this past weekend and here are a couple of pics that depict the event. And trust me when I say a few!

Happy Birthday to the boo

Monday, August 27, 2012

No its not hair, though it is something, or should I say someone, I still love. It was my boyfriend’s birthday this past weekend and here are a couple of pics that depict the event. And trust me when I say a few!

It’s the lovely Janelle Monae! This is going to be so exciting… check out her photo-shoot.

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New Face of CoverGirl: Guess Who?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It’s the lovely Janelle Monae! This is going to be so exciting… check out her photo-shoot.

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If you missed me last month on Confessions of a Naturalista, don’t fear!

The recording is up and you can listen below. During the show there were some technical difficulties, so there may be some blank areas. My interview starts somewhere near the 18 minute mark after the pause.

Listen to internet radio with Grateful 2 B Natural on Blog Talk Radio

Radio show..Did you miss me?

Monday, August 20, 2012

If you missed me last month on Confessions of a Naturalista, don’t fear!

The recording is up and you can listen below. During the show there were some technical difficulties, so there may be some blank areas. My interview starts somewhere near the 18 minute mark after the pause.

Listen to internet radio with Grateful 2 B Natural on Blog Talk Radio

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I have seen the winds that have turned into rain and the two together made a storm,but still I've seen the sun shine after
I've been hated on and still have turned around and still I've fought that very same person even harder with love
I have almost given up I'm sure you know what I mean when after you've done all you think you can you still try and it still doesn't seem to work still I carry on
I have loved and have never received the same or at least to that same extent,he'd liked me enough to have sex with me but he didn't love me enough to stay but still I love as hard as I can in hopes one day someone will do the same
Still I because I can,still I because I must,still I because I will

Miss Tiffany hasn’t written a poem in over 4 years but she decided to share her thoughts with us!

Artist of the week: Tiffany

Sunday, August 19, 2012

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I have seen the winds that have turned into rain and the two together made a storm,but still I've seen the sun shine after
I've been hated on and still have turned around and still I've fought that very same person even harder with love
I have almost given up I'm sure you know what I mean when after you've done all you think you can you still try and it still doesn't seem to work still I carry on
I have loved and have never received the same or at least to that same extent,he'd liked me enough to have sex with me but he didn't love me enough to stay but still I love as hard as I can in hopes one day someone will do the same
Still I because I can,still I because I must,still I because I will

Miss Tiffany hasn’t written a poem in over 4 years but she decided to share her thoughts with us!

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Product:  Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Hair Straightener 1inch http://www.flatironexperts.com/Cortex-Solo-450-Titanium-Zebra-Flat-Iron-p/solo10z.htm

Color: Zebra Print

Price: $129.99 (Flat iron experts); $269.99 (others)

 

Description (via FlatIronExperts.com):

Discriminating Salons and Stylists around the globe expect the best from the tools of their trade. That's why they choose the Cortex Solo 450 Collection for superior, longer lasting performance in hair expression. Our technologically advanced line uses the highest quality materials, which means beautiful results faster.

Cortex Solo 450 Collection is new to the market and made for professionals in the beauty industry. You probably could have guested this iron heats up to 450 degrees F, the hottest in the market. Adjustable heat and ergonomically designed this flat iron can be used on ultra thick frizzy hair or ultra thin hair. The results are amazing!

Nano Titanium Technology : provides lightweight strength, has a super hard, smooth surface for snag free styling and even heat distribution. Titanium plates is also an exceptional conductor of hear that emits negative ions and far infrared heat.

1. Preserve more moisture within the hair shaft

2. Eliminates frizz and close the cuticle to create smooth and shiny hair

3. Causes less damage to the hair cuticle during styling

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Negative Ion Technology: Negative ions are atoms that can stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, etc., resulting in healthier hair and scalp. Negative ion energy is powerful enough to break apart clusters of water molecules. The smaller water molecules penetrate into the hair shaft by slipping between the cuticles, adding plumpness/volume to hair. The bombardment of negative ions also closes the hair cuticle, which is very good for the health and appearance of the hair.

 

Far Infrared Heat : Far Infrared (FIR) rays are electro-magnetic waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, including the hair shaft. It therefore dries the hair from the inside out. The result is that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.

 

Review:

Upon receiving the Cortex from Flat Iron Experts, I was a bit frazzled. It was not due to the flatiron but because I have not flat ironed my hair for over 2 years and I was not sure what kind of damage the heat may cause. Luckily, Tommy, from flatironexperts.com, was very helpful in helping me pick a flat iron just right for my thick, coarse kinky curly locs.

With out hesitation I was directed to try the Cortex 450 Solo Titanium straightener. Most natural women who seek to ease their kinks for a straighter look, tend to opt foe a 100% ceramic iron which is better than those that are just ceramic coated because the coating rubs off easily.

Having a Titanium iron in my possession left me a bit curious. My initial reaction was, “What the heck is Titanium?” . After a short search, a young lady from a hair forum helped me to better understand the metal or substance at hand. 

Titanium is a lustrous, low-density, lightweight metal derived from igneous rock, known for its strength and high-temperature stability. Titanium is corrosion resistant, conducts heat more evenly and heats up faster than ceramic. Also, titanium has a higher ionic output than ceramic, leaving hair shinier.

 

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With this given information I went ahead and flat ironed my precious Toni (My hair). Flat ironing was one of the easiest tasks I had to complete in my hair journey. The settings made heating up the iron a piece of cake. It was easy to tell when the flat iron was ready to use because of the light indicator. The heat settings ranged from 140 degrees to 450 degrees. Because my hair was curly I used 400 degrees (You can safely iron your hair without serious damage up to 420 degrees for coarse hair according to Natural Haven.com). The iron heated up in matter of seconds which each pass. Because the iron was very hot, there was an iron rest for the straightener so that countertops and any other flammable items would not be damaged (go Experts!).  The holder especially helped when it came to draining the excess product, that including grease, from the iron. The swivel cord on the iron made it easy to maneuver especially for the stubborn paces in the back of my head. The iron left my hair silky for days. I do not think I have ever used a device that left my hair so soft and flowy,

 

Although I was amazed I did have a minor issue. My hair had a tendency to get oily so that made the grip on the iron not so great. I found it hard at times to hold the iron so I had to use a towel to keep the grip.

Would I recommend this? Heck yes! Especially because it leaves the hair movability and heats up fast!  The lustrous silky shine the plates leave, makes this a must have tool!

 

 

Product: KQC Thermal Shine Spray

Price:  13.99

Claims:

KQC Thermal Shine Spray (142g) is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build up. Designed for all hair types. Use with flat iron, curling iron or hair dryers.
KQC Thermal Shine spray is great for all hair types.  Whether your hair is normal, oily or dry, you can prevent infrared heat damage resulting in split-ends, frizz, and so forth.  This is also a great way to help detangle your hair as the thermal shine spray allows for easy & smooth comb-through.
Directions: Spray on wet or dry hair.  Style with a hair dryer or iron for brilliant, ultra-gloss shine.

 

Review:

To review this item, I used it in conjunction with Chi Flat Iron Guard. I must say that this light weight product was much more light weight and helped my hair press experience less tedious than I expected. My hair was much more silkier and it provided my hair with more movement. I used this in the front while the Chi Flat Iron Guard was in the back of my hair. Though the Chi served its purpose the KQC thermal shine was less stickier and had an airy feel. It sprayed on wet but came out dry. It most definitely minimized the frizz! A little went a long way.   

 

Would I recommend it? YES!

 

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Thanks Flat Iron Experts for allowing me to share this great experience with others!

Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Flat Iron Review

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Product:  Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Hair Straightener 1inch http://www.flatironexperts.com/Cortex-Solo-450-Titanium-Zebra-Flat-Iron-p/solo10z.htm

Color: Zebra Print

Price: $129.99 (Flat iron experts); $269.99 (others)

 

Description (via FlatIronExperts.com):

Discriminating Salons and Stylists around the globe expect the best from the tools of their trade. That's why they choose the Cortex Solo 450 Collection for superior, longer lasting performance in hair expression. Our technologically advanced line uses the highest quality materials, which means beautiful results faster.

Cortex Solo 450 Collection is new to the market and made for professionals in the beauty industry. You probably could have guested this iron heats up to 450 degrees F, the hottest in the market. Adjustable heat and ergonomically designed this flat iron can be used on ultra thick frizzy hair or ultra thin hair. The results are amazing!

Nano Titanium Technology : provides lightweight strength, has a super hard, smooth surface for snag free styling and even heat distribution. Titanium plates is also an exceptional conductor of hear that emits negative ions and far infrared heat.

1. Preserve more moisture within the hair shaft

2. Eliminates frizz and close the cuticle to create smooth and shiny hair

3. Causes less damage to the hair cuticle during styling

DSCN0940

Negative Ion Technology: Negative ions are atoms that can stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, etc., resulting in healthier hair and scalp. Negative ion energy is powerful enough to break apart clusters of water molecules. The smaller water molecules penetrate into the hair shaft by slipping between the cuticles, adding plumpness/volume to hair. The bombardment of negative ions also closes the hair cuticle, which is very good for the health and appearance of the hair.

 

Far Infrared Heat : Far Infrared (FIR) rays are electro-magnetic waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, including the hair shaft. It therefore dries the hair from the inside out. The result is that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.

 

Review:

Upon receiving the Cortex from Flat Iron Experts, I was a bit frazzled. It was not due to the flatiron but because I have not flat ironed my hair for over 2 years and I was not sure what kind of damage the heat may cause. Luckily, Tommy, from flatironexperts.com, was very helpful in helping me pick a flat iron just right for my thick, coarse kinky curly locs.

With out hesitation I was directed to try the Cortex 450 Solo Titanium straightener. Most natural women who seek to ease their kinks for a straighter look, tend to opt foe a 100% ceramic iron which is better than those that are just ceramic coated because the coating rubs off easily.

Having a Titanium iron in my possession left me a bit curious. My initial reaction was, “What the heck is Titanium?” . After a short search, a young lady from a hair forum helped me to better understand the metal or substance at hand. 

Titanium is a lustrous, low-density, lightweight metal derived from igneous rock, known for its strength and high-temperature stability. Titanium is corrosion resistant, conducts heat more evenly and heats up faster than ceramic. Also, titanium has a higher ionic output than ceramic, leaving hair shinier.

 

DSCN0944

With this given information I went ahead and flat ironed my precious Toni (My hair). Flat ironing was one of the easiest tasks I had to complete in my hair journey. The settings made heating up the iron a piece of cake. It was easy to tell when the flat iron was ready to use because of the light indicator. The heat settings ranged from 140 degrees to 450 degrees. Because my hair was curly I used 400 degrees (You can safely iron your hair without serious damage up to 420 degrees for coarse hair according to Natural Haven.com). The iron heated up in matter of seconds which each pass. Because the iron was very hot, there was an iron rest for the straightener so that countertops and any other flammable items would not be damaged (go Experts!).  The holder especially helped when it came to draining the excess product, that including grease, from the iron. The swivel cord on the iron made it easy to maneuver especially for the stubborn paces in the back of my head. The iron left my hair silky for days. I do not think I have ever used a device that left my hair so soft and flowy,

 

Although I was amazed I did have a minor issue. My hair had a tendency to get oily so that made the grip on the iron not so great. I found it hard at times to hold the iron so I had to use a towel to keep the grip.

Would I recommend this? Heck yes! Especially because it leaves the hair movability and heats up fast!  The lustrous silky shine the plates leave, makes this a must have tool!

 

 

Product: KQC Thermal Shine Spray

Price:  13.99

Claims:

KQC Thermal Shine Spray (142g) is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build up. Designed for all hair types. Use with flat iron, curling iron or hair dryers.
KQC Thermal Shine spray is great for all hair types.  Whether your hair is normal, oily or dry, you can prevent infrared heat damage resulting in split-ends, frizz, and so forth.  This is also a great way to help detangle your hair as the thermal shine spray allows for easy & smooth comb-through.
Directions: Spray on wet or dry hair.  Style with a hair dryer or iron for brilliant, ultra-gloss shine.

 

Review:

To review this item, I used it in conjunction with Chi Flat Iron Guard. I must say that this light weight product was much more light weight and helped my hair press experience less tedious than I expected. My hair was much more silkier and it provided my hair with more movement. I used this in the front while the Chi Flat Iron Guard was in the back of my hair. Though the Chi served its purpose the KQC thermal shine was less stickier and had an airy feel. It sprayed on wet but came out dry. It most definitely minimized the frizz! A little went a long way.   

 

Would I recommend it? YES!

 

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Thanks Flat Iron Experts for allowing me to share this great experience with others!

Hmm…

“Returning all your gifts, rejecting all your myths”

A letter to Satan #TeamJesus :Weekend Encouragement

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hmm…

“Returning all your gifts, rejecting all your myths”

Cover - Spring (Revised)

 

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cover - Spring (Revised)

 

Check out the site here

By Peter Jaret

 

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For the rest of the article read here 

 

Oils produced by the body help keep skin healthy. But too much of a good thing can leave your face looking oily, which no one wants. Excess oil can also lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. “Fortunately, there are definitely plenty of ways to cut down on oiliness,” says Andrea Cambio, MD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology in Cape Coral, Fla. Options range from over-the-counter cleansers to prescription lotions and cosmetic treatments. WebMD interviewed dermatologists from around the country to find out how they advise patients with oily skin. Here’s what they recommend.

 
Cleansers

Cleansing your face in the morning and at night is the single most effective way to manage oily skin, dermatologists agree. “Always use a gentle cleanser, since harsh soaps can trigger the skin to increase oil production,” says April Armstrong, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, Davis.” Also, gently wash your face using your hands; a washcloth or buff puff can actually stimulate more oil secretion.

If a basic facial cleanser doesn’t do the trick, try a product that includes an acid such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid.  Acids help cut oiliness.  “Many products containing these acids are marketed as acne facial care products. They’re great for people with acne, but they’re also fine for people whose problem is just oily skin,” Armstrong tells WebMD.  “Since some of these ingredients can be irritating, buy a small size to see how your skin responds. People often have to try several products before they find the one that works best for them.” When washing your face, use warm water, not hot. Extremes of temperature can also irritate skin.

 
Toners

Some people love the feeling of splashing on a skin toner, which can help further reduce oiliness. As with cleansers, products that contain salicylic acid or other acidic ingredients are most effective at removing oils. But dermatologists are divided on whether to recommend them to everyone. “I’m not a big fan of astringent toners because they tend to irritate the skin and can lead to more oil production,” says Cambio. “Still, if people like using them, I recommend applying toners only on oily areas of the skin, such as the forehead, nose, and chin. Avoid using them on areas that tend to be dry or you’re likely to create dry patches on your skin.”

That’s worth remembering for all your skin care regimens. “There’s a myth that some people have dry skin, some people have oily skin. In fact, most people have combination skin, oily in some places, dry in others,” says Ellen Marmur, MD, associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin.

 

 

Medicated Pads

Another option is medicated pads with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other oil-cutting acid ingredients. “Medicated pads are a favorite among my patients with oily skin,” says Marmur. “You can carry them in your purse and use them on the run to freshen up your skin and remove excess oil.” 

 
Blotting Paper

Cosmetic blotting papers offer a great option for removing oil because they don’t dry out your skin.  “Patients with oily skin really love blotting paper, because it’s convenient and easy to use,” says Armstrong. Apply to oily areas, such as forehead, nose, and chin. Don’t scrub your skin with the sheet of blotting paper. Instead, simply press it against the oily area long enough to allow it to absorb oil, usually 15 to 20 seconds.  Some blotting papers are lightly powdered, which further reduces shine. 

 
Masks and Clays

Applying masks and clays to the skin helps draw out oils and cleanses pores. But like cleansers and toners, masks can also dry out the skin. “My advice is to apply them only to problem areas,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and director of Johns Hopkins Cosmetic Center. “And use them only occasionally.” Masks and clays are great when people are getting ready for a big event, Kazin told WebMD -- a wedding, a birthday dinner, a big presentation. 

 
Moisturizers

“People who have oily skin often steer clear of moisturizers, worrying that they’ll make their skin look even shinier,” says Kazin. That’s a bad idea. “Even oily skin needs to be moisturized to look its best,” says Kazin. To avoid an oily sheen, choose an oil-free moisturizer. Vary the amount you apply depending on whether the area tends to be dry or oily. 

 
Oil-free Sunscreen

“Traditional sunscreens can pose a problem for people with oily skin, since they tend to go on pretty thick and can block pores,” says Armstrong. Even so, protecting skin from ultraviolet radiation is absolutely essential. Sunscreen gels are less likely than creams and lotions to make your skin look oily. And there are a variety of new oil-free products have been developed for oily skin. The latest innovation: facial powders laced with SPF protection. Some of the newest products offer SPF 30 protection, enough to ward off sun damage in most situations. 

 
Adapt Your Facial Regimen

How oily your skin looks can vary season by season, week by week, even day by day. “Oil production is influenced by hormones, by mood, even by the weather,” says Cambio. “Some people have problems with oily skin only in the summer, when they’re sweating, for example, but not in the winter.” To keep your skin healthy and looking great, it’s important to be aware of how your skin varies so that you can adjust your regimen accordingly. “You may need cleanser with glycolic acid or beta-hydroxy acid every day during the summer but only now and then during the winter,” says Kazin. “That’s important to know, since overusing these products can cause skin to dry out.” 

 

Talk to Your Dermatologist

If over-the-counter products aren’t enough to help you manage oily skin, talk to your dermatologist. Lasers and chemical peels can help reduce oiliness and improve the overall look of your skin. Creams laced with tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene can also help by altering pores and reducing oiliness. “Since these products can be irritating, it’s best to use only on oily areas and only as often as you really need it,” says Kazin. 

It’s worth remembering, too, that oil production is a normal part of healthy skin. “People with naturally oily skin tend to have fewer wrinkles and healthier looking skin,” says Marmur. So don’t go overboard in your efforts. Remove excess oiliness when you need to look your best. But be careful to preserve your skin’s natural anti-aging mechanism.

How To Manage Oily Skin

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

By Peter Jaret

 

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For the rest of the article read here 

 

Oils produced by the body help keep skin healthy. But too much of a good thing can leave your face looking oily, which no one wants. Excess oil can also lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. “Fortunately, there are definitely plenty of ways to cut down on oiliness,” says Andrea Cambio, MD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology in Cape Coral, Fla. Options range from over-the-counter cleansers to prescription lotions and cosmetic treatments. WebMD interviewed dermatologists from around the country to find out how they advise patients with oily skin. Here’s what they recommend.

 
Cleansers

Cleansing your face in the morning and at night is the single most effective way to manage oily skin, dermatologists agree. “Always use a gentle cleanser, since harsh soaps can trigger the skin to increase oil production,” says April Armstrong, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, Davis.” Also, gently wash your face using your hands; a washcloth or buff puff can actually stimulate more oil secretion.

If a basic facial cleanser doesn’t do the trick, try a product that includes an acid such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid.  Acids help cut oiliness.  “Many products containing these acids are marketed as acne facial care products. They’re great for people with acne, but they’re also fine for people whose problem is just oily skin,” Armstrong tells WebMD.  “Since some of these ingredients can be irritating, buy a small size to see how your skin responds. People often have to try several products before they find the one that works best for them.” When washing your face, use warm water, not hot. Extremes of temperature can also irritate skin.

 
Toners

Some people love the feeling of splashing on a skin toner, which can help further reduce oiliness. As with cleansers, products that contain salicylic acid or other acidic ingredients are most effective at removing oils. But dermatologists are divided on whether to recommend them to everyone. “I’m not a big fan of astringent toners because they tend to irritate the skin and can lead to more oil production,” says Cambio. “Still, if people like using them, I recommend applying toners only on oily areas of the skin, such as the forehead, nose, and chin. Avoid using them on areas that tend to be dry or you’re likely to create dry patches on your skin.”

That’s worth remembering for all your skin care regimens. “There’s a myth that some people have dry skin, some people have oily skin. In fact, most people have combination skin, oily in some places, dry in others,” says Ellen Marmur, MD, associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin.

 

 

Medicated Pads

Another option is medicated pads with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other oil-cutting acid ingredients. “Medicated pads are a favorite among my patients with oily skin,” says Marmur. “You can carry them in your purse and use them on the run to freshen up your skin and remove excess oil.” 

 
Blotting Paper

Cosmetic blotting papers offer a great option for removing oil because they don’t dry out your skin.  “Patients with oily skin really love blotting paper, because it’s convenient and easy to use,” says Armstrong. Apply to oily areas, such as forehead, nose, and chin. Don’t scrub your skin with the sheet of blotting paper. Instead, simply press it against the oily area long enough to allow it to absorb oil, usually 15 to 20 seconds.  Some blotting papers are lightly powdered, which further reduces shine. 

 
Masks and Clays

Applying masks and clays to the skin helps draw out oils and cleanses pores. But like cleansers and toners, masks can also dry out the skin. “My advice is to apply them only to problem areas,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and director of Johns Hopkins Cosmetic Center. “And use them only occasionally.” Masks and clays are great when people are getting ready for a big event, Kazin told WebMD -- a wedding, a birthday dinner, a big presentation. 

 
Moisturizers

“People who have oily skin often steer clear of moisturizers, worrying that they’ll make their skin look even shinier,” says Kazin. That’s a bad idea. “Even oily skin needs to be moisturized to look its best,” says Kazin. To avoid an oily sheen, choose an oil-free moisturizer. Vary the amount you apply depending on whether the area tends to be dry or oily. 

 
Oil-free Sunscreen

“Traditional sunscreens can pose a problem for people with oily skin, since they tend to go on pretty thick and can block pores,” says Armstrong. Even so, protecting skin from ultraviolet radiation is absolutely essential. Sunscreen gels are less likely than creams and lotions to make your skin look oily. And there are a variety of new oil-free products have been developed for oily skin. The latest innovation: facial powders laced with SPF protection. Some of the newest products offer SPF 30 protection, enough to ward off sun damage in most situations. 

 
Adapt Your Facial Regimen

How oily your skin looks can vary season by season, week by week, even day by day. “Oil production is influenced by hormones, by mood, even by the weather,” says Cambio. “Some people have problems with oily skin only in the summer, when they’re sweating, for example, but not in the winter.” To keep your skin healthy and looking great, it’s important to be aware of how your skin varies so that you can adjust your regimen accordingly. “You may need cleanser with glycolic acid or beta-hydroxy acid every day during the summer but only now and then during the winter,” says Kazin. “That’s important to know, since overusing these products can cause skin to dry out.” 

 

Talk to Your Dermatologist

If over-the-counter products aren’t enough to help you manage oily skin, talk to your dermatologist. Lasers and chemical peels can help reduce oiliness and improve the overall look of your skin. Creams laced with tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene can also help by altering pores and reducing oiliness. “Since these products can be irritating, it’s best to use only on oily areas and only as often as you really need it,” says Kazin. 

It’s worth remembering, too, that oil production is a normal part of healthy skin. “People with naturally oily skin tend to have fewer wrinkles and healthier looking skin,” says Marmur. So don’t go overboard in your efforts. Remove excess oiliness when you need to look your best. But be careful to preserve your skin’s natural anti-aging mechanism.

The pics are sparse, but the fun was plenty!


Caribana 2012

The pics are sparse, but the fun was plenty!



breakfast in Canada...sure wish this juice was in the states!!

Canadian style

Friday, August 3, 2012


breakfast in Canada...sure wish this juice was in the states!!

 

I need this in my life. The possibilities would be endless with this clip!!

Upzing Clips: I need it

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

 

I need this in my life. The possibilities would be endless with this clip!!

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