SKIN CARE ROUTINE

First let me start by saying everyone skin is different. What works for me may not work for you and that’s okay! It doesn’t mean stop there, keep going until you get it right. (Read until the end 🥳I provided a video below😁)

It’s important to know your skin. It took me a while to figure out a skin care routine and even still until this day I have to test products because I feel as I get older my skin changes and grows out of the old routine. So I’m consistently looking for new products. I definitely go for the healthy glow looking skin on my natural or light makeup days and then the matte, clear looking skin when I wear makeup because makeup makes my skin very oily.

I would say I have combination skin, dry skin, oil skin and sometimes acne prone skin. I’m consistently looking for a good cleanser, moisturizer and toner. Not all natural or vegan products works for me some products that contain the “harsh” ingredients like parabens,sulfate, phenoxyethanol, alcohols and so forth sometimes seems to actually help improve skin. Crazy right?! Anyway it’s all about what works for you and what doesn’t.

Alright so let’s get into it. I read somewhere that you don’t need to wash your face everyday because it can irritate the skin and you will have lack of moisture however I do wash my face everyday and I haven’t had any issues with that part. However if I get busy I usually will wash my face every other day but I can’t go 2-3 days without washing my face or it’ll start to become dry, irritated and itchy. I do not wear make up every day but when I do wear makeup it’s important to wash your face before you go to bed. That a step you shouldn’t miss and I say that because I have went to sleep with makeup on my face and wake up with a pimple the next day. Not good!

Right now, I have been consistent with a cleansing soap for a while now it’s by Neutrogena they have the wash but I actually use the bar face soap for some reason that bar soap works really well with removing dirt and other irritations from my skin vs the face wash in the bottle.

CLEANSER– I usually wash my face in lukewarm to cold water. Then let it the soap sit on my face between 2-5 mins depending on how irritated it is. If it’s really irritated 2mins at the most because when it’s time to wash it off my skin is usually raw and that’s an uncomfortable feeling.

After washing I usually pat dry with a small face towel or thick soft paper towel I do not wipe the towel across my face but pat dry I think wiping the towel irritates the skin more.

Toner– Then I apply a toner like Witch Hazel or Rose Water however Witch Hazel works the best for me. This really helps with inflammation, itchy, red or blemished skin.

SERUM-Then I apply a Vitamin C and Vitamin E serum for brightening, tightening and antioxidant boost. I love them both so I usually order pure ingredients and mix them together and apply on my face and body. If you have other issues you are trying to target like dark spots, even tone, or anti aging you can definitely use other oils or serums. For dark spots I usually use tumeric oil or mix organic ground turmeric and witch hazel together and apply as a mask but only applying it to the dark spot areas and letting it sit for 5 mins and rinse off.

MOISTURIZER- Last, but not least you definitely want to apply a good moisturizer usually have a day moisturizer and a night moisturizer. I use neutrogena oil free moisturizer or ponds for very dry skin moisturizer.

Please do not attempt to drive and record. I did but it’s not safe! I was in my neighborhood not on a busy street ☺️
The sun was shining and My skin was Glowing!
I added lashes and a little blush 😍
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BLM!

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Black Lives Matter! Everyone is entitled to believe in what they want to believe in but when there is an enormous amount of nationwide of cases involving black individuals from police brutality, white vs black crimes, failing justice systems, equal opportunities then it’s definitely time to make a change as we all deserve to live equally as others. If all lives matter then black lives matter would never be an issue in our communities and across the world.

My personal opinion (whether people want to agree or not) it’s very upsetting that people are born in to racism let alone its 2020 and black people are still facing some kind of punishment from the other race WHITES. It’s very unfair that blacks can’t prosper and live in a world full of hate just because the color of someone’s skin. How ridiculous!! That little black boys and girls are growing up in fear, black parents aren’t teaching their kids how to be kids but teaching them what to do when they get pulled over or why to not wear a hoodie or backpack at night. Why must we sit up here and different the two when we all have to live in the same country that allows the next to be just as great as the other.

What makes a black person different? Because of the color of their skin? Thelast time I checked there is some very intelligent, wealthy black individuals and most of them built, invented and created what we eat, what we wear, how we teach, what we live in, how we do our hair I’m not saying blacks should be on top but I’m saying that a color shouldn’t even matter. It’s time for people to grow up and teach differently.

I hope blacks continue to come together and fight for what’s right! Fight for justice and fight for change! We deserve to be treated equally across the board.

#BLM RIP IN PEACE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THIER LIVES TO INJUSTICE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. ITS BECAUSE OF YOU THAT WE ARE AWARE AND WE ARE MAKING A CHANGE.
#BLM RIP IN PEACE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THIER LIVES TO INJUSTICE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. ITS BECAUSE OF YOU THAT WE ARE AWARE AND WE ARE MAKING A CHANGE.

What is it to be self disciplined?

I have so many ideas and goals to accomplish. I think the only thing stopping me is myself. I keep watching success stories and motivational speakers and they all keep saying once you learn how to master self discipline you can conquer anything. Not all of them said the same exact thing but you know what I’m trying to say.

I get motivated and inspired each day I write down my goals and believe in my head that it’s already happening but when I snap back into reality I’m still not making progress towards my goals. I’ve done research about self discipline and found some very interesting information.

Write down your goals. Be serious about what you want to accomplish don’t just write them down and expect magic to happen you have to be determined and dedicated to completing them.

Make a plan for your goals. Once your goals ate written down take a look at them and imagine them already being accomplished. That happy feeling you have

Always have a forward plan. I was watching a motivational speech given by Denzel Washington and he kept hearing people say “ you always should have something to fall back on” But he believed that you should have something to fall forward into because you can’t see what you are falling back on. If it don’t work out then move forward.

Build your self discipline. This is something we aren’t born to do it’s learned behavior. So just like any of other skill you have to learn it and practice it.

Remove fear as an emotion. How can you be scared of something that you never tried? How will you know until you take a risk?

Should bills be split 50/50 in a relationship? (POLL)

I’d like to hear some responses.

I say yes and no. I say yes if the man is making more and agree to pay all the bills or even just the rent portion and have the women take care of the smaller bills like utilites, electric, cable. The reason I would say no is if you both are living pay check to pay check then you both should be working to help each other. Its not fair for one to have that much pressure on them while the other just lives comfortable. It should not be forced.

You got this!

Have you been faced with issues after issues? You take one step forward and then have to take ten steps back and you just can’t catch a break. Trust me you aren’t the only feeling defeated.

If it’s work, people, friendshipS, relationships, school, kids, life or whatever challenges you might be facing I want you to know YOU GOT THIS! This is only temporary! Fight every battle with a positive mind, walk in faith and find a way to be grateful and focus on the things you do have and make the best of each day.

This is definitely easier said than done but instead of focusing on the negative things going on try focusing on the positive things going on.

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Are you stressed?

Grab a cup of coffee or some tea! Take a deep breath and just relax for a few minutes.

I have a few tips to help you reduce stress.

I’m a mother of two boys, I work full time, go to school full time (online) and I picked up a second job on the weekends. It’s very challenging and can be very stressful sometimes. My life is a complete mess! Lol

But… for many positive reasons I’m still going.

First you need to let all the negativity go and focus on the positive things in your life. Every time something negative comes up in your mind try your hardest to turn it into something positive.

Ex. When you wake up in the morning start your day with positive thinking and be grateful that you woke up.

Go for a walk

If you have time Go for a walk or do a 5-10 min exercise and as your doing this exercise think about releasing that anxiety.

Extra tip! When I take hot showers before I get in I say a little prayer and as I’m showering I imagine myself washing all the negativity away. Crazy right? Lol but it helps.

Plan your week

Write down everything you need to get done for that week from the most important to the least important and check each one off as you accomplish that task.

Talk about it

Talk to a friend you can trust and that always provided real and positive feedback or can just be there as a listening ear. Sometimes when I have some alone time or I’m riding in the car by myself I talk out loud to myself and things seem to be much clearer to me.

Get your headphones

Listen to motivational speeches or uplifting music. I usually listen to “ERIC THOMAS” he’s a powerful speaker or turn on some much that gets me pumped and no in my feelings and tune everything out for the moment.

Take sometime off

This may not be an option for everyone but if I’m just stressed to the max, sometimes I take a day off during the week while my kids are at school and daycare even if I decide to miss out on pay for that day. It’s well worth it.

Take long deep breaths throughout the day.

Take one day at a time!

Let go of the things you cannot control.