The scorching sun in Africa and in Uganda to be exact compelled me to write this post.
Lately temperatures have been 30 degrees and above and My skin is screaming "what are you doing to me". so i thought why not write about how to keep your skin fresh and smooth and beat this sun at its game.
Therefore apart from the everyday advise, like wear sunscreen, wear a hat, or some that are either unavoidable like, keep away from the sun, below is my Skin care 101,to keep your skin hydrated and happy.
Every body by now knows that water is your number 1 friend when it comes to skin care regardless of the weather. Water keeps Ur skin hydrated. Adequate intake of water is said to enhance health, increase energy levels, bright,clear eyes and a radiant glowing complexion. I know its not the tastiest of drinks and we would rather take sodas and juice but what the hell...think "amazing skin" and just drink up ladies!
Exfoliating removes dead cells from the uppermost layer of skin to reveal the fresher, younger skin underneath.
Since my skin is sensitive,i usually prefer natural home made products whenever i can, my mum introduced me to "olive oil honey sugar scrub" an i have never looked back. Using this scrub is good for sensitive/ dry skin. While sugar exfoliates,olive oil is moisturising,and honey helps locks in moisture, making your skin glow, younger and healthier.
Be sure however to blend the sugar before mixing the 3 items together and also use unrefrigerated honey as refrigerated honey is hard and wont mix easily. And the gem is it works for both the face and body.
With this scorching sun,we loose alot of moisture and need to moisturise even more than ever.
Shea butter is my miracle moisturiser, it has Vitamins A and E. Vitamin A has soothing and hydrating properties, while Vitamin E balances and normalises the skin. It helps keep skin clear and healthy and is particularly beneficial for sun-exposed skin.
My Mama provides me with locally made crude unperformed Shea butter which is better,but boy ooh boy doesn't it make Ur boyfriend cringe his face when he kisses a freshly moisturised face! BUT worry less because if it wasn't smooth and clear he wouldn't be kissing it anyway...so i just spread that Shea butter baibe like my life depended on IT!
You can however add scented oils like vanilla and lavender but i prefer not to as the smell clears off after 5 minutes anyway.
I also like to use baby oil all over my body after a bath when Ur not dry as it locks in moisture. Be sure to add you favourite body lotion or cream after as it alone may not work effectively in this heat.
Every body however has what works miracles for them,and what may work for me, my not work for you,and vise verse. So if you have something good,stick to it, otherwise it doesn't hurt to try till you find what works for you.
A skin care regime is essential for every lady, so adopt one,and get out there and enjoy the sun ladies.