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Natural Skin Care

In today’s society where beauty is considered to be plastered on with what looks to be 10lbs of makeup, how do you maintain beautiful skin naturally? The answer is very simple… meal planning and water. I know that sounds like it’s too good to be true. What you put in your body comes out through your hair, skin and nails. So make better decisions on what you eat and drink.

Meals that are well balanced and heavier on vegetables will give your skin the glow you’ve always wanted. I mean did you really think that fried foods, cakes/pies and sodas was going to have looking flawless like Beyonce’, Rhianna or Kim K.? Ensure that your meals include a spectrum of the rainbow. Colorful meals not only look good on a plate but they also provide an abundance of vitamins and nutrients that will aide in beautiful skin naturally.

Take a moment and think of your favorite plant or flower. Now would you nourish that plant or place those flowers in soda or juice? So why do you feed your body those overly sweetened drink? The key to elasticity in skin is consuming plenty of water, at least a gallon a day or as close to it as possible. Keeping hydrated with water significantly reduces the aging process, which curtails wrinkles and saggy skin. Combine with a regular exercise routine and you can look young forever.

Now for those of you that have indulged in unhealthy eating habits and your skin shows it by means of acne, scars and etc. there are some topical remedies that will help. But first you MUST adhere to advice that was aforementioned in order for it to work.

Keep the following items at home as they will help to achieve radiant skin and reduce the visibility of scars:


  • Fresh Lemons
  • 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Raw Honey
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Turbinado Sugar

By mixing a combination of these ingredients you will notice smoother, blemish free, glowing skin, which will almost eliminate the need for any makeup.

Lemons are acidic and have natural lightening affects. By applying fresh squeezed lemon juice to scars on a regular basis, it will over time lighten scars and blemishes.

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Tea Tree oil is antibacterial and will help to alleviate acne. Tea tree oil MUST be diluted with a carrier oil such as JBCO or coconut oil when applied to the skin. Best result when used at night before retiring to bed. Or it can be applied then steamed into the skin with a hot towel.

JBCO is used to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It provides a amazing moisture to your skin and aides in keeping that youthful look.

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Coconut Oil has a ton of uses and its antimicrobial. It provides a light UV protectant from the sun.

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Ground cinnamon when mixed with turbinado sugar and raw honey will give you natural looking pink lips. Not only that but it will make you lips softer and more kissable, so pucker up and scrub away! Blend ingredients with fresh lemon juice to lighten dark lips.

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Greek yogurt contains natural bacteria that will reduce inflammation and the severity of acne breakouts. It is an alpha hydroxy acid that will exfoliate dead skin cells. Mix with honey and lemon juice to lighten and moisturize at the same time.

These tips, will over time, work with consistent use to give you that “I woke up like this” look, naturally. Eventually you will reduce the need for makeup and be beautifully you from the inside out!

Article by Angie SKYHH, Master Loctician for www.angieskyhh.com / www.angieskyhh.blogspot.com

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

New Product !!! Caring For the Skin You’re In: A Guide to African American Skin Care [Kindle Edition]


Transform Your Bumpy, Dull and Blotchy Skin into a Radiant and Clear Complexion!

As an esthetician, Juliette Samuel has exclusively provided services to African American women and knows how devastating problematic skin can be for women of color.

Whether you suffer from acne, white patches, thick skin, dark spots or other Black Skin related problems, this e book is a treat for you.

Just like you, the women that Juliette speaks with Don’t know HOW Their Skin Works, or what their bodies need for more beautiful, better looking skin – but that’s about to change.

You’ll discover: Why proper nutrition plays a vital role toward long-term beauty and clearer, healthier-looking skin, What to do when a skin care regimen isn’t enough, How badly our lifestyle can damage our skin and what changes you can make to give your skin and automatic facelift and much, much more.

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Rose extract helpful for winter skin problems

In the cold dry air of winter many types of skin problems often flare up. In Syracuse where the winter weather conditions are often very harsh, natural treatments for skin problems are appreciated by people suffering from more skin problems than usual this time of year. An extract made from rose has surfaced as a good remedy for the common skin complaints associated with winter.
Dr. Richard Foxx has reported for The Doctors Health Press “Use This Herb to Help Soothe Dry Skin.” The effects of rose extract on human skin cells has been studied by researchers at the School of Life Sciences, University of Kingston, in the United Kingdom. These researchers have assessed the effectiveness of three plant extracts for their potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity in human skin “fibroblasts” along with their capacity to prevent free radical damage.
Fibroblasts are cells which are made of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibers. The fibers could be collagen, reticular and/or elastic. Fibers which are produced by fibroblasts help to maintain your skin health, particularly when it comes to wound healing and tissue repair. The structural framework for many other tissues in your body are also provided by fibroblasts.
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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Black Lifestyle In Japan!

A friend of mine showed me this video the other day while i was doing his girlfriend’s locs. It’s about young Japanese girls embracing the “black culture” and living it out in Shibuya, Japan. I visited Shibuya in this past January and hip hop is definitely alive and well over there 🙂 Watch the video and let me know what you think about others adopting aspects of “black culture” or their version of it in other contries 🙂

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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Discrimination at the Makeup Counter


Discrimination is a real issue in life that can put a damper on our spirit and self-esteem. Unfortunately, women of color experience this practice at cosmetic counters or any place they attempt to purchase foundations in their shade. They also commonly experience what About.com race relations specialist Nadra Kareem Nittle calls “colorism.” She explains:

Colorism is a practice of discrimination by which those with lighter skin are treated more favorably than those with darker skin. In the African-American community, this traditionally played out via the paper bag test. Those lighter than the standard paper lunch bag were allowed entry into fraternities, sororities and other realms of black upper class life, while dark-skinned blacks were excluded. The Spike Lee film “School Daze” is an exploration of colorism.

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Are African American Beauty Companies Still Relevant?

This is a great question.  I say yes.  Even though the “mainstream” companies are starting to add sections for our skin care and makeup needs in to their lines, I still feel like they won’t do our skin justice the way we can ourselves.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Take a second to look inside your beauty bag. How many products are from brands specifically targeted for black women? Anything from Iman Cosmetics, Fashion Fair, Black Up, E’Lon Couture or Flori Roberts? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone.

Many black-owned beauty brands are being purchased by huge mainstream companies and developing the line to reach a wider audience, thus losing it’s ethnic focus. Only a handful of lines remain that are dedicated to the African-American community.

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Healthy Locs Hair Care & Skin Care Video Part 2

In part 2 of my latest video I (Nyesha Samuel “Healthy Locs”) & Juliette Samuel (Esthetician) speak about getting healthy hair & skin through tips like healthy diet, exercise, proper product use, etc. Juliette also speaks about reflexology and the benefits of it’s use in having a healthy body from the inside out. Also, you’ll see the end results of Uncle Roberts loc maintenance !

5 Amazing Acne Treatments for African-American Skin


Acne is a skin problem that concerns men and females of diverse nationalities. Treating acne on black-skinned men and women is not drastically various than treating the problem on any other skin colour. African-American skin has quite a few of the identical properties as other skin kinds which includes extra oil and dry skin. African-American skin can be far more sensitive to skin care goods containing chemical compounds. Organic merchandise like Argan oil acne provide numerous benefits even to African skin. Despite deciding on the appropriate products for African-American skin, it is in addition worthy to recognize a few implies that you are capable to treatment your acne trouble.

Clean your skin

Acne breakouts are brought on a lot of occasions by create up of dirt and oils in pores. Make it a habit to clean your face with soft facial cleansers. Due to the lactic acid content material, organic goods like milk and yogurt can do remarkable points in cleansing the skin. Excess oil can be get rid of skin with the aid of lactic acid. Be sure to rinse off your encounter thoroughly with lukewarm h2o right after washing with the cleanser.

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