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Top 5 skincare products✨

Not sure why I decided to drop this, but my skin care routine has been ON POINT this year and wanted to share it with the rest of Tumblr. Use it, don’t, make some edits and let me know how they turn out for you. My melanin has been sparkling all year though so I really wanted to share the love. Enjoy✨

African black soap: I tend to gravitate towards the Shea Moisture brand although it’s very drying in areas with harder water, so using a great moisturizer is key. Those of you with soft water, you’re blessed. I tend to use this on my face despite the risk. On sensitive skin areas, (face and cooch) do NOT let this sit long. Trust me, please don’t.

Apple Cider Vinegar: This is a life saver! Since my skin doesn’t break out often, I tend to only use this once a week or when I do get a minor breakout. Mix this half and half with water, applying to the face with a cotton ball and let dry. Super easy.

Lemon, honey, oatmeal/sugar exfoliator: I love making products myself when I can. Plus, these ingredients are sooooo good for you! The lemon brightens your skin, and in this mix gets rid of unwanted facial hair with continued use over time. The honey makes such a great moisturizer and my skin feels so soft and smooth after I use it. The oatmeal after you grind it up as fine as possible, (I like to use a mortar and pestle, but a blender works fine too) calms down redness and irritation, even caused by acne. I tend to substitute sugar when I’m going for a lip scrub. With oatmeal, I’ll apply twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Let this set for twenty minutes, then in outward circular motions, rub off, rinsing off with COLD water. With the lip scrub, I’ll use at least once a week or before using matte lip stick.

Eucerin Healing Soothing Repair Cream: This works MIRACLES for me. Where I currently go to school, the water is super harsh so keeping my skin moisturized is a necessity, especially since my combination skin develops eczema when dry. A dot or two of this is enough to keep my entire face moisturizer and dewy in appearance. If I do happen to use too much, it’s easy to blot with a paper towel. In the summer, the product is great because I’ll forgo foundation or bb cream and just use this.

WATER: A no brainer but this is so important for good skin. I love to use the H2OPAL App to keep track of my intake. It also calculates how much you need based on temperature, age, weight and height which cuts out a lot of guesswork for you. It also will calculate how much you should drink by certain parts of the day. HYDRATE.😊

My Favorite 22 Melt and Pour Soap DIYs from truebluemeandyou. 2015 Spa Gift Guide Part 1. 

Why Melt and Pour Soap? It makes soap making quick and easy, so everyone can make soap that looks like it came from a boutique. 

You can combine DIY Boutique Soaps with sugar scrubs, candles and homemade beauty products for a wonderful spa gift. Check back for more Beauty Roundups.

For more DIY beauty and spa recipes including roundups from 2012, 2013 and 2014 go here.

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anonymous asked:

Your skin is FLAWLESS. What do you use?

a combo of snap filters and kojic acid soap/exfoliation twice a week/only drinking water or tea/korean sheet masks every night

i keep pinning a ton of soap recipes (goat’s milk and cucumber, rosemary eucalyptus, brown sugar and lavender, etc) but last time i made soap i made a lifetime supply.. it’s such amazing soap for my second try ever so i don’t mind.. but i just want to take over the kitchen and make more! i made two types - milk and coffee exfoliating soap, and orange honey (which ended up being the prettiest gold orange color) and they both keep my skin so healthy. it’s nice to make your own products that work better than what you can get at the store.

Personally I love it when Benny’s characterized as being in touch with his feminine side. And I don’t mean being super feminine (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I think we could all admit it would be ooc for Benny) but just allowing himself to like/do things that are considered traditionally feminine or more linked to women. Examples: Enjoying/gardening flowers, baking (complete with cute & cheesy aprons), spending time with kids, fawning over and/or spoiling cute animals, taking bubble baths complete with flower or fruit scented exfoliating soaps, etc.

I DIDNT TELL YOU GUYS BUT OKAY

SO I WAS IN THE SHOWER USING THIS BAR OF SOAP THINGY MY SISTER HAD FOR EXFOLIATING AND IM RUBBING IT ON MY FACE AND IM LIKE “gee this is really course on my skin” SO I TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE BAR

AND IT HAS FUCKING SAND IN IT

I HAD BEEN EXFOLIATING WITH A SOAP BAR WITH SAND IN IT
I WANT A REFUND LUSH NO WANDER MY SKIN WAS FEELING DRY, COURSE, ROUGH AND WAS IRRITATED JESUS SHIT