Review: Skin care products

PROS

Refreshing for beginning or the day and end of the day use.
Feels like a deep cleanser with a water base.
I have oily skin so this provides a balance. Works slowly but surely to tone marks/scars.

CONS

I read a lot about this and saw loads of before and answer pictures from women in the US (this is a US product) and having tried that I know for sure not all those women purely used this to fight spots & acne.
Read it gets rid of blackhead and blemishes quickly but this wasn’t the case for me.

PROS

Good awakening feeling when using this in the morning; refreshing.
I have oily skin and a lot of products don’t agree with me but this takes away the constant shine and really gets into the pores.

CONS

None that I can think of. A great addition to the beauty routine.

PROS

Very effective in a short amount of time.
Feels like a deep clean.
I personally use the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser in the morning and Biore Baking Soda! In the evening for an intense wash.
After 2 weeks I noticed it prevented reoccurring spots.
Nice foam texture.

CONS

Honestly, no cons that I can think of. I would recommend this product.

PROS

Nice texture.
Leaves the skin feeling refreshed.

CONS
Takes a long time (months) to notice any skin difference using this mask.

PROS

Big container and can easily last up to a year if used once a year as instructed.
Feels intense and really does get deep into the pores
Removes hidden dirt from the skin

CONS
It’s hard to get the ratio of powder to apple cider/water right.
Whether mixing with Apple Cider Vinegar or water after 2 minutes my skins feel like it’s burning. Be careful with this mask as it depends on skin type (like most products).
Preparing the mixture is messy.

PROS

Out of all the products I’ve reviewed, I’ve had this one the longest (beginning of the year) so it does last a long time.
As a 3 in 1 depending on how much time you have, it can either use it as a face wash or keep it on for longer to use as a mask.
The scrub partials while get to work on pores.
As mentioned on the label, it works effectively for oily skin.

CONS

I’ve used other products since purely because this hasn’t kept spots at bay.
No noticeable difference from before I used it in comparison to weeks afterwards.
As a mask, it is difficult to wash away from the skin.

Do You Boo

Self-esteem. Self-confidence. Self-love.

It is important for us to understand our own beauty within and our own health needs and wants in order to booth body confidence. Body confidence comes from more than what we look like; it’s how we feel and how we carry ourselves.

Weight loss/gain, relationships/friendships, work, virtually anything will lead to us losing our body confidence. It doesn’t help to live in a world with Twitter, Instagram and everyone’s opinion on the internet telling us what we should look like and how we should be living. Black girls are told to hide their natural hair, men are made to hide their feelings; these opinions and elements chip away at our confidence. We don’t want to be seen as vulnerable or make people feel awkward but there’s nothing wrong with rocking an Afro or a man crying. The moment you stop caring about what other people think and begin doing you, you gain part of yourself back. When you suffer from anxiety, depression or any type of mental illness it takes your confidence, whether it takes 9% or 90%. Some people (like I did) stop being social, stop going to the gym; some start comparing themselves to Instagram models, celebrities and what their friends are doing. Others begin to change their attitude, the way they dress or the stop wearing make-up. This is okay because these are tangible elements of us we can always get back.

When I lost my body confidence, I also lost all motivation. In order to gain it back, I had to think more in-depth about the point in which I stopped exercising and became anti-social. Once I touched on the problem, I was able to work out a solution. As a solution I would write down all the things I wanted to do. Whether it’s to try a new look or to get out of the house more and set myself a deadline to do this. If you do this note down how you’re going to do it, who with and what could be considered a barrier and why. Most importantly, try and stick to the plan. Tell a friend or family member so they can support you and give you a little push that is sometimes need.

Other ways to boost confidence is knowing your worth and loving yourself. To do this, you need to take care of your well-being. As mentioned in my first post ‘Anxiety’ fitness & travel have health benefits in terms of changing moods, behaviours and strengthening the mind. Fitness is a big influence. A few months after working out you may feel like a new person. Changing to a healthier lifestyle, again will change your mindset and make you feel like a new person.

Say it into existence. I will go out today. I will dress nicely. I will attend that birthday dinner on Saturday I was going to flake out of. Take a chance in life.