• Beginners Guide,  Series,  Skincare

    Beginners Guide To Skincare – Vitamin A {Retinol}

    Hey stunners We’ve covered several basic skincare steps, but I’ve decided to take it one level up and discuss active ingredients that claim to help with acne, ageing skin and other skin concerns. Today we’re taking a look at Vitamin A (also known as Retinol, Retinoids, Retin-A), an ingredient that’s proven to work and that’s approved by dermatologists. What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is an active acne and anti-ageing ingredient. It helps decrease oil production, help unclog pores, diminish pigmentation and sunspots, reduced fine lines and wrinkles and improves textured skin. The type of vitamin A that your skin can get amazing effects from is retinoic acid which is…

  • Beginners Guide,  Series,  Skincare

    Beginners Guide To Skincare – Facial Oils

    Happy Friday beauties. As you can tell by the title of this blog post, today we’re discussing facial oils. For those of you who don’t know, I have oily to combination skin. I previously stayed clear from oils as I was of the opinion that they’d just clog my pores. Oils are, however, not all the same, some are more oily than others etc.   What are facial oils? These are a single or combination of extracts derived from fruits, flowers or plants. Oils generally soften the top layer of the skin and aren’t as moisturising as thicker moisturisers. They contain fatty acids known as linoleic acid which has a…

  • Beginners Guide,  Series,  Skincare

    Beginners Guide To Skincare – Moisturizers

    I’m back with another “beginners guide to skincare” post and today we’re discussing moisturizers. This is probably one of the most important steps as it not only hydrates the skin but also protects your skin from harmful environmental stressors whilst helping you target your specific skin care concerns.   What are moisturizers? These are creams or lotions that hydrate the skin and helps retain moisture. It contains essential ingredients such as essential oils, lubricants and other natural and chemical agents that help soothe and hydrate the skin. Leaving it feeling soft and supple.   Why is moisturizer important? I’ve mentioned that it protects the skin from harmful environmental stressors. But…

  • Beginners Guide,  Series,  Skincare

    Beginners Guide To Skincare – Serums

    Hey, my beauties. I hope you guys have been enjoying this series as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I love taking care of my skin and figured I’d share what I’ve learnt and I hope that this will help you make better choices when it comes to deciding on skincare products for your skin type and concerns. Besides, who doesn’t want clear, smooth and radiant skin all year round? Today we’re talking about serums, a step in my skincare routine that I just love because I know my skin is receiving a real good dose of Nutrient dense goodness. So what are serums? Serums are a concentration of an…

  • Beginners Guide,  Series,  Skincare

    Beginners Guide To Skincare – Toners

    Happy #humpday beauties. If you haven’t caught up with the other two posts under my Beginners guide to skincare series where I discuss cleansing and exfoliating then please click HERE and HERE. Today we’re talking about toners. This is essentially the 2nd step in your skincare routine but is it really necessary? What are toners? Toners are used to remove the surface layer of dead skin cells and restores the skins ph levels to ensure a healthy skin barrier. It also helps absorb all the product you apply thereafter. Toners don’t only remove impurities but also helps shrinks the appearance of pores, as well as help, restore the PH (…

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