Category Archives: skincare

This is how YOU can get RID of Cracked Heels Overnight!

Yes, you read it right! I’m going to be sharing a little secret which works miracles in winter.

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Winter is one of those seasons where I cannot escape getting a little bit of a cracked heel and I absolutely cannot stand it! I obviously cannot be sitting and scrubbing my feet everyday, because I honestly don’t have time for that. However I have discovered this genius little hack which literally rejuvenates my heels overnight and when I wake my heels are as good as new.

All you have to do is take your tub of Vaseline and rub a generous amount on your cracked heels or areas that are affected. You can go crazy with the Vaseline if you like. Once you feel like you’ve applied enough, take a clean pair of socks and wear it. Covering your feet with a sock ensures that all the moisture you are trying to obtain is locked in. Wear the socks overnight and when you wake up, you will literally have the smoothest heels ever! If your heels are extremely damaged then I would suggest scrubbing it first to get rid of all the dead skin cells before applying the above remedy.

Benefits of using Vaseline:

Vaseline provides the perfect amount of moisture to your heels. It rehydrates and locks the moisture in, thereby preventing your feet from drying or cracking any further.

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Juwairiya xo

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The BEST Drugstore Moisturizer for YOUR skin this winter!

Its Winter! And you know what that means? Extremely dry skin that starts cracking even though you have been putting on cream the entire day. Its gets super annoying and nothing looks good, because your skin look and feels horrible. Winter is just the season that gives you extremely dehydrated skin; but do not fear, I got you. With the right moisturizer dry skin will be the least of your problems.

I discovered this baby when my skin dried out because of all of the different acne treatments and products I was using. My skin became extremely dry, it was so dry that my skin was highly irritated and it use to hurt me! I would carry my day cream in my handbag and I would apply it throughout the day and that was still not helping my skin. It was an absolute nightmare, until a colleague suggested that I try Eucerin Aquaporin.

I wasn’t too sure if it would work especially since my skin was in such a horrible state. I decided to give it a try, I mean my skin couldn’t get worse then how it was. And to my utmost surprise, this little miracle in a jar literally turned my skin around. After the first use, my skin was already nourished and it didn’t look dry at all! Within the next few days, my skin looked and felt so much better. All my dry patches had disappeared and my skin was not irritated, it was soft and calm which felt extremely weird, but it was definitely something I could get use to.

The Eucerin Aquaporin comes in a little glass jar; the packaging is extremely neat and one jar could last you a good few months, even if you used it every single day. The formula is creamy, and a little thick and could feel greasy on application if not massaged properly into the skin.

This moisturizer is literally the best thing that ever happened to my skin! Its also amazing for winter so your skin doesn’t dry out or look malnourished. I’ve tried many moisturizers but nothing comes close to the love affair that I have with Aquaporin.

Eucerin Aquaporin available at Clicks or Dis- Chem: R229,95

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This Is Why Sheet Masks Need To Be a Part of Your Skincare Regiment!

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks- R49,95

I didn’t realize what I was missing out on, until I tried a sheet mask. If your skin is looking a little dull or feeling really dry then you need a sheet mask in your life. Sheet masks are these amazing pieces of cloth almost tissue like this is soaked into product and then applied to the face for a short period of time- the results are your skin looks extremely rejuvenated and it feels almost new and the best part is that you don’t have to spend forever wiping it off!

A sheet mask is like being your own beautician in the comfort of your home, without having to change or spend a hefty amount of money. Sheet masks are an extremely inexpensive way of treating your skin to get that glow. A sheet mask can be bought at a store or pharmacy and then applied to a clean face, every week or every other week. I prefer the latter.Once time has lapsed and you’ve taken out the mask, you can pat all the extra serum into you skin. The sheet mask is filled with serum such as hydraulic acid and vitamins, and when applied to the face it deeply penetrates the skin as it is left on the skin to soak in; its like applying 5 nights of serum but all in one go!

These babies give such amazing results to your skin all at once; its like an extremely fast way of making your skin look “wow”. Unlike applying a usual mask on your face which tends to dry out your skin as the ingredients have to dry out on the skin in order for it to work, whereas a sheet mask tends to keep the skin hydrated and nourished. The sheet mask you would choose, depends on the outcome you would like to achieve from the mask for e.g brightening, firming or hydrating skin. I love using a sheet mask for hydration and to make my skin appear plump. Garnier has some amazing sheet masks, which will not break the bank!

Have you tried sheet masking? or is sheet masking already part of your regiment?

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Why I wish I started wearing sunblock sooner!

When I thought of sunblock, I only thought of it as something that I would wear if I was going to be in the sun for a while for e.g. going for sport or going for a swim, little did I know that I had the complete wrong mentality. I literally thought sunblock was only to be used when I done the likes of the above activities, not realizing that each time I stepped out of the house I am in contact with the sun which is therefore affecting my skin.

I did not realize the damage that was being caused to my skin all these years that have gone by, not to mention the probability of cancer which had not dawned on me for an instant! Each time I look in the mirror and I am blinded by my hyperpigmentation and sunspots and I am filled with regret. I keep regretting this one little thing, which seemed like a little thing but years later I realize that it was actually a big thing.

There is no age limit or specific age when wearing sunscreen, but I do suggest you start wearing it at the soonest. Sunscreen will protect your skin against harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. These harmful rays can be divided into two forms, namely: UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are associated with aging and can help your skin look older, it also can pass through glass so you are exposed to UVA rays even when you are sitting in the car. UVB rays causes your skin to burn and change color. Both of these harmful rays could cause cancer. Skin that is exposed to the sun could become sunburnt and damaged; discolorations, dark spots as well as hyperpigmentation are just some of the downfalls.

I love the Xeroderm Sunscreen, its super affordable, doesn’t make your skin look pale and goes really well underneath makeup. If you would like to try it out, you can shop it here-
https://clicks.co.za/xeroderm_spf40-sunscreen-100ml/p/270071

If you’d like to maintain an even skin tone, then I suggest you start wearing sunblock immediately! Even when its rainy! Yes, you heard it right! Wear sunblock even when its rainy as ultraviolet rays can penetrate through the clouds and is more likely to cause even more damage to your skin.

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This Product Literally Clears Acne Overnight!

Yes, you read it right! This little miracle in a bottle will clear away your acne while you sleep.

I discovered this little beauty called The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti- Imperfection Night Mask just as my acne was clearing and I wish I discovered it earlier; it literally would have saved my pockets so much money plus my face the misery that it had been endearing. I still had some acne on my face even though it was clearing up and I obviously wanted it to clear out much faster. I had heard some good reviews about this product, and I was curious to try it and see if it actually works it.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Mask Available at The Body Shop for R195,00

I love The Body Shop and I absolutely love the fact that their products are cruelty free. I haven’t really tried a night mask before, so I was extremely skeptical. The entire tea tree range was created for acne prone skin. Some of the ingredients of the mask include tea tree oil, obviously! and salicylic acid which works extremely well for blemished skin. Tea tree oil fights against the acne and the bacteria which then becomes on your face and it also helps reduces the level of acne break outs. Salicylic acid penetrates the skin thereby helping to clear clogged pores, keep oil at an arms length and also prevent any breakouts. Normally you will have to obtain these products separately, but The Body Shop just did the work for us in order to get amazing acne free skin!

The product comes in a pretty, little green glass bottle with a black lid. The product doesn’t really have a smell which is great, cos you really don’t want the smell of tea tree to be lingering around your pillow or bed sheets. The formula is kind of like gel and jelly like gelly, well I just made a new word! So the formula is gelly and feels a bit weird on your hand and skin but it kind of settles in. I usually apply it with a brush because I feel like using my hand, especially with all the germs around, can be unhygienic.

After applying the formula, it kinds of settles into the skin but doesn’t dry out completely. It also doesn’t feel tight on the skin and it actually feels pretty normal when you sleep with it.This formula works while you sleep; so you literally getting your beauty sleep and good skin while you sleep. I had quite a few pimples before I applied it, and when I woke up most of my pimples disappeared. No like it really disappear! If you have severe acne, then I suggest you use it for a few nights in order to obtain maximum results.

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Love, Juwairiya

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The Secret to Getting RID of your dandruff. For REAL!

Ever since I could remember I’ve been struggling with dandruff. Having dandruff can be extremely annoying! Try brushing your hair, and your black chair will turn into a white chair. Those with serious dandruff issues are totally relating right now!

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I’ve literally tried everything possible that has been invented and nothing has worked. From shampoos to leave- in conditioners, nothing has been able to take care of my dandruff, until I came across this little home remedy which I promise you will be thanking me later!

You will need these two ingredients: coconut oil and tea tree oil.

Put a tablespoon or two of coconut oil in a bowl (the amount of coconut oil you use depends on the length of your hair), I usually put about 2 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Thereafter, add a few drops of tea tree oil. Take the mixture and heat it in the microwave for a few minutes until warm; massage into scalp.

Benefits:

  • Coconut oil: coconut oil is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients which allows your hair to extremely strong and shiny. Coconut oil is also rich in antioxidants, and has antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. When used on hair, it improves scalp health, fights infections and fungus; it targets the fungus and helps to kill dandruff as well as viruses and bacteria that may be lurking on your scalp.
  • Tea tree oil: tea tree oil allows your hair to grow by healing your damaged or clogged hair follicles. It is also quite effective in treating the scalp as it contains anti- septic and antibiotic properties which kills the fungus that causes dandruff.

Both these ingredients are working at combating dandruff. Heating the oil and massaging it into the scalp helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp, the warm oil soothes an itchy scalp and helps to keep the dandruff from getting worse.

Do this at least twice a week if your dandruff is really bad and you will see the results within a week or two.

Vichy Mineral 89, the product that has been missing from your skincare regime!

A few months ago, I came across Vichy Mineral 89 as I was scrolling on Instagram as another blogger was using it as part of her skincare regime. It looked nice, but I wasn’t sold on actually going to the store to buy it. Little did I know that this was the product my skin was yearning and craving for!

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As time went buy, I realized that although my skin was looking good and in a much better condition then a few months ago, I knew there was something missing. I then realized I was missing that natural glow. Yes, the glow! My skin was definitely looking good but that lovely glow was missing and like many others I was yearning for that glow. AgaiI went back to Vichy Mineral 89, and did research and I was like maybe I need this in my life in order to get my glow on.

A few days later I went to Dis- Chem and purchased it for R375,00. The product was packaged in a white and blue box. It came in a see through glass bottle which I love because then I can see how much product I’m using and how much I have left. It also has a pump which is very hygienic and product doesn’t easily waste. It contains ingredients such as aqua/water and glycerin which is very natural for the skin. The product promises skin that is toned, plumped and hydrated with a glow which sure is a tall promise! I knew that even I used it and it didn’t work, it wouldn’t damage my skin because of all the natural ingredients.

The next morning after I using toner, I applied it to my face. The product was soft, although it was a bit runny. My skin felt really soft after application. As my skin tends to dry out easily, within an hour it started to feel really dry. I didn’t have any cream or moisturizer with me so that day was horrible. The next day I tried it again and it was the same result, I was extremely disappointed that I wasn’t getting what I paid for. It didn’t have the creamy formula that my skin needed and it wasn’t going working for my skin. After much contemplation, I decided that I should perhaps I should add it to my night skincare regime.

In the evening after cleansing, and toning my skin, I applied the Vichy Mineral 89 and then I applied my night cream. My skin felt amazing! I can’t even describe it! It felt so hydrated and plumped, it was like I put on new skin. I couldn’t believe that my skin could feel that good. Within a week of using it this way, my skin started to develop that glow I was craving. I can actually see the difference in my skin since I started using it and I absolutely love what I’m seeing.

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My rating: 4/5

Except for the fact that its a bit runny, I absolutely love this product! If you are craving glowy skin, then this is the product you need to get your hands on!