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This Product LITERALLY gets rid of HYPER-PIGMENTATION and SCARRING!

I’ve been suffering from hyper-pigmentation, sunspots and not forgetting acne scarring for quite a while and I haven’t actually found anything that actually works until I tried The Ordinary. The Ordinary Alpha Artbutin 2% + HA literally lives up to the hype and gets rid of hyper- pigmentation and scarring.

The day I started using it, I wasn’t too sure if it would actually work. But after a few days of using it my skin looked clearer. Within a week my scarring had become lighter. I’ve been using it for about 6-8 weeks now, and almost every day I can see the difference in my skin. My scarring is almost gone, and on certain parts of my face it has disappeared completely. Hyper-pigmentation and has definitely decreased, and my skin is evening out, even the most stubborn sunspots which could still be noticeable even with foundation on is starting to reduce, and each and every day these spots are becoming closer to my skin tone.

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a treatment serum that contains the active ingredient of Alpha Arbutin which is derived from the bearberry. It contains 2% of this ingredient which is extremely high in concentration and allows this serum to be much more effective compared to a serum with a lower percentage of Alpha Arbutin. Alpha Artubin evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of spots and hyper-pigmentation. The serum also contains Hyaluronic Acid which is amazing for hydration and smooth skin.

This serum is literally the best thing that ever happened to my skin! Bye bye hyper-pigmentation and spots; hello clear, beautiful skin!

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I tried this CULT favorite exfoliator and this is what happened…

I’m sure you’ve seen the famous green bottle with an orange liquid inside that everyone has been posting and raving about. What is so wonderful about this product that every influencer is swearing by? I too was curious about this product and decided to get my hands on it. If you are still not sure about what I’m talking about then let me enlighten you. This magnificent product that people have been going on about is none other then The Pixi Glow Tonic.

Pixi Glow Tonic

According to the Pixi website, the Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliator that helps to tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skill.

I started using this exfoliator about once a week, and immediately after using it the first time my skin became really dry and at certain places started peeling. I was extremely disappointed as I expected so much more from the product. I also realized that the product was extremely strong as I was using it once a week yet it had the power to make my skin peel. I couldn’t give up on the product especially after spending quite a bit on it. I carried on using once it a week and my skin continued peeling.

However, after using it for the third time, my skin didn’t peel. By the fourth time, it was normal. After using it for a month, my skin started getting use to it and shortly afterwards I could see the difference in my skin. My skin started looking brighter and it started becoming really smooth. My skin was definitely toning and the marks on my face seemed a little bit light. I have absolutely no bumps or pores on my face. And since using it I don’t have any major breakouts, I might get a pimple when its that time of the month, but that’s about it.

I couldn’t understand what the fuss was about but after testing it, I’m so obsessed! My skin has never looked this good and I definitely won’t be letting go of this baby!

Have you tried the Pixi Glow Tonic? What are your thoughts?

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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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Lots of love,

Juwairiya xo

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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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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.