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Your skin type is definitely not the problem, could it be that you are?

Each skin type requires a dedicated approach of care and to enjoy a skin type you must have served it right. Think about being paid your salary before you have worked, does that happen? Well maybe somewhere we do not know. 

So lets talk about how your oily skin is a blessing to be appreciated and cared for.

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A faith like mustard seed is what my bible says. And I remember my mum coming back from Jerusalem and handing over a packet of mustard seed to me. The discussion went from 'Jesus just wanted a faith this small to do impossible things?, to Mustard seed is such a tiny seed - tinier than the sesame seed even. On came another year, and I was learning about various oils and butters and boom - oil in focus was mustard seed oil. Kidding instructor, I asked - hell no, I got. The mustard seed oil is one of the hidden...

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Shea butter has been in used in Africa for centuries as a natural healing and beauty balm. Our elders use it to bring relief to their aching joints and mothers protect the delicate skin of their newborn babies with it. African women, known for their ageless beauty, use Shea butter to maintain their skin’s smooth radiance. Scientific findings show Shea butter to be a versatile active ingredient bearing excellent anti-aging, soothing and moisturizing properties. These properties make it an ideal emollient for various beauty and skin care formulations. The amazing health benefits of shea is both for beauty within and...

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In the search for flawless skin with many photoshoped models, celebrities and wannabes; the term toning has been equated to bleaching, lightening etc. and we know thats not what toning is. The four basic tips to get clear skin are cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing. But what exactly is toning? Toners are supposed to be used right after cleansing the skin with a foam based face wash in order to restore the skin’s pH balance. Healthy skin toners provide supply skin repairing substances such as antioxidants, fatty acids, ceramides and glycerine to the skin and provide it with a fresher,...

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glycerin, natural oils, soap -

For the #GemWoman event, I made some glycerin soap to put up as exhibits. Plus I had to celebrate independence also, so i themed one of my cupcakes glycerin soap ‘GWG’   As anticipated, quite a number of people were interested in what kind of soaps they were, and my quick answer was natural soap. While that is correct, I like to re-phrase by saying, these were natural Glycerin soap made from natural oils. So what is glycerin exactly? In the space of soap making, when we combined fat (natural oils) and base (lye), what we get is a salt...

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