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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Best Skin for Black Skin comes from simple steps.....


The Best Skin Products for Black Skin


Clear, even skin tone, free from spots and discolorations, is the desire of most people of color. Black skin contains melanin -- a natural substance that provides pigment and color to dark skin. This same substance also makes black skin more prone to discolorations and dark spots. To keep black skin looking its flawless best, adapt to using products that nurture and enhance black skin and help you put your best face forward.

Cleansers
Toners
Moisturizers
Sunscreen

***You can get best advice plus products @ AK Cosmetics any time during working hours.

 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Prep for Clear, Smooth Skin available @ Ak Cosmetics

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Unfortunately less-than-perfect skin is harder to cover during the Summer months when water activities or sweat render any face makeup applied obsolete. Having the best skin I can have does help.
Taking good care of one’s skin year round is ideal so that there’s plenty of time to determine what works. Though I’m always eager to try the newest thing in skincare.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top 10 healthy foods for stunning skin


#1 water, water, water. – Everyone knows the 8 glasses a day adage, but thanks to weird additives and faux-healthy flavored waters, it’s easy to get caught up and think you’re doing your skin more of a service than you actually are. Pure water is best, and mineral water is even better, according to this WebMD article. They recommend “at least half a gallon of good, clean water a day.” That’s doable, right?
#2 green tea – green tea is amazing for you inside and out. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used internally for everything from reducing the risk of cancer, to improving kidney and liver functions. It’s also used topically in so many beauty products, because of it’s potential in reducing UV light damage and inflammation. It’s like a beauty elixir, inside and out.
#3 Brazil nuts – Brazil nuts are seen as a superfood, because of their high selenium content. They’re being buzzed about for purportedly helping to prevent cancer, but they also are proven to improve memory and it’s known as adding rich internal moisture to dry skin.
#4 oatmeal – Oatmeal is great for you internally, where it can help to reduce cholesterol and is an excellent source of fiber and omega-3’s. Externally, oatmeal is amazing externally – as a scrub to soften your skin and it’s great for acne prone or dry, irritated skin.
#5 wild salmon – high in omega-3’s and healthy fats, lean protein and amino acid, wild salmon is celebrated as one of the world’s healthiest foods. It’s also known for increasing the internal moisture of your skin, and it’s said to help with elasticity, even skin tone, and hydration.
#6 leafy green veggies – Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and the chard family used to get a bad reputation. Now they’re known as being incredibly good for you, and for being delicious when prepared well. Dark leafy greens are high in fiber and beta carotene, which is an antioxidant that repairs your skin from within. Spinach is high in a number of other health benefits including potassium, folate and lutein, all essential in skin wellness
#7 berries with a high antioxidant content – Berries are awesome. Not only are they delicious sweet candy from Mother Nature, they’re packed with antioxidants that make them incredibly good for your body. They’re full of nutrients that are known to be skin beneficial, and provide safe, healthy pigments.
#8 orange and yellow fruits and veggies – Carrots, mangoes, papayas, peppers – all super good for your skin because of their beta-carotene, and vitamins C and E content.
#9 yogurt -  yogurt is incredible both internally and externally. It can be used as a mask for moisture or acne prevention, or as a cleansing agent. Internally it’s essential for healthy digestion.
#10 – beans, peas, lentils – there’s a reason they’re part of the healing foods pyramid. Beans, peas and lentils are high in fiber, high in antioxidants and rich in phytochemicals. The protein they provide help for the growth of healthy nails, hair and regenerated skin cells.

Monday, July 22, 2013

S.O.S- Save Our Skin – Ways to Take Care of Your Body’s Biggest Organ

In your 20′s your skin is going through all kinds of changes. I think of it as a kind of second puberty. As you transition from 20 to 30, your skin is going through everything from the last throes of teenage acne, to the beginning of thirtysomething concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and more. I’ve spoken before about what I refer to as the grown woman’s skincare regimen - you start seeing more and more signs that tell you when it’s time to start creating one.
Here’s how you know when it’s time to S.O.S, when it’s time to start adopting a grown woman skincare regimen of your own, and the products that you can begin using to combat these issues – part of my ongoing #HealthySkin posts with Aveeno and Glam!
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4 Signs You Need to Save Your Skin
#1 – dryness out of nowhere all of a sudden. When I was in my 20′s, my skin never seemed to be dry — it was always oily, shiny, slick and sweaty. As I’ve grown older what I’ve noticed is that I still get oily and I still get sweaty, but the internal moisture that made my skin consistently juicy is no longer as apparent. Your skin may not actually physically look dry everywhere, but there’s certain tell-tale areas where you can notice a change — under your eyes and around your mouth, for example. Or you might notice a general feeling of tightness where your skin just feels kind of less elastic than it used to. That’s a telltale sign that your skin needs to be replenished with topical moisturizers and day and night. This is where Aveeno’s Positively Radiant daily moisturizer and Intensive Night Cream can come in.
#2 – Wrinkles? What? When I was growing up, I very foolishly thought that wrinkles would never be a concern for me, having believed all of the traditional clich├ęs about black skin. Some people still do say that “black don’t crack,” but it definitely can fissure and crease. I started noticing more and more expression lines around my eyes and my forehead as I crept more and more into my 30s. Now I make sure to take special care of those sensitive areas with targeted moisturizers and serums, and I make sure to remove ALL my eye makeup at night, as the products tend to inhabit and enhance the appearance of my under-eye crevices. No bueno!
#3 more skin sensitivity. I never had particularly sensitive skin when I was growing up, but now that I’m older I’ve noticed that certain skincare items will result in stinging or burning. I recently burned the bejesus out of my chin area, trying to combat the rough skin there. I’ve come to realize I need to be gentle and I can’t just slap any old products on my face — which is why I’m thoroughly enjoying the Aveeno products that I have been reviewing along the way in this healthy skin challenge. Aveeno is all about gentle, effective skin care ingredients that are specially chosen for those particular needs. The soy complex is doing me right.
#4 – A need for increased protection. I never thought about my skin needing protection from the elements, until I realized what the elements were doing to my skin. Sun exposure was exacerbating my hyperpigmentation. Harsh  winds and brisk air was sapping my internal moisture levels. I now make sure to wear a moisturizer with SPF protection in it every day. Aveeno’s daily moisturizer is one of my favorites!
Those four skin care factors led me to start taking my situation much more seriously. Now I don’t leave the house without moisturizer to protect me from the elements, and at night I make sure to cleanse and moisturize again to replenish my skin. The goal is to keep it tight and right well into my twilight years!

The Power of Makeup Primer….

If there was only one stipulation you could choose for your foundation what would it be? (“Being the right shade and not being cakey” doesn’t count because they should already be adhering to that policy).
I’ll bet you are saying that you want it to last all day, right?  Raise your hand if your foundation is practically invisible by 5 o’clock.  Believe me, I’ve been there.  There’s a little secret to combat that: Primer.
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Primer will help significantly in holding your foundation on and help make it look it’s best. Now of course, great foundation comes from great skin so you can not use primer as a fixer to mask all of those flakes or breakouts but it will certainly help.  Primer creates a layer on the skin so that your foundation has a smooth base to sit on. It helps to prevent it from showing fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.
Most primers don’t clog pores (If you are taking your foundation off at the end of the day) and many of them are multi-functional: Anti-aging, color-correcting, etc.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

>>>Ukitaka ngozi ya kuvutia njoo AK Cosmetics vitu vya ukweliii na ushauri wa bure........

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Hata kama ngozi yako imeharibika kwa sababu ya kutumia products unazozijua mwenyewe.....tutakusaidia.

10 reasons why your hair and face are dripping with oil

      


Have you got a case of too much oil on your face? Or too much oil on your hair? Maybe both? I’ve got quite an overdose of oil on my head and already, I’m frustrated. So I can imagine how much of a bummer it is to deal with having both oily face and oily hair. Not only is it affecting how you look, it can affect how you feel. I mean, shiny skin, smeared makeup, hair that is stuck to your forehead half the time. Definitely. Not. Appealing. In fact, you may also be combating with blackheads, enlarged pores, pimples, sallow skin tone, clogged follicles and not forgetting, hair loss. Too much oil is definitely not a good thing.
The reason why your hair and your face are dripping with oil is because you’re suffering from an overproduction of sebum by the oil glands in the lower layers of your skin. Simply put, it’s a case of having overactive sebaceous glands. Your glands are in an overdrive mode and there are a couple of reasons causing this. Let’s look at 10 of them here:
1. Over enthusiatic cleansing
It’s very tempting to overwash your oily hair and face just to get rid of the oily feeling. However, when you overdo it, you are basically stripping your scalp and skin off their natural oils and causing your oil glands to go into an overdrive mode to produce even more sebum to compensate for the lack of oil. Hence, it’s best to cap washing your hair to once a day at most, and twice a day for your face. Even then, you need to choose a gentle shampoo and facial wash that are free of harsh detergents like SLS or SLES. And if you practice double cleansing, do it just once a day and go easy on massaging your head and your face too k?
2. Hormonal imbalance due to PMS
If you’re a teenager, you’re likely to have oily skin. This is because of androgens in your body stimulates the oil glands to produce extra oil in your skin cells. But if you’re well past your teens, you need to know that spikes in androgens can also happen just before your menstrual period. As a result, this increased sebaceous secretions causes our skin to become more susceptible to spots and breakouts. Yeah, bummer! And there’s not much you can do except to take extra care of your skin during this period.
“Your lifestyle can affect your hormones and the amount of sebum produced in your scalp and hair.”

3. Eating a diet high in insulin
We know it’s no longer true that what you eat does not affect your skin. In fact, what you eat has a GREAT impact on your skin! If you’re consuming lots of dairy, sugar, refined carbs, or hydrogenated oils that contain trans-fats, you’re contributing oil to build up in your hair and skin because these foods can increase the amount of androgens in your body.

4. Not hydrating inside out
Most people seem to think that not drinking enough water causes our skin to become drier. Well, that’s definitely true. But dry also means, your skin may have to go into an overdrive mode to produce more sebum. Hence, drink up! Also, you need to moisturize. Avoid heavy creams and pick a light lotion so that your skin does not suffer from dryness, which in turn will cause it to produce more sebum.
5. Not eating enough essential fatty acids
Strangely, while essential fatty acids that are found in salmon, walnut and flaxseeds come across as oily, they actually help to prevent excessive oiliness in both your hair and face. So do consume sufficient EFAs if you want to have healthy hair and skin!
6. Going through stress and anxiety
Science has it that when you are stressed out, both your hair and face will become shiny for the wrong reasons! This is because when a person becomes stressed, the level of the body’s stress hormone (cortisol) rises and causes an increase in oil production in the scalp and skin.
7. Sleeping too late
I can tell you from experience that my scalp and face oozes more oil whenever I sleep late. Don’t believe me? Try it! But logically, this follows from the previous reason related to a high cortisol level due to stress and anxiety.
“Your state of health can cause your hair and skin to be oilier than it normally should.”

8. Having skin or scalp disorders
Overactive sebaceous glands could also stem from having skin or scalp disorders such as dermatitis. Symptoms include oily skin and hair, flaking and itching of the scalp skin, hair loss and redness on extended areas of the skin.

9. Suffering from health disorders
On a more serious level, those with disorders like polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) can experience more sebum being produced in their skin, leading to oily hair and skin. This is because the ovaries make more androgens than normal and as we’ve seen in reason #2, that stimulates the oil glands to produce extra oil.
10. It’s in your genes
It also seems that if your parents have a case of oily hair and skin, you’re predisposed to show the same oily signs. Unfortunately, there’s not too much you can do here except to take better care of your hair and skin through your lifestyle and the products you use.
If you have oily hair and/or face, can you identify with this list? And do you have something you do that can help someone else banish oily hair and skin for good? If so, please share!

Love gel manicures? Remember to apply sunscreen

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So what has sunscreen got to do with gel manicures? Well, apparently a lot, going by the recent news release issued by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Because of the fear that ultraviolet (UV) radiation-emitting devices are carcinogenic to humans, the Foundation is recommending those who go for gel manicures to apply sunscreen to their hands prior to the treatment as UV-emitting nail lamps are often used to seal the gel polish to the nail.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Monday, July 15, 2013

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Drink Green Tea

 

"I drink green tea for its powerful antioxidant properties for staying
 youthful. Plus, you can wake up tired, puffy eyes with cotton pads soaked in it"

Help Your Lotion Do More



"After you wash your face, before putting on moisturizer or any anti-aging lotions, run an ice cube over your face for a minute (or splash with some very cold water). It helps the skin absorb more of what is in these lotions, helping them become more effective. It does make a difference after a few nights of doing so! Give it a try!"

Protect Your Hands


"Your hands are a telltale sign of your age. Keep them well-moisturized! Use gloves when doing dishes or household work, and put SPF on them!"