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Teach it Terri!

By Terri Valentine

      Sistas, listen up!  Stop putting those petroleum based beauty products on your skin. Go organic. This column will hopefully give you helpful advice on your beauty ascension and maybe a laugh or two along the way.

In the October 21st, 2013 the Huffington Post presented this opinion on the logic of oil based makeup. “As for your skin? According to Denno, Petroleum jelly can create the illusion of moisturized, hydrated skin, all the while suffocating your pores. It’s water-repellent and not water-soluble, meaning it merely seals the barrier so that moisture does not leave the skin. So while you might feel the instant gratification of a softened surface, you’re actually drying out your pores by keeping out air and moisture. What’s more, the thick texture makes it difficult to cleanse from the skin, so never slather Vaseline on an unwashed face if you want to avoid breakouts. “It essentially seals in the dirt,” he said. (Vaseline says on its website that its product is non-comedogenic, which means that the product does not itself block pores.”

Go organic, if at all possible.  You probably want to be as wise as your grandmother.  You just don’t want to look like her when you’re 40! Instead, focus on products containing beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and cocoa butter seal in moisture and don’t come with some of the risks of petroleum jelly.

On another topic, if your man is acting up like leaving the toilet seat up, Do what I do…just put Extra salt in his food.  He will get the hint pretty fast.

For more info… They specialize in natural beauty products designed to pamper and soothe. Spa Noir Beauty Cocktails specializes in natural beauty products designed to pamper as they nourish, with no chemicals.


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