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What's your greatest skin care challenge?
As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.
Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.
We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.
The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.
Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.
We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.
Until next time ...
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Can You Boost Your Health With Tummy Soothing Teas?
Can teas help boost your tummy health and overall well-being? There's nothing like a hot cup of tea. The warmth of the cup as it's being held in my your brings about a relaxing, time to kick back mood. It's been said that warm water keeps your intestines humming and that peppermint can help calm an unsettled stomach.
Nutrition in general and the foods you eat all play a roll in the health of your stomach. While most seek beautiful black skin from a bottle or jar, the health of your skin actually begins in your stomach ad colon. Your entire digestive tract contributes to how your skin looks and your belly feels.
Teas and herbal tonics can aid in boosting your health, not only for your stomach but also for your entire well being.
The winter holidays have a way of inviting overeating. Some of you wait for Thanksgiving to arrive and you begin a month long love affair with your favorite foods. Your tummy doesn't always like what you send down the pipe, so teas are often turned to for help.
To help boost your digestion and break down the turkey and pumpkin pie, bay leaf teas has been known to help. It stimulates the production of your digestive enzymes. For favorable results, crush 2 bay leaves to make a teaspoons worth. Steep this in 1 cup of boiling water covered for 15 minutes. Completely strain the crushed leaves and enjoy as it brings relief to your stomach.
To Relieve Feeling Bloated or Stuffed
Ginger is the go-to tea for this. It can help offer the relief of gas buildup. When gas isn't released, it can be painful. Dice up a tablespoon of fresh ginger and steep in 2 cups of boiling water. You can add a little maple syrup to sweeten. You can also boil about a thumbs length of ginger root chopped up and make a pot of tea to sip on throughout the day.
Ginger warms your digestive system and relieves stomachaches, gas nausea and congestion. Together with dandelion, ginger helps support the fire in your digestive system allowing your food to break down thoroughly in your stomach.
Tummy Soothing Teas for Stress and Digestion
Speaking of dandelion ... Dandelion root can help stimulate the release of bile into your stomach. This provides support for your liver.
Do you often feel as though you're on a constant treadmill? It takes a lot of blood for your digestive system to do its job effectively. Stress shuts blood away from your digestive system. Your on-the-go lifestyle can cause nervousness and anxiety in your belly, causing your system to not function well. Dandelion is good for this also.
Dandelions make a great tea to help with this. They're grown almost anywhere and help relieve toxins in your body and the earth.
You can get herbs from your farmers market or online. The key is to use them and learn as much about them as you can.
That’s it for this week. As always…
Dedicated To Your Beauty
Juliette Samuel Esthetician/Author/Publisher