Changes

Much like you cannot possibly wear a breezy dress during winter, your skin changes its mood with each season, requiring certain adjustments and updates, and there are so many other circumstances that can cause your skin to become in desperate need for a different routine.

So, before you randomly start hunting for the new set of the latest moisturizers on the market and the next miracle purifier, let’s take a look at a few early warning signals your skin may be sending you when it’s time to revamp!

1.    Change of location

You don’t have to move to the other hemisphere for your skin to feel the difference. It’s more than enough to head a few hours south or north from your current location, and the change in the levels of moisture, dryness, pollution, sun exposure, harsher winds, you name it, and it can wreak havoc on your lovely complexion.

So, it’s best to do your homework before you take the trip, and learn about your destination. Heading somewhere sunny and you’re already leading a battle against blemishes? Then perhaps a new facial wash such as the Body Shop infused with tea tree oil is in order, to refresh and cleanse properly in the new climate.

2.    Well beyond expiration date

When was the last time you checked the expiration date on your collection of bottles? If you’ve been applying the same cream for the past two or three years, chances are that a resupply is long overdue. Click To Tweet In fact, take a long, hard look at your complexion and do a little revision: has this particular set of creams, lotions, serums and whatnots helped you, or have they merely done a mediocre job?

Think of it as spring cleaning for beauty, and clear your cabinets from all the outdated products. Then see which ones did an excellent job, restock, and which ones didn’t really dazzle you, meaning that perhaps you’ll need something different. Give that multi-purpose coconut oil a go, maybe, or a wash that’s both face and body-friendly for your skin type.

3.    Itchy, flaky, irritated skin?

Sometimes the same product seems to work wonders for months, and suddenly cause your skin to break out in hives, or you feel itchy and redness only gets worse by the day. This won’t come as a surprise, but most products are packed with synthetic chemicals, and the accumulation of some of them can cause your skin to react this way.

Synthetic fragrances in your products might be the key culprits of allergic reactions, so it’s wise to consult a dermatologist before you make a change – they can make a suggestion depending on your current condition and what will serve you well down the road.

4.    Clogged Pores

Heavy creams and oily products don’t always work for everyone, and if you’ve noticed that your skin is literally suffocating under all that buildup, it’s time for a detox with the help of healthy exfoliation. We often underestimate the importance of regular scrubbing, and clogged pores are a clear sign you’re in need of a good cleanse.

For instance, Cosmedix line of scrubs can come in very handy in purifying your complexion gently, but thoroughly, with the help of poppy, jojoba and date seeds, combined with salicylic acid. And of course, come hell or high water, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen afterwards.

5.    Where are the results?

You’ve been religiously using the same set of creams and lotions for months on end, but the results still fail to appear – now, as much as you may like your products, whether it’s their lovely scent or the texture you love, if they can’t deliver, you need to let them go.

Just like rashes and irritation are clear signs of a mismatch, a lack of visible results and improvements is equally important to take into consideration. Especially if you’ve used the same product for a very long time, your skin may become resistant to its effects, so it’s time to surprise your pores with some new skin-friendly goodies!

 

 

Peter is a beauty editor at HighStyleLife magazine, living in between the UK and AU. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

Maple Holistic Tea Tree Shampoo

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy for more.

 

Hey…hey…hey! Happy New Year!

I can’t believe it’s already 2018, seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2017. So today we’ll be talking about Maple Holistics’ Special Formula Tea Tree Oil Shampoo.

Over the years, I’ve used various shampoos but none was a regular in my hair care routine. After loc’ing my hair, it became important to have a shampoo not just for washing but a shampoo that cleaned my hair thoroughly, maintained moisture and combats dryness.

I’ve been using this shampoo for roughly about a month now and it has won me over.

About the Company

Maple Holistics is a brand that solely creates natural and organic beauty products. The brand prides themselves on solely using pure and high-quality ingredients in their products which is evident in this product.

About The Product

Maple Holistic Shampoo

The product claims to improve hair and scalp health while promoting hair growth and even slowing hair loss. While I can’t speak about the hair loss aspect, I did notice a major improvement in my scalp. Usually, after a wash day, I’ll add my moisturizing items to my hair but I’ll end up having to repeat the process again during the week because of dry patches in the front and middle of my hair; resulting in an unscheduled wash day.

Using the Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, I didn’t have to excessively oil my hair. After my wash and initial care, I didn’t have to re-oil my hair which was a big plus for me.

Another big plus is that its made with all natural ingredients which include tea tree oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, lavender oil and rosemary. It’s also cruelty-free, parabens-free, sulfate free (which is great for us gals who have dye jobs), GMO-free, and gluten-free. Need I say more?

The Price And Smell

The original price was $25 but you can get your very own bottle for $8.95! A great shampoo without breaking the bank.

If you aren’t a fan of tea tree oil then you may not love the smell but I’m a huge fan so the smell was no issue at all.

The Texture

The shampoo’s texture is very rich and a little does go a long way. However, it does take a bit of work to get a foam lather but it didn’t bother me as I usually take my time to ensure that each loc is cleaned properly.

The clarifying nature of this shampoo is excellent especially for my locs. After one wash most of the grime and dirt in my hair disappeared. I was really impressed by this as it usually takes me at least four washes to get everything out.

Overall Impressions

I really love this shampoo. There is a visible and physical difference in my hair that I haven’t experienced with many popular shampoos. I’m impressed at how well this shampoo locked in moisture and how soft my hair feels.

My locs are definitely happy and I can’t wait to try other products from their line.

If you’re interested in trying this shampoo, Maple Holistics offers an awesome free samples program for you to try out any of their products. The program gives you the opportunity to try out their products at no cost! All you have to do is fill out a short form here and choose any sample you’d like to try out.

Sounds easy right?

Have you ever tried out any natural beauty products before? Which ones are your favourite? Leave a comment below!

Keera Organics Tumeric Soap Review

Since summer I have been looking for my holy grail skincare routine. Island Skincare’s Coconut oil was a great find, but I still didn’t have a method. A couple of months ago, I saw several persons on social media raving about the Tumeric soap from Keera Organics.

I’d heard excellent things about Tumeric overall in beauty care, so I quickly googled the nearest outlet so that I could get my hands on the product. Fontana Pharmacy was the nearest outlet in my area, and I wasted no time getting there.

At Fontana

The shelf at Fontana was nearly empty. I searched for the Tumeric soap, and I only found the Soursop soap which is another product available in their skincare line. I almost gave up, but Nick scoured the shelves and found three soaps tucked away at the back of the haircare products.

This product was so hot that consumers resorted to hiding them for future purchase. I bought all three.

Sneaky!

Since this soap was good as others say, I decided to purchase all three to ensure my demand.

At First Glance

Keera Organics Tumeric Soap
The soap’s packaging is a clear saran wrap with a green and white label which states the brand name, the type of soap, main ingredients and what alleviations it can treat. The bar has a dingy cream colour with little chunks of turmeric-infused in it.

The best thing about this bar….it’s 100% natural ingredients and Jamaica made.

About The Soap

According to the Keera Organics website, the Turmeric Soap contains organic turmeric plant extract which is extracted from the most potent part of the plant, the root. The formula was devised by their experts so that it works in balance with all skin types and is effective against acne, eczema and Dark spots. The bar apparently has some natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to fight pimples and breakouts while providing a youthful glow to the skin.

Now, I’ve been using this product a little over two and a half months, and I’ve achieved few results so far. I’ve seen subtle changes in my skin. It’s a bit lighter around my eyebrows and my T-zone, my skin isn’t dry after I’ve washed my face and I’m less oily than I used to be.

However, my skin has a rough texture which shows under my makeup. It almost looks like a dry patch, but my skin isn’t dry. I have a lot more breakouts around the areas that have been lightened, and my dark spots are more visible than before.

I’m not sure if this is a result of the product, but I’m inclined to believe so since it is the only product in my current skincare regime excluding my moisturizer.

Final Thoughts

I plan to finish the three months as scheduled. However, I don’t think I would repurchase this product for myself. While it did for work for others like my mother, it didn’t work for me. I do give it points for the oil control; I’m less oiler at the end of the day. Overall, based on the results as it relates to my skin, I would give this product a 3/10.

Have any of you tried Keera Organic’s Tumeric soap or any other Tumeric product currently or in the past? Let me know in the comments and share any recommendations.

Nuff Love, Shevoneese.

 

On my quest for controlled skin this summer, I have been searching for the right product to help keep my breakouts to a minimum.

A friend of mine had suggested years ago that I try products from the Body Shop. In my research, I came across an advertisement introducing their Skin Clearing Tea Tree Oil Line. I was skeptical at first, as I am with any new product, but I decided that it was worth a try.

Plus, it was on sale! Who doesn’t like a good discount?

Finally, it arrived, and I was surprised at how small the bottles were, but that didn’t deter me from testing the products.

I’ve been using the product on and off for three weeks. My first reaction, the smell. If you use tea tree oil as a part of your regular regime, then you’re familiar with the smell. There’s no “it’s so fruity’ moment, it just smells like Tea Tree Oil.

If you’re not a fan of the smell, then this product is not for you.

A little product goes go a long way. You don’t need a lot to cover the areas of your face because it lathers up well.

After a few seconds, I felt the cooling effects. It wasn’t intense, but you’ll notice when it happens. Using it regularly, I hardly noticed the effects after the first 2 – 3 washes.

With other washes that I’ve used, my skin felt very dry and tight. However, this product left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized.

After drying my face, I followed with the mattifying toner.

The instructions on the bottle suggested for best use, a shake of the product would activate the mattifying powders. Like the wash, a little product goes a long way, and the smell was the same.


My Overall Results

Still too early to tell, but my skin tone looks a bit more even, and my acne scars have faded slightly.

I don’t want to get my hopes up too soon, as I am with a lot of products I’ve tried in the past, butI’ll continue using the product until it’s finished.

Currently, it’s at the half way mark.

I also plan to purchase the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mask, as I’ve read great reviews.

If you tried the products, let me know in the comment section.

I have always been a huge fan of the Pantene Line; The Pantene Gold Series did not disappoint. The products have always been fantastic, and the smells are just as awesome. I got an incredible opportunity to review my latest vox box from Influenster which featured the Gold Series Line.

Which Pantene Gold Series Items did I get?


I received Shampoo, the conditioner, and Butter creme. The shampoo definitely removes any previous product, and the smell is great. However, it tends to feel watery and not as rich as most shampoos. On the other hand, the conditioner did not disappoint.The conditioner was richer than the shampoo and contained Aragon oil in its ingredients, which is a super plus for me.

The butter creme was a great start to begin my wash and go. The steps after Butter creme was: Detangle, spritz with Aragon Oil and a Leave In.

My Results

My wash and go lasted about four days. I loved the shine, the smell and the fact that my hair didn’t felt dry and it looked healthy.

About the Author

My name is Kay, and I love shoes.

I am a Proud Texan, Mom of 2 genius babies lol and Fur-mom. I love Fashion, Tacos & shoes. But I have realized over the last few years I am a serial dater I have stories for days most are crazy, sexy cool lol. I have started sharing them with friends a few years back and thought it would be neat to journal my lessons on my blog.

On my blog, you get a view of crazy dating scenarios and the lessons I have learned from them all, Fashion ideas, and also my frustrations since I chopped all my hair off and went natural lol. In my shop, you get the first seat to my courses, my workshops and adorable pieces I have found while travelling all across the US.
XOXO Hugs and Heels,
Kay

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