Adventures in Skin Care: Targeting dark spots

Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm.

Besides being on a juice cleanse…

I’m also working at targeting some dark spots that my face developed when my digestion wasn’t the greatest. Enemas have done a great job in getting that and candida back on track. While I could be just let them be, I’m not the type to just roll over and do that.

I’m 42 years old, I don’t wear makeup but I do like taking care of my skin. When I was younger my skin care maintenance was non-existent after applying moisturizer, in recent years I have noticed that I have to step things a few notches. I blame some of the issues dark spots I’ve developed on my poor digestion, but since my that is back on track it’s time my skin gets back to where it used to be also. I miss my flawless complexion.
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I thought it would be a great idea to document what I do. And while I could have left that personal for only my eyes to see, I thought I’d post pictures here.. blemishes and everything else. Pretty brave move on my part, right? 😉

The good news is have a few rough patches that are starting to diminish, Yeah! But of course more works needs to be done.

raw cocoa butter

Raw cocoa butter

I moisturize my skin with either jojoba oil,  virgin coconut oil or a mix of raw cocoa butter and shea butter. All the oils/butters mentioned are excellent for Black Skin care. It’s a routine I’ve been using for years and it’s made my already soft skin even softer.

Before applying moisturizer on my face, I also brush my skin; usually with a cloth or toothbrush bought specifically for skin brushing. Applying gentle pressure with a  cloth or brush. They’re great for stimulation and it’s an effective way to remove surface dirt & embedded oils on my face.

Olay Pro X Microdermabrasion

Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System

 

Yesterday, I purchased the Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System aka an electric skin brush from Amazon. It arrived today. I’m looking forward to using that to see if I like it more than brushing my face the manual way. I’ll be sure to post about it after I’ve used it for a while. Additionally, I’ll be writing a post about other things I use like my homemade vitamin C serum.

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