Why Vitamin C is Ideal for Black Skin and Hair

 

Vitamin C is legendary when it comes to skincare. It is magical on uneven skin tone, acne scars, fine lines and general dullness. Not only is vitamin C used in addressing skin concerns but also on common hair issues. Vitamin C is an excellent ingredient rich in antioxidants that helps to build healthy skin and hair. Given the rich properties of Vitamin C, it is great for black skin and hair and there are many benefits that you can reap from this skincare ingredient that is highly recommended by dermatologists.

As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to fight free radicals, that damage and tends to age black skin prematurely. This is why it is recommended that you eat plenty of fruits such as oranges, strawberries, citrus and kiwi. Similarly, include plenty of vegetables in your diet such as Brussel sprouts, kales, parsley leaves and use vitamin C skin products including serums. They help to protect and repair your damaged skin bearing in mind that free radicals damage collagen.

Vitamin C also works effectively on fibres. It promotes a healthy, supple, younger and smooth looking black skin.

For black hair, vitamin C promotes the growth of healthy hair. Remember, the ingredient is essential in the creation of collagen protein that helps in hair growth. Furthermore, it helps your body to efficiently absorb non-heme iron, a mineral that is needed for healthy hair growth.

Similarly, vitamin C is great for black skin and hair because it is ultra-hydrating. Therefore, it restores and helps to retain skin moisture, preserves skin and hair colour and prevents premature ageing.

 

Our SKNHR products are full of vitamin C, and many of our customers attest to our products effectiveness in keeping their skin and hair moisturised, and in good condition.

Black Skin and Hair Men’s Style and the Truths you should know

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Men of today are living in an era where the image is paramount. For a man with black skin and hair, there are truths to embrace when it comes to men’s style, skin and hair care. Understanding such truths helps you to groom yourself well and achieve the desired look in a highly demanding fashion world.

First, you should recognize how colour affects black skin and hair. While colour is highly versatile, knowing what goes well with your tone and hair type helps you to settle for skin and hair care products that complete your look. What’s more, you will be able to choose what brings out the best in you for a powerful striking image.

Secondly, for black skin and hair, there are different hair types. Styling men’s hair shouldn’t worry you too much. Often, you will need simple skin and hair products, a brush and a professional haircut.

Furthermore, there is more to the culture, customs and traditions associated with black skin and hair men’s style. The truth is, the type of skin products and hairstyle you settle for depends on your daily habits, professional or social environment and your personality. Recognizing who you are, what you are looking for and what works for you enables you to embrace black skin and hair care routines, products and grooming style that suits you best. It also helps you to remain stylish.

Furthermore, you should focus on what enhances the black skin style. There are products and hairstyle that work best for black skin. Always get the best to achieve the desired results.

Last but not least, black skin and hair are unique. The right products and grooming routine make everything simple.

For quality, health and simplicity in ingredients, choose our SKNHR products.

Fem up Ladies – Male Perspective Female Self Care

 

The Importance Of Strong Natural Health Hair And Healthy Skin What They Like To See In Black Women

Self-care in the modern day is very crucial for men and women. It is a way to unwind, replenish and to help the body to replace cells burnt out in a busy day, week, month or year. As a woman, you ought to balance family life, career and self-care. You need to take care of yourself bearing in mind that there are undeniably different attributes that make you more attractive in a male-dominated world. The male perspective in regards to female self-care is quite interesting.

Men still believe that regardless of a woman’s profession and home duties, she still has to look beautiful and healthy. Research shows that men are visual, they are drawn to what they see in a woman. This includes hair, body structure and skin health. Such physical traits attract many men to women. Among the leading attributes is healthy hair as it is hard for men to resist a woman with beautiful healthy hair.

As a woman, you should pay attention to the importance of having strong natural healthy hair and skin. This is because there are many things that men would like to see in black women including,

A sign of femininity

Having long healthy natural hair has been associated with femininity for years. Men in the past and men today still visualize women with bountiful hair as highly feminine. Therefore, with self-care, where you can relax, unwind and promote healthy hair growth and glowing skin, you will achieve robust results that showcase your feminine side. This is why today, their different products that are designed to promote naturally long healthy hair, spas to unwind, and special treatments to boost the health of your skin.

Fertility

Self-care plays a significant role in building a healthy woman. Men still associate a woman with healthy glowing skin with fertility. It is also a symbol of youthfulness, hence the correlation with female self-care. Truth be told, when you look and feel healthy and young, you feel desirable towards yourself and the partner you are looking for. Therefore, men desire and see vitality in a woman with healthy hair and skin as opposed to one without.

Dedication and Consistency

Healthy hair and skin reflect self-care. It means you spare some time for yourself to look and feel good, it shows dedication and consistency. Undeniably, men are attracted to women who can take good care of themselves. The time, the effort, the investment and consistency are some of the features that men like and recognize in a woman with beautiful, healthy hair and skin.

Health

Similarly, flourishing hair and skin means good overall health. Men like and are fascinated by women who value proper health practices and good nutrition. These are often reflected in the physical appearance of a woman. As such, it is vital to practice self-care as it boosts your general health. Remember, self-care is a routine that comprises of things such as taking leisurely long baths, going out to the movies, getting a well-deserved massage at a good spa and nurturing your overall wellness.

You can grow beautiful hair and skin from within by embracing self-care and nourishing your body inside out.

Jim A.E

Our Sknhr products will certainly promote healthy bountiful hair and glowing skin.   We also use natural products that will not interfere with your fertility or hormones. Fem up ladies.

Three Amazing Benefits of Moisturising Your Skin

Have you ever wondered why people have different skin appearances; some look more appealing while others are miserable? Everyone moisturizes their skin in one way or another as a routine but they miss out on the importance of doing so. Moisturising skin is simply adding moisture to it so that is doesn’t dry out again.

Why Moisturise?

  1. Prevents Dryness

Environmental factors such as hot and cold weather conditions can suck moisture from your skin. The same case applies to hot and cold showers. That is why you need a good moisturizer for your skin. This helps to replace that which may have been lost and prevents future loss.

  1. Slows Aging Signs

Nobody wants to look older than they are. A hydrated skin generally looks younger that dehydrated one. You can prevent your skin from getting those wrinkles by just moisturizing it with the right product. An article published by the British Journal of Dermatology revealed that regular moisturising potentially slows the aging signs.

  1. Soothes Your Skin

Sensitive and irritable skin requires extra care to look good. Look for a good moisturiser with soothing ingredients such as coconut, and organic shea butter. This makes your skin soft and prevents it from getting scaly.

 Summary:

Skin shows how your overall health is and so it is important to give it special attention. The best time to moisturize it is immediately after a bath since the moisturiser traps water left on the skin surface. Our SKNHR Liquid Balm is an excellent moisturiser. Our Bottle Balm and Balm are excellent moisturisers and sealers. If you have any skin condition such as eczema, consult a dermatologist before buying a moisturiser’.

Ann N

 

Let Overall Wellness be our Incentive

 

I’m eating more consciously than I did 5 years ago; all with the aim of promoting overall health.  Well our skin ingests too.  So do we not owe it to ourselves to ensure that what goes on our skin and in our hair is also of food grade quality?

What do you think?

https://www.wave3.com/2019/10/15/harmful-chemicals-found-hair-care-products-marketed-black-women/

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/hazardous-chemicals-lurking-black-hair-care-products

https://www.ewg.org/research/big-market-black-cosmetics-less-hazardous-choices-limited#.W75X53tKjcs

 

Scents Heal Apparently

 

I am not qualified to make any clinical claims here, but I love lovely smells, and essential oils are one of my indulgences. I have often heard friends talk about the benefits of aromatherapy, but I have never delved deeper than a good sniff of the oils used.

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purpose.  The argument is that plant essential oils are used to help heal, balance and harmonise the body.  Well, I’m encouraged by this and do feel amazing after a moment with my oils.

I have used oils for years and am literally rejuvenated by some smells like, Vanilla,  Almond, Lavender and Lime.   Those are my personal go tos when I feel like it.  I just pop a few drops into my diffuser and start my house work or whatever task is at hand.  Or a couple of drops in my bath water.  I have also started to use essential oils to freshen up the house; replacing the toxic house cleaning detergents I use to use. I have even daubed a little behind my ears and wrist as I wean myself off some of my more potent perfumes.

Essential oils are easily absorbed into the skin, so ensure you apply with care. Usually within a carrier base, and the oil starts to do its work from the outside in. Essential oils not only moisturise and make hair and skin smell divine, but they also have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties – and these help to keep the scalp and hair in an optimally healthy condition.

I write all this to say, SKNHR products are all blessed with a good dollop of essential oils. Some healing goodness apparently!!

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/03/aromatherapy-can-improve-scalp-hair-health-10511477/?ito=cbshare

Petroleum Jelly not for the Body

Petroleum Jelly is not Your Friend

I grew up in a home where always in eyeshot was the jar of Vaseline, Dixi Peach, or the TCP. These were our most popular go tos. Vaseline is a popular brand name for Petroleum Jelly and the Dixi Peach, is a hair pomade made with Lanolin (also called wool wax or wool grease, a wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals), and Petroleum jelly. Both made with Petroleum jelly.

In our home Vaseline was used on bruises, burns, our lips, our skin, our hair and babies’ bums. It never occurred to us that this perceived innocuous substance could do us harm. Well you live and learn.

Petroleum Jelly is a derivative of oil refining; a by-product of the oil industry found coating the bottom of oil rigs. It’s a by-product of fossil fuels. That in itself is worrying. It is still commonly used topically to cure everything from dehydrated, flaky skin to diaper rash. However, what we now know is that Petroleum Jelly creates the illusion of moisturized, hydrated skin, all the while suffocating your pores. It is a water-repellent so merely seals the barrier so that moisture does not leave the skin but is adds no moisture. It adds nothing. It does not nourish your skin.

According to an article from Naturallivingideas.com, petroleum Jelly may be carcinogenic. They write

‘…. Earning a health hazard rank of 4 by the EWG, petroleum jelly is highly susceptible to contamination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Exposure to PAHs can occur through inhaling the incomplete burning of coal, oil, wood, and paraffin wax candles, but PAHs can also enter the body through contact with the skin. Once PAHs enter the body, they are stored in the kidneys, liver, and fat; bodily tissues change PAHs into many different substances – some of which are harmful to human health. Of the more than 100 kinds of PAHs, 15 are reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.’ (10/10/2017)

The bottom line there are healthy alternatives, like our Sknhr products a loving combination of Shea Butter, Coconut and Avocado oil.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/vaseline-petroleum-jelly_us_4136226

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/petroleum-jelly-dangers/

Not Scaremongering but…

Be safe with your natural products.

Recently I read about a woman from Arizona who lost her eyes and part of her brain to a rare fungal Infection and was in danger of losing her life. Jessica Weldon, 34, was diagnosed with the infection just months after being married. She believed she had a sinus infection, doctors ran some tests, and found out that she had mucormycosis.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rare fungal infection is frequently life-threatening, with an overall mortality rate of 54 percent.

The point of this post is not to alarm anyone but to draw our attention to the need to ensure that our quest for natural skin and hair products are not putting our health at risk. Our skin is an effective and barrier to many of the toxins we encounter, but it also absorbs. In a Barcelona hospital, five intensive care patients became infected with a deadly bacteria called burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). Officials traced the illness to a moisturizing body milk used in the patients’ care. So the bottom line is we need to ensure that we are not inadvertently introducing toxins to our body.

Cosmetics are an ideal environment for microbes to grow, the more natural the better. Fungi infections of the skin are common and include athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections so we need to ensure products we use are preserved as not to play a part in passing on any infections.

Therefore, as much as we at SKNHR love our products as natural as possible, we work to ensure they remain safe. We at SKNHR recognise that preservatives are essential, to help prevent microbes (bacteria, mould, and yeast) growing. We use a combination of preservatives to give us a broader spectrum for keeping microbes at bay.

All our products have under gone Product Safety Assessments, including microbiology testing, by a reputable laboratory, staffed by competent pharmacologists.

https://mb.ntd.com/arizona-woman-loses-her-eyes-and-part-of-brain-to-fungal-infection_259005.html

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/pdf/mucormycosis-basics.pdf

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080131082247.htm

We Owe it to Our Children

It’s official, I have a blog and I know how to use it.

All would agree that our children deserve the best care. Yet unknowingly many of us are slowly poisoning our children with the products we use daily on their skin, and hair. I was shocked to learn that there is strong link between the products we put in our girl’s hair and them experiencing early puberty.

The blackdoctor.org reported on a report, Natural Evolutions (2016): One Hair Story, documenting the dangers of the cosmetology industry. It states,

“Girls who reported using chemical hair oils and hair perms were 1.4 times more likely to experience early puberty after adjusting for race, ethnicity, and year of birth. In addition, other studies have linked early puberty to hair detangler use by Black girls. In one of the studies African American girls as young as two years old started showing signs of puberty after using products containing animal placenta found in many detanglers and conditioners.”

https://blackdoctor.org/485812/study-hair-products-linked-to-early-puberty-in-black-girls/

http://www.bwwla.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/One-Hair-Story-Final-small-file-size-3142016.pdf

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