Ground Rules For Keeping Up With Your Skin

What is going on with my skin? (crying emoji with mouth open) I have blackheads and big pores. Why are my pores plugged? if you have this same problem I’m here to help you we are in this together and if you have any recommendations for me please feel free to comment or reach out to me.

I have never had the problem of watching what I use on my face but as I get older it’s like I have to read the labels on EVERYTHING I use. Some suggestions I read were “use creams with retinol to eliminate the blockage” a dermatologist in Glamour special edition.

I have tried to reach out to 3 different dermatologists in my local area and for some reason, they are not taking new patients (smh emoji) I have given up and I’m taking matters in my own hand until otherwise. One receptionist told me because of retirement the dermatologist will not be taking new patients I’m thinking does he have a website will he blog. (shrugs)

How do you feel about splurging on pro treatments? 

When I reached out to Beauty + Media Personality // Digital Hair + Beauty Contributor for Essence Samantha Callender we talked skin care and believe me this girl knows her ish it’s like she consulted me via Instagram and gave me some recommendations.

Here are the products she recommends for melanin beauty along with some tips to keep your skin flawless.

  • Don’t use lotion on your face.
  • Don’t sleep in your makeup.
  • Use face masks too- charcoal and pore focused mud masks will draw out the stuff in your skin, sheet masks (paper ones) or for hydration which I don’t believe in masks for hydration use a cream or gel to hydrate.
  • Most makeup wipes have alcohol in them which fu*ks your skin up to so I try to just use a wash cloth instead.

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I hope this was helpful to anyone who has skin suffering in silence again feel free to reach and follow for any others questions.

Chicken Breast with Vegetable Cream Cheese 

What are you having for lunch? Looking to make a sandwich or thinking of ideas and ways you can stop eating those same old boring sandwiches. Find a new favorite lunch.

There are so many things you can add to sandwiches without even realizing it’s ok to put certain ingredients on sandwiches. Your Taste Your Rules.

If I asked you to list 50 sandwich ideas how many would you come up with? 

Ladies I’m going to give you some fun ways to make your man a sandwich that’s going to have him saying “you never did this before” you got to get people out of their comfort zone and stop thinking with a traditional mindset.

Here’s a list of ingredients you can think about when making your next sandwich:

  • Turkey
  • Hummus
  • Chicken Salad
  • Corn beef
  • Egg Salad
  • I bet you never thought about using Ricotta as a spread?
  • Slaw
  • Spinach Artichoke
  • Buffalo Chicken
  • Sliced Pear (fruit), and more

What you see here is a sandwich I create from scratch because I wanted to add the things I eat instead of following a recipe because it looked good, but on this sandwich, I used oven roasted Chicken Breast, American white cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, a Vegetable bagel, or you can use a Pretzel bagel and Garden Vegetable cream cheese. It might not be your taste buds but don’t knock it until you try it. I wanted to keep it cold cut but you can also fry your lunch meat to give it a cooked flavor.

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