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.

img_1291

img_1321

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

This African Ankara Printed Skirt Is A Must Have

American Girl In An African World 

My very first photo shoot in African Print. How did I do? I felt like I was ready to take on Africa can you imagine “Ranisha Takes Africa” where the men appreciate me more, now let my stop I seriously have a thing for African men. The camera man is actually half African. Oh, the dress that’s right I almost got carried away but can I dedicate this photo shoot to Pro Baller Serge Ibaka (The Son of Congo)? Man, if I can get my hands on that man. Always #avecclasse I am ready for all the African parties.

DSC_0029ranishaislove.comranishaislove.comranishaislove.comDSC_0046DSC_0043DSC_0083DSC_0140DSC_0155

SHIRT// ambiance – DRESS// Ade AK Boutique (African Print/Fabric) –  SHOES// Adrienne Vittadini – ACCESSORIES// Rainbow, JC Penny, & Guess – LOCATION// Crowne Plaza

PHOTOGRAPHY// Derek Koffi-Ziter for Ranisha Grice