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Patting is the Best Skincare Application

Last week I came across an interesting discovery – we have been applying skincare products the wrong way! For as long as I can remember, I have been applying skincare products by rubbing them into my skin. That’s the only way I ever knew how. And I am sure most of you apply cream or lotions the same way too.

 

 

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I was very surprised to find out that all the while I had been applying skincare products into my skin, I had been damaging my skin in the process and drastically reducing the efficacy of the products I apply on my face. After I made an interesting discovery of the effects of rubbing, I found it really important for me to share this information with you.

 

What rubbing really does to your face

Rubbing skincare products on your face stretches the skin. This directly results in wrinkles as the rubbing breaks down collagen and elastin that help to keep your skin smooth. So here’s what that means: Every time you rub, you add more wrinkles to your face.

Strangely, I thought that if I rubbed the cream on my skin, it would help evenly distribute the cream on my skin but it turns out I was totally wrong. Instead of distributing my skincare product, rubbing made me remove it off my skin thus leaving only a little product to work on my skin.

Rubbing skincare products on your skin leaves your face looking puffy. This is because the rubbing movement pushes against the flow of your lymphatic system. This is what causes the puffiness.

 

 

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Why you should do more patting

Right now you’re probably as surprised as I was when I found out how rubbing has been affecting my skin all these years. The good news is that there is no better time to make the switch to patting than now.

Apparently, patting comes with a lot of benefits. In fact, it does the complete opposite to what rubbing does. When you pat skincare products on your skin, you’re actually helping to enhance the production of collagen on your skin and stimulate blood flow. Collagen is what will help make your skin firm and elastic.

As you put products on your skin and pat instead of rub, you’re assured of a more even distribution of the product on your skin. This helps to ensure that you enjoy the full benefit from the product you purchase.

Patting is gentler on your skin and it has been proven to increase the efficacy of the products you apply on your face. This is because more product is being absorbed into your skin. No wonder the products I bought some months ago didn’t work as well as I had expected!

Knowing that this little hack can make all the difference in your skincare regimen is comforting. So start showing your skin more love by patting your skin instead of mindlessly rubbing it. It could go a long way to give you the smooth and youthful glow you had been looking for.

 

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews BRYT Skincare

As a sucker for quality skincare, I am always on the hunt for the next best brand to try out. I had the golden opportunity to try out BRYT Skincare, and I took it with both hands!

For those who have never heard of BRYT Skincare, it is a PETA Approved Vegan and Cruelty Free British brand. The brand’s aim is to use only those ingredients which are kind to the planet, ethically sourced from Fairtrade partners and sustainable projects, and organic where relevant.

 

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I received BRYT Skincare Night Cream, Day Moisturiser, Nourish Serum and Foaming Facial Cleanser. Here are my thoughts on the products.

 

Foaming Facial Cleanser 150ml/£12.99

This Cleanser comes with a muslin cloth to aid facial cleansing. The key ingredients are –

  • Natural super-antioxidant APS formulation.
  • Apple Extract.
  • Olive and Aloe Vera extracts.

 

PROS
  1. I love the bright packing. It is a beauty.
  2. The compact packaging with the pump makes it so easy to use, and less messy.
  3. It has a light fresh fragrance I like.
  4. This cleanser deeply cleansed my face, leaving with very smooth and clean.
  5. I like the light price tag of £!2.99.

 

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CONS

None.

 

Nourish Serum 30ml/£18

I love trying serums, so I was eager to get on with this BRYT Skincare Nourish Serum. This serum was created for dry/dehydrated skin, which is fab because sometimes I find my skin quite dehydrated.

Here are the key ingredients –

  • African Baobab Oil, Jojoba Oil.
  • Essential oils including Rosemary, Lavender and Jasmine.
  • Natural super-antioxidant APS formulation.

 

PROS
  1. Another beautiful packaged bottle here
  2. It is quite affordable at £18.
  3. This serum is very easy to use with the pump. All you need is 2 pumps, and dab away on the face and neck.
  4. A little goes a long way.
  5. I love the texture of the serum. It leaves my skin looking smooth and supple.
  6. It has a lovely fragrance.

 

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CONS

None.

 

Day Moisturiser 50ml/£19.50

This Day Moisturiser is another product from the amazing BRYT Skincare brand. I apply it seconds after applying the nourish serum.

The key ingredients are –

  • The unique APS system and antioxidant-rich African Mongogo Oil.
  • Vitamin E and essential oils including Green Tea, Bergamot, Lemon and Mandarin.

 

PROS
  1. It contains SPF15 which protects the skin from UV-induced damage.
  2. It is beautifully packaged with a pump.
  3. I love the light fresh fragrance of this moisturiser.
  4. The price tag is also inviting at just £19.50.
  5. My skin feels nourished everytime I use this day moisturiser.

 

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CONS

None

 

Night Cream 50ml/£19.50

Since I hit the dirty thirties, I have started paying more attention to my skincare, especially my night skincare routine. This Night Cream has been used a couple of times, and I am loving it. I apply it at night time, seconds after applying the nourish serum.

It contains –

  • Essential oils including Rose Absolute, Chinese Geranium, Palma Rose and Lavender.
  • The unique APS formulation which is rich in super-antioxidants.
  • Vitamin E, Shea Butter and African Marula Oil.

 

PROS
  1. Like all the other BRYT Skincare products, it smells amazing.
  2. It looks good in the bright packaged pump bottle.
  3. I found it easy to use. A little goes all the way. You only need about 2 pumps for the face and neck.
  4. The price tag is affordable
  5. My skin feels very moisturised once this night cream is applied.
  6. It is suitable for all skin types.

 

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CONS

None

 

All BRYT Skincare products are Vegan and Cruelty free. They are also free from petrochemicals, sulphates, silicones, parabens, phthalates and GM ingredients.

What do you think of these products? Have you tried any of them before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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The Natural Hair Movement – Why more women are returning to their roots

For a lot of women, especially African women, curling, perming, relaxing and heat styling are slowly going out as we are starting to embrace more natural hairstyles. This has started a kind of natural hair movement.

I also joined the bandwagon when I decided to go all natural and stay away from harsh chemicals. Such harsh chemicals damage the hair although they help women achieve styles associated to Western hairstyles.

 

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More women are returning to their roots

One day, I followed a friend to the hairdressers and noticed how the place was not as busy as I remembered it to be. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one who went all out with being natural. There were so many other women!

It was not difficult to deduce that the swift shift to go all natural with twists, braids and locks was killing business. Women have caught on to the advantages of keeping their natural hair. For most women staying natural keeps their hair healthy.

Chemicals can lead to irreparable damage often taking years before the hair can go back to its healthy self. Staying natural gives women the opportunity to let their hair grow longer and fuller. Even though one of the downsides is the difficulty in maintaining the hair, especially if you have kinky hair like mine.

 

 

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Personally I find maintaining my natural hair a lot much cheaper than spending money on products that will only damage my hair, not to talk about paying the hairdresser who will apply the products that will do the damage.

The convenience of taking care of my hair right from the comfort of my home is priceless. The same goes for several other women. Thanks to the numerous tutorials on YouTube on managing and styling the natural hair, there is information everywhere.

This is a revolution threatening hundreds of hairdressers and those in the beauty industry right now. What is the future of the beauty hair industry if more and more women decide to transition to natural hairstyles? From what I see, that future is seriously threatened.

YouTube videos showing women just how to maintain natural hair and hair blogs recommending the exact products to help provide the needed treatment for your hair are pushing hairdressers to the sidelines. As more people are picking up on the trend, all the focus is on natural hair products and natural hairstyles.

 

The way forward

I believe the beauty hair industry needs to catch up on the natural hair trend and invest more of their time and expertise on promoting natural hair and how to make the most of it. Our hair is our crown and should be treated as such, not buried under weaves permanently.

The natural hair movement is here to stay. So hairdressers better catch up.

 

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