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Beauty Muse: Taraji P Hensen

Hey beauty lovers! The beautiful Taraji P Hensen is the beauty muse this month. I am a huge fan of this gorgeous black woman. This American actress and author has an amazing skin and her facial features are simply beautiful. It is hard to believe she is actually 49 years old. She could easily pass as a woman in her early thirties. This woman is simply gorgeous!

I remember seeing Taraji P Hensen in her first role in Baby Boy. That movie was one of my favourite back in the day. I became a fan of Hensen immediately. It would be lovely to be a fly on her wall to see how she gets to keep her skin glowing this much. But since that is not possible, reading her interviews where she shares her skincare routine and beauty tips is the closest to spying I can get.

 

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Here are some of her skincare and beauty secrets she shared with Vogue a few days ago –

 

For her makeup

“I just like to look refreshed…. I’d usually just pop a lash on and go!”

“I’m just showing off for y’all. I just want you to know I know how to do makeup.”

This is true, she usually wears her makeup light and the natural look works great for her.

 

Here a few more skincare tips she shared in a different interview with Glamour

I wash my face in the morning and at night. I drink a lot of water. You have to stay hydrated. As far as my hair…I wrap my hair at night because that’s less heat on it everyday. I’m a health whore, for lack of a better word. I love healthy hair and healthy skin. Also, I love skin that glows. That’s why I love this shea butter, because I put it on and I feel like, when I go home and I go to bed I take my clothes off, I feel like I’ve just put lotion on. And I only put it on once a day. I use the cream for my feet and I put socks on at night.

 

Her tips are spot on. Drinking a lot of water everyday does wonders for the skin and overall health. Washing the face morning and evening nourishes the facial skin and keeps it clean/moisturised. These tips definitely help the skin stay healthy and I can see they are working great for her.

 

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What do you think of Taraji P Hensen as a Beauty Muse? Are you a fan?

 

 

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Best Beauty Foods for Youthful Skin

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It is a new year and many people are working tirelessly on keeping their new year resolutions. If that is you and having a youthful skin is one of your beauty goals, this beauty blog post is for you. There are great foods for a youthful skin. We are what we eat and drink, so it is important we pay attention to our diet. If you want a glowing skin this year, you will need to eat more of the Best Beauty Foods for Youthful Skin listed below

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Best Beauty Foods for Youthful Skin

Here are the top 3 beauty foods for that youthful skin –

Colourful Fruits and Vegetables

When it comes to adding some life and glow to your skin, you want to eat as many colourful fruits and vegetables you can everyday. So tomatoes, sweet peppers and potatoes, mangos, papayas, broccoli, cucumber, asparagus, and the rest will do wonders for your skin. Many of these fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals that are very important for skin health. Some of them being zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. I know many of these may not be your cup of tea, but if you could eat a couple of them on a daily basis, your skin and your overall health will thank you for it.

 

Wholemeal Grains

Wholemeal bread, rice and rye are great for helping your skin stay smooth and youthful. The easiest wholemeal grain for me to eat is wholemeal bread. The kiddies love it and I will be eating more of that going forward.

 

Antioxidant Foods

Eating antioxidant foods is also great for the skin as they counter the effect of ultra-violet rays. Antioxidant foods are spinach, carrots, cabbage, avocado, lettuce, beans and so on.

 

Drinking water also helps the skin glow from inside out. I find that I drink more water when I have my water bottle with me. It reminds me to keep drinking, which has changed my diet for the better. Drinking water used to feel like a chore but not anymore thankfully. Hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumber and celery are also great for helping you stay hydrated while keeping your skin youthful. You could try getting one of these Brita Water Bottles. It may encourage you to drink up!

 

 

What do you think of these Best Beauty Foods for Youthful Skin? Are any of your favourite foods listed here? Do you have any youthful skin tips to share? Do sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat! Have a good one.

 

 

 

 

Product Review – Poppy Austin Pure & Organic Rosehip Oil

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I tried this Poppy Austin Pure and Organic Rosehip Oil some months ago and it is now part of my skincare routine. I am always on the hunt for great skincare products, so I was thrilled to discover this goodness in a bottle in the summer. This Rosehip Oil is great for dry skin, face, acne scars, fine lines and greasy skin. I added it to my nighttime skincare routine and it works great for my skin. A few drops in my night cream does the trick. This Poppy Austin Pure & Organic Rosehip Oil is worth having around. It is a great skincare essential. My skin loves it.

 

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Pros
  1. I love the simple packaging. It is easy to carry around.
  2. This oil is 100% pure, organic, free from toxins and naturally occurring.
  3. It is handmade using Rosa Rubiginosa seeds, cold pressed slowly for a non-greasy, lightweight and quick to absorb oil.
  4. This pure oil is great for all skin types.
  5. It deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin.
  6. This oil works great for clearing acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. I love the texture of this oil. It is quite dry but really sinks into the skin really well.
  8. This oil leaves my skin feeling and looking soft/smooth.

 

CONS
  1. I don’t like the fragrance.

 

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Overall, this Poppy Austin Pure & Organic Oil is really good. It works great for my skin and I know I will be using this oil for many years to come. If you are struggling with dry skin or acne, you should try  this Rosehip Oil. It may just change your skin for the better. You can shop this Poppy Austin Pure & Organic Oil on Amazon via the link below.

 

 

What do you think of this Rosehip Oil? Are you a fan of the Poppy Austin brand?

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