Ladies, last week we discussed treating dullness and an overall lack of poppin' melanin, by drinking Nola approved smoothies. This week, let's get into the aftermath of curing your skin of acne and the imperfections we often treat as the result of said acne. Although women of color are prone to hyperpigmentation and discoloration, all women suffer from acne scarring and blemishes. I understand the frustration of treating your trouble areas, and restoring your skin to health but still having scars and blemishes as a reminder.
Let's think of acne scars as the ex you can't seem to shake…ugh, we all have one of those. This is the ex you haven't spoken to in months — you've moved on, finally stopped checking their social media accounts and the moment you start to feel happy again, you get a random, "Hey" text (*soft sigh*). Your girlfriends told you to block this ex but you didn't listen and now look... see, that's acne scars. It's the moment you finally start to feel the texture of your skin change for the better, and your pimples start to go away, that you stop doing the work — that’s when acne scars and blemishes pop-up like, “WYD?” Not judging sis, I've been there — we're fam, so let's get rid of those acne scars and that ex-bae of yours as a sisterhood.
The first step to a clear complexion and a clear heart is to bring everything to the surface and scrub it away. Alexa, play "Reminder" by Jayla Darden while our NolaBabe grabs our Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Face Exfoliant. Gently exfoliate your skin while listening to this chill vibe — take your time, follow the beat and let Jayla take you on a trip down memory lane. Not only are you getting your feelings out of here, but you're also removing that top layer of dry skin and leaving behind a soft glow. This facial scrub was created with organic brown sugar, tea tree oil, and aloe vera — using it twice a week is a perfect way to blur those blemishes until they are no more, much like your ex!
Follow up using your favorite Nolaskinsentials facial cleanser!
Next step, let's spot treat those acne scars — Alexa, play "SORRY" by Beyoncé, while our NolaBabe apply the Nolaskinsentials Brightening C Serum. This serum is going to reduce the appearance of discoloration, acne scarring and diminish hyperpigmentation. With 10% Vitamin C infused inside, you can leave your skin smooth and hydrated while it works to even your tone and treats those imperfections. Make sure to apply the serum over your face and target your trouble areas for an extra dose of glow! At this point, Beyoncé has left a note in the hallway, so that's your cue to Bey-strut to the next step…
Okay, so you've exfoliated your skin, and applied the brightening serum to your entire face while targeting your acne spots. Jayla gave you a reminder, Bey gave you the strength to say "Boy Bye" and now, you're about to reclaim your time. Alexa, play "F@%& with a Dime" by Feyi! While Feyi is blasting through your speakers, grab your Nolaskinsentials Iconic Elixir and get ready to beautify. This beauty oil is the perfect finishing touch to spot treat your acne scars and blemishes, while leaving your skin soft and supple. Blended with hemp seed oil, sunflower oil, and tea tree oil, this elixir will leave your skin hydrated and replenished. Apply this before bed (and right after you block the ex), to wake up with a healthy glow!