Thursday, July 8, 2010

Naturesk Skin Care Line COMING SOON!

Naturesk Hair & Skin care will be launching a brand new skin care line offering Organic Lotion and other skin care products. Please keep us in mind and look out for the new products.

The Ultra Moisturizing Body Lotion will offer you great moisturizing qualities without leaving you greasy. We guarantee, that it will last you all day long and will not cause you any skin irritation because there are no irritants in the products.

It's made with 100% organic shea butter and olive oil bases along with other quality ingredients that will help to lock in the needed moisture for your skin to help keep you moisturized all day.
Also, check out the following site: Sharon offers, great organic soaps, candles and body scrubs all made with the top quality ingredients and care. Her prices are also great!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Smooth, healthy, beautiful skin

For more than 50% of the year, we're constantly battling to keep our skin beautiful and moisturized. During the winter everything dries out, but in the summer the heat also poses a similar problem. So, how do you keep your skin really moisturized, but still healthy? I do few things to stay moisturized and healthy at the same time.

1. I try my utmost to use an organic product (not natural), organic. There really is a huge difference. Things like 100% cocoa butter, organic Shea butter, organic olive oil etc...

2. Mix my own products so I know there's nothing harmful in them... and this could be as quick or as lengthy of a process as you want it.

3. I moisturize as soon as I get out the shower before my skin get completely dry from exposure to the air. This helps to seal in the moisture remaining on your skin from your fresh shower.
Simple body oil recipe
What you need:
3 oz Sweet Almond Oil
5 oz Organic Olive Oil
5-10 drops of your favorite fragrance or essential oils.
What to do:
1. Measure & pour sweet almond oil and olive oils into a clean bottle with a spout or a pump.
2. Add the fragrance oil(s)
3. Mix together
4. Indulge your skin in your new body creation.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

You Skin - My Skin - Our Skin

It's clear, it's soft, it glows, it's supple, it's just beautiful!

Your skin is your largest organ and it's important that pay attention to your skin so it always looks its best. Afterall, your skin is really what people see, whether on your face or another part of your body. So, make sure you always take very good care of it. Get to know what your skin needs.

The biggest favor you could do for your skin is to drink lots of water. Eating a healthy diet is also very important to maintain healthy wonderful looking skin.
The next thing you should find out is what type of skin you have, so you know exactly how to take care of it and what works.
Until next time...
Read on and learn away...
Ms. Naturesk

It's been a while

Hey everybody, it's been a while since I've made a post. I promise I will be better at bringing you the info you want.

My blog was created for healthy hair & skin care help and information. So far, I've brought you info on hair. I'm going to switch it up a little to introduce some skin care info, this way there is a balance and we could have both skin care and hair care discussions.

So, we'll be talking hair & skin!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How's your hair holding up for this winter?

I know all of my friends in the mid-west and north-east are completely over this cold weather and the abundance of snow they had over the last few months. Even in other regions of the country the winter had it's effect. Our skin and hair is thirsty, it's begging for moisture and protection... so make sure you do moisturize and protect. Here are some simple things that will get your hair through this winter and other winters to come.

1. Use a moisturizing shampoo.

2. Use a deep conditioner that leaves your hair soft & full of elasticity. Don't forget your leave-in conditioner - I like Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream. It detangles, moisturizes and helps with frizz.

3. Use a light moisturizer daily or at least 2-3 times a week. Of course you would know how much your hair needs.

4. Be weary of hats, scarves & turtlenecks that are made of wool. They can cause hair to get caught in it & cause breakage. Try using silk instead.

5. Avoid hair styles that leave your hair in the open, flying freely. Instead, try putting into a bun or pony tail, and tuck in the ends.

6. Air dry or roller set your hair. Really try to stay away from blow dryers. The air is already really dry during this time of year and our hair really needs as much moisture as possible.

Until next time

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Give your hair a special treat for the holidays

Hello everyone, it's been a really long time since I've made a post. You won't believe all the changes I've had in my life... nevertheless, look out for continued posts on my blog.
Whenever the holiday season rolls around, we have family & loved ones in town and everyone likes to look their best. All of you that relax/straighten your hair here are a few really, really good tips:
- use a LYE CONDITIONING relaxer. The container must say "CONDITIONING". If you do not see this word, look for another product. I've used Revlon for years. Hawaiian Silk also is a product I've used and have been satisfied with. Lye relaxers never need to be mixed for any of you that do not know the difference between a lye and a no lye relaxer.
- choose the right strength relaxer for your hair type. Ex. fine hair & tender scalp please use a MILD relaxer. Coarser hair types use the REGULAR or SUPER strength.

- base your hair properly.

- move quickly & carefully.
-leave the product in your hair only for the time the product recommends... any longer causes overprocessing & hair damage. When hair is overprocessed it actually starts getting more on the kinky side, rather than being straight.
- After rinsing out the relaxer completely, use a really good moisturizing conditioner & leave in for about 5 minutes then follow with your first shampoo.

- use a neutralizing shampoo preferrably with the color code option; this way you know when all of the relaxer is washed out. You could follow with a moisturizing shampoo for the second wash.

- Condition again after you have washed your hair. If you're able to & have the time it's best to follow a relxer with a deep a conditioner. If you cannot do it the same day ensure by your next wash you do deep condition your hair.
Follow these tips and your hair will really remain healthy and moisturized with your relxer. Remember the introduction of chemicals to your hair makes it even drier than it may already be.

Excellence in Beauty!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I will be away... but not for too long.

Hey there...

I just wanted to let you all know that I won't have an entry in my blog for another few weeks because I'll be getting married soon. Anyone who's planned a wedding knows that alot of work goes into it. I'm at that phase now where it's requiring just about all of my time.

I promise that I'll be back to share some great hair, skin & product information with you.

Also, the blog has been greatly focused on hair & I haven't focused on skin as yet. I will be working on both healthy skin & hair when I return.

I appreciate your understanding. Talk with you all soon.

Excellence in Beauty!
Ms. Naturesk

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The scales/flakes are gone

Back in July, I made an entry showing you how my scalp looked. For a few years I've had a problem with my scalp, not knowing what was causing this itchiness that nothing seemed to resolve.

I've finally realized what caused it... it's the relaxer chemicals I use to straighten my hair. I'm not sure if there something I've become allergic to or if the formula has changed. I've also tried a few different relaxers, so, I'm not too sure about the formula being an issue. Now I know I have to protect my scalp very well when I relax and I have to calm my scalp down after the process is complete.

So, I've created a blend of oils that I use about 8-10 days after I relax and I have to wash my hair about 2-3 times during the 8-10 day period. After this, the itching and scaling subsides tremendously. If I treat my scalp at least once a week when it's time to wash, then it all goes away.

I'm so happy and so relieved that I found a solution and I could share it with you. I recently trimmed my hair after my last relaxer and enclosed images below of my scalp before & after. The image at the top left is what my hair looks like now.
Tell me what you think.

-------------BEFORE: ---------------------------- AFTER:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Different Look

Hey everybody, it's been quite a while since I've stopped by to make and entry. It's not that I don't want to, it's that I've been extremely busy. Nevertheless, I had another simple summer hair do that I meant to share with you earlier in the summer. Sorry its so late.

I call this a "braid out". It's so easy to do and takes a few minutes to get together. If you have natural hair or your hair is relaxed you can do this.
1. Using a comb, part your hair down the middle. (hint: don't make the part a straight one)
2. French braid (see image below) your hair back before you go to sleep, or for a few hours. I think if it's braided for at least 4 hours, it would set.
3. Loose/unravel the braids in the morning with your fingers. (see image below)
4. Finger comb your hair. Do not use any other combs other than your fingers or you'll have one fuzzy big hair mess.
5. Moisturize your hair and/or apply hair sheen, so your hair is not dull.
6. Style as desired. I put a headband, pull part of it back (see image above) or just leave it out... just all depends on the mood or the occasion.
I've attached some images to see how mine typically comes out...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thinning Hair?

Have you noticed that for one reason or the other you seem to be loosing more hair than normal? Ponytail feeling smaller? Seeing more of your scalp than you should? Then you are suffering from thinning hair and that is cause for concern. What do you do now?

First, determine what could be causing the loss then figure out how to correct & treat the problem. If you do not notice a difference, do seek professional, medical help.

If you're around the age 40-50, it's natural to see some thinning of the hair. Our hair follicles produce hair for a specific time and then the could stop or slow down hair production. So, what could you do to ease this problem...

1. Get rid of the stressful hairstyles... the braids, the weaves, the tight ponytails, the cornrows.

2. Check your diet. Are you getting your fair share of required vitamins & minerals? Think about supplementing your diet with vitamins for your hair.

3. Do you have a medical condition? Is this causing the thinning or what about the medication you could be taking? Notify your doctor if you suspect this is causing your problem.

4. Are you experiencing hormonal changes? Recently had a hysterectomy? Once your hormones are imbalanced, you will notice changes to the way your hair behaves and you will most likely notice thinning hair. Typically it takes about 1 year after hormonal treatment before you see improvements in your body including your hair.

5. What type of products are you using? Are they organic or claim to be natural? Look at the ingredients and get to know how good or how bad they are for you. Avoid shampoos with harsh ingredients like sulphates.

6. Do not ignore your hair & think the problem will simply "go away". That would be your biggest mistake. Pay extra attention and take extra care of thinning hair. Condition after every wash & deep condition at least once a month. Consider adding sage essential oil to your conditioner and/or shampoo, that helps to reduce falling hair.

7. Toss the no-lye perm, instead, shop for a conditioning lye perm. No-lye perms can be very drying for the hair & could cause hair loss over time. If you've been considering it or think you could live with it, go natural - ditch the chemicals altogether.

8. Brush your hair or massage the scalp to promote stimulation & circulation of the scalp, this is important to help with the hair growth process. You could also make your own stimulating scalp oil to massage the head with. Be sure to include jojoba oil. There are essential oils that will also help to promote hair growth like lemongrass, basil or rosemary.

Keep your hair on your head because it's beautiful!

Ms. Naturesk
Excellence in Beauty!