Take care of yourself

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well -Psalm 139:14. From this verse you can see that is is vitally important for you to take care of yourself.  What it means: You are created in the image of God, and God doesn't make junk! Like a snowflake, every person is unique. No two are the same. God sees you as a masterpiece; and when you look in the mirror, He wants you to "know that full well." Try this beauty tip: Every morning when you look in the mirror, say Psalm 139:14 and smile. You might even tape the verse on your mirror as a reminder!

Tips on better cleansing your skin (a black woman with beautiful skin)

  • Cleanse your face daily to remove dirt, oil and makeup

  • Avoid abrasive cleansers or cleansing products which can irritate brown skin

  • Cleanse facial skin with your fingertips and massage gently in a circular motion

  • Use products designed for your skin type: oily, dry, normal, combination, sensitive, acne-prone or hyper pigmenting

  • Exfoliate if you need to remove dull, dead skin cells by using gentle exfoliating acids found in skin products—but test the product on a small patch of skin first or check with your dermatologist.

How to deal with receding hairline
Since dermatologists do not know the exact cause of CCCA, outlining a treatment is difficult. The first step is to stop any styling practice that may be causing or contributing to the hair loss. Often that means no hot combs, no tightly applied rollers or braids, blow drying or relaxers for a period of time. If the hair follicles have not been damaged beyond repair, you may, for example, be able to resume your hair care practices but with modifications. Your dermatologist can help you determine when—and if—you can resume these styling practices. Taking a break from harsh styling and substituting gentler techniques may allow the inflammation to resolve, the scalp to heal and hair growth to resume.ake