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Tomatoes – Best Natural Bleaching Agent To Include In Your Skin Care Routine

 

Bleaching or Whitening agents are the most important ingredients we look for in our beauty products now.

We all desire that glowing, spotless, radiant look.

But while these agents give us the desired glowing look, they are not without their side effects.

How do we do we achieve without harming our skin in the process?

This is where our natural skin care routine comes in.

 

TomatoesTomatoes: Best Natural Bleaching Agent

 

Tomatoes are very important part of our meals. In Africa, you can hardly prepare soup without adding tomatoes. It is one of the most important ingredient in out African Jollof rice, giving it it’s pretty colour.

It is very rich in Vitamin C.

Tomatoes are also great natural Bleaching agent when included in out skin care routine. They are loaded with antioxidant.

Why Should You Add Tomatoes To Your Skin Care Routine?

They give your skin a youthful look, lighten dark spots and tighten enlarged pores.

How To Use Tomatoes For Skin Care:

  • Cut tomatoes and blend into paste or strain the juice.
  • Rub on your face and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with cold water.

Use As A Face Mask

  • Tomato juice, Lemon Juice and Milk.
  • Strain the juice or blend into paste. Put in a clean bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and milk to tomatoes paste.
  • Mix properly. Apply to tour face and leave for 20mins.
  • Rinse with cold water.

Tomato and Honey Mask

  • Strain tomatoes juice or blend.
  • Add two teaspoon honey to equal parts tomatoes paste.
  • Mix and apply to your face.
  • Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
  • Best Tomatoes: Best Natural Bleaching Agent

Have you tried tomatoes as a face mask or in your skin care routine? Care to share your experience with it?




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How To Overcome Private Battles

I always wanted to be a mother. I have had a picture of the kind of mother I would be and all the things I wouldn’t do as a mom since I was in college.

There would be three kids, I would have two and adopt one. Then the master dream changer struck and blew it all into thin air.

Motherhood was automatically erased from my list when I became aware of the extent of my injuries. I couldn’t dare dream or think of it.

However, I am an African woman I cannot choose to remain single or unmarried. It is unacceptable. People wouldn’t stop asking questions and counseling with or without your encouragement.

They judge base on what they can see, a beautiful and averagely successful woman without a man. She should be married with two or three children, if she’s not she’s either arrogant, promiscuous or choosy.

What they can’t see is that the beauty and success are a front for a broken heart and soul. A woman afraid of her own shadow, afraid of closing her eyes for fear of the demons that lurk behind them

I was scared of being touched because I had been prodded and pricked too many times. I could not bear the thought of intimacy with any man because all I could feel is the hot iron rod that tore through my virginal ripping out my perineal and anus

How then can I think of becoming a mother? How do I satisfy a man? How do I carry his child when I couldn’t carry my own weight?

I remembered the Doctor telling me I might never enjoy sex because there was a lot of damages down there. Although they fixed, packed and tucked in I would never remain the same. But who would I explain all that too?

They didn’t bother about the things they don’t see. They forget we all have those things we keep hidden from everyone. The ones we don’t talk about no matter how free we are are. The ones we mask with our pretty make ups and nice clothes.

These are the things that make up the larger part of who we are. The battles we fight secretly within ourselves and with ourselves.

These private battles keep us going. They are our drives, our strength and anchor. Fighting and surviving them make life worth living, without them we cease to live.

They are the part of our lives we should be able to discuss freely without fear of harsh judgement. Or the ones we should accept judgement or not, because they are the fire trying us; making us courageous, strong and beautiful.

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Quote of the Day

Motherhood is a beautiful thing. However, like every beautiful things, it is not without it’s thorns. But combining pregnancy and baby with the challenges of limb loss is the hardest and most beautiful of all.