Why you shouldn’t be using Faiza Beauty Cream

The problem with women is that we are never happy in our own skin. We are always wanting to change our physical appearance to conform to what society thinks is beautiful. We don’t appreciate what God has blessed us with, and probably never will. We can not agree or accept that beauty includes every shape, size and colour. And I think this is the main reason for the unfortunate success of Faiza Beauty Cream in South Africa.

What I call : The Killer Cream

What I call : The Killer Cream

In Durban, girls have gone crazy for this cream. And not so that it can remove their pimples or dark marks, but because it makes their skin fairer with continued use.

This cream works, it provides results within days of using it with no side effects in the short term, but what about the long term?
How can this cream work so fast? Other products which cost hundreds and maybe even thousands of rands need at least a month to show its results, but how does Faiza Beauty Cream work so fast?

The product has been on the market for only 13 years, no one knows what is contained in this product and it isn’t even dermatologically tested. Some people have even said that it contains Mercury – which is highly possible, as this could be the explanation for the fast and effective results from Faiza Beauty Cream. But yet, no one seems to be bothered by this.

If you are paying R50 for a product, which is produced in Pakistan from ingredients unknown to you, isn’t dermatologically tested but somehow provides such quick and amazing results, how do you not have questions? How are you okay with using it day after day? What if it does contain Mercury? What if as time goes by, it blackens and burns your skin? What if it starts to affect your health and your organs? It is obviously stripping your skin layer by layer, that is how it whitens your skin, and have you ever thought that this may make you more susceptible to skin cancer? How do you continue using it without these concerns?

Ladies, I know that living in today’s world is tough, but why would use such a product on your skin? There are so many unknowns and so many things that could go wrong, so why would you want to chance it?

Is your beauty in the short term more important than your health in the long run? Ask yourself that question the next time that you decide to put that possible killer cream on your face. And remember we all are beautiful, and if we truly believe that then we can change what society considers beautiful.

Raeesa

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Sandalwood Powder and Rosewater: The natural way to achieve gorgeous skin

My skin feels amazing after using a paste of sandalwood powder and rosewater. It’s basically a mask that helps to even out skin tone, reduce dark marks, acne and acne scars and give you gorgeous glowing skin over time.
It works so well because rosewater cools,calms and tones the skin whilst the sandalwood powder, due to its anti-inflammatory properties and powerful antioxidants, reduces pimples and lightens any dark spots.
It’s super simple to make this paste, all you need is, well, sandalwood powder and rosewater. Mix 3 parts sandalwood powder to 1-2 parts rosewater – the consistency must be thick enough to stay on the skin but liquid enough to be spreadable. It should look something like this:
Yeah, so it does look  a bit ikky..but it makes your skin feel ahmaaazing

Yeah, so it does look a bit ikky..but it makes your skin feel ahmaaazing

This paste should be applied once a day and should be kept on the skin for about 30-60 min. You may experience some tingling, that’s normal, but if it becomes unbearable you can remove the paste from the tingling areas.
You can find Sandalwood powder in any Indian spice shop – I got a 50g packet for just R9.99 from Gorima’s. I know super duper cheap, right?
However, pure and organic rosewater may not be so easy to find. Checkers, Pick ‘n Pay, and even the Indian spice shops sell rosewater, but this isn’t the pure one. It’s usually just rose-scented water – which will do absolutely nothing for your skin or alternatively might make your skin worse! But I did find this 100ml bottle of Good Life Organic’s Rosewater for R82.00 from Faithful to Nature, it’s works well with my skin, smells amazing and it is packaged in a super cool spray bottle!
You can also use this paste:
  • to lighten skin;
  • to achieve softer skin;
  • as an anti-aging treatment and
  • to calm down breakouts.
Turmeric powder may also be added to the paste, however you might end up with a yellow tinge on your face and fingers – not cool. Some people also use milk instead of rosewater – I tried this out but unfortunately, the milk did not agree with my skin. 😦
All in all, If you are looking for a way, to get gorgeous-glowing-even toned-acne free skin, I suggest you give this paste a go, you will be surprised with the results!
Oh yes, please note that it takes time to work – like after a month/ a month and a half of daily use you should be able to see a difference in your skin,. Just be patient, dear.
Rae

Dear Acne, soon it will be as if you never existed..

For years I have been suffering with a terrible case of acne. I tried a zillion products, such as Dermologica, Essence, Clean and Clear, Young Solution, Simple, Eucerin, Clearasil and many, many others which never worked.  These failed attempts at ridding myself of acne just left me depressed and I always found myself being super conscious of my skin. But finally, things are looking up.

 

I realised my acne was caused by a number of factors – stress, eating habits, hormones, the weather and the environment. Once I identified the factors that were aggravating my acne, I could develop a plan to minimize the effects of these factors on my skin.

 

Factor 1: Stress

I noticed that whenever it was nearing test/exam time – you know, the time we all go crazy and run around like headless chickens – my skin would go crazy and I would experience breakouts on my cheeks and chin.

To combat this I took a 10 minute break, for every 45 minutes of studying, to perform a breathing exercise (inhale for 10secs, hold for 10secs and exhale for 10secs) and to drink a glass of water. I really felt calm and collected after the breathing exercise, so whenever I feel overwhelmed or stressed, I just breatheJ

 

Factor 2: Eating Habits

Chocolate, greasy take away food,  fizzy drinks and almonds could not be eaten without me breaking out the following day.

So now I swop :

  • the greasy take away food for healthy ones such as Kauai,
  •  almonds for cashews,
  •  fizzy drinks for pure fruit juice and
  •  I only eat chocolate once in a month (sigh, extremely sad, I know).

I also ensure that I eat one fruit a day and drink at least 4 litres of water a day.

 

Factor 3: Hormones

Every month just before my menstrual cycle, I break out into tons of little pimples on my forehead, I’m using Lamelle’s  Acnevelle Capsules to counteract the effects that my hormones have on my skin. I have noticed a significant decrease in the size of my breakouts since I have been using Acnevelle, which is awesome

 

Factor 4: The weather

Whenever it was hot and humid, my skin would become very itchy and red and then slowly but surely little pimples would appear.  My skin is extremely sensitive, so the weather is bound to affect it. However, the solution was simple – use nature against nature!  I’m Indian and Indian families can’t get enough of rose water – it has some sort of healing/calming powers or whatever. Anyway, I logged on to Faithful to Nature and purchased this bottle of Rose Water and I love it. I take it with me to campus every day and whenever I feel hot or flustered, I just spray some on to my face and aaaah – instantly calm skin!

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My acne isn’t totally gone, but it has significantly improved so I believe everything I do is working for sure!

 

Do you have a problem with acne or sensitive skin? How did you combat it? Would love to hear from you guys!

 

Rae