Category Archives: Health/ Beauty
Steve’s Hair Gallery
207 W Jackson St
If you are in South Georgia and need a hair cut, shape-up, or tape, then Steve’s Hair Gallery is the place for you.
It wasn’t until the early 1900s that an entreprenurial African American woman named Madame C.J. Walker started marketing products specifically formulated for African hair. Her first product was a scalp conditioning formula called “Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower,” and in the ensuring years she became famous worldwide for herhair care products, her philanthropy and her pioneering role as an internationally successful businesswoman. Read More Here…
Moisturize immediately after washing your face with soap or face wash. It helps in keeping your skin hydrated and preventing wrinkles.
Massaging your scalp can improve circulation to your head and promote hair growth.
Catch this phrase – and fewer UV rays
There’s more to sun safety than having sunblock on hand. To help people remember that, the American Cancer Society offers this catch phrase: “Slip! Slop! Slap!…and Wrap!”
Slip on a shirt. If you can cover up, do. This will reduce your UV exposure. Ideally, this means loose-fitting garments made of tightly woven fabrics, preferably with long sleeves and legs. When that’s not practical, at least consider a T-shirt or a wrap. Dark colors generally block more rays.
Slop on sunscreen. Lotions, lip balms, and other sunscreen products help safeguard skin. Choose those with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Some experts recommend SPF 30 or higher. Look for products that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. And, don’t just toss it in your bag. Put plenty on before you head outdoors. Reapply every 2 hours or after sweating or swimming. Check the expiration date on sunscreen – it can become less effective over time. Replace products as needed.
Slap on a hat. Make it wide – brimmed so it shades your face, ears, and neck.
Wrap your eyes in protection. Sunglasses can guard your eyes. A wraparound style can protect the skin, too.
Also, when outdoors, try to stay in the shade. That’s especially wise from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when UV rays are the strongest. No trees or shelter in sight? Bring your own: Consider a large umbrella or pop-up tent.”
~Healthy Mind Healthy Body Issue 1 2011
HairKut of Pure Essence Barber shop was named ATLs King of Cuts… Not only is he a great barber but his personality and wonderful customer service is what he provides his customer.
Also Specializing in:
Braids, Locs, Twist, Micros
5 Forsyth Street, Downtown, ATL
Next to 5points station & CVS
“Skin Type 1 Very Dry
Characteristics: Oil zone is limited to the nose area, if oil surfaces at all, it is in the evening, follicles are not visible
Common Problems: Small blackheads in the nasal area, skin tendency towards deep hydration, wrinkles and lines are the predominant problem
Goal: Rehydrate to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, combat deep dehydration, dissolve small blackheads
Skin Type 2 Dry
Characteristics: Oil zone includes the nose to the inside corner of the eyes, oil surfaces around 4 pm or 8 hrs after cleansing, follicles are small
Common Problems: Small resistive blackheads and milia are common in the oil zone, skin is surface dehydrated
Goal: Normalize the moisture level in the surface skin cells to dissolve small resistive blackheads, loosen milia for easy removal, combat surface dehydration
Skin Type 3 Normal
Characteristics: Oil zone includes the nose to the inside of the iris of the eyes, oil surfaces around 2 pm or 6 hrs after cleansing, follicles are normal size
Common Problems: Resistive blackheads and milia are common in th oil zone, skin is oilier in warm weather
Goal: Maintain a normal skin condition to keep the skin in optimal shape, balance oil production year round
Skin Type 4 Oily
Characteristics: Oil zone includes the nose to the outside edge of the iris of the eyes, oil surfaces around noon or 4 hours after cleansing, follicles are slightly enlarged
Common Problems: Resistive blackheads and milia are common in the oil zone, prone to breakouts
Goal: Nomalize the skin’s secretions to prevent excess oiliness and dehydration to discourage formation of blackheads, minimize breakout
Skin Type 5 Very Oily
Characteristics: Oil zone covers whole surface of the face, oil surfaces almost immediately after cleansing, follicles are very large and visible
Commom Problems: Blackheads are common in the oil zone, skin has an orange peel appearance, prone to breakouts, skin is greasy
Goal: Control the excess oil production to discourage the formation of blackheads, eliminate the greasy feeling, minimize breakouts”
Know your skin type to get the right skincare regimen. Not knowing your skin type and using the wrong skincare regimen could cause breakout and not getting the proper balance.
~Only Your X Skincare
Oily skintypes think that they do not need a moisturizer. Everytime you wash your face, you wash away moisture and must somehow put that moisture back. The key to an oily skin person using a moisturizer is to use an oil-free moisturizer. Sometimes you can find an oil-control moisturizer which then moisturizes as well as help control oil. Never leave your moisturizer out of your daily skincare regimen. Its a must have!!!
I use to work at Belk living out half of my life long dream of being a cosmetologist. I worked in the cosmetic department as a beauty advisor for the Estee Lauder counter. The cosmetic department consisted of four makeup lines, a men’s fragrance bay, and a women’s fragrance bay. The four makeup lines were Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, and Fashion Fair. The southern prejudices of this country has divided these four makeup lines into two groups: black and white, meaning some southerners think that Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Lancome is for whites and Fashion Fair is for blacks. Fashion Fairs’s saying is that thier makeup is for “women of color” and the ignorance of the southerners think that means blacks only. News Flash: “women of color” mean women of any color including whites because the last time I checked my crayon box white was a color too. The things I have heard and seen at Belk is unbelievable. These lines carry makeup for everyone not just for who they have been catagorized into. One christmas I was helping this black man (who came in to buy his wife some perfume and lipstick), asked for some lipstick and perfume for “blacks.” There is no such thing. Anyone can wear any lipstick and perfume. You choose lipstick based on what looks good on you and perfume based on what goes with your body chemisty not what color you are. I dislike the fact that this world is still this way especially after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr died trying to change this. He probably has rolled over in his grave a million times. When I look at people I see no color only thier character. We are all the same in God’s eyes and he do not judge us based on our color. So now my question is Will Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream Ever be fullfilled?