The Top 8 Best Natural Ingredients for Your Skin (Best Skin Products for you)

If you’re having skin issues and you’re looking to solve them Mother Nature always knows best. Professionals reveal the best natural ingredients for treating Acne, Uneven Pigmentation (Uneven skin tone), Sun Damage & more. If you are a person like me who loves natural products you will love this bit of information I’m about to give you. I’m super excited about these ingredients and wish I would’ve found these ingredients when I was living in New York because my skin was so dry, pale, uneven and ugly. I hope that this helps you all like it’s helped me!  

 

THE TOP 8 BEST NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR SKIN

 

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Beta Carotene

Red, orange, and yellow fruits and veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins are LOADED with beta carotene, a nutrient with many benefits to your skin, says Ido Leffler, co-founder of the Yes To skin care line. Your body changes beta carotene into vitamin A, an essential nutrient for healing wounds, protecting against sun damage, and encouraging cell turnover.

You can find Beta Carotene in Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Night Cream ($14.99) and Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisture with SPF 15 ($14.99) or Yes To Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser (9.99) 

 

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Green Tea

This healthy drink contains high levels of antioxidant chemicals that help prevent and reverse UV damage to the skin, explains Neal Schultz, MD, a dermatologist in New York City and creator of BeautyRx Skincare. These same chemicals make green tea an excellent natural anti-inflammatory, and skin soothing ingredient in skin care.

Look for green tea in Jason Tea Time Anti-Aging Moisturizing Cream ($15.49) and St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser ($6.59). Boscia Green Tea Oil-Control Mask (34.00)

 

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Licorice 

Not the candy but the actual root LOL This is one of the best natural ingredients to treat redness and rosacea. And the plant has also been known to reduce uneven skin tone by blocking the production of melanin. Dr. Wu suggests looking for licorice extract in eye treatments because one study found that a cream containing the ingredient helped lighten dark under eye circles.

You can find licorice extract in Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 ($38), Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Cream ($14.99), and C. Booth Black Licorice Eye Cream($12.99).

 

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Oats

Colloidal oatmeal is one of the very few natural ingredients that the FDA has approved to treat skin irritation such as eczema, & dry skin something I wish I had known this because my skin was extremely dry! Dr. Wu. says “Oat lipids and proteins help replenish and maintain the skin barrier, and oats contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals.”

Look for colloidal oatmeal, which Dr. Wu tells us has the greatest benefits and the most professional research behind it. It’s in Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment ($7.93) andAveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion($8.29) and Sappo Hill Soapworks Glycerine Cream Soap (12 count) Oatmeal (22.99)

 

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Soy

If you want your skin to look brighter and more even-toned, Dr. Wu says “Topical soy has been shown to lighten discoloration due to melasma and sun damage by inhibiting skin’s over-production of melanin skin pigment.”

Soy-based products are a great option for those looking for an alternative to prescription-strength ingredients like retinoids and hydroquinone, says dermatologist Michael Gold, MD, the medical director of Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN. Professionals recommend

Aveeno products like  Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 ($16.79), because their soy-based ingredients have been studied in clinical studies, to reduce pigmentation.

 

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Vitamin C

Being a Florida Girl I love me some oranges so when I hear Vitamin C I think my go to for the common cold and yummy snack, but the nutrient also fights the common signs of aging skin saggy skin and dullness in your skin. Vitamin C  also helps in collagen synthesis, which is created to create firmness and smoothness. Plus, it has antioxidant that helps to fight free-radical damage and lightens those annoying dark spots. As if this little vitamin didn’t already fight hard enough, vitamin C can also regulate sun burn production to prevent acne and decrease inflammation.

Not only should you eat a lot of citrus fruits to help your skin work with vitamin C, look for it in a serum like

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic ($146) to maximize the antioxidant powers on the surface of your skin. This product may I add is phenomenal it’s like a natural Botox LOL

 

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Willow Herb

Willow herb is a wildflower, it’s a really unique antimicrobial, anti-irritant, and a natural antiseptic that has been around a long time being used to sooth common skin irritations including rosacea and eczema.

One of the little powerful flower benefits includes the ability to kill p. Acnes bacteria, those nasty microbes that cause that dirty acne, which makes the natural ingredient a great option for treating breakouts, says Paula Begoun, who writes The Cosmetics Cop.

You can find the willow herb in Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae Soothing Mask ($9.43) and Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment ($38).

 

 

 

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Witch Hazel

Now we are familiar with Witch hazel it’s been a known home remedy for ages. According to Renée Rouleau, a celebrity esthetician witch hazel is an excellent ingredient in toners and moisturizers to control oil while also offering hydration and reducing redness.

“Witch hazel can be used on sores, bruises, and swelling,” says Dr. Schultz. That’s why often you see the ingredient in aftershaves, he says. note of caution: “The witch hazel astringent found in drugstores usually contains alcohol and is not recommended as it will strip your skin of moisture.”

You’ll find witch hazel in Ahava Mineral Body Lotion and Renée Rouleau Revitalizing Ginseng Toner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Running Back Chris Johnson Signs Two Year Deal With New York Jets

 

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It didn’t take running back Chris Johnson long to start a new beginning and I knew it wouldn’t he’s an amazing athlete. The Jets’ official website confirmed Johnson signed the contract with the team more than a week after being cut from Tennessee (Whoops Their bad LOL). Johnson’s two year deal is worth a whopping value of $8 million with the yardage incentives that can add him and extra million to the deal. The source who release that information requested to be unknown because the team has yet to announce the terms of his deal. There’s no question about this being a great decision made by the New York Jets and Chris Johnson, we at Stilettos & Hiphop wish Chris a congratulations and a very successful fulfilling season next season. You got the Juice Chris!

Rapper Trina HOT like fish grease about French Montana & Khloe Possibly Dating

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It’s not looking too good for 29 year old rapper French Montana in relationship favor with reality show star Khloe Kardashian. As we know him and Khloe has been spotted together a lot lately and rapper Trina can’t stand to see it anymore she is hotter than fish grease about it, why you ask? Well sources close to the rapper says French and Trina were not official but they had been living together in New Jersey and talking a lot on a daily basis up until a few ago when he went to work on his new album in LA (Well we now know that his album isn’t all that he’s been working on LOL ) and is devastated about it.

 

photo 1-15What also probably has rapper Trina pissed is she is friends supposedly with Khloe’s sister Kim Kardashian and have been spotted partying together. They also both share mutual best friends R&B Singer Kelly Rowland & Celebrity Hostess & Reality Star LaLa Anthony (Basket ball player Carmelo Anthony’s wife) but you know how that Hollywood life goes you never know who’s being your genuine friend and who’s doing it for a photo-Op. Trina also isn’t the only woman who’s feeling played by Montana his wife is also let’s not forget ( SEE MY POST ON FRENCH MONTANA ESTRANGED WIFE WARNS KHLOE KARDASHIAN FRENCH MONTANA USING KHLOE? ). 

This is seeming like a pattern for rapper French Montana and we’re now going with Khloe’s friends he isn’t the guy for her. Will he do Khloe like the others? Will she be left for another woman? What do you guys think about this? Leave us a comment below!

Love & HipHop Atlanta Mimi Faust Release Sex Tape!!!

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I didn’t blog about this yesterday because I like to sit back and get all the facts first! I don’t even know where to start with this one. Mimi mimi mimi One what the heck are you thinking? For two the things that people do for the right price. Mimi you’re too old and you’re a mother so you signing off on this release is terrible! How can you clown Joseline for being a stripper when you’re now an american Porn star. Yes I said PORN STAR because that was not a sex tape you had a full camera crew with professional editing, in a hotel room not the comfort of your own home, & Im sorry there’s no way that a self stand camera can get those angels hunny you or your man is no professional in photography or videography. Girl Please don’t try to fool us with those crocodile tears and sob story that he leaked it and you’re the victim like you’re trying to do this season (I watched the extended trailer on VH1.com) We’re NOT buying it. We’ve learned from Kim Kardashian how the sex tape releases with Vivid Entertainment goes down it takes BOTH parties to sign off on a video to be leaked by them, because they don’t want that kind of law suit. This is disgusting I’m very disappointed in this old woman who portrayed to be this “independent woman of class and professionalism” you are the dirty maid that you lowered yourself to this point. Doing something with your man in private is no problem but when you do it for a reality show’s fame and money basically sold your soul when you portrayed to be the opposite is so hypocrytical and LOW! Im not feeling it and I can’t wait to see the show to see how this all play out for her. What do you guys think about this? Leave us comments below!

Is French Montana Using Khloe?

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Yesterday I blogged about what I think is a fab duo 29 year old rapper French Montana and Reality star Khloe Kardashian. The duo have been sharing one another’s time a lot lately. Well this afternoon I received a text message from a very reliable close source of the rappers stating:

 

“Girl you know that s*** is fake as f*** all that Hollywood s*** is fake It’s obsession and infatuation. Never “real” or real love I wanted to say something about it but I have too many eyes on me “FRENCH IS USING HER” & it doesn’t make her look good it makes his ghetto a** look good all while he still married & his wife IS in his life. He’s always in women text messages and DM’s being THIRSTY even recently when he’s supposedly with Khloe”

 

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Well this goes back to his wife Deen Kharbouch’s Life & Style Magazing interview sending warnings to Khloe that she needs to be careful the rapper used her stating she helped french get the career that he has and “As soon as he popped, it was as if Kruz and I didn’t exist. He practically abandoned us!” she exclaimed. “Sometimes we don’t see him for two or three months.”  

But this isn’t the first time she’s came out about the rapper previously she took to twitter when their son Kruz was sick

“@FrencHMonTanA is a HORRIBLE father,” she tweeted. “@FrencHMonTanA has not seen his son in months.. His son is in the hospital and he could careless. #Fatherlesschild … Your son is not for photo ops only. @frenchmontana is a fake f*ck that uses people #vampire.@FrencHMonTanA where is your son ??”

She also states he’s giving her $7,000 a month in child support that she had to go to court to get. But if she is still in Montana’s life she could be in on the publicity use, I mean let her tell it she is the reason for his career and if she’s this down with him I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s just playing a role. Some people think bad publicity is good publicity.

Sources also close to Khloe is also worried about this duo stating:

“They think she’s headed down the same path she did with her ex,” one source claims. “She’s still figuring out what she wants, but this guy is bad news.”

This looks as if it’s getting a little ugly and both are still denying that they are a duo. So leave a comment below tell me what you guys think do you believe this is real or is the rapper really using her?

Khloe Kardashian & French Montana Romancing?

 

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This duo has had the internet on fire for the past WEEK! Recently Rapper French Montana and reality star and fashion designer Khloe Kardashian who I must add looks absolutely AMAZE-BALLS has recently been spotted with one another a few times this week. Once cuddled in the studio (Here’s the Link French Montana & Khloe Kardashian Cuddled In The Studio) . The duo partied together at Hollywood hotspot Hooray Henry’s on Wednesday and both attended Sean “Diddy” Combs’ son 16th birthday bash last Friday.

 

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Now yesterday heading to dinner in a very sexy little black dress By designer Narciso Rodriguez showing off her new frame at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood with her sister Kourtney and her beau Scott Disick. Looks as if a double date was going on if you ask me LOL. French Montana estranged wife has even went to supposedly “warning” Khloe about the 29 year old rapper saying he abandon her and their child. But there’s two sides to every story ya know? They have both denied the rumors but it’s obvious some chemistry is there. Live a little KHLO French’s hot you’re hot go ahead stop hiding it we need know what’s up! LOL I think they make a cute pair what do you guys think? Comment below!

 

 

Actress Michelle Williams Sparkles In New Louis Vuitton Spring Campaign

 

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The beautiful actress Michelle Williams is back with yet another stunning ad campaign for my favorite designer Louis Vuitton! She is the face for their NEW Spring Handbag & Luggage Collection, shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Carine Roitfeld. Michelle’s Fall 2013 campaign for Louis Vuitton was breathtaking but the vibrant spring colors makes the 33 year old actress fabulous oh so chic pixie cut pop even more and that makes her fabulous 33 look like 22 honey (FYI LADIES I’VE BEEN SEEING A LOT OF PIXIE CUTS LATELY HENCE I JUST HAD ONE MYSELF LOL).

 

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I just can’t get over  the colors it makes me want to go spend all of my savings on a couple of those beautiful genuine leather handbags LOL… Great Job Michelle and everyone involved in this amazing campaign Louis Vuitton you have done it again for me! Leave comments below tell me what you guys think about Michelle and the campaign! XoXo