While Jill was completing her dermaplane certification, she called her friend to come to her school for a treatment. Her friend told her she already had a dermaplane at a medical spa a few weeks ago and said her skin was still burning – like it was normal (it's not)! After further discussion her friend admitted that she felt she didn't get the specialized care that ‘melanated’ skin often needs and received a treatment that made her skin worse. It was then that Jill recognized the need for her as an esthetician and African American woman to provide customized treatments to people of color. "Some estheticians get used to doing just European skin, or disregard teachings and don’t recognize that one size doesn’t fit all. So that's where I come in." I learned that an esthetician (sometimes spelled aesthetician) specializes in the beautification of the skin. Estheticians are not medical doctors like dermatologist, but they should often be sought out before a dermatologist as they perform...
Serein Naturals is all about providing quality vegan hair, face, and body care products so know the same attention is taken when it comes to what we eat, even during the holiday season. It's been a long time since I've attended a Halloween party, but I'm almost certain that vegan treats aren't a priority at them. Growing up, one of my favorite treats on Halloween was traditional dirt pudding, made with milk chocolate pudding, Oreos, and gummy worms; the original recipe is ridiculously simple and quick to make so I knew I could easily remix this into a delicious vegan and gluten-free delight. The longest part was finding gummy worms free from gelatin (collagen taken from animal body parts). Luckily a grocery chain, Natural Grocers, has them for a third of the cost of Amazon and Whole Foods may have them too. Here's what you'll need (ingredients are for a 10-cup dessert serving):
On one of my recent flights, a nearby passenger was completely engulfed in TLC's Dr. Pimple Popper. I tend to steer clear of shows like that as I'm very queasy to medical procedures, but for some reason I couldn't stop watching. I couldn't believe that much "stuff" was inside people and I really admired Dr. Lee and her staff for changing people's lives by doing this work. I wanted to know what people color and residents here in Denver, Colorado are being seen for and what role dermatology plays in hair care. I had the pleasure of speaking with Denver local dermatology resident Chauncey Caldwell Barbulescu, M.D. to learn just that and more about the field of dermatology.
Dr. Chauncey completed her undergraduate education at Winona State in Minnesota. She then went on to complete medical school at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine in Orlando. She completed an internal medicine intern year at the University of Colorado, followed...
Coco Cool Face & Body scrub was added to the Serein Naturals collection back in 2017 and was an instant hit; customers had a real need for an exfoliator that was gentle yet effective, and by effective I mean a scrub that lasts long enough to lift dead skin cells, polish, and smooth the skin. I, along with many others, added it to their skincare regimen, using it every few days on my face, almost daily anywhere I shaved or waxed, and occasionally giving myself a complete body exfoliation in the shower. So given all its advantages, it may have come as a shock when I decided to stop carrying it online or at events. At the time of the decision I had almost 30 different products, was looking to focus on my top 10 in preparation for the re-launch, and both the Coco Cool and Black Don't Crack Scrubs didn't make the cut.
A couple months went by and I could tell a real difference in the look and feel of my skin, particularly my legs and arms. Exfoliation helps your skin cells to turnover...
Everyone wants to impress and be impressed in the bedroom (or anywhere the mood strikes). The saying “scent is the strongest thing tied to memory” can mean if you or the space around you doesn’t smell inviting, it may not be the unforgettable, truly immersing experience you were hoping for. Yes, colognes and perfumes tend to have a lovely, lingering scent, but they don’t taste good on the skin, they can’t go in certain places, and they might not arouse a partner who is a lover of all things natural.
The scent you wear and the scents in your car, home, and bedroom can tell a story of romance and what’s to come; it can also make or break a mood so be intentional about how you smell and how the rooms you enter smell (that you can control). Consider adding yummy and intoxicating oils like pure Vanilla essential oil (EO), mixed with Coconut or Almond Oil, to places that you want tasted and playing with a combination of oils that relax yet excite the senses, like pure Rose EO and a combina...
Calling all women, men, children and families! If you're currently a social media influencer with a passion for natural hair and skincare products, then I have an amazing opportunity for you! All you have to do it submit your name, social media links, email, and personal requirements to become a brand ambassador on the Contact Us page. Please keep in mind the following requirements must be met on our end:
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Click here to submit your information; just put 'Brand Ambassador'' in the subject line and if it's a good fit, you will be contacted for next steps!
Valentine's Day is 1 week away, are you celebrating this year? Are you prepared? Yes, Valentine's Day is super commercial now and came from a violent roman festival, BUT who wouldn't want to celebrate Love Day? A day to publicly and/or privately let your special someone know how much they mean to you, while knowing the entire country is doing the same. The real deciding question you have to ask yourself is 'Is this day important to my partner, family and/or friends?' You may think the day is bogus, but why upset someone you care about if they want to feel special on a particular day? If in fact it is important to your partner, then Serein Naturals offers products that give the essence of Valentine's Day, but will be enjoyed days, even weeks and months after the day and remain a loving reminder in your home. Here are some tips on ways to celebrate "Love Day," without compromising your 'woke' consciousness on its commercialism and origins.
Most of us set common New Year's resolutions; earn more money, exercise more, take that vacation... but did your skin make the list of goals you want to accomplish and master? This winter has been brutal for healthy, moisturized skin & hair, but it's not impossible to have #SkinGoals all year round. So let's review some easy ways to enhance the health of your skin:
Get a water filter for your shower
We all occasionally buy needless items on Amazon, so this year let's invest in something that can easily transform our hair and skin with no change in behavior!
Just install a water filter & softener in your home! Often times we're using effective products, but if we're constantly using hard water, it can counteract results. Water filters can remove bacteria, algae, heavy metals, and other substances making your water "hard water." Just click the photo of the filter to order on amazon.com.
You are what you eat and if you want healthy, growing hair, you have to eat like it. We all know we should be drinking half our weight in water for overall health, but there's little general rules of thumb when it comes to an eating plan for healthy hair and skin. I'm personally vegan and I do want to encourage others to reduce or completely eliminate animal flesh and secretions from their diet, but that's for another time and article. Here, I'm going to show you what you should be eating that can specifically have a positive effect on your hair & skin:
I wouldn't be a true vegan if I didn't list this food first. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. These good fats promote moisture and prevent hair damage, helping you retain your growing hair. When applied directly to the hair and scalp, they can stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Before you cook your Thanksgiving meal, clean the house, open your home to friends & family, and then clean the house AGAIN, take some quality time for YOU and shop on sereinnaturals.com. Yes, before you brave the Black Friday crowds, freezing early morning weather, standing in hour long lines begging to hand over your hard earned cash for crap you don't need, remember sales like these don't come often, especially for a small business, so get it while it's HOT! I know what you're thinking, WHAT IS THE SALE?!! Well, to thank you for your support all year long we're offering 30% OFF OUR ENTIRE SITE + FREE SHIPING ON ORDER OF $50 OR MORE!!!
That's right, Hair Gold, with over 20 all natural & mostly organic ingredients is on sale for 30% off any size! Yes our decadent Sweet Rub massage & body oil (also works as an amazing lubricant ;) is 30% off too! Even the fresh Rose Water is 30% off and do you know how expensive Roses are near the winter?!! We may be crazy for doing this, but we're...