Friday, 13 December 2019

Tips to restore your skin's glow without using expensive cosmetics.

Who doesn't want a complexion that radiates good health? But what is the glow and how can you get it? That coveted glow women seek is the result of light reflecting from facial skin. When the skin surface is not smooth, the glow disappears. Here are four reasons why that glow may be eluding you: 

You don't have an even skin tone.

The texture of your skin is uneven, i.e. you have rough and dry skin, open pores, deep whiteheads, old acne scars, etc.

Your facial skin is losing structural support. As the fat under the skin moves and displaces with age, valleys and hills are created that keep your skin surface from looking smooth.

Also, make sure you eat and sleep on time and are not stressed. Your overall health and state of mind also contribute to a glowing skin. Once you've got that sorted, you can include the following steps in your skincare regimen. 
1. Exfoliate regularly with a gentle scrub. You could either choose from a foam-based face wash with fine exfoliating beads or make a scrub at home with sugar and honey or yogurt (make sure the sugar granules are fine in texture). Exfoliating sloughs away dead skin cells and helps with open pores and acne scars. Don't ignore your lips--they need exfoliation too! 

2. Moisturize well. You could use a heavier formula if you have fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Eat foods rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C, daily.

4. Use a sunscreen every day, without fail. This will prevent any unevenness of skin tone from getting worse.

5. Use a skin brightening face pack if you have an uneven skin tone.

6. Get a facial done at your salon every 20 to 30 days.


Thursday, 12 December 2019

Davido mocks Peruzzi's medical skills, says he will say his last prayer.

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- Davido has poked fun at Peruzzi on social media over his medical skills - Peruzzi recently shared a throwback photo, revealing that he was a medical practitioner before stardom

- The photo showed Peruzzi in his medical scrubs and a protective face mask - 30 billion gang boss commented on the photo, saying he would say his last prayer if Peruzzi was his doctor Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke, known by his stage name as Davido, has made fun of the medical skills of his friend and member of his Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) Record label, Perruzi. In a tweet, Peruzzi had taken a walk down memory by sharing a throwback photo of himself to show that he was once a medical practitioner before he became a popular singer. Peruzzi was seen wearing his medical scrubs and a protective face mask. Davido saw the photo on the popular micro-blogging platform and replied with a comment teasing Peruzzi.

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The DMW boss stated that he would say his last prayer if he ever went into surgery and discovered that Peruzzi is his doctor.


Wednesday, 11 December 2019



American rapper Cardi B has a lot of experience to share on her recent visit to Ghana and Nigeria.
Over the weekend, she was in Africa for the first time to perform in the two West African neighbouring countries.

She had a lot of fun but most particularly, she noticed that the tension between Ghana and Nigeria weren’t true as portrayed outside the world.

Ghana and Nigeria have been at ‘war’ on social media over politics, entertainment and most importantly, food (especially jollof).

But the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker says the rift between the two countries is just like Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

“I didn’t know that the beef between Ghana and Nigeria is fake. They are just like Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico – they love each other but they fake beef with each other,” she told her Instagram fans.

She added that she wished she had more time to spend in Ghana and Nigeria because she enjoyed her stay.

“But I like both countries. I wish I had more time to spend in both countries. I had fun everything.”



A trigger is any event, change, external stimulus, or physical act which seems to result in migraine. It precedes the attack by a short interval which could be as much as up to 6 to 8 hours. The exact cause of migraine is not fully understood, but doctors and healthcare providers do know that many factors can induce a migraine. If you are one of the millions of people who deal with frequent or occasional migraines, it is important to understand your personal migraine triggers and do your best to avoid them. It may not be easy to identify what is triggering your migraine if your attacks are linked to a number of different things. 

A trigger may not cause an attack every time, which may confuse the situation even more. Keeping a journal of known triggers such as certain foods, odd or smells, change in weather, alcohol or highly caffeinated beverages may be beneficial in avoiding future migraine attacks. It is also crucial to never overuse or abuse any prescription treatment for migraine. Misuse of medication can lead to increased migraine attacks and chronic migraine symptoms.

Stress: A dramatic increase or decrease in physical or psychological stress can trigger a migraine. Majority of migraine patients report that stress is linked to the onset of migraine attacks. Researchers also found out that between 50 and 80 percent of migraine patients say stress triggers their migraine headaches. Some patients experienced migraine in the aftermath of a stressful event, while others experienced a new attack in the midst of a stressful event.

Lack of Sleep: Sleep disturbance is one of the most common factors linked to migraine. Insufficient sleep is often cited as a trigger for acute migraine attacks. Excessive sleep is a frequently reported trigger as well. Jet lag and changes in your work schedule can also be linked to the onset of migraine. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder associated with chronic migraine. 

Chronic migraine patients who suffer from insomnia are at increased risk for anxiety or depression. These conditions have one thing in common: sleep disturbance. Fortunately, many patients report that sleep often relieves their migraine headaches.

Hunger or Dehydration: Migraine patients would do well to avoid skipping meals. Research consistently shows that skipping meals is frequently linked to the onset of migraine. It remains uncertain how this happens. It is probably related to falling blood glucose levels. Dehydration has also been suggested as a possible migraine trigger. Failure to drink enough water has been linked to the onset of headache. 

A small survey of migraine sufferers revealed that “insufficient fluid intake” was linked to headache onset in about 40 percent of responders.
Bright Lights and Loud Sounds: Bright, flickering, or pulsating lights, or loud sounds, may serve as a migraine trigger. Even brief exposure to sunlight may trigger migraine in some patients even though sunlight may not be a primary trigger. 

However, it may trigger migraine only if the patient has a hangover. Alternately, the patient may already be sleep deprived, stressed, dehydrated, or experiencing low blood sugar due to skipping a meal. Bright light may be a sort of secondary trigger. People whose migraine attacks appear to be triggered by bright light should consider whether these other factors were triggers.

Hormones: Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraine headache than men. Evidence suggests that female sex hormone fluctuations may play a role in headache onset and severity. More than half of female migraine patients in a recent study said they were likely to get severe migraine headaches during menstruation. A small subset of these patients experienced migraine solely during menstruation. 

The use of oral contraceptives may make symptoms worse, while pregnancy may offer relief among some migraine patients. Pregnancy was linked to worsening symptoms for other patients. Post-menopause may provide some limited relief from headache severity.

Physical Activity: Intense exercise may trigger migraines. A recent study found that 38 percent of migraine sufferers experience exercise-triggered migraine attacks at some point. Many patients with exercise-induced migraine report that their headaches begin with neck pain. More than half abandoned a favorite sport or form of exercise in an effort to avoid triggering migraine attacks. Some patients report that they have been able to substitute low-intensity exercises for high-intensity activities that might trigger an attack.

Endeavour to know your trigger because the earlier you know your migraine trigger the better you will be able to manage it.


Tuesday, 10 December 2019


We have all experienced it at some point the pain of lost love lingering like subtle poison. Letting go of someone you truly love is one of the most difficult things in the world. Unfortunately, sometimes necessary. And since the pain you experience from letting go of someone you love can stop you right in your tracks, you need to take action now if you hope to move forward with your life and find happiness elsewhere.
Sometimes, you know what happened; other times, you feel as though things slowly slipped away from you and you can’t quite pinpoint at any one cause. But in any case, you have decided it’s time to let them go and move on.
In this case, here are ways to let go of someone you love
Cut off contacts: Before you do anything, and I mean anything else, you need to cut off all contact with that person. This is the first step and more of a critically important prerequisite. You will never be able to heal if you keep the person who hurt you so close at hand.
Remove phone numbers, discard contact information, pictures and thing else directly connected with them. You are not erasing your memory, just removing your ability to potentially contact that person the next time you are in a moment of weakness and might think of reaching out.
Be with what you are feeling: Possibly the worst thing you can do is to ignore what you are feeling and start looking for means to either bottle those feelings down or hide from them. The longer you do this, the worse you will get, so you need to take an entirely different approach if you hope to heal this wound. Face the pain head on and don’t run from it. Allow yourself to simply be with whatever you are feeling, even if it’s uncomfortable. Over time, the mind has a way of settling itself if you allow it to focus in on the pain.
Stop fantasizing: As you begin to experience the gradual process of internal healing and reflect on past memories, you will be motivated to fantasize that maybe, just maybe, they will change. Maybe things could work out this time, if such and such was different. Things won’t work out and they won’t change. This process is your brain trying to keep you away from the pain again. Be present for these feelings so that you maintain clarity. But it is important to then give yourself a reality check and remember that this is a natural part of the healing process. It’s the same thing as binge-drinking after a breakup or some other loss. You are not really healing, just attempting to put a band-aid over the wound. Eventually, that band-aid will come off. And, when it does, it’s going to hurt like hell. The only way to heal is to be with what is the reality and move on; so stop fantasizing.
Practice forgiveness: Now is when you really begin to dig deep and get to the heart of the issue. Whatever happened has left an internal wound that needs to be sewn up. And, to do that, you need to practice forgiveness. It’s not always the other person’s fault. Sometimes it’s our fault. Whatever the case, you need to either practice visualizing the other person and repeating a simple mantra such as “I forgive you. My pain is my own” or imagine yourself apologizing and searching for those feelings of sincerity within you. When you can recognize this, the process has started working.
Depending on what happened, it will take time to heal. However, in every case, if you invest the time to be with yourself, listening to what goes within you and being kind and compassionate with yourself, you will heal the wound.
Get out there and live: Now that you have created a nourishing foundation you can use to heal internally, once you feel ready don’t wait too long it’s important to get out and into the world and start living. Get to work, pursue a passion, meet new people, or go on an adventure. Whatever it is, start creating new experiences, memories, and connections to replace the old memories.
The more you do this, the easier it will be to move on.


5 things to know about Cardi B's visit to Nigeria

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American rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, better known as Cardi B, has no doubt earned the hearts of Nigerians after her visit to the country for the Livespot music festival. Nigerians are no doubt fun-loving people who also put in their best when it comes to hosting guests and it is obvious that the Bodak Yellow rapper was well received and she enjoyed her short stay in the country. When it was gathered that the American Grammy-winning artiste would be visiting the country, many expected that she would be full of airs and would not blend well with fans in the country but the opposite was the case. Cardi visited clubs, danced with celebs, took photos with her fans, received gifts from them and also promoted the country in good light on her social media page.
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1. Compared Nigeria to the Democratic Republic Cardi B arrived in Nigeria on December 5, 2019, and she was very excited as she shared videos from her journey to her hotel from the airport. According to the 27-year-old rapper, the country reminds her of the Dominican Republic where she is originally from.
2. The beauty of Lagos night life Cardi had a very busy but fun time in Nigeria and this was very evident in the videos she shared on her Instagram page. In one of her videos, the rapper marvelled at how beautiful the city of Lagos is at night and she even compared it to Disney Land. Cardi even took a photo of herself posing beside Christmas decorations on the streets of Lagos.
3. Giving back to society Cardi was most likely paid millions to perform in the country and she definitely spent some of those millions on Nigerians. The rapper visited a supermarket and bought almost everything she could for children at an orphanage in Lagos. The entertainer was also spotted spraying large wads of cash at exotic dancers and fans at the night club.
4. Cardi B followed Nigerian dancer, Jane Mena on Instagram Popular Nigerian dancer, Jane Mena, caught Cardi B's attention on social media and that led to her following her page on Instagram. Mena was very excited by this news.
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5. The rapper has revealed that she misses Nigeria Cardi B’s visit to Nigeria is not one that the rapper would forget in a hurry. She obviously endeared the hearts of fans and had a good time too. Shortly after going back to her own country, she shared a touching post on Instagram asking to go back to Africa. In a subsequent post she said she misses Nigeria.


Monday, 9 December 2019


Clear, glowing skin is a feature women have sought as far back as 3000BC. The Egyptians, Greek, and Romans believed “perfect skin” should be pale (white), with rosy cheeks. Women went as far as applying crocodile dung to achieve paleness! So you see, the idea of bleaching creams did not start now.

We however, should not subscribe to this standard. Clear, healthy and hydrated is perfect. Your skin doesn’t have to be pale. Beauty comes in all colors. To achieve healthy glowing skin, all you need is a simple but effective routine. But before we spill the secret, we have to address those bad habits you probably observe on a daily basis that contribute to acne, dryness, pigmentation and what not.

You may have heard this a thousand times, but it’s a very important step. We shake, touch people, exchange money and other items, sneeze in our hands even. The skin on your face is highly sensitive so when it comes in contact with your dirty hands, it reacts badly compared to other parts of your body.

Stress causes breakouts. To avoid this, it is advised that you sleep for at least eight hours a day to ensure sufficient rest. You could also figure out your stressors and deal with them adequately.

This piece of material should be changed more often than your sheets because when it’s dirty, all your attempts at achieving clear skin will go to waste as a result of those long hours you spend lying on a dirty pillowcase.


Sleeping with makeup blocks your pores, interrupts the healing process that happens while you sleep, speeds up ageing, damages skin cells, dries the skin out, and encourages pigmentation. In addition, you stain your pillows with makeup. It’s not worth it sis, wash your face.


Our skin can be affected from inner and outer causes. That is why it is important to treat it from both fronts. Fruits and vegetables eaten regularly can improve the appearance of your skin. Eat fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A, C and E. Some of these foods include; tomatoes, sweet potatoes, avocados, pepper, green tea, and coconut oil. Add these to a healthy diet and watch your skin improve.

Staying properly hydrated is necessary for your overall health. Not only does water play an important role in your digestion and circulation, but it’s also vital for your skin’s health and beauty. Water helps you from the inside out.
It keeps the skin hydrated, tightens pores, slows ageing and improves the appearance of your skin.

Satin pillowcases help keep your skin supple and allow your pores to breathe. Cotton pillowcases, on the other hand, draw the moisture from your skin as you sleep. Any moisturizer/cream you may have applied during your night time routine will be absorbed during your sleep. Satin is soft to the touch and allows your face to glide against the pillowcase. More abrasive fabrics, such as cotton and wool, can cause creases, lines and wrinkles to develop around your eyes, forehead and mouth.

By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. A simple walk or jog daily will work wonders.



At 2018, the global skin care industry was valued at about $300 billion! It is a huge community that you can get lost in, throw away a lot of money at every product that springs up on the internet, and still see little to no results.

The good news is, we are here to prevent that. If you’re new to the world of skin care there are four basic products that you need to achieve clear and healthy skin.

- Cleanser
Using regular bar soap can damage the outer protective layer of the skin. This leads to accentuated wrinkles and pores, and can cause acne and inflammation, which makes breakouts worse.

Next time you want to wash your face, put down the bar soap and reach for a facial cleanser instead. We advice you to use a cleanser that is free of sodium laureth sulfate. Never heard of it before? Well reach for your bottle of shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel, detergent or soap pack and read the ingredients list. It is the cleaning chemical responsible for the foaming up of these products.

SLS has been found to dry out skin and lead to more acne for people with sensitive skin. SLS is pardonable when used on the rest of your body, but please spare your face if you want to look your best.
You can purchase SLS free products with a simple Google search, online stores, and even local stores around you.

- Toner
After cleaning your face with a facial cleanser, it should be followed with a toner. A face toner is a quick, absorbing liquid that helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin, and helps control acne.

Most toners contain alcohol. We advise you steer clear of this lot. A great choice would be rose water bought from a store, or homemade. Cucumber mixed with aloe vera gel is another excellent alternative.

You could also search for more alternatives, but they should be the moisturizing variety and not dry out your skin like the alcohol containing products.

- Moisturizer
A good moisturizer is important for a glowing and healthy skin. It slows ageing, boosts skin rejuvenation, provides an extra layer of protection against harsh weather and acne.

After using a cleanser and toner, you definitely want to replenish lost moisture with a facial moisturizer. Facial moisturizers are all over the beauty market, so you could do some research, and find out which will best suit your skin, budget and weather conditions. We however, recommend products with at least 1% salicylic acid.

Salicylic acid dives deep into congested skin to relieve clogged pores and blackheads while reducing bacterial growth (bacterial growth is what causes those tiny rashes that we can’t exactly classify as pimples) bacterial growth is prevalent in hot countries, so you want this is your regimen. 

Did you know that black skin comes with a built-in sunscreen? Every melanin popping brother/sister has a sun protection factor of sixteen (SPF16) in their skin. God really does know how to plan lol.

This however does not mean you don’t need extra protection. Sun, especially in hot countries like ours, shows no mercy. You may be thinking the sun doesn’t do much damage to your skin, but you’re mistaking. It takes 30 years for sun damage to appear, so the damage you did in your 20s will start showing up in the form of wrinkles during your 50s.

Sun protection is not very popular among Nigerians, but we strongly advise that you incorporate this into your regimen. A high SPF, say 30 and above is recommended by skin care specialists.

Sunscreen can be expensive sometimes, but worry not! There are inexpensive sun protectors that we all own. These include umbrellas, sunglasses, baseball hats, and so on. What's more? You can turn these pieces to fashion statements!

Use these whenever you go out under the sun, and your skin will thank you.

So what are you waiting for? Kick start your skin care journey with these effective tips we’ve given you, and begin to develop silk soft, healthy radiant skin.


- Which of the bad habits we mentioned are you guilty of?

- What is your current skin care routine?

- Are you a ‘rub-soap-and-water-and-call-it-a-day’ person or an Instagram skin care products junkie?

- What skin care product do you regret buying?

- Did you find our tips helpful or impractical?

- Recommend your favorite skin care products/practices to us and other readers!

Share this post to your friends if it was helpful to you.


Monday, 2 December 2019


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Nigerian celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji has taken to social media to speak on her first time watching a Formular One car race and her eagerness to experience new things she was never interested in prior to becoming a mum. The mother of one is clearly having a good time on her trip to the United Arab Emirates and she's seizing every opportunity to let her fans know this. She recently took to her Instagram page to share a photo of herself at the stadium in which she revealed she had just watched her first Formular One race of many to come. She also wrote about switching up from the unadventurous person she used to be, into someone ready to experience things. She wrote: "Watched my first Formula One race of many to come! This new me...the one that's a ready to experience things I wasn't really interested in before. Lol. I can't wait to bring my son and future child/children to places like this. It opens your eyes to how people LIVE! No more boring always at home Linda. Hehe. I'm ready to explore and truly experience LIFE! Lol. #lifeisbeautiful #blessed" 
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Her post comes shortly after she took to social media to share an interesting story how she splashed $2.5m (N907.5m) on her first home, having realized she was rich and could afford to own a house in Banana Island. At an event, the mother of one was asked the moment she realized she was rich. Answering the question, she recounted how she used to live in a rented apartment in Surulere which had rats running around in her sitting room.


Friday, 29 November 2019

How To Lighten Dark Underarm

Dark under arm can be very embarrassing, especially when it is noticeable. This can prevent you from wearing sleeveless, short sleeve, armless dress, swimsuits or bathing in public.
Dark underarm can be caused by common factors such as hyper-pigmentation, shaving, as
some ingrown hair tend to make your underarm appear darker, etc. It is also important to note that some deodorant and antiperspirant tend to make your underarm darker.
Most people battling with dark underarm do choose a natural lightening approach. My underarm regimen is occasional shaving and scrubbing. If you have darker arms, moisturizing is also a good idea.

here are 4 natural steps to lighten your underarm.

Step 1
What you need
2 tablespoons of baking soda
1 tablespoon of water
1 bowl
Coconut or Olive oil

Pour 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl, add few drops of water and mix into a paste. Apply the mixture to your armpits and massage gently for a minute. Leave this on for 20 or 25 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water, then apply coconut or olive oil to calm it.
If you have sensitive skin, use one teaspoon of baking soda and leave for 10 minutes only.
This should be done before taking your evening shower. This can be done daily until you achieve your desired results.

Step 2
What you need
1 tablespoons of baking soda
½ lemon

Coconut or Olive oil

Pour the baking soda into a bowl, squeeze the juice of the half lemon into the bowl to make a paste. Add a few drop of water to dilute it. Apply the mixture to your armpits and massage gently for a minute.

Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Don’t forget to rub your oil.
If you have sensitive skin, use one teaspoon of baking soda and leave for 10 minutes only.
This should be done before taking your evening shower. This can be done daily until you achieve your desired results, or twice a week depending on your schedule.

Step 3
What you need
½ lemon
2 drops of honey
Coconut or Olive oil

Squeeze the juice of the half lemon into the bowl, add your granulated sugar and honey to make a
paste. Apply the mixture to your armpits and massage gently for a minute. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to rub your oil.
If you have sensitive skin, leave for 5 minutes only.
This should be done before taking your evening shower. This can be done daily until you achieve your desired results, or twice a week depending on your schedule.

Step 4

What you need
Coconut or Olive oil

Cut thick slices of lemon and rub the slices on your underarms. After 10 minutes, rinse your armpits with cool water, dry them and moisturize with your oil.
None of the above procedures should be done during the day, as the arm can be extremely sensitive to sun light. Secondly, do not apply your deodorant or antiperspirant after scrubbing your underarm. The best time to do the above listed is before retiring to bed.


Thursday, 28 November 2019


A healthy breakfast is essential for starting the day off right. The meal is often described as the most important meal of the day. However, many people rush through their morning routines and avoid preparing breakfast.

When you skip breakfast, you could skip out on essential nutrients and benefits that can improve your day.
Here are five reasons to eat a healthy breakfast each day. 

1. Improve your performance

Your body becomes dehydrated after sleeping all night. Re-energize yourself with a healthy breakfast. You could see the improved benefits on your performance at work or school. When you eat breakfast, it gives your body essential nutrients to perform. You could do better in your academic career if your eat breakfast in the morning.

2. Benefit your skin

A Dietician says that eggs, lean proteins (like turkey), and fruits are essential to a nutritious breakfast. These ingredients are packed with vitamins A and D. They also contain the essential nutrient, lutein, which helps maintain healthy skin. Take a few minutes to fry an egg or throw some fruit in your cereal. If you feel too busy in the morning, prepare a bowl of fruit or a hard-boiled egg the night before. Grab it on the way out the door. 

3. Weight gain prevention

Don’t skip breakfast to avoid calories. Studies show that eating a healthy morning meal helps prevent further weight gain. Avoid overindulging in high-calorie foods throughout the day. Breakfast also provides you with essential nutrients that can be stored into energy so you can feel productive for the rest of the day.

4. Energy

Energy is essential for your brain and body to work properly. You may feel slow and sheepish when you awake in the morning with low blood sugar. The American Deictic Association says that a healthy breakfast should include lean proteins (eggs, turkey sausage, grilled chicken), fruits, whole grains, and some vegetables will provide you with the most energy and dietary benefits. Ingredients with vitamin C, like berries and oranges, helps your brain signals function so that you’re more alert. Plus, your memory patterns will improve. 

5. Feel happier

Going for a breakfast that is high in carbohydrates like oatmeal can drastically improve your mood in the morning. When you sleep for eight hours or more, your body loses nutrients and we can become irritable when we wake up. When you supply your body with the energy it needs, you feel more satisfied and happy throughout the day. You’re supplied with the essential nutrients that kick start your mind so you can start your day with a good attitude.

Eating a healthy breakfast of essential nutrients can help you improve your overall health, well-being, and even help you do better in school or work. It’s worth it to get up a few minutes earlier and throw together a quick breakfast. You’ll be provided with the energy to start your day off right..