Clearing clogged pores: Hemp oil and the oil cleansing method

Get rid of clogged pores once and for all! Hemp oil can actually cure your closed comedone acne safely, naturally, and forever.

The oil cleansing method seems almost counter-intuitive, especially if you have any kind of acne. I mean, putting oil on your face on purpose? Weird. BUT applying oil to the face actually helps dissolve the sebum plugs that form in your pores. It will also make your wrinkles less noticeable, and the massaging makes your botox last longer!!!!!

clearing clogged pores: salicylic acid toner!

A crucial ingredient in this regime is the salicylic acid toner (and masque, but that's for another post). Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid. It encourages the shedding of dead skin cells within the follicles, keeping them clear of debris that might cause sebum to clog. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous gland within each hair follicle. It sort of slides out of each pore onto the skin, keeping it moisturized and healthy. It can easily become trapped with the pore, though, if there's some stuff going on (dead skin accumulation, pollutants, etc.), and can become riddled with bacteria, causing breakouts. If it can't find a way out, it will become an enlarged ugly cyst. If it gets big enough, it will rupture and push bacteria ridden yuckiness into the surrounding area underneath the skin. Salicylic acid helps keep the pore free and open, minimizing the clogged sebum horror.

maxine goes to vegas

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Up and coming model Maxine is the queen of many things. 

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There was a little fairy
Sat beneath a tree -
Humming to her tiny self
A haunting melody

enchanting woodland fashion editorial by the greatest creative team in the history of the universe.

sonia usmar: contemporary nigerian artist and musician

sonia usmar

Sonia is a contemporary artist and concert pianist living in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Born in Canada, and bred in four countries.

Take a look at her beautiful series of paintings, "African Mats."

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this amazing photoshoot really captures the rebellious spirit.

lynnette haozous/chiricahua apache, navajo, taos pueblo: activist and artist

Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache, Navajo, Taos Pueblo) is a remarkable woman. She is a passionate activist, organizer, actress, writer, and artist. She is dedicated to justice, environment, and community and reaches many, many people with her stunning artworks.

Learn more about this amazing human below.