VLOG: My Hair Journey

VLOG: My Hair Journey


As a woman of color, we all have challenges with our hair. Understanding texture, our hair specific needs  for specifics products…is a true time and financial investment. But it is  all worth it, because in the process…you discover what makes you, unique.

In this video I share about  my challenges accepting my unique hair texture as a young woman  grown up in Brazil, my hair transition phase, products for my hair texture, braids and more. I hope you enjoy it!


Vlog: Hip Replacement

Vlog: Hip Replacement


I’m all about transparency, but to be transparent can be uncomfortable and scary… because it can make you feel vulnerable. But sharing is healing and inspiring. So I decided to share layers of me you and the universe.

Here is my first VLOG! I hope you enjoy it!





Now that the season is changing it’s  very important to change your skincare regimen seasonally.  The condition of your skin changes from day to day and seasonal changes such as wind or cold weather can cause it to dry, crack, or easily scar if not properly cared for. In order to prevent early signs of aging, be sure to exfoliate and moisturize regularly. Also, don’t forget to make regularly scheduled visits to your dermatologist at least twice a year.

Your eating habits have a direct impact on your overall health and your skin’s appearance. Click To Tweet

Remember, a healthy diet equals healthy skin. Eat colorful foods, drink lots of water and cut back on foods with high levels of salt & oil.

Good skin moisturizers create a barrier between your skin and harsh weather and pollutants in the air. Moisturizers also help your skin retain water & elasticity.  Never leave your skin unprotected.  It’s important to moisturize every time you wash and use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen.

Harsh and scented cleansing products can strip your skin of its protective oil-based layers.  To prevent this, use unscented & natural products on dry, sensitive skin to maintain the youthful look and supple feel of your skin.

It’s never too early to start taking better care of yourself.  Try it today!  Grab a daily multivitamin along with omega-3 and vitamin D supplements. Multivitamins can add a healthy glow & strength to your hair, skin and nails

The key to preventing aging and keeping your skin healthy is SUN PROTECTION. Be sure to wear sun-screen of at least 15 SPF year-round … yes … that means everyday and if you plan on being in the sun for long periods of time, make sure you re-apply your sunscreen every two hours.

Need a daily skin regimen?  Be sure to cleanse with a liquid cleanser 2x a day.  Exfoliate 1-2x a week and moisturize morning and night.  Men who shave need to be sure to use a good toner to avoid skin inflammation and irritation.  Try Tend Skin.

Moisturizers containing key ingredients such as avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil are great for protecting your skin and retaining its natural moisture. Moisturizers containing these ingredients also enter into your skin quickly and leave less residue behind.

Foods that are deeply pigmented [like oranges, mangoes, cranberries, etc.] are FULL of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants work wonders for your skin and help give you a nice healthy glow. Try working at least one anti-oxidant into your diet every this week as an alternative for a bag of chips or a candy bar.

Be sure to work out at least 3x a week.  Increased heart rate is great for blood circulation and full-body detox which are known to result in better-looking skin, shinier hair, and weight loss.

Quiet meditation for at least 10 minutes before starting your day clears your mind and frees you to focus on your most pertinent tasks and thoughts for the day.

What is your skin challenge? Let’s continue the conversation on social media, please connect.