The delectable beauty queen stunned delightfully in her photos as she receives countless birthday wishes, prayers, gifts and several gestures from her organization, brands, friends, family members, fans and followers across Nigeria and the globe.
Speaking to StatePress this morning, Queen Umeike expressed gratitude to everyone who made time out of their busy schedule to celebrate with her either through gifts, encouragement messages, prayers and wishes. She told our reporters that her life will remain an exemplary to younger generations as she will not despair in setting iconic examples to guide young and aspiring beauty Queens.
Queen Favour Umeike will be joining delegates from over 45 country as she has been confirmed to represent Nigeria at the 2020 Miss Originale World Contest in Tunisia. She has received several awesome and prestigious awards and has continued to make significant impact in the lives of children, girls and women through her series of empowerment projects in Nigeria.
In view of her interest in talent nurturing and empowerment initiatives, Queen Umeike will be unveiling an empowerment project in partnership with Billion Obi Film’s Masterclass to nurture young talents in theater arts, drama and other artistic talents, who envisions the dream of functioning prospectively as Nollywood superstars much later in their progressive future. The project will also be a channel through which young talents will be exposed to opportunities for self growth and development. Which also entails
“On How To Join Nollywood and Be Getting Movie Roles”.
4 Reasons You Need To Wear Sunscreen Daily Even If You Are Dark Skinned
The skin is the largest and one of the most visible organs in the human body. Our skin enables us to sense cold, heat, pain, and vibration, as well as rough or smooth surfaces.
Skin also plays an important role in the production of vitamin D, which is essential to bone formation. This production of vitamin D takes place with the help of sunlight. However, there is an increasing danger in excessive exposure of the skin to sunlight. To help protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun it is important to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun and also wear sunscreen daily.
What is Sunscreen and how does it work?
Sunscreen also called sunblock is a topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn. It can be in the form of a lotion, spray, gel, oil or stick.
There are two different types of sunscreen, physical and chemical sunscreen:
Physical Sunscreen also called (mineral sunscreen) acts as a shield to protect the skin. Once applied the filters form a physical barrier, reflecting or scattering UV waves.
Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, absorbs UV rays and releases their energy as heat.
People with darker skin tones are less likely to suffer from sunburns because of the amount of melanin their skin produces, however, I hate it to break it to you – UV rays don’t discriminate!
Below are four reasons you should wear Sunscreen
- Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It blocks these rays, greatly reducing the likelihood of sunburn.
- Wearing sunscreen slows down the development of wrinkles and premature ageing of the skin.
- Wearing sunscreen helps lower your risk of skin cancer.
- Daily use of sunscreen can also help you treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots caused by acne given you an even skin tone.
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what your skin tone, race, gender or age is. Exposing your skin to the sun without proper protection can be very damaging and as they say, prevention is better than cure so get your SPF on.
6 Reasons You Should Get A Facial Today
When people say a face lights up the room, they most are referring to a well cared for and properly moisturized skin. Your face needs the same and even more care as the rest of your body, so facials are essential.
Unfortunately, many people consider facials to be a form of luxury set aside for days they want to treat themselves. The truth, however, is that facials are an essential part of every skin regimen and should be gotten regularly. Facials help in delaying signs of ageing, eliminating blackheads, increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity, leaving your skin with a radiant, healthy glow.
Here are 6 reasons why you should get a facial done regularly:
It Helps With Skin Cell Renewal
Exfoliation is one crucial step when getting a facial. While you can exfoliate your skin at home, getting facials is a way to get rid of dead skin cells properly.
During facials, you either get microdermabrasion, or a fruit acid peel, which helps remove dead skin cells. Exfoliations during facials are specifically catered to your skin type and would leave you with smooth skin, increase cellular turn over, and break up skin discolouration. The exfoliation process helps fastens cell turnover, allowing for the growth of new, healthy cells.
It Cleans Out Blackhead And Clogged Pores
Another vital step when getting a facial is extraction. With proper preparation and skin softening techniques, an esthetician uses an extraction tool to extract all the whiteheads and blackheads without hurting your skin.
These blackheads and whiteheads clog your skin pores making your skin look dull. Facials get past surface cleansing, refine your pores, and leave your skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. Facials give your face the deep cleaning it needs, and this is why you must get facials done regularly.
It Is Relaxing
Massages are great for relaxing and balancing your mind. Your face is often the first part of your body to show signs of stress. Facials relieve your face of all signs of stress. Facial treatments relax your face muscles and provide that stress relief you need.
Facials stimulate your lymphatic vessels and detoxify your skin, making it young and youthful. The great smell of face masks is also an added addition to this soothing, relaxing experience.
It Has Anti-aging Effects
Facial treatments help slow down the face’s ageing process and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
Anti-ageing creams used during facial treatments immediately increase blood circulation, oxygen flow, thus promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity.
After facial treatment, there is a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and in turn, it keeps them at bay in the long run. In layman’s terms, facials help slow down the ageing clock.
It Helps You Know Your Skin Better
During facials, a good aesthetician analyses your skin condition and helps you in deciding the best facial treatment for your skin type. Estheticians get up close personal with the skin during facial treatments allowing them to analyse the skin and choosing a face treatment best for you.
The specialist also diagnoses skin disorders, if any. Each product used is customised to your skin’s unique needs, and facial sessions also come with free recommendations on the best products and routines to use at home to keep your skin in peak condition.
It Is A Great Way To Treat Yourself
A day at the spa is one great way to improve your mood and works as a great confidence booster. A little time to pamper yourself is, no doubt, going to uplift your spirit and clear your mind. So it would help if you opted for a facial date once in a while to treat yourself.
Getting a facial is essential to understand how your skin works, reacts to stress and hormones. It would help if you planned facials regularly every four to six weeks as a part of your skincare regimen. A great face lights up the room and gives you more confidence making you comfortable in your skin.
At a spa, you would find your happy place and leave even more relaxed than you came in.
How to grow strong, healthy nails after removing your gel manicure
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I’m not exaggerating when I say I have barely seen my real nails in eight years. Every two weeks to the day, I am in the nail salon soaking and repeating my manicure routine. I have tried nearly every manicure technique under the sun, including acrylics, gel extensions, gel manicures, and dip powder.
Due to the effects of Covid-19 on the beauty industry, nail salons are currently closed, so I’ve been left to my own devices. My latest nail adventure was dip powder, which is artificial-like gel or acrylic, but the application is different than both. According to manicurist Holly Falcone, to create a dip powder manicure, you layer a base (which goes on like regular polish) and powder (which you dip your wet nail into) until you have your desired coverage before sealing it with a gel topcoat.
A few days ago, I sat down to remove my manicure by first removing the topcoat with a nail file and then soaking my nails in acetone until the powder was soft, then I went back to filing off the leftover powder residue until I could see my natural nails. While doing so, I realised two things. The first was that nail technicians have one of the hardest jobs in the world — removing this shit was not easy.
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The second? My natural nails are a true disgrace. They’ve only seen the light of day less than 30 seconds every two weeks while my nail technician gets my next colour ready, and what I found under the hard coating was not pretty at all. In fact, using the word damaged would be an understatement. They were so brittle and thin that the thought of doing anything to them on my own scared me. I decided that I’d be using this time in self-isolation to heal my nails and try to get them back in decent condition.
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So, how exactly do I do that? Well, according to a few experts, there are a few ways to grow nails long and strong after the damage is done.
1. Keep your nails short
Just like when your hair needs a trim to grow, so do your nails. By cutting the ends off, you are freeing nails from damage and keeping them healthy, says Mona Gohara, a board-certified dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University.
2. Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers
While you should be washing your hands more often than usual right now, Mona recommends staying away from harsher soaps and cleansers as they can further weaken and irritate the nails. We love Green People Quinoa & Calendula Hand Wash, £13, which smells like freshly squeezed lemonade.
3. Protect your nails
That said, during this time of frequent washing, your hands are going to get dried out. Wearing gloves to do the dishes and hydrating your nails after washing and sanitising can help protect them from becoming more brittle and broken, says Holly. L’Occitane Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil, £14, is formulated with shea butter to deeply hydrate the cuticles, which are prone to drying out quickly even under normal circumstances.
We also recommend pairing cuticle cream with your favourite hand lotion for double the moisture. One of our favourites is Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, £15, which is packed with botanical oils and a natural wax derived from olive oil, to make hands and nails look smoother and feel softer.
4. Apply a strengthener
Holly also suggests applying a nail strengthener, which is a type of base coat that deeply heals the damaged nail, every few days. Nail HQ Strengthener, £6.99 has a protein called keratin in its formula. According to Mona, this protein is already naturally found in your nails and hair, and applying it creates a protective barrier for your nails, which helps make them strong and resilient over time. Holly suggests applying a strengthener one to two times a day until you feel they’re strong enough to be without the strengthener.
If you are going to remove your manicure at home, following our guide to minimise long-term damage. Once you successfully removed any polish, consider the above tips to keep your nails strong for your next in-person manicure appointment. Personally, I know my nail technician is going to be impressed with my nails once I’m lucky enough to be sitting in her chair again.
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