Bummed, I decided to do some digging of my own to see what I could come up with. But instead of a moisturizer, I was introduced to the skin cleanser that Teyana swears by.
Bihhhhhhhhhhh I’m bout to go to bed but before I do I need y’all to get into this skinnnnnnnnnnnn honey!!! @urbanskinrx is my new skincare addiction. I’ve been using it for a couple weeks now and already see my skin glowing!! This even Tone Cleansing Bar is Everything🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 I personally use it 3 times a day but really U can just do it in the morning and before bed!! And it’s really good for all my girls who sometimes fall asleep with ya make up on! Including me SOMETIMES lol 🙋🏾 but! That next morning lit because It comes with a sponge so u don’t even need make up wipes!! This shit takes EVERYTHING OFF 😩😩😍😍 ORDER NOW & Thank me later checkout @urbanskinrx
And, surprise! It’s also a cleansing balm. But not just any cleansing balm, it’s an even-toned cleansing balm that promises to deliver a brighter, healthier complexion. Best of all, it’s made by brand developed for women of color. This 3-N-1 cleansing balm has several notable ingredients including oils, plant extracts, witch hazel (for acne control) and acids to brighten the skin. This is a hard-working product. No wonder why Teyana is so in love.
One of my character
flaws traits is my impatience. I really wanted to try a cleansing balm but I couldn’t bear the thought of waiting several days to receive it. So I’m like “what do I have in my possession to create my own cleansing balm asap?”
HERE’S WHAT I CAME UP WITH:
2. Shea butter.
3. Black soap
Dassit! Only 3 ingredients. Coconut oil would be the base of the product. Shea butter would give it a nice, rich texture. Black soap would feel nourishing to the skin yet would create the “soapy” effect when I rinsed (plus black soap can help even out skin).
I’ll be honest with you, my final product was…..ugly. Hideous is probably a better word. Nothing mixed together properly but I couldn’t be bothered with what it looked like. My only concern was if it would serve its purpose. And I’m happy to report that it did!
The “mixture” glided over my skin which made it easy to massage. And when it came time to rinse, the black soap came through! My struggle balm left my skin smoother and brighter looking. I couldn’t stop touching it. I finished up the routine with an acid-based toner then moisturized. I’m a happy woman.
*side note* Perhaps if I would have melted the mixture together and allowed it to harden as it cooled, the final product could have looked more like a true balm. But this is only a theory that I will test out when I have more time.*
The DIY serves its purpose for now, but I still want to get my hands on the real deal. I may write a part 2 to this post because, while searching for the brand of her “good moisturizer,” I came up on a couple of Teyana’s other beauty secrets. Stay tuned.