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Lots of us are starting to work out more to prepare for the Summer months and bikini season. Exercising also provides great benefits for the body and mind. Besides working out, this summer is expected to be a hot one! Sweat may begin to clog pores just while enjoying the outdoors and the warmer weather. To help prevent breakouts or acne during these summer months, check out our skin care tips below.

  • Avoid Makeup

Applying makeup before your workout can contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. When you workout and sweat, your pores open up. Open pores are susceptible to dirt and bacteria getting trapped under the skin. You want your skin to breathe while working out so that sweat can fall off the skin instead of being trapped under makeup. If you’re confident in your skin without makeup, try using a lighter coverage or ensure that you cleanse your skin immediately after workout with warm water to reopen pores and flush out bacteria.

  • Cleanse Your Skin

Cleansing your skin daily is important to ensure your pores are free of dirt and bacteria. It is even more critical when you are continuously working out or exposed to outdoor elements such as smog and pollution. During the summer you should wash your face regularly to remove sweat and oils that sit on the skin during the day. Clear Essence has many fruit and natural cleansers that are perfect for the summer due to their natural ingredients such as lemon, olive, carrot seed oil, and papaya. These sweet scented soaps are perfect for the summer season.

  • Use Toners

Still feel oily after cleansing your skin? With the increased summer heat, skin oils reproduce at a much quicker rate leaving skin more susceptible to oils and dirt remaining trapped on the skin. To help close pores and ensure skin is completely clean, try adding a toner during the summer months to reduce oils and balance the complexion. Our Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid helps to regenerate dead skin for a brighter, even tone. Our Sensitive Line Antiseptic Cleanser is perfect for easily-irritated skin types. Use this toner to calm and soothe the skin for a relaxed and refreshed feel.

  • Don’t touch your face

The gym is full of germs and bacteria, especially on gym equipment. Due to this, it is very important to avoid touching your face when working out. Since sweat can also transfer to the face from your hair, ensure that you tie your hair back away from your face. You want to prevent spreading any bacteria to your skin.

  • Products for Men

Chimere Skin Care for Men is designed for the grooming needs of men of color. Though the products are sophisticated, they are easy to use. They treat razor bumps, dark spots, ingrown hairs, Chimere Body Washbreakouts, and acne. Chimere™ Triple-Action Body Wash Formula treats and prevents breakouts. It deeply cleanses the skin to heal and soothe irritations by removing dirt and oil. This pH balanced formula helps tone and invigorate the skin as it cleans. The Chimere Bump Control Cleansing Bar for Normal to Oily Skin is a moisturizing soap that breaks down pore clogging residue and debris, leaving the skin feeling fresh, clean, comfortable and even-toned. It is specifically formulated to meet the needs of men of color with blemishes, razor bumps, and uneven pigmentation.  It is used for acne treatment and prevention, cleansing deeply to remove dirt, bacteria and oil; and it exfoliates dead skin cells for a radiant blemish-free, clear complexion.

Easter is a highly celebrated event for many people around the world whether to worship religiously or to simply celebrate the new Spring season and visit with family and friends. This may be the first time you are seeing some family members since the holidays and the New Year. Make sure your skin is looking its best so you can celebrate this season of rebirth with confidence!

Cleanse w/ Spring Ingredients

Clear Essence offers many fresh, natural cleansers to enhance your skin with spring ingredients such as carrot seed oil, papaya extracts, lemon and other natural botanicals to help skin blossom with the Spring season. These powerful bars help to stimulate skin cell growth to rejuvenate wrinkled, dehydrated skin, and repair sun damage. Added Vitamin A and vegetable oil maintain skin tone and elasticity to give your skin a radiance that matches the new spring freshness! These make great Spring Easter Basket stuffers for everyone at your Easter brunch!

Lemon Plus Vitamin C Soap Bar

My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap

My Natural Beauty Carrot Oil Soap

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Papaya Soap Bar

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Carrot Seed Oil Soap

Easter Baskets for Kids

We all know the little ones are looking for toys from the Easter Bunny. However, their skin needs plenty of assistance when the weather starts to change and they will thank you for years to come for helping them maintain their soft complexion! Keep your little angel on the right track with our Baby Skin Care Sets. Our Baby Yellow Pack is a complete regimen for baby which includes our Baby Soothing Milk BarBaby Lavender Oil and Baby Lotion w/ Shea and Cocoa Butter. Give your baby sweet, soft and touchable skin just in time for the Spring and Summer weather!

Toners

Spring time also means we get to take in Vitamin D from the sun, but extra heat can mean extra sweat and oils on the skin. Before going into the stuffy church or running outside to play with the kids, try using a toner to help close pores and prevent dirt and bacteria from entering the skin and causing breakouts. A toner helps keep skin fresh and evenly toned. Our Sensitive Skin Cleanser uses natural witch hazel and camphour to calm the skin before or after a day of high activity!

Body Oil

No church outfit would be complete without glowing, hydrated skin! Keep elbows, knees, and heels free of scaly and ashy skin by moisturizing with your Sunday Best Body Oil! Use Clear Essence Body Oils to keep skin moisturized and hydrated and shining bright with the sunshine. Add our body oils to running bath water or apply directly to skin after bathing or during a massage. This will help ensure you’re ready to show off your skin tone at any moment by preventing dryness.

Lemon Skin Care

Enjoy a fresh Lemon scent this Easter Sunday with our botanical spring body cream..NOW BACK IN STOCK!! The Lemon Plus Vitamin A Body Creme is a hydrating dry skin moisturizer. This effective lemon skin treatment aims to assist in the healing process of excessive exposure to the sun and skin aging. Vitamin A is both an anti-oxidant and a booster for the natural production of collagen. In combination with lemon extract and other emollients this cream helps to improve the skin’s firmness, texture and complexion. For even more lemon exfoliation use our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Soap Bar as a first step cleanser! 

Spring is right around the corner! The weather is getting hotter, and the sun stays out to play longer! We start planning more adventures to the beach, mountains, around the city, and more. Here are some spring skin essentials to keep your skin smooth and refreshed on your spring break getaway:

Sunscreen

While you treat discolorations and uneven patches of skin, make sure to add a sunscreen to prevent redarkening and new discolorations. The sun hugs closer to the Earth this time of year so it is even more important to apply sunscreen every single day! For an easy two-in-one formula, use the Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk which corrects dark spots and gives the skin an all-over the body glow with the added benefit of sun protection. It’ll keep your skin soft and moisturized while also brightening and evening the complexion!

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Fruit Cleansers

When you’re ready to cleanse away the excitement of your spring adventures, Clear Essence offers many fresh, natural cleansers to enhance your skin with spring ingredients such as carrot seed oil, papaya extracts, lemon and other natural botanicals. These powerful bars help to stimulate skin cell growth to rejuvenate wrinkled, dehydrated skin, and repair sun damage. Added Vitamin A and vegetable oil maintain skin tone and elasticity to give your skin a radiance that matches the new season!

Lemon Plus Vitamin C Soap Bar

My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap

My Natural Beauty Carrot Oil Soap

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Papaya Soap Bar

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Carrot Seed Oil Soap

Toners

Spring time also means we get to take in Vitamin D from the sun, but extra heat can mean extra sweat and oils on the skin. To help close pores and prevent dirt and bacteria from causing breakouts, use a toner to keep skin fresh and evenly toned. Our Sensitive Skin Cleanser uses natural witch hazel and camphour to calm the skin after a day of high activity!

Body Oil

To keep skin glowing and shining bright with the sunshine, use Clear Essence Body Oils to keep skin moisturized and hydrated. Be ready to show off your skin tone at any moment by preventing dryness. Add our body oils to running bath water or apply directly to skin after bathing or during a massage.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it is never too soon to start adding proper skin care to your daily regimen, especially if you want smooth, touchable skin just in time for your V-Day date. Here are a few important tips for your skin to keep in mind before your date and as a regular part of your routine.

 

 

Exfoliation

Dull, dead looking skin is never a beauty goal for African American skin care. Exfoliation is a way for us to avoid bumpy, scaly looking skin. Exfoliation allows us to remove the dead cells that sit on the top layer of our skin. Once these dead cells are gone, it allows for our natural glowing complexion to shine through. Use a Clear Essence soap bar to gently exfoliate the skin and remove bumps and rough skin. For soft, hydrated skin try the My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap which moisturizes while exfoliating.

 

Hydrating Your Skin

When you hop out the shower does your skin feel extra dry and tight? Add a body oil for instant hydration that absorbs into skin and makes it extra soft! Our Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil not only promotes a healthy skin tone and smoother texture, this essential natural oil also can be used to begin the process of achieving an even-toned glow and brighter complexion. It’s important to keep your skin moisturized. And don’t forget those hard to reach places or easily dried out areas such as hands, feet, knuckles and elbows! You want the entire body to be soft to the touch for your Valentine! The Clear Essence Sensitive Line Texturizing Complexion Lotion is a light textured yet highly effective moisturizer. It is an easy to use lotion that restores the skins natural mechanical barrier, locks in moisture and reduces transepidermal water loss. This full body lotion gives the skin a natural supple feel and reinvigorates the epidermis protecting the skin from harsh weather and reducing the dryness that causes ashy skin. Now on sale for only $5.50!! 

 

Skin Care Sets for Your Love

Ever wonder for the perfect gift for him? Men deserve to have a clear, healthy and beautiful skin as well. Why not pamper your “babe” by providing them with products that will celebrate their masculine strength. ChiMere Skin Care for Men offers healthy and natural men’s skin care products that specialize in men’s grooming & skin care solutions. The ChiMere for Men Grooming Set effectively gives a complete shaving regimen for men of color as it includes two cleansers, a shave gel and after shave treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is a day for couples to show their love. If teddy bears and candy don’t fully capture your admiration, maybe this is the year to give your better half a full body experience! Make this Valentine’s day a sensual and fun moment for both of you. Clear Essence Body Oils work perfect for a massage and have sweet, calming scents to relax the mind and body. Clear Essence Body Oils also contain natural ingredients perfect for all skin types and light traces of lightening extracts such as licorice, ginseng, chamomile and Vitamins A & E that tone the skin so you both can enjoy a flawless skin tone. It’s a treat you’ll both love!

Clear Essence Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Body Oil

This luxurious body oil promotes a healthy skin tone and smoother texture. The Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Oil is an essential moisturizer for dry skin can be used to begin the process of achieving an even-toned glow and brighter complexion.

Clear Essence Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil

This essential natural oil moisturizer for sensitive skin helps promote an even-toned glow. Added licorice extract, shea butter and sesame seed oil help hydrate the skin for a soft feel.

Clear Essence Specialist Skin Care Body Oil

Clear Essence® Specialist Body Oil is a unique moisturizer with vitamin A, vitamin E and a scented blend of lavender, rosemary and chamomile extract. Your skin will be moisturized and nourished while also being protected by Vitamin E which helps to correct marks and uneven tones. It is perfect for lightweight moisture during or after your bath.

 

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When it comes to your skin one to two products won’t do everything you need. From face, body and treatment products, there’s a few staples that should remain in your cabinet year-round to ensure perfect skin throughout all seasons. Here’s the 5 skin care essentials that should be apart of your daily and weekly skin care routine. Luckily all the items we’re mentioning below are affordable as well! Each item retails under $8 so you can get your flawless skin on a budget! Read on for our tips.

Sunscreen – Apply Daily, reapply every 2-3 hours of direct sunlight

Even in the winter, skin should remain protected from UV rays and sun damage. Clear Essence® My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Body Lotion with SPF 15 is an ultra-lightweight, virtually invisible natural sunscreen offering SPF 15 protection. This silky lotion is incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skin types, this product forms a protective veil to prevent darkening or discolorations from UV rays.

Exfoliating Cleanser – At least once a week

Exfoliating your skin regularly helps to rid the body of dead skin cells that build up and cause the complexion to look dull and discolored. You can increase the number of types you exfoliate for an even brighter, more even tone. The Platinum Line Complexion Soap for Normal Skin is an all-over body complexion bar which can be used as a face wash for acne on normal to dry skin. This soap bar is uniquely formulated to maximize the performance of other Clear Essence® dark spot correcting products.

Dark Spot Corrector – Twice a day

Once you damage your skin whether from acne breakouts or sun damage, a dark spot can appear on the skin and leave you with discolorations that are hard to get rid of! Our top-rated dark spot corrector, the Exclusive Medicated Fade Creme gradually brightens skin discolorations (such as dark spots on the face and hands, age spots, acne scars and sun damage) with a high-potency formula containing hydroquinone (the gold-standard for skin lightening) which absorbs quickly into the skin and gently diminishes the look of dark spots and brown skin discolorations on the face or the body.

Body Oil – Apply Daily

When you hop out the shower does your skin feel extra dry and tight? Add a body oil for instant hydration that absorbs into skin and makes it extra soft! Our Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil not only promotes a healthy skin tone and smoother texture, this essential natural oil also can be used to begin the process of achieving an even-toned glow and brighter complexion.

Basic Lotion – Apply Daily

Whether you have a flawless complexion that you love or you’re still working on some uneven patches, it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. And don’t forget those hard to reach places or easily dried out areas such as hands, feet, knuckles and elbows! The Clear Essence Sensitive Line Texturizing Complexion Lotion is a light textured yet highly effective moisturizer. It is an easy to use lotion that restores the skins natural mechanical barrier, locks in moisture and reduces transepidermal water loss. This full body lotion gives the skin a natural supple feel and reinvigorates the epidermis protecting the skin from harsh weather and reducing the dryness that causes ashy skin. Now on sale for only $5.50!!

Many of us may think in order to get flawless, even skin we need to spend a lot of money on products, treatments and anti-aging regimens. However, there’s lots of easy and AFFORDABLE ways to achieve a perfected skin tone without breaking the bank! Here’s a few ways you’ve been throwing away money when it comes to your skin care routine..

1) You’re Working on the Exterior without Considering the Interior

Our skin is the window to the body. What goes into the body can effect your overall skin complexion. If you’re not supplying yourself with enough water internal organs start to dehydrate and your skin can appear dull, dried out and lifeless. The foods we eat can also cause breakouts and other signs of allergic reaction such as sugary, oily and greasy snacks. Another cause of poor skin is stress; its effects on the body can translate to acne and overall skin disruption. Make sure you’re starting your skin care with proper nutrition, diet and wellness.

2) You’re Focusing on Brand Names Rather than Ingredients and Results

Often times we’ll believe if it’s priced higher and found on all the high-end shelves, it has to be good! That may be true but its more effective to go off of ingredients and proven results over a number of years. Plus, why spend more on something that does the same thing for less??? For example, Clear Essence skin care products have been trusted for over 30 years to correct dark spots and uneven skin discolorations and are affordably priced under $15 USD! We even have a full line of products affordably priced under $5 each, the Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Line, which provide a full regimen of easy to use, effective products. The Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Fade Creme is one of our #1 dark spot correctors for small spots or scars on the face, hands, or body. Use twice a day for 4 to 6 weeks to see improvement. NOW: Clear Essence is offering a special promotion, purchase $50+ of Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Products and receive FREE SHIPPING on your order! Limited Time Only!!

3) You’re Not Sticking to Your Regimen Daily

If you want results, you gotta do the work! Buying all the products in the world will do nothing for your skin if you never apply them! Don’t let your skin care products just collect dust after you’ve purchased; stay consistent and let the products work their magic!!

People tend to experience changes in their skin when the weather changes. Cold, windy weather often results in dry skin and chapped lips. Warmer temperatures, especially with added humidity, usually  makes the skin oily. When this occurs, it’s important to switch up your  skin care routine!

If you have problems with dry skin in the winter seasons, do not use harsh products on your skin. Our products from the My Natural Beauty Skin Tone Line and Lemon Plus Vitamin C Skin Care Line are gentle, yet work effectively to treat dry skin. It’s best to limit exfoliating products during dry seasons as over cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils. Use face washes that have creamier textures to keep your skin hydrated. Also, moisturize consistently with oils or lotions! Our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Oil and Skin Beautifying Milk with SPF 15 work wonders on dry skin. These products help make the skin soft and smooth, while protecting it from harsh weather.
When the weather gets warmer, our skin often gets oilier. Pores open up when you sweat, causing dirt and bacteria to get trapped in the skin. It is important to exfoliate often to get rid of the excess build-up. Our Platinum Line Blemish Control Wash is effective in removing excess dirt and oil from the skin. Make sure to moisturize after, and apply SPF! If you’re looking for an SPF lotion that does not leave the skin feeling greasy like most sunscreens, try the My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Body Lotion w/ SPF 15. It protects the skin as it softens and hydrates.

No matter what the weather may be, always wear sunscreen. We cannot stress this enough. Rain or shine, UV rays will always be emitted into our atmosphere. Clouds often trap more UV rays than on a clear day. If you live in snowy conditions, note that UV rays bounce off of the snow. No matter what season, time, or location you may be in, always protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Use these tips to make sure that you’re protecting and taking care of your skin in any kind of weather. In any season, it’s up to you to make sure that your best skin radiates through!

Carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange, even though purple, red, black, yellow, and white carrots exist as well. Besides their delicious flavor, carrots contain high amounts of beta-carotene and other health-benefitting compounds such as vitamin A, minerals and antioxidants. Carrots offer multiple health benefits and are beneficial for organs such as the eyes, skin, digestive system and teeth.

This crunchy vegetable is low in calories and rich in nutrients gives you high doses of vitamin A and other antioxidants when consumed or applied topically. Some benefits of carrots for the skin are as follow

 Benefits of Carrots for skin

The benefits of carrot for the skin are evident because the vegetable contains big amounts of vitamin A and other antioxidants that protect again various skin issues and help in keeping a healthy skin complexion.

Carrots for Glowing Skin

Consuming carrots helps maintain your skin and keep it looking healthy and radiant due to their huge amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants—they are substances that may protect cells in your body from free radical damage that can occur from exposure to certain chemicals, smoking, pollution, radiation, and normal metabolism.

Carrots Help with Treatment of Scars and Blemishes

An effective way to reduce scars/blemishes is drinking carrot juice because it is full of skin-healing beta carotene—a skin-friendly nutrient that is converted to vitamin A inside the body. Moreover, you can apply carrot pulp on the areas you want to treat to clear the blemishes away.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Carrots are loaded with vitamin C that aids the collagen production in the body. Collagen is fundamental for the maintenance of the skin elasticity. This type of protein helps in the prevention of wrinkles and slows down the process of aging. Similarly, vitamin A, as an antioxidant, attacks free radicals to prevent signs of aging such as wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Carrots Protects Against Sun

Beta-carotene helps in repairing the skin tissues and provide protection against the sun’s harsh rays. The antioxidants and carotenoids protect and regenerate the skin to help heal sunburns.

Carrots for Dry Skin

When there is a deficiency of potassium, dry skin might occur. Carrots, however, are rich in potassium. As a result, carrot consumption can prevent dry skin to happen, keeping it hydrated.

As you can read, the benefits of carrots are tremendous, so include the vegetable in your diet. Nonetheless, you can also include it in skincare products to enhance results. If you were wondering where can you find them, we’d love to introduce you to our Clear Essence Maxi-Tone Carrot Seed Oil Skin Whitening  Soap  which has a formative effect in stimulating skin cell growth aimed to rejuvenate wrinkled, aged and dehydrated skin. Carrot Seed Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A to help maintain skin tone and elasticity.

Do not be afraid to live your best life, start by taking care of your skin. So you can take on the world!!

 

 

 

Papaya skin care products have long been revered for their natural ingredients yet powerful abilities to clear skin infections and hyperpigmentation. When we think about our skin, we often stress about knowing what is good and what is bad for us especially if one struggles with active skin issues. They say appearance is not everything, and that is most certainly true but we as humans tend to obsess over skin imperfections and it is hard to get ours mind off of it, often times feeling self-conscious and embarrassed, not letting us live our best life. Many times we resort to chemically composed products to help fight our skin impurities, anywhere from acne to wrinkles to even sun spots and although many of these products are beneficial for us, sometimes they can worsen our issues if we are not using the proper medication. If you are one of many people who are concerned about what your soap contains you can never go wrong with trying out something organic.

 

Papaya is one of the many fruits that offer amazing benefits to ones skin and while being great in taste, it is also great for your skin. There are good reasons why it is often referred to as the “Fruit of Angels”; because it delivers miracle-like results to our face and body. Papaya skin care is known for its skin lightening properties which help clear hyper-pigmentation that is left behind after a pesky pimple. The fruit is also enriched with alpha-hydroxy acid, a powerful exfoliator that assists in skin cell turnover and anti-aging agents like beta-carotene prevent free radical damage which delays the aging process. It is rich in vitamin A, E, B and C which help heal injuries and fight infections, creating an improved skin condition, who doesn’t like glowing skin? All benefits that have been listed are what one needs in order to clear up any current acne and maintain healthy skin. Papaya fights acne and hydrates the skin, two of the most important factors we need in our life!

 

If you were wondering about where to find papaya skin care products, we’d like to introduce our Clear Essence Maxi Tone Line  Papaya Skin Whitening Herbal Soap which helps cleanse and brighten the skin. The Maxi-Tone Papaya Skin Whitening Herbal Soap is blended with papaya enzymes and tropical herbs, a great combination for good anti-aging properties, promoting skin cell rejuvenation. It reduces acne inflammation, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and unclogs pores – leaving your skin looking and feeling softer, smoother, and healthier. Using this soap daily helps to even out the complexion for a flawless, even toned glow.

 

If we want to feel great, our skin is where it starts, it is what presents us to the world. It is time to stop letting your skin impurities have a hold on your life and take charge, do not be afraid to live your best life!

 

If you’re looking for an at home mask to try out with this sweet fruit take a look at one of the most favorable DIY receipt below. Use a mask weekly to add a bit of relaxation to your beauty routine!

Honey, Milk & Papaya DIY Face Mask

Puree 1/2 papaya
2 teaspoons of whole milk
1 tablespoon of honey

-Mix together until paste is created
-Apply mask to clean face
-Let sit for 15 minutes
-Remove mask with water

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