SKIN TYPES

By ZTO Reader

Your skin type can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type. 

                                     

DETERMINANTS OF SKIN TYPES 

  1. WATER CONTENT , which affects your skin’s comfort and elasticity.
  2. OIL (LIPID ) CONTENT , which affect ur skin’s softness . 

  3. Sensitivity level.        

          
SKIN TYPES.

  1. NORMAL SKIN : Not too dry, not too oily. It has no or few imperfections, no severe sensitivity, barely visible pores, a radiant complexion.
  2. DRY SKIN : Almost visible pores, dull,rough complexion, red patches, less elasticity and more visible lines. When expose to drying factors, skin can crack, peel or become itchy, irritated or inflamed. If ur skin is dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially at the backs of ur hands, arms and legs.

  3. OILY SKIN : Enlarge pores, dull or shiny and thick complexion, black heads, pimples or other blemishes.

  4. COMBINATION SKIN : can be dry or normal in some areas and oily else where such as T-zone (nose, forehead and chin). It can produce overly dilated pores, black heads and shiny skin.
    FACTORS AFFECTING SKIN TYPES 

1) DEXFOLIATION- the art of not exfoliating regularly . Exfoliation opens the skin pores to allow penetration of ur skin care products. 

2) IMPROPER APPLICATION. Try to use it right after a proper bath. Don’t just take a quick shower, ensure that dirt, sweat and grime that clog the skin pores are removed as you bathe so your cream really penetrates. Also, don’t mop up all the water from your skin after bathing, leaving some water on your skin allows the cream to absorb better.

3) SUN EXPOSURE. Too much exposure to the sun’s rays puts alot of strain on the skin and will hinder the effects of your cream from being visible, make sure your cream has adequate sun protection factor(SPF) of at least 15.

4) YOUR DIET. What are you stuffing up on? Eating right (fruits and vegetables and staying away from unnatural sugar) boosts your skin’s radiance from within. Oranges and apples especially, are loaded with powerful and natural anti-oxidants that helps prevent your skin’s collagen from breaking down.

5) IMPATIENCE. Creams that boasts of ‘instant results’ usually have harsh chemical components. It usually takes time for your skin to adjust and respond to the products. Try more natural based products instead and stop changing creams constantly.

6) BATHROOM ROUTINE. Please use a gentle cleanser or a beauty bar for your face instead of the regular bar soaps and try to use lukewarm water instead of cold water. It helps to keep your skin’s protective layer from being stripped away.
HOW TO MAKE SOME SKINCARE PRODUCTS 

CHOCOLATE BODY BUTTER

INGREDIENTS 

1/2 Cup Cocoa Butter

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

1/4 Teaspoon (or 1 capsule) Vitamin.
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt cocoa butter and coconut oil over very low heat.

  2. Remove from heat and allow the oil to cool in the refrigerator until it’s almost solid.

  3. Whip the oils with a stand mixer or hand mixer until its light and fluffy.

  4. Once whipped, add cocoa powder and vitamin E (optional).

  5. Whip ingredients together until combined.

  6. Store body butter in a air tight container.

  7. This body butter can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.

    MANGO BODY BUTTER.

INGREDIENTS 

1/2 cup mango butter

1⁄4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup jojoba, light olive oil, or grapeseed oil

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder 

1/2 – 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil (optional). 

You will also need a large bowl filled with ice, a small bowl to place in the ice (this will contain the body butter mixture), beaters, and a jar to store the body Butter .
METHOD

  1. Melt mango butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.

  2. While melting, mix 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder with 2 tablespoons jojoba, grapeseed, or olive oil (whichever you have chosen to use).

Mix until a smooth paste forms.

  1.  Once mango butter and coconut oil have melted, remove from heat and add the arrowroot/oil mixture and also the rest of the oil. Stir to combine.

  2. Let cool briefly and set up the ice bowl (fill a large bowl with ice and place a smaller bowl on top of the ice, so the ice comes up around the bowl).  

  3.  Pour the body butter mixture into the smaller bowl and leave to cool for at least 10 minutes.

  4. If mixture is not firming up after 10 minutes, leave a little longer, or place in the fridge. Just be sure to watch closely as it will be near impossible to whip once it hardens.

  5. Once mixture is beginning to set, add essential oils when using.

    EGYPTIAN BODY WASH

INGREDIENTS     

1/2 cup of castle soap

3 tablespoon honey, 

2 tablespoon milk ( goat milk or egyptian milk)

5 tablespoon aloe Vera juice,

1 tablespoon sunflower oil, 

1 & 1/2 tablespoon bee pollen, 

granules, 

1/2 cup of glycerin,

1 tablespoon royal jelly, 

30 drops grape seed extract .
METHOD – place d bee pollen, granules Into a small jar along with the aloe vera juice, stir d bee pollen and aloe vera mixture until the bee pollen, granules have mostly dissolve. ( it’s OK there are some left, they will get blended away), add the mixture to ur blender add the glycerin, honey, milk, propolis, olive oil, grape seed, royal jelly n blend on low heat for a minute.

Pour in a bowl and mix in castle soap, make sure it incorporates well. Once you’ve got a texture you’re happy with, pour the soap through a sieve to remove any biols of pollen.

Add lightening or whitening additives of ur choice n transfer to bottle.

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Home made Stretch mark scrub,  simple to make all by yourself 

By ZTO Reader

STRETCH MARK SCRUB

INGREDIENTS 
1 cup of coffee grounds (nestle coffee)

1 tablespoon almond oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons sea salt

4 drops carrot oil. 

METHOD 

Get a bowl pour in ur coffee,add almond oil,lemon juice, sea salt and carrot oil.

Stir well & ready for  use after one hour. 

That’s our stretch mark scrub.

STRETCH MARK OIL INGREDIENTS 
Mix 3 drops of each lavender oil

frankincense oil

sandalwood oil

6tsp of sesame oil

mix well, store this oil in a glass container and use when required.
STRETCH MARK CREAM:

INGREDIENTS 
blend, 2tsp of each coconut oil

cocoa butter

shea butter 

avocado oil

Lavender oil 

miracle powder 

10 drops vit E.

Melt all ingredients in a double boiler. When it starts getting dissolve, whip n remove from heat. Store in an airtight container, regularly massage d affected area with this cream and u will see miraculous results fading away those unpleasant stretch marks.

Some Healthy V-fluid booster 

By ZTO Reader


VAGINAL LUBRICANT BOOSTER DRINK

  • Pineapple juice: add sugar or honey to it, it boost vaginal fluid

-sugarcane

-coconut water

-tigernut juice

-water melon juice

SEX SWEETNER POWDER

-Dates

-Sugar

Dry and remove dates seed Mix dates with sugar and grind to powder form

2 tablespoon with tea take trice a week

 V-FLUID BOOSTER

  • ugu leaf 

  • lime (optional)

-powder milk

-Egg 

-Honey
Instruction.

Squeeze ugu leaf to get green juice or u can blend and seive mix with 2 tablespoon, Honey 3 tablespoons squeeze half lime and drink….do this for like 3 days its increase veginal fluid, its also works for dry veginal remedy

FLUID & ENERGY BOOST

  • 2 tablespoon of sesame powder

  • 3 tablespoon tiger nut( fried)

  • 3 tablespoon of crushed date powder 

  •  peak milk or any types of milk .mix all together very effective.

A 19-year-old Student falls in love with a 52-year-old lover who added her on Facebook, She says they’ll MARRY not minding the 33-year age gap. 

By Ziga

Selma a teaching student from Munden, Germany, fell for her lover after they worked together briefly – and he then pursued her on social media. 
The teenager was just 18 when Maik sent her friend request on Facebook, sending her countless messages.

Love they say sees no age as Selma Teichmann ,19, from Munden, Germany, first met her boyfriend, Maik Lier, 52, after they worked together. They’ve now been dating for a year
Eventually, Selma says she engaged in chats with him and ‘bit by bit’, their friendship began to turn to love. 
After three months of writing to each other, they met up again in person and have now been inseparable for a year, despite strong disapproval from her family.  
After keeping it from her relatives for six months, Selma revealed the age of her boyfriend to family – and they’ve barely spoken to her ever since.  
Selma explains: ‘For Maik it was love at first sight and after a few days, he sent me a friend request on Facebook. Then he started writing to me.’
She adds: ‘At the beginning I didn’t answer a lot of his emails. He was very stubborn and continued writing to me every day. 
Step by step, I opened up to him and we wrote messages about anything and everything.’

The incomprehension of my family is the most difficult thing for us; they don’t accept Maik and this has destroyed the contact between them and me…

Selma Teichmann 

She said she gradually fall in love with him, something which she tried to deny at first. ‘I hid my feelings, because I wouldn’t admit it to myself.
‘After three months only writing, we met each other. From this day on, we knew that we belong together.
She says their love is born out of many creative interests:  ‘We speak the same language and have similar interests, such as music and drawing. 
‘We thought about this huge age gap in the beginning, but for both of us, it was no problem. Our feelings were stronger.’

While their connection has grown ever stronger, Selma’s estrangement from her family, who strongly disapprove of their relationship, has also grown. 
They have tried to split them up on many occasions and the couple are still trying to prove their love is real.
‘For half a year we hid our relationship, as my mother suspected more behind the relationship between Maik and I, so I talked to her,’ she said.
‘Since this point, our family connection is problematic. Currently I live with Maik, because they don’t accept our relationship and try to keep us apart.

‘Maik has no contact with his family. His best friend and my friends accept and tolerate our relationship.
‘The incomprehension of my family is the most difficult thing for us; they don’t accept Maik and this has destroyed the contact between them and me.
Selma says she’s currently not speaking to her family – but that they hope they’ll be able to talk them around to their relationship eventually.
She says: ‘We want to show everybody that we are happy in this relationship and that age gap relationships are nothing to hide.
‘Love has no age, no limits, no labels. Love is love. No matter what they think or say. Everybody has the right to be in love.
‘This year we will move in together officially. For the future we are thinking about getting married and starting a family.’ What love 💘 has joined together let no man put asunder!

Coined: Daily post.

“Whisper am Sorry with Ziga” Episode Three 

Whisper am Sorry with Ziga

 

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Pride and ego makes a mockery of an apology, humility wins forgiveness without question….so break your self

The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.

 

It is time to apologize to whomever you have wronged,

It is time to make peace with your friends both old and new,

It is time to say sorry to your loved ones, it is time to make amend,

It is time for reconciliation

To have your story published on our platform kindly send your story to zigastimeout@gmail.com, also like our pages on social media by searching ‘zigastimeout’on any social media of your choice.

There are three good step a descent apology message must possess and it includes:

  1. I am sorry
  2. It is my fault
  3. What can I do to make it right?

 

Sometime in the month of December there was a story which circulated on social media about a dead man at Onigbongbo bus stop in Maryland Lagos, it was told that a danfo driver brushed a man’s car, the man alighted from his own car, removed his shoes only to pursue the danfo on bare foot. He actually caught up with the danfo but as he tried to hold unto the danfo bus, the bus conductor pushed him away while the oncoming danfo from behind knocked him down and that was the end of this man’s life leaving his family behind. Permit me to say that prevention is far better than cure as this man’s death could have been avoided if only the young didn’t pursue the danfo or if the conductor hadn’t pushed him away or even if the danfo haven’t brushed his car in the first place. So it is better to avoid what will bring about quarrel and fight than to lose a life in the process, even when you’re 100% right your own life is more precious than the revenge you seek after as human mind can be very deceptive.

 

~ Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we hope for peace it shouldn’t be peace at any cost but peace based on principle and on justice.

~ It is moving beyond past wounds and hurts and building a culture of respect, dignity and flowering love.

~ If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.

~ No matter what the hatred is, preserve the possibility of peace and always have room for forgiveness

~ Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory

~ Reconciliation is a part of the healing process, but how can there be healing when the wounds are still being inflicted?

~ One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship…. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

~ The worst reconciliation is better than the best divorce….. Miguel De Cervantes

~ Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family…. In order to reconcile you have to possess the art of deep listening…. Nhat Hanh.

It is worthy of note that right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

“Whisper am Sorry with Ziga” Episode Two

Whisper Am Sorry with Ziga

There is no need to die in silence just as said in the previous episode when you have a platform as this, where you can easily share your feelings with someone who cares.

We sometimes offend people unconsciously, yes! We do, when driving down the market area which happens to be congested, you can unconsciously knock down someone’s goods and at the same time you can be in a hurry to catch up with appointment. At the time of the incident all your attention was on the appointment but after then as humans being a spirit being, you will surely remember your unconscious inhuman act caused by congested road, at that point in time you sincerely need to say sorry and appease the person you’ve caused some pain but it will be very difficult to even locate or identify the person and that is exactly what this platform has been designed for, to say sorry to people you’re unable to meet face to face and also to people you will find it difficult to apologize to. If it will be more comfortable for you sharing your apology message anonymously kindly send it to our email: zigastimeout@gmail.com or inbox any of our social media page on www.facebook.com/zigastimeout, www.twitter.com/zigastimeout, www.instagram.com/zigastimeout.

 

Forgiving yourself of what you did yourself wrong is very vital as some people blame themselves for a past mistake. Although it is normal but you can’t keep blaming yourself forever, remember you just have one life to live and it has no photocopy. The first step to forgiving yourself is to say it out….. I did so so and so, am really sorry for doing it I shouldn’t have done such but please forgive me, if there is any punishment for me I don’t mind serving the punishment. This forgiving one’s self can be so troubling when it has to do with matter of life and death of a loved one, a family member or a special person. But no matter what the problem might be, always remember that to err is human and to forgive is divine, so do keep an open heart in all that you do.

 

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. So when an offender says sorry I urge the offended to accept the sorry and move on because no matter how grievous our sins are our Divine Being do forgive us.

If we choose to go by an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth…. The whole world will go blind and toothless.

Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself, it is not something you do for someone else

We have someone or something to forgive and when we learn how, we become free to increase success in every area of our life. It is now getting clear on the importance of forgiveness to every human as it unlocks one’s success stories. After two friends reconcile of a quarrel the friendship seems to transcend to a new level better than it was before the quarrel, this is a natural thing.

Things you need to know about apology

~ An apology is a lovely perfume, it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.

~ Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

~ Would “sorry” have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word, one word against a thousand actions.

~ Never forget the most important words of any family “I love you, you’re beautiful, please forgive me”.

~ An apology is the super glue of life, it can repair just anything

~ Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past

Nothing wrong with apologizing, but saying I am sorry does nothing when you continue to make the same mistakes.

“Whisper Am Sorry with Ziga” Episode One 

Whisper Am Sorry with Ziga

Peace has not the product of a victory or a command, it has no finishing lime no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, it is the work of many decisions…….unknown

There is really no need to die in silence when you can easily share your story with Ziga and you can say sorry through our platform for we understand how difficult it can be for someone like you to say sorry, is really not as easy as one may think, sometimes to open up and say sorry not knowing how the offended party might react or even what might happen to your ego after saying the sorry becomes a problem. You can easily type your apology message on our comment box below, the holy book urges us to forgive one another and the laws of the universe backs it up through karma, when you hurt someone you will be hurt by another but when there is reconciliation the pains of revenge shall be eliminated.

On the other hand it pays to forgive as Martin Luther the king Jr. once said that “forgiveness is not an occasional act but it is a permanent attitude”.

“Forgiveness is choosing to love, it is the first skill of self-giving love”… Mahandas K. Gandhi.

A weak person can never forgive because forgiveness is an attribute of the strong and I believe that you reading this post is strong, even if you’re not, you will like to be. So pick up your phone and take the bold step of making peace with yourself, your fellow and the universe. When you are truly sorry take that bold step and say it out, you will be free and when you are strong enough to forgive you will be free as well. Do you know that enmity is like a double edged sword because it eats up the offender and also eats up the offended?

On our twitter inbox Emeka from Uyo Nigeria sent a message which reads “I offended my mum by not loving her the way I should have, right now she is no more, can I still apologize to her and how possible is it? Will I be forgiven?”

Ziga’s response: having summon the courage to pour your heart Emeka I believe the universe have heard you and you will be forgiven, whenever you visit home, walk to your mother’s grave, pour out your heart the way you would have done if she was to appear before you, say all you have in your heart, you can say it in form of prayers to the creator of the universe. You can choose to plant a flower on her grave, then you go and hurt yourself no more.

Please if your mother is still alive, show her all the love that she needs. Kindly use the comment box below and give your own personal contribution and advice to Emeka.

~We cannot change the past but we can change our attitude towards the past, uproot guilt plant forgiveness, and tear out arrogance and seed humility, exchange love for hate thereby making the present comfortable and the future promising….unknown

~Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom

~Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us.

~Mattew 5:39- There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

~ Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs…… Charlotte Bronte.

~People can be more forgiving than you can imagine but you have to forgive yourself, let go of what’s bitter and move on……Bill Cosby

~Peace is not possible without forgiveness….Naomi Drew.

~Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were… Jimmy Carter.

This last quote simply means that anger retards someone while forgiveness paves way for you to grow beyond your imagination as you have no guilt holding you down. Keep to mind that forgiveness is a free gift accessible to all so be sure to possess this wonderful gift and stay away from enmity.