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  • Writer's pictureMariam Abdillahi

My Skin Care Journey.


Watch the video below on my skin care journey & how out of it, I reconnected with my roots, Qasil , and inspired me to start Black Flamingo Beauty.





Any meaningful change does not happen overnight. I had to be consistent & stay committed if I wanted to get anything close to my original skin back. Below are the main tips for recovery & healthy skin.


Tip #1 - High SPF " chemical free" Sunscreen


Use the sunscreen everyday, and reapply as needed. Make sure you apply even if you are staying indoors or are in the shade. I used a natural K-Beauty brand called Beautiqlo from a friend's store in UAE - Lamise Beauty.



Tip #2 - Pure Qasil Face Wash


Use a teaspoon of Pure Qasil powder in your hand, add water to lather, and use the natural soapy mixture as. a face wash. Do this at least two times a day.


"Any meaningful change does not happen overnight."

Tip #3 - Pure Qasil Face Mask


Use Pure Qasil powder as a face mask, at least twice a week. Because it is 100% natural, you do not have to worry about the risk of "overmasking". So if you want to mask more than twice a week - feel free to do so!


Tip #4 - Avoid the Sun


Seriously...no joke.... I know it can be hard...but trust me...it helps A LOT in your skin recovery. If you have to be in the sun, then cover up. Big hats , visor, and of course reapply high SPF sunscreen.


Tip #5 - Avoid makeup (as much as possible)


This was also a bit hard. I was never a full on make up person, but I had so much insecurity about my skin condition...that I finally bought my first ever foundation. I am so grateful for Huda Beauty's #FauxFilter Luminous Matte foundation. As a black woman, I struggled to find the right shade for me...and not only was this product light and has no nasties in it - there were so many shades of brown & black for me! It lasts all day, and it doesn't make you look like you have "make up" on... you know what I mean?


Last but not least... BE PATIENT.


Uff....now this was a very tough one. It is easy to get frustrated... especially that results ready to take time. It affected my self esteem...my mental health...and I really did have very low days/ weeks. But I forced myself to keep with my routine..even just having that "self care" time helped my mental health immensely. As corny as it sounds...if I can do it, ANYONE can do it :)

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