Posted on July 16 2018
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS; SO DOES THE SAYING GO.
MODEL & OWNER: KIMBERLY MOORE-FORREST
ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO, I SAW A PHOTOGRAPH OF MYSELF AND A FEW OTHERS, AS WE ENJOYED OUR CIGARS IN THE CIGAR LOUNGE. IT WAS A PRETTY DOPE SHOT! HOWEVER, I REALIZED THAT MY SKIN LOOKED A BIT GRAY IN COLOR. HONESTLY, I REALLY DID NOT THINK MUCH ABOUT IT, AT THE TIME. AS TIME WENT ON, I NOTICED IT IN MORE OF MY PICTURES, BUT IN PHOTOS OF OTHER CIGAR SMOKERS TOO.
I BEGAN TO DO MY OWN RESEARCH. AS IT TURNS OUT, SMOKING CAUSES THE SKIN TO DEVELOP THAT GRAYISH TONE, I HAD SEEN IN MY OWN PHOTOGRAPHS.
WHAT TO DO?
KIMBERLY D. MOORE-FORREST IS THE FOUNDER & OWNER OF RAFIKI NATURAL PRODUCTS. I ASKED KIM IF SHE WOULD BE SO KIND TO WRITE A SHORT ARTICLE, SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BOW TIE COMMUNITY, EXPLAINING WHY THE SKIN HAS THAT GRAY TONE AND HOW IT SHOULD BE PROPERLY HANDLED.
I KNOW SOME OF THE READERS ARE ASKING THEMSELVES, "WHY IS BOWTIE INCLUDING A SKINCARE ARTICLE ON THE SITE?"
SIMPLE...THIS WEBSITE IS MORE THAN SIMPLY A PLACE TO BUY CIGARS. THIS WEBSITE WAS DESIGNED AS A COMMUNITY; A PLACE TO GET INFORMATION RELATED TO CIGAR SMOKING CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE.
CIGAR SMOKERS SHOULD HAVE HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN TOO.
I HOPE YOU LEARN SOMETHING FROM KIM'S EXPERTISE AND CHOOSE TO INCORPORATE HER PRODUCTS INTO YOUR SKINCARE PROGRAM, AS I HAVE.
Proper skincare is important because our skin is the largest organ and barrier against infections. Keeping your skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. When the skin is irritated it develops cracks and can make it prone to infection. Building a strong barrier of protection begins with a skin-care routine which consist of three main steps:
Cleansing-Washing your face
Toning-Balancing the skin
Moisturizing-Hydrating and softening the skin
The key ingredients for naturally removing dead skin or graying of the skin is the activated charcoal which is found in Rafiki’s Charcoal and French Green Clay Body Soap.
To balance the skin after cleaning we recommend the Rosewater Everything which consist of witch hazel and aloe vera gel. Rosewater hydrates, heals and maintain the skin’s pH balance when used regularly. The last important element to a great skincare routine is moisturizing. Rafiki’s CoQ10 Facial Lotion is a skin saving essential. CoQ10 stimulates collagen production, rejuvenates skin by stimulating skin cell activity and is a natural sunscreen."