On a ridiculously hot Tuesday afternoon I walked into a beauty salon in Petion-Ville to get beautified. I had just gotten of the plane and was looking a hot mess! So I am walking and who do I see smiling away? Valery Vilain. You may have seen Vilain’s flawless skin and impeccable smile all over social media, on the set of “Everything But a Man,“and most recently at the “Atizan Ayiti” event in Miami, where he was recognized for his “work and dedication for the haitian community in the fashion and art industry.”

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There he sat, looking absolutely fabulous as I was looking as disheveled as can be. I tried to smile and act liked I wasn’t impressed, but I couldn’t take it any longer, I had to ask him about his overall fabulousness and how he managed to have such flawless skin in 90 degree, humid, weather?

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I was gracious enough to share his tips with us. Here is what he recommended! Drink two liters of water each day.Eat at least one serving of fruit a day. He recommended papaya for the skin.Apply 30 SPF sunscreen. He warned us that most Haitian woman think that because they have a natural tan they can’t burn; however, the extra sun causes the skin to work harder to protect itself, which in turn causes oily  skin.Valery emphasized the importance of regular appointments with a dermatologist as culturally most Haitians only go see a doctor in case of emergency. He suggested two treatments a week and, if possible, one facial a month.

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To add icing to the cake, he gave us a do it yourself treatment: Combine coffee, coconut oil and brown sugar, mix them together and leave on the skin for 15minutes! Boom! Fabuolousnesssss!!!!

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We want to thank Valery Vilain for his time and for sharing his beauty tips with us. If you want more Valery Vilain, you can follow him on IG (@valeryvilain and if you are in Haiti,  be on the lookout for a seminar series with Love Your Body.

Photo Source: Valery Vilain Official IG