Connect with us


BellaNaija Style Editor Eki Ogunbor shares her Skincare Routine in “Eki’s Ultimate Q & A”



Eki's Ultimate Q & A: My Skincare Routine | Part 1

In her first column as Editor for BellaNaija Style, Eki Ogunbor shares the first part of her skincare routine, answering her most asked question, “What cream do you use?” She also shares quick tips on what she uses in the shower and her tip for preventing thigh friction too.

Here’s what she said;

I usually shy away from interviews but a lot of that is about to change with this new column on BellaNaija Style. Eki’s Ultimate Q & A is all about getting to know more about me and my lifestyle routines, as well as the things I learn from other individuals.

In this column, I’ll answer questions you have about me and questions for experts in various industries so prepare yourselves (and your questions) for special guests too!

The first segment of this column will focus solely on skincare – body and face but today I’ll answer one question I get asked quite a lot; What body cream do you use?

Coconut Oil

I use simple Coconut Oil.

In the past, I’ve used brands like Johnson Johnson, Dove, Vaseline and Nivea but over time there was a major shift once I decided to go natural with my hair. When I made that decision, I had no idea it would affect other areas of my life, including my diet and what I use on my skin as well. With that in mind, I switched by body creams for Olive Oil, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil.

These other brands aren’t bad but they never fully moisturised my skin. In secondary school, I’d get quite itchy because my skin was always dry and it would either cause a random rash or my skin would literally be scaly and start peeling off then I’d apply Shea Butter as more of a medicinal remedy, I never thought of using it all over my body. My elbows are still quite dry and scaly but I’m actively trying to fix that and when I do I’ll share but if you have any tips, please share as well in the comments section.

Eki's Ultimate Q & A: My Skincare Routine | Part 1

Malicha Luxury Moroccan Black Soap & Luxury Butter Soufflé

Now, I’ve narrowed it down to (cold pressed) Coconut Oil every day and the others I use every other day in a mixture present in the Malich Luxury, Luxury Butter Soufflé. This product contains Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil and other essential oils like Lemongrass, Lemon, Citronella and Sweet Orange essential oil. I’ve chosen to use cold-pressed Coconut Oil because I prefer the smell, the hot-pressed version has a burnt smell that I just can’t stand.

Continue reading on

Photo CreditDreamstime

Eki is the Editor for BellaNaija Style and Lifestyle Editor for She has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before finding love at BellaNaija Style. Eki loves all things creative. Follow her on Instagram @ekiogunbor BellaNaija Style: [email protected] | @bellanaijastyle BellaNaija Beauty: @bellanaijabeauty BellaNaija Living: [email protected] | @bellanaijaliving


  1. Titos

    November 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Great article. Girllll, try out the body butter from Daizuara Cosmetics on Ig. My skin has not remained the same since i switched to their natural products. I currently use their pro radiance body butter. Amazing!

    • meah

      November 21, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      @Titos, whats their Ig handle biko? Really need to work on my skin, particularly my facial skin.

    • omoh

      November 21, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      its good_skin_guru

    • Eki Ogunbor

      November 27, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks a lot girllll, lol. I’ll try them out soon.

  2. Ephi

    November 20, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing Eki! I started using raw/unprocessed coconut oil about 2 years ago and it’s been absolutely great for my skin. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Not sure the remedy for the dry elbows, but you could maybe try moisturising it more frequently than usual.

    • Eki Ogunbor

      November 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Thank you Ephi, we have similar names!
      Yup, these days I have elbow moisturising breaks at work lol. When I use hand cream I extend it to my elbows!

  3. Anon

    November 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Coconut oil, yes except for oily facial skin. Don’t use it on your face if you have oily skin. I broke out badly with cyst like pimples.

    From an old article here – “It’s a product that contains comedogenic ingredients and “is one of the highest scoring comedogenic ingredients on the comedogenicity scale.” I use it on my hair instead. Mom – before you put any type of oil on your face, make sure you research linoleic versus oleic oils and decide which is best for your face.”

    Eki – the best thing for elbows and joints in general is Johnson’s baby oil gel and you just need a minute amount.

    • Eki Ogunbor

      November 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Hm! Thanks, Anon, I never knew this being that my skin can be quite dry, someone will definitely benefit from this comment!
      Thanks for the product recommendation as well, I’ll get it, try it and let you know if it works out for me. You’re a star!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features