How To Keep Your Skin Hydrated (With 10 Simple Tips)
Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Dry, dehydrated skin can cause irritation, itching, and other uncomfortable symptoms that can lead to a dull and tired complexion. Luckily, keeping your skin hydrated is easy if you follow some simple tips, from drinking more water to using a hydrating face moisturizer. In this post, we’ll share with you…Read More
Estrenado: The Beauty of Returning Home
Dressing up was at once both Mami’s idea, and not. Her vanity is so deeply rooted in the Dominican culture of decency and propriety that it’s practically encoded in her DNA. . .Read More
Can Black People Have Freckles? The Answer Is Yes! (Duh.)
How they form and appear on darker skin tones — and how to protect your skin Let it be known: freckles aren’t only for fair-skinned maidens. Braided red hair a la Pippi Longstocking is no longer a requisite to having a complexion covered with a smattering of these charming spots — locks, twists, and 4C…Read More
Brightening cream vs brightening serum: What’s the difference and why should you use them?
In the end, your ultimate choice might depend on your skin type and desired results. Dark spots, acne scars, melasma and other skin issues that change your skin tone are annoying. But you already knew that since you’re reading this article. Not only are they unsightly, but it’s hard to know how to treat them…Read More
More on what causes hyperpigmentation, if it goes away on its own, and what melasma is.Read More
Tired of Dealing With Dark Spots? Here’s a 101 Guide
How hyperpigmentation happens and ways to treat it, especially for melanin-rich skin.Read More
THE SOOTHING POWERS OF CHAMOMILE FOR MELANATED SKIN
You might know chamomile best as a soothing bedtime aid in teas, but the plant is also a renowned skincare ingredient—calming skin that’s easily irritated and prone to flare-ups. Here, a brief explanation of some of its benefits and how it helps with skin of color. What exactly is bisabolol? Technically, there are two versions…Read More
ALL ABOUT CERAMIDES: HOW THIS MULTI-TASKER WORKS FOR SKIN OF COLOR
Think of any great moisturizer you’ve ever used, and chances are it contains ceramides, powerhouse restorative ingredients that help to nourish skin by protecting its outer layers. Here, more on what these multi-taskers are and what they can do for melanated skin. First up, what are ceramides? Ceramides are basically a class of waxy lipids…Read More
SQUALANE SPOTLIGHT: THE IDEAL LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER FOR SKIN OF COLOR
Due to a surge in popularity over the last couple years, squalane has become one of the buzziest skincare ingredients out there (it kind of feels like it’s in everything these days!). Here, we’ve broken down the benefits of the botanical super ingredient and how it’s beneficial for melanated skin. First up, what is squalane?…Read More
ON SNOW MUSHROOMS: HOW THESE EDIBLE FUNGI BOOST MELANATED SKIN
In Eastern Asian cultures, mushrooms are not just a delicious source of sustenance, but also powerful ingredients for nourishing and hydrating skin. Since they’re composed of around 90% water and rich in antioxidants, mushrooms are a great source of moisture and vitamins for the body, and have been adapted into teas, tinctures, and topical skin-care…Read More
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