On Being a Brown Beauty in the UK

“Hey chocolate!” Now that is not a hailing that I have become accustomed to in the UK. However, it’s a completely different story across the Atlantic where brown beauties in the US have to put up with similar patronizing catcalls. I had a conversation about this with Melanie where I told her that “chocolate hailing”…

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Do brown and dark skin women need sunblock?

The quick answer: yep. There’s no way around this. While brown and darker skin has a natural “protection” against sun damage and sun burn from their increased amount of melanin, the truth is that they still need to wear sunscreen. Some women with darker skin may have a natural SPF of 13, but that doesn’t…

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How to Actually Clean Your Face

Over the years, I’ve realized that there is a better, more efficient way to cleanse your face. As a beauty editor, I realized this through many expert interviews and interactions. Cleaning your face to its best is a process and many women, not surprisingly, have been doing it wrong. First, Remember Your Key Factors: The…

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