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Face Masks

3 DIY Face Masks to Try This Month

Oh how we love a good face mask. Whether it’s a relaxing night in where we’re taking a little time for ourselves or we’re giving our skin the extra TLC it needs, there’s just something so luxurious about applying a face mask and letting it work its magic. While there are so many options to purchase from drugstore options to high-end, you can get a good face mask going without ever leaving your house. Here are three DIY face masks to try this month to get your skin hydrated, soft, and smooth. Avocado Mask - If hydration is your goal this is the mask to try! All you need for this one is (1) avocado, (2) teaspoons of honey, and (2) teaspoons of yogurt. Mix...

Body Positivity

What Rihanna Taught Us about Body Positivity

Who else can relate to the--sometimes constant--rollercoaster that comes along with body fluctuations and womanhood. The changes our bodies go through different seasons of our lives, different times of the year, during our monthly cycles, or even between days can be a lot. Especially if we’re super focused on reaching those weight lost. It can be discouraging when you head to your closet to put on your favorite pair of jeans that fit just right last week, but today? Not so much. One celebrity we know can relate is Rihanna. Let’s take a lesson from Riri and stop stressing about what we can and can’t wear and embrace our bodies, no matter the day. Here’s how Rihanna does it: She pays attention to her body and...

Black Dermatologists

The Black Dermatologists You Need to Know About

For some of us, when we deal with skin issues, all it takes is a quick change in our skincare routine or swapping a few foods in our diet to get back on track. But for others, and even for those same people on occasion, the skin issues we come in contact with require a little more attention than we can handle. That’s when it’s time to call a dermatologist. For black women, even though we may encounter skin concerns that could apply to anyone, there are a few that are specific to melanated skin. It’s because of this, that many women opt to choose to find a dermatologist that understands our unique skin needs. If you’re looking for black dermatologists to help you tackle your...

Healthy Reads

3 Healthy Reads to Add to Your Book List

So often, the answers to our most pressing questions, the information we need to truly thrive, or the ideas that we’ve been trying to articulate on a certain topic can found within the pages of a book. We know this when we’re using books for business, for research, or even for self-help but we don’t always think of books as the first place to turn when it comes to our health. And we don’t mean books packed with medical terminology or statistics that we can’t quite understand. We mean books that help us understand what’s going on with our bodies, health, and the things we do can to be better in a way that we can understand. Whether you’re a book loving health enthusiast or...

Twist Out

3 Essential Oils to Add to Your Beauty Routine

If you’re into natural beauty and wellness, chances are you know the wonders that essential oils can do for your mind, body, and skin. Although they’ve been used for centuries, it seems as if essential oils are rising in popularity as more women make more conscious choices in their health, daily lives, and yes, their beauty routines. But if you haven’t joined in with adding essential oils to your lineup, now’s the time to start! Here are three we love: Rosehip Oil - You want to know how to keep your melanin looking fresh and bright? Look no further than this. Rosehip oil is full of vitamin C which works wonders in brightening (and protecting) your skin. Tea Tree Oil - While most of...

Therapy

For Black Women Considering Therapy

Many of the discussions surrounding health typically focus on the physical aspects. Whether we’re talking about our diets, exercise routines, or different ailments that afflict us, each of these fall under the realm of physical health. But, there’s more to your overall health and wellness than just physical aspects. Both emotional and mental health play a key role in your overall state of well being and when not monitored properly can even cause some physical effects as well. And while wellness has been great at helping bridge those gaps, it doesn’t always take your mental health into consideration. In the black community, there has long been a stigma regarding therapy and mental health. It’s not uncommon for black women and men to feel there is no...

Glowing Skin

6 Foods to Get Glowing Skin from Within

With the cooler months upon us, one thing we’re probably going to miss the most is having that natural sunkissed glow. There’s nothing that quite compares to the perfect summer glow but with fall’s arrival we need to create the glow on our on. While there are countless makeup and skincare products that promise to give you the glow you’ve been missing, the best place to start is with your foods. When you’re eating right, your skin can glow from within. Here are 5 foods to start with! FRUITS Kiwi is a great food to eat if you want healthy glowing skin. Kiwi is full of vitamin E which helps to moisturize the skin and is an antioxidant which means it protects the skin from environmental factors...

Eat Healthy on the Go

How to Eat Healthy on the Go

As busy women holding down careers, side hustles, families, and passions, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and find ourselves in the familiar cycle of eating whatever is quick and available to us. Unfortunately, most times that means instead of try to eat healthy, we eat foods that aren’t exactly the best for us. Even though our daily schedules aren’t likely to change, that doesn’t mean we have to be stuck eating the wrong foods. With a little preparation and some quick thinking, you can make healthy choices on the go. Eat breakfast. I know, I know, this sounds really cliche but starting off your day with a healthy breakfast that you make BEFORE you leave the house can really set...

Working out with Natural Hair

3 Tips for Working Out with Natural Hair

It’s no secret that working out with natural hair can be a bit of a struggle. Humidity, sweat, and all the things that accompany a good exercise session are the very same things that can take a cute hair style from “yasss girl” to “girl what happened?” But don’t let your potential hair woes stop you from getting a good workout routine in on a regular basis. We have three simple things you can do to make sure your hair stays fly before AND after you hit the gym. Protection is key. Yes, we know you may have finally mastered the perfect twist out but the gym is not the time to let those coils and curls flow. Protecting your hair is essential if you...

Podcasts for Black Women

Best Beauty, Health, & Wellness Podcasts for Black Women

If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon yet, you’ll want to after reading this. When it comes to the world of beauty, health, and wellness we’re so used to watching videos and downloading every new app, that I’m not surprised to find that so many of us overlook the power of a good podcast to help keep us informed, empowered, and inspired when it comes to taking care of ourselves. While I’m not here to convince you to delete your favorite apps and close your Youtube tab (trust me, mine are still open too), what I do want is to introduce you to another tool you can add to your commitment to yourself. Here at the best podcasts for black women discussing beauty, health,...