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Skin Care Guide

Dr. Melanye Maclin: A revolutionary Dermatologist Who Changed How The Industry Treats Black Skin

The BGH community is proud to announce a new partner we can spotlight every week, and this week we are taking time to celebrate our newest partner. Dermatologist Melanye Maclin, M.D., aka “Dr Mac” founded Innovative Hair Technology, Inc. in September 1999 based in Maryland. She created the research and product development company through determination based on her early childhood medical interest in hair and skin. Dr. Maclin’s initial efforts were towards the research of natural nutrients for hair and skin. It began with branding the natural hair supplement, Viviscal via national multi-media endorsement and distribution until 2003. Dr. Maclin then went on to successfully develop more effective advanced all-natural hair and skin supplements, ‘BellaNutri®’ for Women (2004) and ‘BeauNutri®’ for Men (2008). These products...


Spring Skincare Routine!

Spring has Sprung and we are in our homes.  Since we are abiding by the rules of social distancing and staying home, why do I have to care about my skin?  No, we may not be going to any brunch outings or fancy dinner parties but indoors doesn’t mean our skin has to suffer. Now is the time to take care of not only others but take care of ourselves too.  Not just to keep us safe from illness but take care of ourselves to keep us feeling good. So how can we take care of our skin while remaining at home? First things first, WASH YOUR FACE.  There’s no need for a fancy cleaner (if you don’t have one) good ole soap and water will do. ...


How to Improve Your Health at Any Age

No matter what age you are, it’s always possible to improve your health a little bit each day. To be successful, it will require patience, discipline, and an optimistic attitude. Here are a few things you can start implementing into your daily routine! Move More Often Regular physical activity lowers your risk of numerous health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Additionally, it can help relieve stress and improve your overall mental well-being. Regardless of what age you are, adding movement to your daily routine is achievable. If you’re not sure where to begin, find workout routines for every age group here. Ditch the Fad Diets The market is saturated with the newest trending diets. Many will claim it’s the best...


Summer Skincare Tips for Black Women!

Summer Summer Summertime! Time to sit back and unwind! IT’S SUMMERTIME! It’s time to go to the beach, sit out in the sun and enjoy the feel of the warmth on your skin. You know you have to take extra care of your skin as the seasons change right? Summer brings a warmth that we love to feel, but this summer is starting off full of intense heat. Sunscreen is a must. Don’t listen to the myths anymore! Even though we have melanin that helps protect us from the harmful rays of the sun, we need that extra protection from sunscreens with SPF. Another thing we need to alter, for the health of our skin, are our hot showers. You might be thinking, “Who wants to take...



It’s Don’t Fry Day, and I’m not talking about fried foods. Don’t Fry Day takes place the Friday before memorial day and it’s a day to remind all of us about the importance of sun safety for our skin. We enjoy being out in the sun as much as we want but we don’t always protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays. DON’T FRY YOUR SKIN! That’s what Don’t Fry Day is all about. Your skin is beautiful and we are all about health so why not keep your skin healthy? A little while ago we talked about the myths of our skin, like the myth that darker skin doesn’t need sunscreen. We learned that it is actually smart to protect our skin with things...


The Myth of Our Skin!

We have some gorgeous skin, but are we taking care of it? We might clean and moisturize our skin well but there are a few myths that too many of us believe. It’s time to debunk the myths, Sis! Black Don’t Crack Sweetheart, you’re wrong.Yes it can. Black skin is still susceptible to aging and wrinkles. Skin care is important regardless of your skin color. I Don’t Need Sunscreen Black Skin does have a natural SPF protector in melanin that helps us protect our skin, but that is not always enough. Black skin can still have skin cancer so using sunscreen can greatly benefit you. DON’T FALL INTO THE TRAP. You probably need some sunscreen, sis. My Oily Skin is Moisture Enough I don’t know, lovelies....


I Love My Color, but I Want to Love My Skin!

As I was growing up I noticed that not only did I generally have the darkest skin in social groups but in my family I did as well. My father drilled into my head that my color is beautiful and I should always love it, and I do. There was a difference, however, between loving my color and loving my skin. The skin is the largest organ of your body and undergoes a lot. People don’t generally think about the harm that they do to their skin either by not taking care of it or by doing the wrong things to take care of it. People of color, for example, are affected by eczema more so than Caucasians and don’t know how to help it....

weight loss and loos skin

How to Avoid Loose Skin DURING and AFTER Weight Loss

Tightening Your Skin During and After Weight Loss Lossing weight takes time and it doesn't happen overnight. Most people believe it should only take 5 months to drop 40 pounds. Although this is possible, everyone's body is different and therefore, you shouldn't compare yourself to others. Everybody's health and wellness journey is different and we all have different genetic makeups. So, throughout your weight loss journey remember to solely focus on you. Here are some great tips on how to avoid skin during and after weight loss: [embed][/embed] Key Takeaway If you watched the full video above, you know during your weight loss journey you must continue to care for your skin by exfoliating, consuming detox drinks and meal prepping. Also be mindful of your age, but don't make that as...

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Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janelle: How Sweet Potatoes Can Help Clear Your Skin

It's Skin Deep [embed][/embed] I received my first compliment in years on my skin and I almost teared up. They asked me what I had been doing and I told them eating more sweet potatoes.  In my research on skin types and texture, vitamin A kept popping up. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene which pretty much turns into Vitamin A once it ’s consumed. Sweet potatoes are also an anti-inflammatory food for my blood type which is a WIN all the way around for me. Skin Transformation I have noticed an incredible difference in the texture of my skin and even more of a natural glow. I also matched my topical regimen with my nutrition this month and I believe that has helped tremendously as well in these results. The...