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Unlocking the Mystery to Exotic African Beauty

Photo credit: Ian Kiragu   Iman. Waris Dirie. Liya Kebede. Alek Wek. Agbani Darego. Fatima Siad. African women have been revered for their exotic beauty for hundreds of years. What are their secrets for caring for their skin while living on a continent that gets the hottest summer climates and the highest sunshine duration (translation: extreme UV exposure)? Throughout history, African women have cared for their skin with natural ingredients, like plants and fruits, provided by the environment. For centuries, radiant skin was a sign of health, so moisturizing was a vital factor in African women’s skincare. That belief still holds true today. Although the women of the various regions (north, south, east, and west) of Africa rely on different...

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It's Getting 'Hot In Herre': Time To Switch To Body Oil

Photo credit: Jacqueline Williams Hey Everybody!Just a friendly reminder that our body butters are a HEAT-SENSITIVE ITEM. They do not contain waxes, stabilizers or artificial ingredients to help maintain their whipped consistency. Therefore, between May 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019, when the temperature rises above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the body butters will take a sabbatical.If you can't live without your body butter, like my two guys, make sure you place your order before the end of April. If you already have your stash set for the summer, make sure to keep it in the refrigerator to help maintain its whipped consistency.Another option, which is my favorite, is to use body oil during the summer. Our 100% pure, wild-harvested Marula...

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4 Ingredients To Get Glowed Up For The Summer

Photo credit: Nicole Berro  Are you ready to get your summer glow on naturally? I'm going to teach you the traditional Somali huruud (turmeric) way. I've been using this for a while. Trust me, it's not complicated and you'll love the results. It's as simple as four ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. Start by mixing 1 tsp turmeric (antioxidant, good for acne), 1 tsp gram flour or finely ground oats (exfoliating), 2 tsp yogurt (anti-aging, need I say more?), and 1 tsp olive oil (restores smoothness, protects from UV rays).Apply all over your face, avoiding your eyes. Here's a tip: I apply it with the silicone spatula I use for mixing to prevent staining my fingers. Don't worry,...

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