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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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Spilling The Tea On Beautiful Skin

Photo credit: Nappy During the cold winter months, I like to get cozy with a hot cup of tea. There’s something comforting about wrapping my hands around the warmth of the teacup. The heat travels through my body and rests gently in my core. It evokes a feeling of relaxation that tames my winter chill. I’m also comforted knowing that my tea works wonders for my skin. I’m always looking to naturally improve my skin health. One place to start is on the inside. External applications of skincare products only enhance your outer glow. When you’re looking to get your glow on, look to the inside. It may sound trite and clichéd, but what’s going on inside your body manifests...

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