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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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Does Your Skin Behave Differently At Night Than During The Day?

Does your skin seem to behave differently at night than during the day? If you answered, "Yes," that's because it does behave differently at night.Your skin cells shift their structure from day to night. Your skin loses more water, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), in the evening. This causes more irritations from rosacea, eczema and other skin conditions.Therefore, you want to use different ingredients at night than you use during the day. At night, you want to use richer ingredients for maximum hydration.Look for products that include Nilotica Shea butter, mango butter, Marula oil, Baobab oil, Mongogo oil, glycerine, and other richer ingredients.Also, be mindful that layering too many actives at night is not beneficial. Your skin has less water.

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