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Skin Aging and Ethnicity

As a child, I always heard African American women reply, “Black doesn’t crack,” when someone complimented their ageless skin. As an adult, I reply similarly when people ask my secret to ageless skin. That got me thinking. Is there any scientific truth to that statement, or is it just old-timers’ conjecture? Honestly, I thought it was just conjecture. But researchers disproved my hypothesis. “Black doesn’t crack” is real. In all fairness to my Hispanic/Latina and Asian sisters, their skin is ageless, too. “How so?” you ask. In order to understand the age-associated changes in your skin, you must look at the biophysical (cells, molecules, genes) properties of skin.  Let’s start with melanin.  Melanin is what gives your skin its color....

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How to Keep Your Skincare Clean in a Toxic World

Are your “natural” skincare products the real deal or bogus?  Large cosmetic corporations are staking their claim in the natural market, but some are just jumping on the “natural” skincare bandwagon and capitalizing off of you. Sadly, the word “natural” has become meaningless in cosmetics due to the abusive claims by numerous corporations.  There is no governing body overseeing “natural” product claims. It’s left up to the companies to substantiate their claims of “natural” ingredients, products, and attributes. It also places the burden on you to determine reasonableness in the company’s claims. Hippocrates once said, “Nature itself is the best physician.” The same can be said for skincare. Below are the guidelines that I follow when I manufacture natural skincare...

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Does Your Neck Age You?

  How to keep your neck and décolleté areas from prematurely aging you. Tips you can implement now. Click here to watch the video. Read the full article here.

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6 Tips to Step Up Your Fall Beauty Routine

Fall fruits and vegetables hold the keys to stepping up your beauty game. Packed with an abundance of vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants, these fall fruits and vegetables won’t let you down. Click here to watch the video.

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