angela bassett skin care line for black women

Here’s some beauty news that you can file under “Thank goodness”! Angela Bassett is creating a skin care line for women of color. Yes black women like you!

We all know that women of color are deeply underserved by the beauty industry. Most brands offer lackluster colors and hues for us and some offer every bit of nada. Angela Bassett, whose melanin is completely on fleek btw, has decided that we need more. #Agreed View Full Post

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Chances are you’re doing all you can to maintain your youthful looking skin. You may be diligent about wearing sunscreen daily, using an anti-aging product, and applying moisturizer. However, there are a few mistakes that women often make, not realizing that they are sabotaging their skin and causing extra wrinkles.

Dr. Kally Papantoniou a board certified New York Dermatologist who often sees “skin saboteurs” in her practice, shares 10 skin sins that are easily avoidable. Be honest, are you guilty of any of the following? View Full Post

woman putting on sunscreen

The good news: you’re putting sunscreen on yourself and your kids.

The bad news: you might be doing it all wrong.

When you don’t apply sunscreen correctly it provides far less protection than you need from the harmful sun damage. Here’s the seven most common mistakes people make when putting on sunscreen–and what you should do instead! View Full Post

SK II Facial Treatment

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II, all opinions are my own.

In my mind perfect skin just sort of happens, no work is needed. You know, it’s in my genes! Well, I also believe in fairies and unicorns (please don’t try to tell me otherwise). In the real world, we know that perfect skin requires good products and daily work. It’s something that you start doing before the wrinkles and the puffy bags form and commit to a cozy spot on your face (read: a good skin care regimen should be in place before you turn 40).

But if your mother wasn’t like mine and didn’t drill the importance of taking care of your skin, I’ve got good news for you. There are a few products on the market that can help you along the way and improve your skin regimen even if you are late to the party.

Insert SK-II Facial Treatment Essence! View Full Post

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We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that we should keep oil far away from our skin–whether it had been a beauty counter rep telling you, your doctor or your mama! It didn’t matter if it was oil splattering up from fried chicken pan, the natural oils we find in our skin, or organic oils. To us women, all kinds were synonymous with “no bueno.” Because oil = breakouts, right?

Not necessarily. View Full Post

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I know I know, the last thing you wanna be thinking about while you’re on vacation is skin care. But I promise you, it’s something that you need to take into consideration before you leave. Before blogging I never took my skin care seriously, and I really paid for my neglect with each vacation. I had sudden breakouts, excess dryness and wrinkles in places that I care not to share!

I had the opportunity to cruise the Eastern Caribbean (thanks Princess Cruises) where the temperatures are much warmer and filled with humidity. While it was my first time to St. Thomas and St. Maarten, I have traveled to St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands in the past and I remember the air not being on my side.

Your travel skin care routine needs to be a little different than your home skin care. Your skin will face a number of challenges while you’re traveling so you’ll have to compensate for a few things. Keeping all that in mind, take good notes because below are some gems you’ll need for your next excursion. View Full Post