Every Skincare Question You Have, Answered (Part 1)

All women have skincare issues. But sometimes, Black women have questions and the answers feel impossible to find. Look no further. We sat down with Jill Riley, skin care expert and founder of nature-based skin and cosmetics company, Alapure. Your question: What really causes adult acne? Jill: It’s mainly hereditary and hormones, but the biggest…

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No, You Still Cannot Touch My Hair

For some reason, I never thought about the issue of people touching my natural hair until it actually happened. My friends and relatives who I know personally do it, but what about when it’s a stranger-who’s white? I’ve felt beautiful, ugly, insecure, nappy, good, bad, #flawless, and flawed the five years I’ve been natural. Accepting…

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The Actual Makeup Brushes I Use All the Time

I get asked by my friends what I use to apply my makeup. Apparently, there’s been a weird misconception that we need 100 brushes to make our makeup look flawless. But, the uncanny truth is that a lot of the times, I just use my fingers. Especially for applying concealer, eyeshadows and blush. The natural…

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