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NUBIAN HAIR SERIES, PART I 3/2016

Naturally curly hair requires special attention to keep it looking its best at all times. Whether you’re natural or relaxed, here are tips to keep your hair healthy and strong this year:

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1. Use a sulfate-free shampoos

Generally speaking, while shampoos containing sulfates are the most effective at removing dirt, oil and product build-up, they often leave the hair too dry and prone to damage. Naturally curly hair and chemical processed hair are especially prone to dryness which can lead to breakage and damage. If you’re looking to grow your hair to new lengths, then a gentle shampoo is a must...

5 SKIN TIPS TO HELP YOU BECOME ACNE FREE IN THE NEW YEAR 1/2016

Did you know that acne is more common in women with brown skin, particularly women of African descent? Dark marks and scarring that develop as a result of acne are also more common in brown skin and these can last many months after your acne is gone. Though genetics play a huge role in determining how severe your acne will be, here are some things you can do to help you win the fight against acne for good this year.

 

1. Consider changes to your diet

Foods with a high glycemic index such as white bread, processed foods and sweets have been shown to worsen acne so avoiding these foods may lead to an improvement in your skin. Similarly, a Mediterranean diet or diet packed with low glycemic index foods like fruits, vegetables and whole wheat has been shown to improve acne and can even shrink the sweat glands associated with acne...

HOW TO KEEP YOUR NUBIAN SKIN LOOKING ITS BEST THIS WINTER 11/2015

 

In the wintertime, the cold dry air strips the skin of its natural moisture. Unfortunately, brown skin is particularly prone to the harmful effects of winter weather which for many means a complete shift of your daily facial regimen from summer to fall. If you’re looking for ways to keep your summer glow all year round, read below for some helpful tips to keep your face looking its best this winter:

 

1. Consider using a stronger facial moisturizer

Brown skin does not hold onto moisture as well as fair skin and needs extra special attention during the dry winter months. As a general rule of thumb, the thicker the consistency of the moisturizer, the better job it does at hydrating your skin...

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