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Skincare Guru on Why Skin Lightening Can Be Good for Black Women

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By Lenora Houseworth There is a common belief that black women either don’t need or partake in cosmetic surgery or other procedures. You’ve probably even used the term, “Black don’t crack.” Well, this is not completely true. As an aesthetician, esthetician and Director of Skincare Services/Partner of Lavish Medical Spa, Leslie Nesbitt has seen the cosmeceutical aka the non-surgical industry…

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Dear Black Women, We Can’t Pray Mental Illness Away

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By: Lenora Houseworth What words come to mind when you think self-care? Bubble baths, facial masks and meditation apps? If you haven’t already noticed, the self-care revolution has become big business–and with good reason. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from stress and depression, with Black women uniquely impacted by race-related daily stress. It took me many…

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10 Hijab-Wearing Beauty Bloggers To Follow!

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Leah Vernon By: Lenora Houseworth Less than a decade ago, the face of Muslim women was that of an invisible onlooker in both fashion and beauty, with virtually no representation anywhere. Now, in the midst of a turbulent political climate, those days are officially in the past. With big retail brands and beauty companies forming partnerships pushing diversity, Muslim beauty…

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All I Want For Christmas is the End of the ‘Struggling Black Woman’ Stereotype

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Photo: Olushola Bashorun By Lenora Houseworth The year of 2017 has been a doozy, no doubt. From the ever-exhausting, ridiculous excuse for a President, rampant sexual assault scandals, to the numerous crimes against humanity, Black women have been the silent bright spot in an otherwise dark socio-political landscape.  Continue  Recently an article published on ABCNews.com asserted black women have a…

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7 Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Know

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Fenty Beauty By Rihanna According to research, black women spend a whopping 80% more on cosmetics than any other group, yet remained majorly-and noticeably-ignored by the industry for years. Insert singer Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty collection, the atomic bomb that has (in a few short weeks) revolutionized the beauty world, leaving it scrambling for black women’s attention. I must say, this…

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