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Multicultural Beauty: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Get Rid of Dark Pores on the Legs
If you're tired of hiding little dark dots on your legs with makeup or hosiery, here are a few ideas to help you get rid of dark pores for smoother-looking skin.
This Bites! How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From...
Mosquito bites are a nuisance and can cause itching and discomfort, but in skin of color this minor skin trauma can also cause dark spots. Here's how to get rid of them.
8 Skin Care Benefits of African Black Soap
African black soap has several skin nourishing ingredients. Find out more about these ingredients and why they are beneficial for healthy looking skin.
What is Your Skin's Undertone?
Confused about skin undertones? Read these tips to find out whether you're warm, cool or neutral and to also figure out what undertones to look for in your makeup.
Medical and Natural Treatments for White Spots...
Medical and natural treatments for white spots on the skin. How to identify and treat idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH).
10 Oatmeal Facial Masks
Oatmeal makes a fantastic skin care ingredient in facial masks. It's been used for beauty in multicultural households for years. Find the perfect facial mask for your skin type.
Avoid "Strawberry Legs" with These Shaving Tips
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How to Find Flattering Nail Polish
Your skin tone and complexion can determine which nail color you should wear.
The Best 8 Products to Hide Hyperpigmentation
8 great products to cover up age spots, dark spots and hyperpigmention.
So Cool! Skin Icing for Clear Skin
Skin icing is a cool way to clear the face of blemishes, combat wrinkles and improve circulation for a smooth, glowing complexion.
How to Safely Use African Black Soap
African black soap has numerous skin benefits, but some might find it drying and irritating for certain skin types. Follow these tips to safely use ABS.
Juice Recipes for Clear Skin
Fresh fruit and vegetable recipes for clear and smooth skin.
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes
How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes.
4 Skin Care Extras You Should Add to Your...
These beauty products are used after cleansing and before moisturizing. Overkill? Maybe. Maybe not. Sometimes you want to take that extra step.
Is Petroleum Jelly Bad for Your Skin?
Petroleum jelly has been used for years to relieve dry skin conditions. Does it really moisturize the skin or does it clog pores?
Is the Secret to Great Skin in Your Spice Rack?
Turmeric for Beauty? This super skincare spice has amazing beauty benefits.
How to Pick the Right Lipstick for Your Skin Tone
Can't find the right lipstick shade? Try these tips to help you pick lipstick shades that are perfect for your skin tone.
3 Reasons Why You Have White Spots on Your Skin
Answers to top reader questions about white age spots on the skin, a hypopigmentation called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH).
Moringa Oil Skin Benefits
Find out why moringa is called a
4 Ways to Use Turmeric to Improve Your Complexion
Turmeric has anti-aging and wrinkle stopping properties. Use these at-home treatments for smooth and supple skin and a more youthful-looking complexion.
10 Must-Have Products For Sweat-Proof Makeup
10 sweat-proof and waterproof products that help makeup stay put.
12 Shaving Tips To Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Shaving is a fast and inexpensive hair removal method for the legs, but for African American women and other women of color, it can cause problems, such as ingrown hairs. Find out how to prevent them.
Work It! 9 Ways to Use Your Skin Tone to Look...
9 tips that will help you use your skin tone to look your best.
How to Safely Treat Hyperpigmentation in Skin...
Tips and information on hyperpigmentation treatments for skin of color.
How to Pick the Right Foundation
Learn how to match foundation to your skin tone.
How to Buy Authentic African Black Soap
African black soap has numerous skin care benefits, but are you sure you're getting the real thing?
How to Use Sunscreen When Wearing Makeup
Dermatologists advise us to reapply sunscreen after two hours. But what if you've already applied your foundation, blush and setting powder? How can you reapply sunscreen without ruining your makeup? Here are some great tips for using sunscreen when wearing makeup.
Could You Be Over-Exfoliating Your Skin? Heed...
Are you over-exfoliating your skin? Use these tips to make sure you're not just damaging your beautiful skin of color.
3 Common Lip Problems Solved
Help for 3 common lip problems - dry & chapped lips, lip discoloration and cold sores.
6 Ways Pomegranates Can Improve Your Skin
Find out about the skin protective benefits of pomegranates.
What Causes Dark Under Eye Circles?
What causes dark circles under the eyes in women of color?
What Is Hyperpigmentation and Why Is It so...
Hyperpigmentation is a skin discoloration condition that can happen to all races, but it is more common and can become severe in darker skin.
How to Get a Clear Complexion
Whether you want to try the natural makeup trend or simply desire radiant, healthy skin, use these tips for a clear, glowing complexion.
What Is Eczema? How Does It Appear on Skin of...
Eczema is a inflammatory skin condition that causes severe itchiness and unique problems in skin of color, including skin discoloration.
5 Ways to Create the Elongated Eyeliner Look
Mix up your makeup look with arrows, wings and points for a creative elongated eyeliner. Here are 5 looks to try, plus images from the runways for inspiration.
Cuticle Care: 5 Reasons for Cracked Cuticles...
5 reasons you have cracked cuticles and peeling skin around the nails and how to solve them.
20 Makeup Tips For Contact Lens Wearers
You can safely wear makeup and avoid infections and discomfort while wearing contact lenses by following these 20 tips.
Black Soap Reviews
The pros and cons of factory-made African black soap and four brands to consider.
How to Prevent Age Spots
Age spots: How to treat existing spots and prevent more from developing.
Natural Alternatives to Petroleum Jelly
If you're nervous about the ingredients in petroleum jelly but want the great moisture retaining and dry skin protection, try these natural alternatives.
Why You Should Use Shea Butter
Shea butter is an antioxidant-rich vegetable oil from the African karite tree that fades dark spots and age spots, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and soothes skin irritations.
Hit the Produce Aisle for These 25 Autumn...
These 25 beauty recipes utilize 9 tasty fall foods like pumpkin, pears and apples. Yum.
How to Pick the Best Red Lipstick for Your Skin...
Love red lipstick? Here are surefire ways to help you choose the best shades and to wear it well!
Tips for a Safer Gel Manicure
Gel manicures last longer and resist chipping, but they can be damaging to the nail bed if not done properly. Here are tips for a safe gel manicure.
Why You'll Soon Find These 7 Exotic Ingredients...
Plants and trees native to Africa and Asia have long been used in natural cosmetics and skin care products. They will soon be as popular as shea and aloe vera are today. (I was right about argan oil!)
Top 12 Black Beauty Products
The top black beauty products and companies.
Shea Butter Vs Cocoa Butter: Which One is...
Cocoa butter and shea butter have similar skin care benefits and properties and are superior as natural moisturizers. With a shortage of cocoa beans, shea butter might become the winner by default. But is one actually better than the other?
14 Natural Ingredients That Reduce Wrinkles
14 wrinkle reducers to keep your skin wrinkle free or diminish and reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles.
8 Rose Petal Recipes for Beautiful Skin
All about the skin care benefits of roses and 8 rose petal beauty recipes.
Makeup Tips for Covering Melasma
Learn how to cover up your melasma with these makeup tips.
Do You Have Ashy Skin? Learn How to Treat This...
What is ashy skin and how do you treat it?
Why Pumpkin is Good for Your Skin, Plus 3 Great...
The Great Pumpkin: Find out how pumpkin has great exfoliating properties, giving skin a healthy glow. Plus check out three pumpkin products for smooth and soft skin.
10 Beauty Resolutions You Should Keep!
10 important resolutions to keep skin of color beautiful all year.
Is Petroleum Jelly Safe?
Get the facts about the safety of petroleum jelly in cosmetics.
How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs for Smoother Skin
Women of color with curly and tightly coiled hair are susceptible to ingrown hairs. Here's how to prevent and treat them.
How to Pick a Flattering Pink Lipstick
How to choose the perfect pink lipstick shade for your skin tone.
Top 10 Tips for Healthy Skin of Color
10 must-do tips for healthy skin of color.
How to Safely Remove Eye Makeup
How to safely remove eye makeup to avoid irritation, dry eye syndrome and infections.
Native American Beauty Secrets
Hundreds of years ago, Native Americans were using plants and herbs for beauty that can be found in beauty products today. Here are some beauty ingredients you might not know about.
Top Foods for Younger Looking Skin
Eat a diet with these foods rich in antioxidants to help skin look younger and wrinkle-free.
19 Refreshing Cucumber Beauty Recipes
Cucumber beauty recipes for puffy eyes, sunburn, tired feet, oily skin and much more.
Rose Water Beauty Benefits and Recipes
Learn about rose water beauty and skin benefits and try these rose water recipes at home.
Can't Find the Right Concealer? Here Are 6...
For women of color, finding the right concealer shade is as difficult as hiding dark under-eye circles! These tips will help!
12 Tips for Long Lasting Makeup
12 tips for longer lasting makeup.
11 Natural Ways to Prevent Keloids
Try these steps to minimize or prevent keloid scars.
Facial Hair Removal Options for Women of Color
How to safely remove facial hair on Asian, olive and dark skin tones.
Pregnant? Tips for Melasma, Stretch Marks &...
Beauty and skin care tips for pregnant women.
Do You Need to Use an Eye Shadow Primer?
Reasons you might want to use an eye shadow primer.
Need Concealer? Here Are 7 Types To Consider...
Need a concealer? Read about the different types, what they do, and how to use them.
14 Honey Beauty Recipes to Nourish and...
Sweet! Honey is one of the best natural ingredients for skin care. One of these 14 DIY recipes is sure to meet your beauty needs.
6 Natural Ways to Prevent Wrinkles
Here are 6 natural anti-wrinkle tips to prevent or diminish the signs of aging.
Sun Protection Tips for Asian Women
Sun protection tips to prevent age spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma in Asian skin.
Celebrities in Red Hot Lipstick
Want to wear sexy red lipstick? Check out various red shades on these celebrities for inspiration.
Does BlackSkin.com's Erase My Dark Spots kit...
Will BlackSkin.com's Intensive Fade Gel get rid of dark marks, acne scars and other skin discolorations? Read my review of the Erase My Dark Spots Kit.
Dermatologist Sejal Shah on Acne and Skin of...
Interview with Dermatologist Sejal Shah: Dr. Shah gives tips for caring for acne-prone skin of color.
African Black Soap
African black soap was used in western Africa for centuries and has as many unique recipes as benefits.
31 Ways to Melt-Proof and Sweat-Proof Your Makeup
Going to the beach, picnic, barbecues, the beach and still want to wear makeup? I've got you covered with tips and tricks to keep makeup from melting away even in sweltering weather.
Argan Oil for Beauty
The Berber women of Morocco used argan oil for beauty thousands of years ago. Find out why it is called liquid gold.
How to Make BB Cream at Home
BB creams are multipurpose beauty balms. But many aren't available for darker skin tones. Solution? Make your own.
14 Great Shea Butter Products
14 of the best shea butter products for healing and nourishing your skin.
What Really Caused Your Skin Rash?
How to know whether a skin rash is from an allergic reaction or skin irritation.
5 Foundations That Won’t Melt Off Your...
Try one of these four foundations that are sweat-proof, water resistant and long lasting even in hot and humid weather.
How to Wear Dark Lipstick
Want to wear the latest plum, wine and berry colored lipstick shades? Read these tips.
Brighten & Soften Your Skin With These...
Pumpkin and papaya contain fruit enzymes that help remove dead skin cells for smoother, brighter and healthier-looking skin.
Why Microbeads Are Being Banned
Microbeads are tiny abrasives used as exfoliants in cosmetics, personal care and beauty products. But they could be harming the waterways and marine life--and might even be harming you.
What's the Best Way to Remove Unwanted Hair...
How to pick the best hair removal method for darker skin tones.
Custom Nail Solutions Review
A review of Custom Nail Solutions custom-fit artificial nails system.
Mineral Makeup: Liquid Vs Powder
Mineral Makeup: Liquid Vs Powder. Find out which formula is best for you.
Tips for Using White Shadow and Liner
White has become a white hot eye makeup trend. Learn how to use it.
12 Home Remedies to Fade Dark Knees, Elbows,...
Embarrassed by dark knees and elbows? You can have bare arms and legs again.
4 Simple Ways to Make Rose Water
4 easy ways to make rose water at home.
10 Things You Might Be Doing to Cause Acne
If you are an acne prone person of color, check this list for 10 things you might be doing wrong.
Are You At Risk for Keloids?
Keloidal scars can be disfiguring and difficult to prevent and remove, and they are more likely to appear in skin of color. Find out more about them.
Soak Away Stress, Calm Your Mind and Beautify...
There's a good reason why lavender can be found in so many beauty products, from soap to hand cream. Here are 12 ways to use lavender oil and flowers.
Too Much Hair On Your Face? 5 Reasons Why
Many women of color have excess facial hair. Find out why and how to get rid of unwanted hair.
3 Steps to Scar-Free Skin
Follow these 3 steps to keep skin free of scars from cuts, abrasions and burns.
Best Tips for Concealing Acne Blemishes and Scars
Top tips for concealing dark spots and discolorations on the face from acne and acne scars.
5 Bath Recipes to Soothe Hangovers
5 bath recipes to soak relieve the symptoms of hangovers.
The Korean Beauty Secret for Flawless Skin: It...
While many Americans tend to rush a.m. and p.m. beauty rituals, the Korean multi-step routine can last between 15 - 30 minutes. But your skin will love you for it!
Tips for Mature Black Skin
Black skin takes longer to age, but you still need these tips to keep mature black skin looking young and healthy.
How to Treat Melasma While Pregnant
Mask of Pregnancy: Safe ways to treat melasma while you're pregnant.
8 Natural Treatments for Itchy, Irritated Skin
Try these centuries old natural remedies for dry, itchy and irritated skin.
Are Eye Creams Really Necessary?
If you're using a facial moisturizer, do you really need an eye cream? Or are you just wasting money?
8 Tips to Keep Your Body Stretch Mark Free
These healthy steps can keep your skin strong, supple and stretch mark free.
The New Beauty Oil from Colombia: Is it the...
Caryodendron orinocense seed oil is so new, it doesn't even have a universal name. Is the oil from the Colombian cacay tree the Next Big Thing in beauty?
Bearberry: A Natural Dark Spot Remover
Bearberry is an alternative to hydroquinone for fading age spots and other skin discolorations.
Spring Clean Your Makeup, Get Ready for the...
It's March! Spring clean your makeup, get your skin ready for the warm weather.
Makeup Tips to Even Out Your Skin Tone
Does your face seem to have more than one tone? Some areas might be darker or lighter. That's not unusual. Here's how to bring balance to your skin tone.
Make Sure Your Lip Color Looks Great With These...
Lip Tips: Make sure your lip color looks great. Find out how to create beautiful, kissable lips for New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day and other romantic occasions.
Homemade Adzuki Bean Facial and Body Scrubs
DIY adzuki bean face and body scrubs to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.
Reasons Why You Have Dark Joints
Find out what might be causing you to have darkness on your knees, elbows, and other joints.
How to Create a Sultry Evening Smoky Eye
Looking for a gorgeous nighttime eye makeup look? Follow these steps to create a beautiful evening smoky eye.
Is Waxing the Best Way for Women of Color to...
Is this the best way to get bikini ready?
How to Use Makeup to Conceal Dark Spots and...
Products and techniques for covering dark spots, hyperpigmentation and extreme skin discolorations.
18 Tips for Beating Dry Winter Skin
Here are 18 tips to help skin of color combat dryness during the cold, winter months.
6 Secrets to Healthy and Great Looking Lips
Want great looking, healthy lips? This article contains the 6 secrets to smooth, soft and beautiful lips.
Hydrating Face Serums
Review of Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum.
Why Cocoa Butter is a Top Natural Skin...
Cocoa butter has been used for centuries to moisturize dry skin, even skin tone and protect and repair damaged skin.
Rose Oil for Beauty and Skin Care
The beauty and skin care benefits of rose oil, with do-it-your-self skin care recipes.
What Is Chemical Exfoliation?
Chemical exfoliation: the different types and benefits for your skin.
What Do Beauty Balms, Correcting Creams and...
You've probably been hearing about BB, CC and now DD Creams. What are they and do you need one?
5 Essential Products for Makeup On-the-Go
On-the-go makeup products: Start with a multi-purpose moisturizer and end with a convenient makeup remover.
Banish Summer Breakouts: Tips to Keep Skin...
What's the cause of summer breakouts? Is it heat, humidity and sweat? Find out the answer and learn how to banish those summer breakouts!
Do You Have Dark Elbows? Get Rid of Them With...
Try these solutions and treatments to lighten dark elbows.
The Best Foundations for Dry Skin
Need a foundation that will look good on dry skin? If money's not an issue, I have 7 high end foundation recommendations.
DIY Bridal Makeup Tips for Women of Color
Planning to do your own makeup for your wedding day? Read these tips for help.
Mineral Oil Clogs Pores, Suffocates Skin,...
Is mineral oil bad for your skin? Or this just another beauty myth?
Are You Doing These 4 Things That Clog Pores?
Do you know the top reasons why your facial pores can become clogged, resulting in breakouts and other skin problems? Read this article so your skin can breathe again.
Gabrielle Union Interview
In this exclusive interview, Gabrielle Union discusses how she got rid of adult onset acne, her skin care routine and role as Neutrogena brand ambassador.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Review
Review of CoverGirl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder, Vivid Impact Eye Liner & Lash Fanatic Mascara
Soothe Muscles and Soften Skin with This Bath...
SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Raw Shea Dead Sea Salts Muscle Relief Mineral Soak (formerly Eczema, Psoriasis & Dry Skin Relief Soak) is quite a mouthful to say, but it is also packed with skin-loving ingredients.
Boo-tiful: Halloween Makeup and Face Paint Tips
Makeup ideas and tips for using safe face paint and makeup for Halloween.
How Color Correctors Are Used to Improve Skin...
Color correctors are typically used to correct extreme discolorations and imperfections. Corrective colors also improve the look of the skin. Learn more.
Tips for Using Homemade Recipes
Are your homemade beauty recipes safe and effective? Read this article for commonsense tips for DIY beauty.
Is Castor Oil Good for Your Skin?
Some people swear by castor oil as an effective beauty treatment for wrinkles, dry skin and acne. What makes this rather stinky vegetable oil so special?
Makeup Brush Basics
Confused by makeup brushes? Here are quick tips for the basic ones for your face and eyes, plus a look at some makeup brushes for you to try.
How to Create Ombre Nails
What are ombre nails? Learn how to create them.
Tips to Make Your Makeup and Tools Last Longer
Tips for getting the most out of your makeup, to keep it bacteria and germ free and stay fresh longer.
5 Top Fall Eye Makeup Looks
5 top eye makeup looks for the fall.
The Pros and Cons of Exfoliating Powders and 4...
What are the benefits of using an exfoliating facial powder? Find out and also learn about 4 exfoliating powders to use for radiant, glowing skin.
Cranberry Anti-Aging Face Mask
Try this Cranberry Anti-Aging Face Mask to exfoliate, tone, smooth and brighten the complexion.
How to Make Your Eyebrows Look Thicker
Try these 5 steps to create thicker looking brows.
6 Long Wear and Waterproof Makeup Removers That...
6 long wear & waterproof makeup removers that really work.
Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask
Juara Skincare's Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask combines turmeric and clay to leave skin soft and radiant.
Is Your Nail Polish Toxic?
Does your nail polish contain one or more of the toxic trio--formaldehyde, DBP or toulene? Here are tips on how to choose safer nail polish.
Is The Bird Poop Facial the Secret to Flawless...
Uguisu no Fun (or nightingale feces) is an ancient beauty treatment used by Japanese geishas and kabuki actors. It's now a favorite treatment of Victoria and David Beckham and even Oprah has tried it. Does it work? Or is this just, well, crap?
Easy Steps to Applying Makeup to Asian Eyes
Asian Eye Makeup Tutorial: How to apply makeup on Asian eyes.
16 Natural Eczema Treatments Used by Ancient...
Native Americans used several plants to treat or relieve the symptoms of eczema. Here are 16 of them and some are still used today.
Shimmer Makeup and Skin Tone
Tips for wearing shimmer makeup on skin of color for parties, special occasions and elegant evening events.
What is Physical Exfoliation?
Tips for safer physical exfoliation of skin of color.

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