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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Avoid "Strawberry Legs" with These Shaving Tips
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The Best 8 Products to Hide Hyperpigmentation
8 great products to cover up age spots, dark spots and hyperpigmention.
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.
Find the Most Flattering Colors for Your Skin...
Do you know what shades look great on your skin tone? These articles will help you find the right makeup shades, lipstick colors, nail polish colors and more.
Is the Secret to Great Skin in Your Spice Rack?
Turmeric for Beauty? This super skincare spice has amazing beauty benefits.
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 Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes
How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes.
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?
How to Find Flattering Nail Polish
Your skin tone and complexion can determine which nail color you should wear.
Juice Recipes for Clear Skin
Fresh fruit and vegetable recipes for clear and smooth skin.
What Causes Dark Under Eye Circles?
What causes dark circles under the eyes in women of color?
Moringa Oil Skin Benefits
Find out why moringa is called a
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?
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.
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?
How to Pick the Right Foundation
Learn how to match foundation to your skin tone.
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).
How to Safely Treat Hyperpigmentation in Skin...
Tips and information on hyperpigmentation treatments for skin of color.
3 Common Lip Problems Solved
Help for 3 common lip problems - dry & chapped lips, lip discoloration and cold sores.
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.
Tips for Using White Shadow and Liner
White has become a white hot eye makeup trend. Learn how to use it.
What You Should Know About Eczema and Skin of...
Eczema is a inflammatory skin condition that causes severe itchiness and unique problems in skin of color, including skin discoloration.
Cuticle Care: 5 Reasons for Cracked Cuticles...
5 reasons you have cracked cuticles and peeling skin around the nails and how to solve them.
10 Must-Have Products For Sweat-Proof Makeup
10 sweat-proof and waterproof products that help makeup stay put.
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.
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.
18 Tips for Beating Dry Winter Skin
Here are 18 tips to help skin of color combat dryness during the cold, winter months.
Top 12 Black Beauty Products
The top black beauty products and companies.
Black Soap Reviews
The pros and cons of factory-made African black soap and four brands to consider.
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.
6 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.
8 Rose Petal Recipes for Beautiful Skin
All about the skin care benefits of roses and 8 rose petal beauty recipes.
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 Prevent Age Spots
Age spots: How to treat existing spots and prevent more from developing.
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.
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.
10 Beauty Resolutions You Should Keep!
10 important resolutions to keep skin of color beautiful all year.
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?
Do You Have Ashy Skin? Learn How to Treat This...
What is ashy skin and how do you treat it? Read these tips to get rid of this scaly dry skin condition.
Makeup Tips for Covering Melasma
Learn how to cover up your melasma with these makeup tips.
Is Petroleum Jelly Safe?
Is petroleum jelly safe in cosmetics? Get the facts.
How to Safely Remove Eye Makeup
How to safely remove eye makeup to avoid irritation, dry eye syndrome and infections.
14 Natural Ingredients That Reduce Wrinkles
14 wrinkle reducers to keep your skin wrinkle free or diminish and reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles.
Are Gel Nails Safe?
Are gel nails safe? Gel manicures last longer and resist chipping, but they can be damaging to the nail bed if not done properly. And there's more.
Surefire Ways to Pick a Great Red Lipstick
Love red lipstick? Here are surefire ways to help you choose the best shade and to wear it well!
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!
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.
The Stunning Henna Body Art Designs of Pavan...
A slideshow of top henna artist Pavan Ahluwalia.
African Black Soap
African black soap was used in western Africa for centuries and has as many unique recipes as benefits.
7 Winter Skin Problems and How to Solve Them
Dry skin, cracked lips, dull and ashy skin. Get rid of these winter skin woes.
Black Cosmetics Pioneers
Black Cosmetics Pioneers: You may know the name Madam C.J. Walker. Do you know Annie Turnbo Malone, Sarah Spencer Washington and Madame N.A. Franklin? Find out more about them.
Are These 7 Exotic Age-Old Beauty Wonders in...
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!)
6 Ways Pomegranates Can Improve Your Skin
Find out about the skin protective benefits of pomegranates.
Top 10 Tips for Healthy Skin of Color
10 must-do tips for healthy skin of color.
Do You Need to Use an Eye Shadow Primer?
Reasons you might want to use an eye shadow primer.
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.
Need Concealer? Here Are 7 Types To Consider...
Need a concealer? Read about the different types, what they do, and how to use them.
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.
14 Great Shea Butter Products
14 of the best shea butter products for healing and nourishing your skin.
Rose Water Beauty Benefits and Recipes
Learn about rose water beauty and skin benefits and try these rose water recipes at home.
Pregnant? Tips for Melasma, Stretch Marks &...
Beauty and skin care tips for pregnant women.
10 Favorite Makeup Looks from the 2015 Grammy...
Makeup at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards was surprisingly minimal, but gorgeous.
5 Eyeliner Tricks for Amazing Looking Eyes
Steal these eye-lining techniques from the fashion runways for an eye makeup look that gives you awesome-looking eyes.
Top Foods for Younger Looking Skin
Eat a diet with these foods rich in antioxidants to help skin look younger and wrinkle-free.
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.
Facial Hair Removal Options for Women of Color
How to safely remove facial hair on Asian, olive and dark skin tones.
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.
8 Natural Treatments for Itchy, Irritated Skin
Try these centuries old natural remedies for dry, itchy and irritated skin.
4 Products Your Lips Need Now
These products nourish and protect while adding color to your lips.
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!
5 Ways to Get Noticed (Glowing Skin, Gorgeous...
5 products for glowing skin, sexy lips and more - to get you noticed.
How to Pick a Flattering Pink Lipstick
How to choose the perfect pink lipstick shade for your skin tone.
8 Fascinating Facts About Black Beauty History
Do you know about these 8 black beauty history facts?
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.
11 Natural Ways to Prevent Keloids
Try these steps to minimize or prevent keloid scars.
Valentine's Day Nail Designs
Need a nail design for St. Valentine's Day? Try one of these nail designs that are great for Valentine's Day and other romantic occasions.
Why Chemical Exfoliation is Important for...
Chemical exfoliation: the different types of chemical exfoliants and benefits for your skin.
Reasons Why You Have Dark Joints
Find out what might be causing you to have darkness on your knees, elbows, and other joints.
6 Natural Ways to Prevent Wrinkles
Here are 6 natural anti-wrinkle tips to prevent or diminish the signs of aging.
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.
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.
What's the Best Way to Remove Unwanted Hair...
How to pick the best hair removal method for darker skin tones.
Do You Have Dark Elbows? Get Rid of Them With...
Try these solutions and treatments to lighten dark elbows.
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.
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.
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.
Rose Oil for Beauty and Skin Care
The beauty and skin care benefits of rose oil, with do-it-your-self skin care recipes.
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.
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?
DIY Bridal Makeup Tips for Women of Color
Planning to do your own makeup for your wedding day? Read these tips for help.
Homemade Adzuki Bean Facial and Body Scrubs
DIY adzuki bean face and body scrubs to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.
Mineral Makeup: Liquid Vs Powder
Mineral Makeup: Liquid Vs Powder. Find out which formula is best for you.
Sun Protection Tips for Asian Women
Sun protection tips to prevent age spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma in Asian skin.
Knee Deep: Get Rid of Dark, Ashy and Saggy...
All about getting smooth and beautiful knees.
4 Simple Ways to Make Rose Water
4 easy ways to make rose water at home.
What Really Caused Your Skin Rash?
How to know whether a skin rash is from an allergic reaction or skin irritation.
12 Tips for Long Lasting Makeup
12 tips for longer lasting makeup.
12 Home Remedies to Fade Dark Knees, Elbows,...
Embarrassed by dark knees and elbows? You can have bare arms and legs again.
5 Bath Recipes to Soothe Hangovers
5 bath recipes to soak relieve the symptoms of hangovers.
Is Waxing the Best Way for Women of Color to...
Is this the best way to get bikini ready?
Mineral Oil Clogs Pores, Suffocates Skin,...
Is mineral oil bad for your skin? Or this just another beauty myth?
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 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.
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?
4 Steps to Wow Brows
You can get great looking brows in just four steps.
Would You Use Nightingale Droppings for Clear...
Find out why Nightingale Droppings (bird poop, actually) is a centuries old secret to clear and brighter skin.
How to Wear Dark Lipstick
Want to wear the latest plum, wine and berry colored lipstick shades? Read these tips.
Are You Getting Tiny Raised Dark Spots on Your...
Contrary to popular belief, those tiny dark spots similar to raised freckles are not moles. They're called dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN). Is there a way to get rid of them?
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.
Nail Care for Diabetics
How to Care for Your Nails & Feet When You Have Diabetes
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.
5 Steps to Fuller Brows
Try these 5 steps to create thicker and fuller looking brows.
Celebrities in Pink Lipstick
Nicki Minaj wearing pink lipstick.
Custom Nail Solutions Review
A review of Custom Nail Solutions custom-fit artificial nails system.
Bearberry: A Natural Dark Spot Remover
Bearberry is an alternative to hydroquinone for fading age spots and other skin discolorations.
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.
Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Nails
2 simple Valentine's Day Nail Designs you can do now.
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.
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.
Latina Beauty History: Makeup Lines
As the Hispanic population grows, more beauty lines are catering to Latina women, with advertising campaigns and celebrity-inspired makeup lines.
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.
Top Beauty Tips for February
Here's your February Multicultural Beauty Calendar. Get ready for Valentine's Day, stock up on fragrances and get tips for caring for dry winter skin.
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.
2 Hydrating Face Serums That Quench Thirsty Skin
A review of Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, plus a hydrating face serum you can make yourself.
Easy Steps to Applying Makeup to Asian Eyes
Asian Eye Makeup Tutorial: How to apply makeup on Asian eyes.
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.
Bubble Bath Benefits and Recipes
Relaxing in a hot bubble bath can feel soothing and relieve stress and tension. But make sure you're reaping the benefits and not causing problems for your skin and your health by reading these tips.
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!
5 Foundations That Fight Acne
Can makeup help conceal and heal acne? Here are five liquid foundations to try.
What Is That Bump Under Your Skin?
It's not a pimple. It can be pea-shaped or grow to the size of a marble or larger. What is a sebaceous cyst and how should you get rid of one?
CoverGirl Queen Collection Review
Review of CoverGirl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder, Vivid Impact Eye Liner & Lash Fanatic Mascara
An Interview With The Real's Adrienne Bailon
An interview with The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon.
9 Top Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Breasts
Take care of your breasts from the inside - and on the outside - with these tips to keep them beautiful and healthy.
Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask
Juara Skincare's Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask combines turmeric and clay to leave skin soft and radiant.
Tips for Wearing Festive Silver and Gold Eye...
Learn how to wear silver and gold eye shadow for the holiday parties and other special occasions.
Super Bowl Nail Designs You Can Wear Anytime
Create one of these nail art designs to show team spirit. Just switch out the colors to celebrate your favorite team.
8 Lip Smacking Good Lip Balms to Heal,...
What do you want in a lip balm? Moisturizing ingredients? Conditioning? Flavor- and fragrance-free to avoid irritation? Here are 8 lip balms to meet your special needs.
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.
6 Long Wear and Waterproof Makeup Removers That...
6 long wear & waterproof makeup removers that really work.
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?
Is Physical Exfoliation Safe for Your Skin?
Is physical exfoliation safe for skin of color? Tips for using scrubs, microdermabrasion, and other physical exfoliants.
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.

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