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pH Basics and how it affects your skin

pH Basics and how it affects your skin

by Chinelo And Ndidi

pH which stands for Potential of Hydrogen (yeah, some of us daydreamed during chem class!) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 0 being the most acidic and 14, most alkaline. 7 is considered neutral.

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Books By Contemporary Black Authors That Should Be On Your List

Books By Contemporary Black Authors That Should Be On Your List

by Jamera McNeil

At a time where the digital world offers little in the way of relaxation, it is important to harken back to activities we’ve enjoyed before Instagram screwed up the algorithm. There has been an influx of people (mainly millennials) putting the phone down and picking books up. If you’ve been looking to disconnect and get lost in another world, check the works from these fabulous authors below.

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2018 Is Shaping Up To Be A Great Year

2018 Is Shaping Up To Be A Great Year

by Jamera McNeil

You know that feeling where there are so many things going on in the world, and yet most things in your life are going so right? February has been that month for me and I think that’s largely in part due to the amazing accomplishments that occurred throughout Black History Month. From Colin Kaepernick fulfilling his 2016 pledge, to the unveiling of the President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s portraits, to the amazing music, movies and books that have been released. 

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How To Build A Blossoming Skincare Routine

How To Build A Blossoming Skincare Routine

by Jamera McNeil

As we look toward the beginning of a new season, we want to provide a “refresher” of tips that highlight ways to create a thriving skincare routine that works for you.

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Flying Solo: 5 Fun Ways to Treat Yourself for Valentine's Day

Flying Solo: 5 Fun Ways to Treat Yourself for Valentine's Day

by Jamera McNeil

You’ve been slaying it in your professional and personal life, but your romantic life is currently a work in progress. Are you taking this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to treat yourself but stuck on ideas best for flying solo?

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4 Women of Color Activists On Our Radar

4 Women of Color Activists On Our Radar

by Jamera McNeil

We wanted to kick off the month by sharing 4 women of color activists who are using their gifts to serve often ignored communities. This article is dedicated to Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, who passed away in December 2017 after years of fighting for justice for her father’s murder. May she rest in peace as we continue her work.

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How to Make Sure Your Black Does Not Crack

How to Make Sure Your Black Does Not Crack

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Celebrities we love from Nia Long to Pharrell Williams swear that exfoliating is the secret to their youthful looking skin, and we have to agree. Exfoliation takes skin from good to radiant by sloughing off dead skin, revealing new and glowing skin underneath.

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Why you need to have a breast screening routine

Why you need to have a breast screening routine

by Chinelo And Ndidi

It’s breast cancer awareness month and a good time to remind ourselves to stay vigilant and follow through with checking out any unusual signs or symptoms. Knowing what your breasts look like and how they normally feel is a good first step in breast health.

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Bolden's 6 Favorite DIY Scrubs

Bolden's 6 Favorite DIY Scrubs

by Chinelo And Ndidi

Every once in a while we have to remind ourselves to take a little time to indulge.These D.I.Y body scrub recipes are as easy as it gets - just grab a mason jar or any 4-8 oz container with lid, a spatula to stir with, and the ingredients below. Measure out and mix vigorously and it is ready to use.

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