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Black Girls Little Black Book of Beauty Out Now

The Ultimate Guide to Natural & Organic Skincare 2019 is set to be an exciting year in the organic and natural skincare industry. One thing driving this is the birth of the Little Black Book of Beauty. About the book The Black Girls’ Little Black Book of Beauty is the ultimate resource and go-to guide for natural and organic skin and hair care. It contains everything you need to know for attaining and maintaining healthy, nourished beautiful skin and hair using natural and plant-based ingredients. Written as a reference book, it has sections that include: the anatomy of the skin, identifying your skin type, tips for combatting seasonal and environmental effects on your skin and hair and gives rich details on good nutrition for healthy skin and hair, with examples of the best “beauty foods” for you. Instructional: it shows you how to read product labels (alerting you to the…

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Raspberry & Banana Smoothie

Recipe of the Day. We had to share this recipe. This recipe is so simple and yet so wholesome! According to Berry Health Benefits Network – http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/health_healing/fact_sheets/red_raspberry_facts.htm “Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants. They have vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight cancer, heart and circulatory and age-related changes.” – Yes! Berries are high in ellagic acid – a known chemopreventative. They have anti-inflammatory properties. In Japan they are using them as a weight loss supplement. In the beauty industry, because red raspberry oil is rich in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 24-50″ – it a must-try. So yes…it’s food for your skin too! Try it! We love it, and hope that you will too!

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20 Quick Tips Be Good to Your Skin Inside & Out

20 QUICK SKINCARE TIPS – BE GOOD TO YOUR SKIN INSIDE & OUT  Caring for your skin is an inside out process. Below 20 quick and easy skincare tips you can try anytime! INTERNAL CARE Go Nuts on Nuts Studies show that nuts are good for you. Try the following: Brazil nuts:       Rich in selenium, increase skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer. Walnuts:           Have omega-3 fatty acids—which lower inflammation and ease breakouts Macadamias:    Full of high quality oils and fatty acids that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation Eat Lean Protein Keep your skin cells rejuvenated, eat lean protein like fish, poultry, tofu, beans and lentils.   Eat Broccoli More than oranges – broccoli is loaded with 65% of your required daily vitamin C intake which cleans up the free radicals that cause wrinkles and sagging and aids wound-healing. Eat Watermelon This is a lycopene-rich food. Aim…

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A Brief History Of Skincare Across Different Cultures

History of Cosmetics and skincare products Cosmetics and skin care products have played a role in our lives throughout history. Early on, man found that natural herbs, leaves, powders and oils could have a “beautifying” effect as well as have a “protective” purpose – protecting against the elements – the sun or serving as insect repellents. The early starters Our early Egyptian ancestors were using cosmetics and skincare products about 6000 years ago as can be evidenced in art and archaeological finds in various tombs and pyramids. Eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipsticks and colour on the cheeks were made of metal ore, red ochre and other natural resources ground with water, oil or animal fats to serve as make -up. Kohl – a mixture of lead, copper, burnt almonds and ash was used as eyeliner. The use of henna as body decoration and hair colour was used then as it still used…

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Nutrient absorption & Your Skin

Inadequate nutrient absorption can affect your looks! What is nutrient absorption? Absorption is a process of taking up nutrients from food that has been eaten. This is mainly the duty of the gut – the intestine. When the body is lacking in the nutrients that it needs to function properly, it will begin to give preference to other organs with  neglect of the rest. The essential organs that take in nutrients are the heart, brain, liver, kidneys. The physical parts of our body that make us beautiful like the hair, nails and skin, if neglected start to look awful. So if you want to start looking externally good, all you need do is begin to make sure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. Eat the right foods There are a whole lot of foods that will boost your body nutrient intake levels. These include a variety…

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Top 10 Benefits of Vitamin E

Top Benefits of Vitamin E What Is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant compound that aids the body in neutralising the harmful after-effects of oxidation of fats. In other words, it is considered a powerful antioxidant and is a very important element in the overall maintenance of a healthy immune system.  When talking about skin and beauty we cannot overlook the benefits of vitamin e that can contribute to glowing, lovely skin. Vitamin E works inside & out Since we are holistically connected through spirit, mind and body, it is a prerequisite to give proper attention to what we consume internally. If we don’t get enough of vitamin E, we are more prone to infections, and weaknesses. Fortunately, vitamin E is found in many foods and one is unlikely to become deficient unless their nutrient absorption is compromised. Foods High in Vitamin E Vitamin E is a…

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Skin – First Impressions Count

First impressions count We all know how the saying goes – first impressions count? Well, never could this be truer than when we talk about our skin. Yes, it is an organ – the largest organ in the body in fact – weighing almost 10 whopping kilograms (5 pounds) and making up about 15% of the weight of the average human being But it also has its functions: It is a protective layer shielding us against harmful substances and the harsh environment; regulating body temperature, storing water, fat and the much-vaunted vitamin d, and as part of the immune system guarding us from illness while interacting with our nerve cells. But the skin is also a– a physical canvas reflecting and projecting our inner selves, our lifestyles and our emotional, physiological and spiritual states of mind to ourselves and the world. Skin – a connector On the surface, the skin…

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Pollution and your skin by Rumbi Serima-Fowler

Environmental pollution Air pollution and the skin – yes, it is true that the air around us can have an adverse effect not only our skin, our entire systems. It is therefore important and essential to have a ‘pamper day’. A time to rejuvenate and replenish your skin whilst providing it with nourishment to combat again damage. Recently I experienced the effects of environmental pollution first hand. I travelled to London from the South of England where I live on a day trip. I arrived at Victoria station just after 08.00 and the air smelt fresh and clean. After an eventful day I was ready to leave London… it was already 21:00 hrs. The first thing I noticed as got into the underground station was the smell. There air was thick and acidic…. almost acrid. I imagined how it would feel passing through this ‘smog’ if I had to commute daily…

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