As Black women you're often told that You are not beautiful. This is a lie! You, my lovelies, are some of the most beautiful women in the world.
Your skin has been touched by the sun providing you with all kinds of shades and hues. Your hair and its radiance, kinked, curled and coiled like the spiraling universe.
And "they" tell you this isn't beautiful.
Clearly, "they" don't know beauty when they see it. Then again, maybe they do. They just don't want you to recognize it in yourself.
How do you keep and maintain your beauty?
1. Moisturize your skin. Black women have beautiful, but often dry, skin. Use a good-quality moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Don't believe the hype. Your Black will crack if you don't keep it moisturized.
This rule applies to your face and your body.
2. Protect your skin from the sun. Your melanin is your number one sun protector. However, as Black women, you're prone to developing dark spots and uneven skin tones from sun damage. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin every day, even when it’s cloudy.
3. Embrace your natural hair. Black women have gorgeous natural hair, but many of you feel the pressure to straighten it. Be gentle with your hair when shampooing, conditioning, and styling it, to avoid damage. Embrace your curly, kinky, and coiled locks and rock them with confidence!
4. Use makeup to enhance your features. As Black women, you have stunning features, but they are often overlooked. You can use makeup to highlight your beautiful eyes, full lips, and high cheekbones.
Remember, you never need a lot. Just enough to highlight the obvious.
5. Eat healthy at all times. Your outer beauty is a sign of what you're eating to nurture and nourish your body. Your skin talks. When you eat too many fried foods, chips, or sugar, pimples have a way of letting you know there's an imbalance internally.
Green foods, fresh fruits, grains, and water will help your skin from head to toe. You'll see and experience the beauty of its glow.
6. Be confident. The most important tip of all is to be confident in your own skin. You are beautiful, strong, and unique. Embrace everything that makes you who you are and let your inner and outer beauty shine.
When you walk into a room, enter as if you own it. Head up, shoulders back, an inner smile, and the glow that you naturally have.
You'll exude confidence and the whispers will tell you so.
Beauty tips are about more than just a skin care routine.
You are a beautiful black woman. Know it, embrace it, love it, and let your light shine for the world to see.
As a Black woman, you are some of the most beautiful women in the world. Use these tips to help you enhance your natural beauty and feel confident in your own skin!
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Dedicated to Your Beauty,