Black women and their skin. As a black woman, growing up I didn't know how to feel about my skin. I didn't understand why so much time was spent talking about something so natural. After all, the skin we're in is how we came to the planet.
What I would later learn was that we as a people were disliked, truth be told, hated, because of our complexion.
Your complexion is something that makes you unique and beautiful. Think about it, your complexion makes you seem as if you've been kissed by the sun.
However, I also know that there are many people who don't see your skin in the same positive light. They see it as something to be ashamed of or something that needs to be changed.
The first critics of your skin are often family members. Gotta luv um ... or not. They've been brained washed by the poison fed to all of us about our skin.
Do you deem your beautiful black skin worthy of products made just for it?
If you answered yes, great! You are on your way to a lifetime of healthy skin.
If you answered no, then it's time for some serious self-reflection. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and deserves to be treated with love and respect.
Stop using harsh chemicals in an attempt to change your skin tone. These chemicals will only damage your skin in the long run. Instead, focus on using products that will nourish and protect your skin.
Remember, you are beautiful just the way you are! Embrace your unique skin.
How much does your opinion of your melanin-rich skin affect your self-esteem?
As I talk with you, I've learned that you've come to love my skin. For a lot of you, it's taken many years to love and nurture your skin. You no longer hide behind layers of makeup. You still like your flawless appearance, you've just decided to flaunt it naturally.
It's taken a lot of years for black women to love their skin. We are finally at a point where we are comfortable in our own skin and we are no longer hiding behind layers of makeup. We are embracing our natural beauty and flaunting it for the world to see!
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Dedicated To Your Beauty,