Melanin Melanin: The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. It provides some protection against skin damage from the sun, and the melanocytes increase their production of melanin in response to sun exposure. […]Read More These Beautiful Black Dermatologist Specialize in Skin with Melanin
Hi SoRay readers! Today’s post will be a little bit more personal. Today I am sharing my skincare secrets and habits with you. I think it’s safe to say that we all have some bad skincare habits. I care about my skin, but I really don’t think about the things I am really doing until […]Read More My Skincare Secrets: The Good, Bad and Dirty Habits
Shaving your beard is seldom as easy as it sounds. There is an entire procedure to be followed – from the blades of the razor to the direction it follows. For black men curled facial hair has the tendency to curve backwards and grow into the skin. Extraction of such hair is not only difficult, […]Read More Solving Shaving: Tips for Black Men
In a beauty industry that too often fails to cater to women of color, many of those women of color have taken matters into their own hands by starting their own companies. We’ve already highlighted some rising makeup brands to pay attention to—now we’re looking at skincare. KRISTINA RODULFO You might be giving your skin a break or going makeup free during quarantine ,but dealing with quarantine skin can be difficult, especially if you are stressed out. Stress, […]Read More Quarantine Skin-Care Tips for Medium to Deep Skin Shades
Every skin type shines in its own way and asks for a different form of care. African American Skincare – the Differences and the Tips African Americans, have a relatively darker skin tone than others due to the large number of Melanin-secreting cells in their body. The creation of Melanin is what makes the skin appear […]Read More Skincare for Black Men
de·ter·mi·nant a factor which decisively affects the nature or outcome of something.”pure force of will was the main determinant of his success” Today after a hard and devastating reality check, my self-esteem took a hard hit. Have you ever fail madly in love with someone, but the other person not really feeling the same about […]Read More When You’re Just Not Feeling Good Enough and Not Feeling Pretty
This summer 2020 might go under the sigh of social distancing rather than social connecting, but that does not mean that you cannot flaunt some perfect makeup. And that especially goes for the lipstick! The power of the lipstick is quite big – just a pop of color can make your face look more rested […]Read More Best Lipstick Shades for Dark Skin Tones of Summer 2020
As you may already know, there are HUUUUUNDREDS of black owned hair care (“curl-maintenance”) brands. Considering all the options availble, I didn’t want to give you a never ending list of hair care brands. Instead, I will highlight 5 Black Owned Haircare Brands and include their stories. I believe each story is significant to helping […]Read More Meet the Faces Behind the Brands: Black Hair Care (Edition 1)
There is unquestionably a need to compose “real” make up for black women. What I mean by “real” is closing the gaps and adressing every single hole on the spectrum of color for black women. Some of those question impose asking; Why is it that none of our black owners can get his or her […]Read More Closing the “Glam Gap”: A need to design make up for black women.
Have you ever walked through the park on breezy summer’s day? Have you ever noticed the flowers following the sun’s rays? What about the songs the forest make? Isn’t it just beautiful? beau·ti·ful (adjective) Definition: pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. Definition: a memorizing experience, like watching the forest trees sway with the sky’s currents […]Read More Redefining Beauty: Social Media is Changing the Face of Beautiful
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