While many of us can barely remember to exfoliate once a week preferably with this guythere are a few skincare goddesses among us who seem to have it all figured out — enter your 9 new BFFs. Lol, Remember These Hair Tools from the '90s? The inclusion and consideration of brown skin tones across the beauty industry is a delayed but welcome change. As a young girl, I do not remember many famous black women who were on television AND represented in a respectful way. Overproduction often leads to dark spots or hyperpigmentation.
For years, I believed my dark skin would guard me against aging.
The misrepresentation of black girls with brown skin
Regardless of whether your hair is relaxed or natural, putting direct heat on it too often can cause excessive split ends and severe breakage. I hope one day that color will not be the most important classification about an individual. I realize that it is women such as Michelle Obama, Tika Sumpter, Gabrielle Union and Kelly Rowland, to name a few, who give dark girls hope of being viewed as beautiful. This post was originally published on MyBlackMatters. I understand that my skin has privileged me in some ways.