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The Untold Superpowers Brown People Possess Thanks To Melanin

Model Khoudia Diop, “The Melanin Goddess,” knows the power of melanin. With a successful career chock-full of jaw-dropping photos to be proud of – she’s also one of many people of color who can relish in the remarkable health benefits of melanin, the biomolecule that gives skin, hair and eyes their color. Yes, we all know dark skin is best known for its hallmark baby-smoothness and dewy radiance that seemingly last forever (looking at you, Jenifer Lewis!!!), but what else can melanin do for you? Here’s what we found out. People with darker skin have an innate “foundation” to work with on top of their skincare routines.

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A Dermatologist Debunks Beauty And Skincare Old Wives’ Tales

There’s something undeniably appealing about the idea that a cure to your skincare woes can be found in your kitchen cupboards or first-aid kit. But is there any truth to some of skincare’s strangest old wives’ tales? I asked dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD for his professional opinion – and the results may just surprise you. Using butter to treat burns by rubbing an unmelted, room-temp stick over the affected area is a remedy that’s been tossed around for years. And while the application of grease won’t assuage the pain, it should work to speed up healing and minimize scarring.

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Suck It Up Sick Days: How To Look Awesome When You Feel Your Worst

When you feel like crap, ideally the world stops and feels it with you. A snow day score when you’ve got the flu, a randomly granted work-from-home day saving you the explanation of your weekend-acquired arm brace or a serendipitous subway shut down when you’re terrified of leaving the bathroom floor. Shouldn’t sick days be national days of observance anyway? Unfortunately, the reality is we have to get up and show up on some days we’d rather be channeling robe, slippers and curtains drawn. I’m here to help you through several sick day scenarios, with upgrades to your look that focus more on where you can add flare or finesse instead of honing in on the trouble spots.

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Ugly Lesson: Finding Beauty In My Mother’s Battle With Cancer

In 2006, a month after my father had died from his year-long bout with kidney cancer, my mom was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor called a glioblastoma. For the next year and a half, I watched the most attentive, most loving, most quintessential woman in my universe fall victim to the devastating physical and emotional effects of one of the most aggressive cancers. It was then that I saw my mom’s femininity — which had for so long seemed like a non-priority — be stripped from her in so many ways. Growing up, I never really thought about the ways my mother championed beauty and femininity.

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The Best Eyelash Curlers Of All Time (With Or Without Latisse)

The eyelash curler: medieval torture device or makeup-bag essential? Hopefully you consider it the latter, but even if this tool doesn’t scare you, it can still feel like a nightmare to shop for. Have no fear—finding your holy grail is simpler than you might think. A girl can burn a lot of time and moola looking for an eyelash curler that caters to her eye shape or lash growth. But according to Makeup Madeover’s celebrity makeup artist Kim Do, the silicone pad and the weight and design of the curler are what matter.

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Suck It Up Sick Days: How To Look Your Best When You Feel Your Worst

When you feel like crap, ideally the world stops and feels it with you. A snow day score when you’ve got the flu, a randomly granted work-from-home day saving you the explanation of your weekend-acquired arm brace or a serendipitous subway shut down when you’re terrified of leaving the bathroom floor. Shouldn’t sick days be national days of observance anyway? Unfortunately, the reality is we have to get up and show up on some days we’d rather be channeling robe, slippers and curtains drawn. I’m here to help you through several sick day scenarios, with upgrades to your look that focus more on where you can add flare or finesse instead of honing in on the trouble spots.

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3 Cannabis Skincare Products That Will Take Your Beauty Buzz Higher

For a time, it seemed like skincare treatments were becoming more and more horror-movie-like (vampire facials! snail slime! leech face-lifts!), but these days, skin care is becoming a lot more… chill. There’s been a lot of talk lately about how to use cannabis not just for recreational use but also for vanity purposes. I noticed the buzz bubbling up, with more and more talk of slathering cannabis on your face. Until recently, cannabis was primarily known for its most active ingredient, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound that compels you to jam to Bob Marley.

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The Best Waterproof Drugstore Mascaras That Rival Définicils

Given how much I love having long, lush Twiggy lashes, I consider mine quite stubborn. The tops are difficult to curl (like trying to curl hay) and the bottoms are virtually nonexistent. This is why I have some damn high standards for mascara — my all-time favorite being Lancôme Définicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara. Définicils is even ranked the number-one waterproof mascara Rank & Style, a nifty site that uses an intelligent algorithm to calculate top-ranked products.

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