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Typically, I don't believe the hype that comes with Instagram-famous fashion and beauty products. Flat tummy teas? I call bullshit. Backless, strapless bras that stay up all night on double Ds? I don't think so. By now, I've become so desensitized to #spon content that I just scroll right past it without taking a second to double-check... or double-tap, for that manner. Which is exactly why I tried my damndest to ignore Urban Skin Rx for at least two months, even though my favorite American Idol winner, Fantasia, consistently sang the skin-care line's praises. Then I saw it on Teyana...

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Spring is here and with Summer right around the corner, it’s time to start getting your body right! I’m not talking about going to the gym (I haven’t been in weeks, I’m hoping a spray tan will make me look 10 pounds lighter), I’m talking about your skin. It’s the much loved, or much dreaded time of year when we bare our backs, legs, arms and sometimes even the booty (if ya nasty). If you’re like me, you don’t come out of winter looking radiant and glowing pure light from every orifice of your body - I’m dry, insanely itchy...

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Let’s face it; as an African American woman, I have always been very limited in my choices of skin care. Skin care for black woman has just never been a priority it seems. Most people believe that it doesn’t need to be a priority but that is not true at all. Skin care for African Americans or other ethnic skin tones is so important! After experiencing skin issues first hand I learned that darker skin tones are very prone to hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Which makes sense because any time I have a breakout or get ingrown hairs I am...

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The secret to the longevity of looking youthful is more than just good genes. You are never too young to begin a good skincare routine that your 50+ year old self will thank you for. We spoke with Rachel Roff, the developer of Urban Skin Rx, a line of high performance clinical skin care products and the founder of Urban Skin Solutions, one of the first medical spas and laser centers in the country that exclusively caters to ethnic and darker skin. Rachel shared with us important tips to take care of your skin in your 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s…as...

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            I am definitely a girl that likes to wear makeup. I am into trends and makeup is definitely trending right now; everything from contour techniques to new types of application methods. But as much as I love rocking a flawless makeup application, I love even more to feel confident with rocking my own natural, makeup free complexion. During the colder winter months i feel that you can get away with a heavier makeup look, but during the summer season nothing is worse then sweating off your makeup in hotter temperatures. Spring time is the...

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