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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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Dry Skin types should adjust their regimen during winter months to include a gentle form of exfoliation such as Lactic Acid. Lactic Acid exfoliates, increases collagen, and adds hydration into the skin. I would also recommend using a heavy night time moisturizing cream that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which is a moisture binding molecule, that hydrates, heals, and firms skin. Dry skin can wrinkle faster so adding a thick moisturizer at night will prevent that from occurring. Urban Skin Rx's Eventone Night Cream contains Lactic Acid and the Hydrabalance Moisturizer has hyaluronic acid in it. Combination skin types should add...

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As a Medical Spa owner and Licensed Aesthetician, how my skin looks is an important part of representing my business's success and capabilities. As much as I wish I could take all the credit for aging gracefully, I actually have to give credit to my grandmother Rhoda. She was strikingly beautiful and loved to share what she considered her tips and tricks to always looking flawless. The first advice she gave me was to always wear lipstick. This is something I not only try to do but also tell my employees. Wearing lipstick gives a polished look that represents confidence and beauty. Even...

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