It happens to my mother almost every day -- people are constantly surprised when they find out she's 58 years old. They marvel at her shiny black hair, but mostly her skin. She simply has wonderful and extremely youthful-looking skin.
Is it a quick fix? Absolutely not. And I swear my face is notably brighter and more hydrated than it used to be.
If you've been on the internet in the past few years, you've likely heard of Korean beauty. K-beauty emphasizes putting skin care first, particularly when it comes to hydration and maintaining a healthy "glow" — and they're constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation. But the Korean beauty market is vast, and the products, names, and ingredients can often be confusing.
Interracial marriages between Asians and Blacks may not be that common, but children born from such marriages are generally good-looking. Historically, Asians and Blacks have been marginalized due to the rampant social conflicts and immigration issues in the Afro-Asian population. As a result, the marriages between blacks and Asians have become more of a rare occurrence.
Black-Asian animosity is an American tradition. A disturbing video went viral last month. In it, a man can be seen shoving and kicking a woman, and then wrestling her to the ground in a chokehold that lasts for about 30 seconds.
Likewise, the recent video of a black woman being beaten by Asian shopkeepers still has many a black woman feeling wary of entering asian-owned beauty supply stores watch the video HERE. Watch the the video Here:. Hey, Boo!
The makeup industry is embracing diversity. However, lurking beneath the surface of this celebration is a not-so-secret story of isolation and racism, with black women and those with darker skin tones systematically left out of beauty in advertising, product innovation and recruitment for decades. The lack of options for women of colour is what caused Florence Adepoju to create her own makeup company, MDM Flow, in
By Maggie Shui. As I got older, beauty became more complex. Gradually, my face, my body, the features that I was born with, became anomalies to be fixed or problems to be solved. Smokey eye looks from YouTube tutorials overwhelmed my hooded eyes.
Tionna Smalls does not remember when tensions between black residents and Korean-American merchants rocked her Brooklyn neighborhood decades ago. But when she saw a video of Asian nail salon workers attacking African-American customers last week, she said she knew exactly what she was seeing. The video of the melee went viral.
Several people commented on my video and questioned why black women are so willing to cease support of a black-owned brand but still shop at Asian BSS all the time. This was especially fun to me when some of the more classic brands aimed at Black women began making products catering to natural hair. Oh, and all of the wigs I occasionally wore when I had an inch of hair. While driving down the street, I could spot the large images of Black women advertising wigs and weaves, and knew that my target was in sight this often resulted in me making U-turns.