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The uncomfortable conversation about skin tone and beauty is one necessary to have. Whether through images in mainstream media and culture, in every part of the world, the idea of true beauty is almost always linked to fair skinned women. This is not an issue, hence a big majority of fair skinned women are truly beautiful, the problem occurs when the ones that are not reflected in this ideal will believe that they represent the opposite and do not have the right to be considered as ideally beautiful as well. This is very damaging to all women of colour.

Even though this oppression is directed to all women of colour, the following abuse occurs in colourful communities. When lighter skin will represent more beauty than darker skin tones, the abuse of everyone that is born with a complexion darker than what is considered as symbolically powerful will continue to bring down the value of the whole community. None of this is true. These ideas have been psychologically transferred to us women as another way to control our emotions and our inner true power of ourselves and the world around us. As soon as we consider ourselves as the masters of our own worth and power this will clash the world order as it is and we will start to expect more from the world, and therefore the ones with the privilege will no longer be able to control it and keep it within their own boundaries.

Imagine the world where the more melanin and colour you possess the more value you hold as a human being. Even if it's hard to believe, just have a look around and you will see that this is already happing as it is, just that it is the other way around. This is why it is highly important as women, of all tones to remember to give each other the love and power that we all deserve. If you are suffering from racism it is important to remember that it is not the oppressors' fault, it is your own. Being oppressed is a result of our own lack of self-confidence. It is our own weaknesses, our own insecurities that came as a result of a history of oppression. Now it's time for us to change. We have a responsibility to share love and affection with each other. We are not victims and we will not teach our younger sister and brothers, or daughters and sons to let subconscious abuse diminish our worth and development.

Repeat Affirmation:

“I refuse to believe anything that makes me feel powerless or doubtful”

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Unknowingly, we have formed an idea of how we look like depending on how other people have treated us since childhood. As a result, we have started to view ourselves through other people's eyes. By being aware of that you can now take the power into your own hands and start to define the way you would want to look by yourself without external disturbances. To start, it is important to define what you expect from yourself and then take the steps necessary to obtain what you want.

Invest the time, attention and love into whatever it is you wish to emphasise about your looks to achieve your desired results. Adopt the right affirmations to your journey of self-refinement and enjoy every step of the journey. Collect healthy images and visuals to motivate you to get closer to your ideal self. Remember to give yourself compliments and ego boosts every day.

Criticising yourself is one of the worst things you can ever do for your physical appearance. Toxic thought patterns will diminish your glow and add undesired weight onto your shoulders. When you start a journey of self-development and perfection it is important to live by the values and principles that you hold. This is why it is crucial to reflect your own ideals of beauty into our world rather than absorbing industry ideas that might damage your own self-esteem.

Whatever physical attribute you’re uncomfortable about is, in reality, a result of all insecurities that someone else has reflected onto you and in turn them self. This is why it is not only important to love and respect oneself but also everyone around us.


Repeat Affirmation:

“My beauty spreads quickly to those around me”

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Since we are made up of 50% - 65% water, it is required for the body to function properly. The main beauty benefit of drinking water is that it keeps the skin hydrated, youthful and elastic. Water stimulates the digestive system and is a great detox hence it removes toxins from our body. It tones the skin and helps to keep the lips hydrated and soft. Therefore, drinking enough water is considered to be even more essential than applying the best skin care products.

It is recommended to apply “water therapy” at home consistently in your skin care routine by soaking a towel in steaming hot water and laying it on your face and splashing your face with ice cold water directly after for more than 10 times to invigorate and tighten the skin.The skin gets dehydrated as a result of an unhealthy diet, lifestyle choices or the weather.

Have a look in the mirror to see whether the skin has an overall dull and tired appearance or dark circles under the eyes, this is a quick way to detect if the skin is dehydrated. If the skin is overly sensitive it is important to lower the consumption of harsh fragrances and adopt gentle products including fewer chemicals. When the skin is overly sensitive it will naturally feel itchy and easily irritated.

Repeat Affirmation:

"All of the functions and systems in my body are working harmoniously to keep me healthy."

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Maintaining a radiant and healthy looking skin without consuming the right types of vitamins can be a bit tricky since they are essential for our skin health. Some of the vitamins function as protection and if we suffer from deficiency it can increase the risk of skin damage and cancer. This is why it is important to not only focus on the products that we put on our skin but what you put in our bodies as well, whether it's through food or supplements.

To know which specific nutrients that work the best for your skin, it is recommended to see a dermatologist, especially if it's for a specific skin issue. Not only to get the best treatment possible but also to avoid loss of money and time. One issue that can arise with taking supplements of vitamin A, C and E is that the dosage that you can find in the pills usually don’t cause significant changes or miracles. Although, they are all very important for healthy skin.

You may see reductions in dark spots, redness, wrinkles, rough patches and excessive dryness by the help of good nutrition, the right creams or supplements. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in your skin tone and cellular structure. It helps reduce inflammation and irritation. Being in the sun increases the vitamin level naturally, as well as eating foods as salmon. Vitamin C is the one that helps keep your skin healthy and is found in the outer as well as the inner layer of skin. The antioxidants have cancer-fighting properties and are in skin care products. It is easily found in citrus fruits and juices, supplements and treatments with vitamin C. The vitamin help decrease cell damage, heal damaged skin, and prevent dry skin.

Repeat Affirmation:

“I am very intelligent and always use my knowledge to take the right course of action.”


Read further and take a quiz to find out your skin type here: http://www.healthline.com/health/4-best-vitamins-for-skin#vitamin-deficiency6

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Learning how to manage stress in your everyday life can be harder than said. When stressed your brain activates as if it is being exposed to threats and produces hormones that prepare you to fight or flight. If we neglect taking well care of ourselves through healthy eating, exercising and getting enough sleep this will show in your skin, hair, nails or other.

A few reasons to why us women tend to stress more can be either that we are too considerate to our surroundings and neglect our own well-being. The moment caring for others is costing your mental health it becomes a toxic burden that you need to release quickly.

Whether you are being irresponsible when it comes to your everyday needs by considering it to be too time-consuming, remind yourself that there is absolutely no reason to put yourself in such mindsets. Know how to correctly react to stressful situations by paying close attention to your emotions.

Reminding yourself of all the warning signs as under eye bags, dry skin, acne, rashes, fine lines, greying hair and groves in your nails should be enough to ditch the negative energy. By redirecting the focus on something creative and blissful you naturally regain your control and poise.

It is never attractive being negative or unpleasant, but as women, we tend to let the environment suck us into a toxic spiral that breaks the original pure state of the spirit. So, when the stress is gaining control over your thought pattern and perspective redirect it and use it for creative expression.

Healthy thoughts manifest themselves through techniques and abilities applied in your personal and professional environments. This includes abilities such as thinking ahead, confidence, the responsibility of self, solid discernment and values.

Repeat Affirmation:

“I feel myself moving further away from stressful situation”


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