• Lemons for Skin Brightening?

    Lemons for Skin Brightening?
    Lemon juice is very popular amongst the "do-it-yourself" community as a natural skin brightener, but is it safe? Let's explore that question. The outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is encased in an acid mantle-- a highly acidic, protective barrier between the skin and external environmental factors. The pH (or level of acidity of the skin's acid mantle) is between 4.5 and 6.5....
  • Black Skincare: What's So Different About Black Skin?

    Black Skincare: What's So Different About Black Skin?
    We've all heard the saying, "... Black don't crack!..." But how accurate is it?   People of African descent are renowned for having skin that doesn’t appear to age. This phenomenon is attributable to high levels of Melanin – a pigment producing substance that gives color to the skin, hair and iris of the eye. The benefits of Melanin-rich skin are plentiful, such as natural...
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