Cold weather ain't no joke.
A while ago, my husband looked at my feet and before he could try and judge, I told him, "It's been a long winter." He was like, "More like a hard life." I couldn't even get offended because I knew that I, like many other ladies, let their feet go on a downward decline during the cooler months with the excuse that very few people, if any, will see them. It's the same thing for unshaven legs (but that's another topic).
The bottom line is just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean our melanin has to suffer. In fact, taking care of our skin and keeping it moisturized will call for less makeup work when summer starts peeking its head around again. And who knows more about keeping melanin on point than our fellow African-Americans?
We've taken the beauty industry by storm and this time of year is perfect to support Black-owned beauty lines with amazing products that keep our bodies moisturized all year long.
BLK + GRN
Daily Greens Whipped Moisturizing Cream, $22
From multivitamins to feminine wash, BLK + GRN can get your body right from the inside out. So when you're on the search for a good moisturizer that will last, this is definitely one of the places you should look. Founded by Dr. Kristian H., a couple of BLK + GRN's best-sellers include a Pit Scrub Body Scrub that will exfoliate your body to the max to prep it for moisture that won't crack once you step outdoors. The body scrub's ingredient list features essential oils like peppermint, tea tree, and fresh herbs like sweet basil. As for moisturizers, one of the most popular ones is the Daily Greens Whipped Moisturizing Cream, which specializes in protecting your skin in harsh weather and making sure it keeps its glow. The best part about their extensive line is that none of their products contain major toxins.
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Featured photos by Base Butter.