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.
Let me just start by saying one of Jacq's Organics mottos is, "We're here to hydrate your skin when the thirst is real." What's even more appealing is the fact that all of her products are vegan and organic. So, if you're living a plant-based life, this is absolutely a brand you should consider supporting. The owner, Barbara Jacques, is pretty much superwoman because she actually launched the brand after her fight with a tumor; when she realized how much beauty products she was using impacted her health. How amazing is she? Now, let's talk about these products. For skin moisture, she has key oils like The High Priestess Beauty Booster that heals and restores the skin. The True Believer, which gives the skin much-needed nutrients and helps improve collagen. Lastly, The Protectors, a 'Biotin Beauty Booster' that feeds your skin with bio-active plant nutrients.
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Featured photos by Base Butter.