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.
Pronounced Neh-Kay-Oh, the moisturizing opportunities with this brand are almost endless, so let's get into it. Nyakio has the Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil Balm, Marula & Neroli Brightening Oil, Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Créme, and Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub. While the scrub works as an exfoliator, it's also provides great moisture for your skin. It's cruelty-free and full of great ingredients like grapefruit, cocoa, tamarind, seed soil, shea butter, and of course an essential oil blend. And the list seriously goes on. You might have already came across a few of these products before as they're all sold at Ulta. Yes, sis is getting her coins.
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Featured photos by Base Butter.