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Activated Charcoal For Oily Skin + DIY Mask Recipe

    Activated Charcoal For Oily Skin   Now I know I seem late to the game, but let’s talk activated charcoal for oily skin! In the past, it has mainly been used to counteract chemical and food poisoning.   But the last few years, I’ve been peeping products that are…

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3 Pure Essential Oil Brands That You Can Trust

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  (This post contains affiliate links. Meaning if you click one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission, at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting The Melanated Maven!)   In my Essential Oils post from a while back, I gave you everything you needed…

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Inspiration & Motivation, Lifestyle, Melanin Love, Personal Growth, Positive Mindset, Reviews, Self Care Tips

A Self-Care Planner & Journal to Kick-Start Self-Care September

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Happy Self-Care September!   As we transition into fall and colder weather, I figured it was a good time to kick my self-care into high gear. Sweater-weather is quick to get us spending less time outside and more time under the covers. And sometimes that means we become even more lax with other priorities in […]

Inspiration & Motivation, Lifestyle, Melanin Love, Personal Growth, Positive Mindset, Reviews, Self Care Tips

7 Inspiring Self-Care TED Talks Every Black Woman Should Watch

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      TED Talks (Technology. Entertainment. Design) are always a staple on my playlist, especially when I stumble on inspiring TED Talks for black women. But I have a few favorites that keep me on a steady mindset of positive motivation and conquering fear. And it’s always a plus…

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How The Japanese Double Cleansing Method Cured My Oily Skin

    For far too long, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my oily skin. I’ve tried absolutely everything, from primers, powders, chafing gel (remember that 2-second trend?) to even avoiding moisturizer all together.   But depriving my skin of moisture and leaving it exposed to UV rays wasn’t doing…

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