I recently read an interesting post about a young woman’s tales of skin bleaching. You guys who know me have heard my thoughts on brown people bleaching their skin in search of the Anglo- Saxon aesthetic. My estrogen was boiling. What has this lil’ mama been doing? But I read it anyway and found that she had quite a few scars she was looking to erase. All at once I felt ashamed of my close-mindedness, proud of her bravery to tell her story, and happy that I took the time to understand another woman’s plight. Ok so enough of the plight, let’s walk toward the light!
It has been brought to my attention (read: I was asked “What about us oily skin girls?”) that I focus a lot on normal and dry skin girls. Because hell, I have normal skin! And because girls with oily skin have what I yearn for naturally, I just didn’t get the problem and told her that. Big mistake. I got an ear full of sassy sebum woes.
In the spirit of open-minded beauty hunting, I came across Origins Brighter by Nature™ ($39.50). It’s a new skin correcting serum infused with Vitamin C, cucumber, and Japanese basil leaf, to fade discoloration (yup, it makes my skin look more alive, too!). I apply it before moisturizing, but oily girls can use it in place of your hydrator of choice. Just remember your sun block in the a.m.!
Oh if you haven’t already voted for Temple of Glam, please do!