By: Aravia Patterson Hey, lovelies, I’m so glad you landed here! It’s finally summertime, and she ain’t playing no games! The heat, humidity, and air quality are about to take me out and there’s no edge control that can tame my edges. After experiencing cautious joy and scary freedom during the pandemic, this is the perfect time to live and enjoy being outside-not in. While … [Read more...] about Do black people really need to wear sunscreen?
It’s still common for African Americans to believe that they don’t need sunscreen as much as other ethnicities. However, while the melanin in black skin has some protective elements, it’s not enough to keep your skin from being damaged by the sun’s radiation. With the temperatures ticking up, it’s important to know how to protect your skin this summer from sunburn. How the … [Read more...] about Black night not crack but it can sunburn
Although there are several different types of skin cancer, most don’t become life-threatening because they aren’t likely to spread to other parts of the body. Unfortunately, melanoma is different. If not caught early, melanoma can spread from the skin to other organs, often with deadly results. And this serious skin cancer is no longer considered just an older person’s disease. … [Read more...] about Protect your family from skin cancer
By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN As you and your family prepare to pull out the grill this summer, please don’t forget one important thing, your health. I remember the years as an emergency room nurse and seeing all the patients come in the ER with high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar levels due to the holiday eating. I want to share with you five ways you can stay … [Read more...] about Have fun in the sun this summer without compromising your health