Top tips to promote skin safety and sanitization in 2021, from makeup to masks

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New year, same mask situation! In 2021, as we continue to navigate our temporary new normal in the wake of the novel coronavirus, it’s so important that we do all we can to prioritize wellness and take care of our health.

This most definitely applies to fitness and keeping up with modified workout routines, but it also means paying extra attention to the products we are using on our skin, because after all, mascne is real, dry hands are problematic, and our skin needs our help!

Here are the top tips you need to know to keep your skin safe, strong, and sanitized this year.

Use antimicrobial products

Now more than ever, it’s time to get rid of useless products and tools in your skincare and makeup collection that isn’t providing you with beneficial results.

This starts with paying special attention

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York County woman uses African fabrics to create face masks and clothing to foster togetherness

A York County woman is using African fabrics to create face masks and clothing to foster togetherness in the community. 

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Victoria Kageni-Woodard runs Gusa by Victoria. Gusa is also known as touch — Touch by Victoria —  is a commercial space located in York City. The fashion line is driven by trends in women’s fashion.

As a native of Kenya, Kageni-Woodard says she created the fashion line to celebrate her heritage. 

“We need things that will bring us together,” said Kageni-Woodard .”If there is a subtle way or a friendly space that we can nurture topics like that then what better way then clothing.”

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Though Touch by Victoria has put a temporary pause on creating masks, Kageni-Woodard can transform a typical shirt into an embellishment of African print.

The boutique is also now offering sewing lessons for kids to create

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Idaho woman says she dresses ‘like a Muslim’ to avoid masks

An Idaho woman said she dresses “like a Muslim” to dodge coronavirus mask-wearing policies.

A woman who identified herself as Katie Dugger told the Lewiston City Council that she wears “a burka” in public so she doesn’t have to wear a mask, according to a video recording of the Jan. 25 meeting. The council was reviewing a public health order on “physical distancing and face coverings” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m wearing this because the only way I could go to school today is I had to act like I had on a freaking burka,” Dugger said during the meeting. “I have to cover my face like I’m a Muslim.”

At the meeting, Dugger wore a scarf around her head, but it did not cover her mouth or nose. She said she is a student at Lewis-Clark State College and took time off from school in the spring because of

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The 5 Best DIY Hair Masks For Kinky & Curly Hair

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There has never been a more exciting time to be a naturalista. Major beauty brands are finally recognizing the need to promote products that serve Black women, and Black-owned hair care lines are popping up all over the world. These lines are offering quality handmade products to style and nourish our beautiful, unique strands. And it’s hardly any wonder why.

Simply put there are big bucks to be made in the beauty market. In fact, the global natural hair care product market was valued at a whopping $8.74 billion in 2019 with no signs of slowing down. And while Black women have more choices than ever when it comes to hair care, there’s nothing quite like reaching into your own cupboard and whipping up a concoction that will instantly bring your curls to life. 

DIY hair masks have become extremely popular on YouTube and social media

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