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Beyond Chia: 6 Superfoods From South America

The antioxidant-rich, plant-based New World diet is rich in superfoods and holds the key to optimal health and glowing skin.

This Fashion Designer Won’t Use Models Who Bleach Their Skin

In the West African nation of Senegal, the "I am black and proud" movement, “Gnoul Kouk” as it’s known locally, is growing day by...

Social Activism Through Skincare

An anti-skin-lightening activist in Ghana is successfully reaching rural villages with her message that dark skin is beautiful.

The Social History of Skin Lightening in Africa

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 77 percent of Nigerian women—the highest percentage in the world—use skin-lightening products on a regular basis. Usage...

Lupita Nyong’o Is Inspiring African Women to Stop Bleaching Their Skin

Lightening is rampant in Africa, where women are destroying their skin and their health in the quest for a lighter complexion. What does it take to end this disastrous practice?

DIY Spa Recipes From Around the World

  There are few greater pleasures in life than indulging yourself in a luxurious spa treatment in some exotic part of the world, but for...

Exclusive: An Inside Look Into Audrey Hepburn’s Home, La Paisible

Imagine a vast attic lined with racks of beautiful, designer dresses, hats and shoes. Picture a big, red box brimming with glittering jewelry (albeit...

Ghee: A Healthier Version of Butter?

The ancient Indian spread, ghee, is full of vitamins and may improve intestinal health. Curious? We were, too.

Hammam Beauty: Three Must-Have Products

Purify and heal your skin at home using ingredients that have stood the test of time.

Global Beauty: Secrets of the Hammam

The sacred bathhouses of northern Africa and the Mediterranean east date back to the 10th century. But are the ancient bathing rituals dying out?