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Dr. Susan Taylor's Rx for Brown Skin: Your Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair, and Nails
Brown skin has a naturally warm, glowing complexion that ranges in shade from yellow to olive to dark brown and black (Asian, Latin, African-American, and Native American skin). The extra melanin that imparts these rich tones and helps protect skin from the sun can also make brown skin vulnerable to discoloration, uneven tone, scarring, and breakouts. This unique book will ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
(first published May 27th 2003)
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I would recommend this to anyone with skin of color, which includes more than just Black women. It answered a lot of questions I had but could not find answers to, or was too shy to ask about. It makes great recommendations of regimens and products. This was one of the first books I purchased when I finally started taking my health and appearance seriously years ago, and I still go back to it as a refresher or to look up something new.
She doesn't know that much about natural hair and thinks it can only get to "afro length". She also suggests pomade with lanolin or petroleum, which weighs down hair and is really hard to wash out. Its definitely bad if you want to maintain curls, because it will slick back hair. There is also a section where she promotes skin bleaching. While she doesn't say this because of a racial inferiority complex; she suggests bleaching knees, elbows, dark patches and freckles. Bleaching skin makes the sk ...more
This is a solid straightforward beauty book for women of color. This book would be helpful for all women of color but the focus is more or less on African American women and their specific beauty needs. A great book to keep in mind if you have a patron of color looking for a helpful and easy to read beauty book.