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Natacha Paugam


I write about the Art of Skincare and am obsessed with the Science behind it. So I teamed up with content creators around the world and our Resident Scientist in LetsTalkMelanin.com : Giorgio Dell'Acqua to bring you the Science and Art of skincare and wellness. With #melaninmagic in the mix. Why? Well, I, like many of you, revel in the joy of a bathroom that looks like a small laboratory or a store with different types of beauty products. Let's get real; we all spend crazy sums of money in cosmetic brands that promise us miracles of ideal skin. After many horrific skin challenges that have made me distrust both over-the-counter promises and expensive cream narratives...I have rediscovered the wisdom and beauty of my very own Mother's remedies, wonderful African sources, and well: Science and Art playing together to create the best of many worlds.

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Conversations about Mental Health: Normalize Malaise

Author by : Sara Caitlin

One lie that I expect we’ve all told at least once in our lives is, “I’m fine,” when we’re not. It’s an understandable lie to tell because we’ve gotten this far as…

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Melanin Trailblazers – Welcome, Autumn

Author by : Natacha Paugam

September is the late afternoon of the year. There’s a little less light, a little less heat, and there’s the first signs that it’s time to move towards hibernation mode. There’s enough…

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4 Amazing Ways Giving Back Promotes Healing

Author by : Natacha Paugam

The world needs healing. Can you feel it? The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis and social unrest that rippled around the world this year have affected all of us. The…

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Melanin Trailblazers – Confection by Confluence

Author by : Natacha Paugam

Do you know, it’s not entirely clear to me how to feel shocked about women in pants suits. Perhaps I’m too young. Perhaps I’ve seen too many perfume ads with Halle Berry…

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7 Habits for Highly Effective Melanin Skin Care

Author by : Natacha Paugam

Navigating the beauty industry can be a nightmare for even the most skincare-savvy melanin queens. Myths about melanin skincare still dominate the narrative, and for many years, products catering to black and…

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Uneven Skin Tone: 3 Natural Remedies You Can Make in 5 Minutes or Less

Author by : Natacha Paugam

Summer 2020 may have gotten off to a shaky start this year, but those of us lucky enough to be out of lockdown (at least temporarily) are embarking on our annual love…

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Laughing in the Face of Anxiety

Author by : Victoria Peel-Yates

We’re living in anxious times. If you’re not feeling it, you’re either a Zen master or have been living in a cave since the start of 2020 — or both. When the…

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Melanin and Skin Cancer: Busting the Sun Protection Myth

Author by : Natacha Paugam

I consider myself blessed to have been brought up to take care of my skin. My mother created various recipes from the land in Africa: The Baoab, hibiscus flowers, aloe vera and…

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5 Ways Reading Makes You Happier and More Successful

Author by : Victoria Peel-Yates

I have a confession: I’ve become a compulsive non-fiction reader. Like many freelancers and entrepreneurs, personal and business development literature has dominated my reading list in recent years. I’ve waded through books…

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We Need to Talk About Grief

Author by : Victoria Peel-Yates

In modern Western society, grief is taboo. The reason for this is that death is taboo. We have learned to pretend death doesn’t exist — or at least, that it doesn’t exist…

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Seasonal Changes and Impact on Skin

Author by : Natacha Paugam

One thing that’s cool, and at the same time inconvenient, about being a human is our adaptability. Plenty of other animals don’t bother with things like continuing to operate all year long.…

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Air Pollution and the Skin

Author by : Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Ph.D.

This is by far one of our favourite timely and relevant articles by our Resident Scientist: Giorgio Dell’Acqua. It affects us all and brings to light the fact that air pollution and…

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8 Ways to Build Psychological Immunity in Tough Times

Author by : Natacha Paugam

There’s another sickness that has spread across the planet even more quickly than the coronavirus has. It unfortunately will possibly continue to be around for a long time in the future, as…

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The Most Powerful Antidote to Shame and 4 Ways to Heighten Empathy

Author by : Sacha Sauvegon

How many times a day do you have a negative thought about yourself? If you’re anything like me, probably too many to count.   Sometimes, they play on a loop like a…

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Self-Care Basics: 5 Ways To Not Fall Apart

Author by : Natacha Paugam

Self-care is not just bubble baths and treating yourself to a manicure (although those are certainly nice). And while it can be those things, self-care goes much deeper than that. Rather than being…

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Welcome to our Let’s Talk Melanin Community

Author by : Natacha Paugam

When it comes to melanin skin, there are more misinformation campaigns than most of us care to count. It could be a lack of deep understanding, a bit of apathy, or even…

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Never too old for yoga

Author by : Natacha Paugam

For starters, the old adage that you’re never too old to get stronger is totally true. Add to the thought pot these newer slightly hipster sentiments (or are they just a resurfacing…

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Anti Aging Skin Care Guide For Busy Moms

Author by : Natacha Paugam

Aging is super normal, and although your normal routine and regimes may be interrupted by a little bundle of joy, and this is perfectly natural and can be expected…aging overnight isn’t. Finding…

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Is There a Skin Cancer Crisis in People of Color?

Author by : Natacha Paugam

Though people of color (POC) are less likely to become afflicted with skin cancer, they are much more likely to die from it due to delay in detection or presentation. Very often,…

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