How I Rediscovered Beauty in the Pandemic

Putting on your face isn’t as important as it used to be

Black woman applying cream to her face in front of a mirror.
Photo: NickyLloyd/Getty Images

I’ve tried to be intentional about doing beauty routines for myself and nobody else and appreciating the psychological effects instead of feeling cowed by societal pressure.

Beauty, hair and culture writer. One of WWD's 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market. Often called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging!

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