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Black & Brown Skincare w/ Dr. Michelle Henry

Black & Brown Skincare w/ Dr. Michelle Henry

Did you know that you SHOULDN’T use coconut oil on your face?

I bet your mind is blown.

Because so many of us use coconut oil on our face and body every day. But this week’s podcast guest, board-certified dermatological surgeon, Dr. Michelle Henry, says that coconut oil on your skin is a no-go.

Dr. Henrry explains: “Whenever a patient comes in with a ton of blackheads, I always ask them: are you using coconut oil?”

In this week’s episode, we talk about ALL things black and brown skincare, including: what’s the best type of oil for your skin, how many times per day you should be washing your face, what the science actually says about nutrition & acne, and whether or not a washcloth is truly needed (Dr. Henry says this may be more of a cultural question than a scientific one…Ha!)

And we know what you’re thinking, you don’t need to worry about skin health because “black don’t crack” and “Angela Basset”. But the truth is, there are PROS and CONS to having darker skin.

This episode completely changes our skincare routines, and you NEED. TO. LISTEN.

Black & Brown Skincare w/ Dr. Michelle Henry

In this episode, we’ll talk about:

  • Which foods keep our skin flourishing
  • The best products to help maintain healthy skin
  • What inspired Dr. Michelle Henry to get into the field of dermatology
  • Nutrition advice for people with skin issues
  • How we can prep our skin for the cooler and warmer months
  • & MORE! 


  • Dr. Michelle Henry’s Website
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  • Twitter
  • Dr. Michelle’s top 5 skin products right now: Cleanser:  Mario Badescu Foaming Glycolic Acid | Toner: Biologique Recherché P50 lotion | Moisturizer: Skin Better Science Trio moisturizer | Vitamin C Serum: Clinique Fresh Pressed | Retinol: Skin Medica Retinol 0.025


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3 Comments on Black & Brown Skincare w/ Dr. Michelle Henry

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    March 8, 2019 at 11:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Absolutely loved this episode. And I don’t use sunscreen on a regular basis either :(. And yes, my mind was completely blown about coconut oil! Thank you so much for this episode and fir notetaking (the products Dr. Henry recommended). <3

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    July 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for providing information about the black-brown-skincare. I learned many things from your blog and Zayn skin clinic.

    • Wendy
      July 30, 2019 at 2:25 pm (2 years ago)

      so happy you enjoyed!

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