As black women, especially dark skinned black women, our beauty is hardly ever celebrated by the masses. Society will literally skip over praising our features and aesthetic, but will praise it when it is on a woman of another race. There are not enough spaces that are telling us that black women are beautiful on their own. The mass media will try to convince us, that we are only pretty if we try to look more European. Black women are beautiful. That is something we should always have in the back of our heads. For those who sometimes feel insecure, or forget what there is to appreciate about the black women’s aesthetic, keep reading for reminders. What’s not to love about being black?
Black Don’t Crack!
Nobody can deny the amazing power of melanin. What is not to love about being melanin enriched? The benefits of being melanin enriched are endless. We are naturally tanned and beautifully colored. We as black women age beautifully. Of course I’m not just saying that, science backs that up. According to libertyforall.org in the article “Benefits of Being Melanin Rich”, our ability to remain undamaged by the sun’s cause of premature aging, depends on the amount of melanin in your skin. Our melanin power fights the damages of UV radiation that cause skin cancer and eye sensitivity from the sun. This is because melanin is meant to protect your skin from the sun and harsh UV rays. How great is it knowing that melanocytes is a big factor to staying youthful looking? It is no secret that youth is a big part of beauty in this world. Black really don’t crack. What is not to love about that?
Our Noses are Cute!
Noses are cute wide or small. The white owned media that we are bombarded with will show and try to convince black women that, the smaller your nose is, the more attractive you are. That is not true. If your nose fits your face, you have a cute nose. Everybody is not meant to have tiny, skinny, or pointy noses. Wide and round noses come in many unique shapes that are just as appealing to look at as a thin or pointy nose is. They come in cute button shapes. They can be short or long. They can be rounded at the end or a slight mix of roundish and pointy. Our noses compliment our other pretty features we have as black women.