Tinashe & Young M.A For Glamour Mags “Beauty Issue”

Glamour Magazine calls on some of the industry’s need to know women for their April 2017 beauty issue.

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The beauty advice she’d give her 13-year-old self

That was an interesting time beautywise for me. I didn’t give a shit what I looked like so I looked really crazy. I’d [tell her to] own it. Own the curls, own the frizz, own the braces, own the glasses. Keep that attitude throughout your adulthood.

What irks her about traditional beauty standards

I love that we’re getting back to loving natural beauty. There was a period of time where everything was getting manufactured. It’s important to embrace our natural selves. Especially as black women, I think it’s important to embrace natural hair. It’s hard to conform to society’s standards and beauty for sure—I felt that growing up because I went to a majority white school. I felt very isolated just by my hair.

The piece of beauty advice she’ll never forget

Always wear sunscreen, because [beauty] starts with your skin. I usually wearAveda—just a thin layer since it doesn’t feel too heavy. It’s also a good moisturizer.

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What she thinks it means to be beautiful

That’s a good question to ask right now. A lot of people don’t feel beautiful and aren’t happy with how they look because of what they see on social media. A lot of people use filters. I get it. There are a lot of insecurities out there. But to me, beauty is natural beauty. If you’re naturally yourself, you’re beautiful. It’s about loving yourself and not caring what people think.

What irks her about traditional beauty standards

Makeup, eyelashes, you don’t need that. That type of stuff frustrates me. I always tell my mom and girlfriend: You don’t need that stuff. Don’t cover up your natural beauty. You’re beautiful.

The product she’ll never give up

I wash my face with African Black Soap. Then I use aloe cream that I get from GNC. It’s a good dry cream that moisturizes your face, but doesn’t leave it oily.

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