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A Sudanese woman performs a dukhan, a traditional beauty regimen. The incense-laced smoke detoxifies the skin and gives women a slight tanned look as well as perfuming them for days.

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Nawal Elbagir

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Yasmeen Imam, a Sudanese immigrant in California, performs the traditional smoke bath at her home using a makeshift equipment to replicate the dukhan.

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Hana Baba

Yasmeen Imam, a Sudanese immigrant in California, shows how her skin turns a slight orange color as she performs a dukhan.

Yasmeen Imam, a Sudanese immigrant in California, shows how her skin turns a slight orange color as she performs a dukhan.

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Hana Baba

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Yasmeen Imam, a Sudanese immigrant, created her own method to set up a dukhan smoke bath at her home in California.

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Hana Baba

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For Sudanese immigrants in the US, there are creams like this one, to get the glow and perfumed scent of a traditional dukhan.

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Hana Baba

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A woman in Sudan performs dukhan, or a wood smoke bath.

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Ahmed Elno'man

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A traditional dukhan in Sudan.

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Ahmed Elno'man

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A chair outfitted for dukhan in Sudan.

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Tagreed Abdin

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A wood pile in Sudan used for dukhan smoke baths.

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Tagreed Abdin

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