Skin care regime
Every woman should have a good daily skin care regime to maintain a good complexion. This can mean simply using natural products or investing in rich moisturizing creams and oils. Women with black skin tones typically have distinct characteristics that need extra care and hydration to maintain a healthy glow without looking too oily or dry.
Step 1. Cleanse/Moisturise/Exfoliate
After washing your face with cold water, apply warm water and cleanse your face with a good organic cleanser. This will strip your skin of any dead tissues, unclog your pores and leave your skin ready to apply moisture.
Applying a good moisturizer every morning and before going to bed will ensure your skin is lubricated, with the right care. Due to the dry tendencies of dark skin, it is also important to wash your skin daily with a moisturizing face wash as well as exfoliating at least three times a week to eliminated dry bumpy skin. Finding the right skin care product for you is just about trial and error as every skin tone, skin type is different and most of the time it depends on personal preference.
Step 2. Use Sun Block
There is a myth that black women do not need to use sunscreen. But this is indeed a myth. In fact, women with dark skin should actually protect their skin more so, as research suggests when not protected they can show signs of skin damage later in life. It is vital then, that black women or women with dark skin use sun block every day.
Step 3. Makeup
Choosing the correct beauty products for your skin is important to give your skin the coverage it needs. It can be difficult to find that one perfect blend that matches your skin tone feels smooth and silky while lasting all day long. With hundreds of products to choose from it can be daunting selecting the right one. For darker skin tones, your best bet is to stick with brands like Bobbi Brown, Lancome or Maybelline.
Step 4. Stay hydrated
There are a number of drinks that can aid in keeping your skin healthy. These work for all skin types, are super delicious and will leave your skill feeling fresh and glowing.
- Fruit Infused Water – Water, blueberries, mint leaves, a slice of lime all help to relieve stress.
- Green Tea – Reduces skin damage caused by the sun and leaves your skin looking and feeling healthy.
- Pomegranate Juice – Reduces wrinkles, keeps your skin smooth and is good for your body in winter.
Why not thrown on a hydrating face mask, a few cucumbers and relax while enjoying your perfect drink. This will help your skin get the rest it needs!