Many times in the beauty and skincare industry, black women are left out of the conversation for what’s good for our skin. Because our skin is different then what the skincare industry markets tend to, we have to pick and choose carefully what we use to make sure our skin is healthy.
Granted, I’m not an expert on skincare products to use. I don’t even wear make-up. I do however know going the natural and organic route can be the best way to take care of anyone’s skin. Here are some of the best tips I learned about skincare along the way.
The first tip I learned is to clean your face sparingly. Woman with darker skin should only cleanse their skin with skin care products few times a week. Depending on the products you are using you may only need to wash it once every other day. A good tip I learned to do is to cleanse and wipe your face with warm water when you are not putting face wash on. Also, choosing a gentle cleanser instead of exfoliate will help your skin wonders.
Moisturizing your skin is very essential to keeping it healthy throughout the seasons. It’s important to moisturize your skin daily to keep it from getting dry. I prefer moisturizers that contain coconut oil or shea butter. Natural skincare products always work best for my skin especially since I have very sensitive skin.
Lastly, knowing what type of skin you have could lead you to knowing what products you should use. For example, I have very sensitive skin so I only use organic skincare products. I tend to stay away from lotions that have a lot of perfume or scent to them. Once you know your skin type, it will be easier to take care of it.
Article by Keyonna Butler