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Get Gorgeous Skin ASAP With These Game-Changing Skincare Tips For Women of Color

Who does not want glowing and flawless skin? Everyone dreams of having that! But the problem is, not everyone knows the secret of having healthy and gorgeous skin

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

Who does not want glowing and flawless skin? Everyone dreams of having that! But the problem is, not everyone knows the secret of having healthy and gorgeous skin. Yes, there are a lot of skincare products out there from various brands but skincare itself is very mysterious. It can be hard to know what type of sunscreen is best for dark skin tones, what facial cleanser and exfoliator work great for women of color, and what product can handle discoloration from acne. The awesome thing is, there is always a solution to any problem. Here are some skincare tips every black woman should know to have the best skin of your life!

Vitamin C is essential to make your skin healthy.

We all know how a glass of fresh orange juice can fuel your body when it needs a boost of energy. The same thing happens when you supply your skin with Vitamin C. Its ascorbic acid can regulate your melanin so even if you get sun exposure, it will less likely to overproduce melanin as a response. Overproduction of melanin can cause dark spots and hyperpigmentation. So be sure to look for a skincare product with a ten-percent ascorbic acid or stronger solution to make your skin even-toned.

Get oil under control.

It is true that people with darker skin tend to be a bit oilier than those with lighter skin. That is why it is important to use products that are non-comedogenic and won't clog your pores. Opt for skincare products that are formulated to hydrate your skin while keeping oiliness at bay.

How you apply skincare products is as important as the products themselves.

Yup, application matters, girls. So be sure the products you are using are distributed correctly so they can properly function and deliver the results you want. How to properly apply products? Dispense the skincare products to the back of your hand and gently apply to your skin with your fingertips. Never sub it with your full hand for it will only waste the product because your palms are dry and they can quickly absorb the product. Got it?

Have you experienced the magic of castor oil?

Experts usually cite castor oil as a must-try all-natural product if you want to stimulate hair growth. But did you know that this amazing product can also be used to quickly heal a sunburn? Wow, right? You can take a cool shower to cool off your skin after being exposed to the sun for long periods of time, then apply castor oil to the affected areas. It is best to use castor oil with aloe vera.

Black people need sunscreen too, and yes, the more SPF, the better.

We used to believe that people with darker skin tones do not need to apply sunscreen. Now we know that's definitely a lie. Everyone needs sunscreen, especially when exposed to the sun for long or short periods of time. The melanin in a black person's skin is very protective, but it is still not perfect. It is recommended to use a moisturizer with SPF 30 on a daily basis.

Get familiar with a skin-clarifying toner to regulate oil.

If you are suffering from super-oily skin and you are scared to wear makeup over it, then you should use a toner. Be sure to consult with an expert first before using one. A skin-clarifying toner can help clarify your pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and control oil.

Facial scrubs can be harmful.

We tend to use facial scrubs because it feels like they are removing makeup, dirt, and grime, but did you know that scrubs can be overly abrasive? Facial scrubs can cause micro-tears in the skin and increased inflammation. If you still want to exfoliate your skin without harming it, you can opt for a product with mild and gentle ingredients. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes are much safer exfoliation options.

If you want to get more beauty advice, some hair care tips for dark-skinned women, travel inspirations, food tips, and literally anything that is helpful for people of color, be sure to check out Black Lifestyle.