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Surprising Beauty Tips For Black Women

Today, we are going to share with you the best beauty secrets to take into consideration when setting up your beauty regimen. Quick, get your pen and pad and write these down.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

We tend to look for shortcuts when it comes to having flawless skin and perfect hair. But be careful, for some of the tricks and tips you can see somewhere can end up damaging your skin or hair. Today, we are going to share with you the best beauty secrets to take into consideration when setting up your beauty regimen. Quick, get your pen and pad and write these down.

Keep your skin soft by showering with a washcloth.

You know how important washcloths are for a lot of black women. Yup, washcloths are equally as significant as water and soap. It is because washcloths scrub away more dirt than just hand-to-body scrubbing. They exfoliate the skin and leave it smooth due to its semi-abrasive texture. It is time to incorporate washcloths into your shower routine. Be sure to use separate washcloths for your face and body, and use white-colored ones to see all the dirt and makeup that comes off.

Make your natural black hair and skin extra beautiful and flawless by applying essential oils.

Today, the health and wellness trend is fueling the demand for essential oils as these oils are proven to have benefits for health. Essential oils are also making their way to the main stage of natural beauty care. Essential oils can offer extremely beneficial results to your skin's and hair's health especially when they are mixed with a carrier oil such as olive oil, jojoba, coconut, and rosehip

Ran out of moisturizer? Vaseline got you covered.

Have you ever wondered why most black women have baby-soft skin? It is because their mothers apply Vaseline on their face and body every single day in the early years of their life. The thick and greasy jelly that looks like a pimple-inducing pore-clogger is actually a barrier that locks in moisturizer. Vaseline uses 100% pure and refined petroleum jelly and their formula is verified as non-comedogenic by the Journal of Cosmetic Science. It means Vaseline petroleum jelly does not clog your pores.

Coconut oil can save your damaged hair and skin.

Coconut oil has always been a beauty product for black women. Coconut oil is best for managing naturally curly hair. It is also a great makeup remover. Simply rub coconut oil into your face and cleanse as usual. Some people also discovered that coconut oil can manage acne. But keep in mind that it may still vary and the oil method for managing acne does not work for everyone, so use it with caution and do not forget to talk to your dermatologist.

Avoid heat damage by braiding or twisting your curls instead of using a hot curler.

Heat damage happens when the heat is applied to hair strands on a setting that is too high. As a woman, we always want to style our hair, and using hot tools can sometimes do the trick. But these tools can damage the hair shaft and change its originally curly form. To avoid this from happening, opt for twisting or braiding your hair instead of utilizing a curling iron. Also, the twist and braid-outs last a little longer than the curls from an iron. Keep in mind that the tighter or looser your braid or twist, the tighter or looser the curls will be. If your hair is very straight, you may want to twist or braid it while it is wet and then unravel your hair when it is completely dry.

A satin bonnet is more than just an accessory. It can maintain your hair's moisture too.

Have you ever wondered why most black women sleep in satin bonnets and scarves? It is because satin bonnets and coverings can maintain the hair's moisture and prevent breakage caused by the friction from cotton sheets and pillowcases. So get yourself a satin bonnet or hair covering and have a quality beauty rest.

Don't forget to write these tips down or you could just bookmark them. Trust me, these beauty secrets are surprisingly effective. You're welcome. :)

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.