Great skin requires deliberate effort and proper maintenance. Even if you already have good skin and you believe in the saying “black don’t crack”, there is still a need to keep your skin in good condition.
When deciding on a skincare routine for your gorgeous skin, you need to consider that there are different routines for different skin colours. Your skin tone is one of the primary determining factors.
Black skin contains a lot of melanin, ensuring that the skin is protected from the harsh effects of the sun. As a result, black people do not get as many wrinkles as people who are fairer skinned.
Important Steps in Black Skincare
To keep your black skin in good shape and your melanin popping, some important steps should make a constant appearance in your daily skincare routine. These steps include:
Rinse your face with warm water (not cold or hot water)
Using cold water for rinsing does not get all the grime and dirt of the day out of your face, while hot water can be uncomfortable for you and it can make your skin dry. Warm water is effective because it loosens dirt for easy removal and is also gentle on your skin.
Use a body and face scrub
Dead skin cells can accumulate on your skin over time and dull your shine. These dead cells can make your skin look dull and unattractive. This is where the face and body scrubs come in useful. It helps remove the dead cells and restore that pop to your melanin.
Apply a Face Mask
No, we do not mean the one you use when you go outside during a pandemic. Do you know that mixture you apply all over your face and allow you to sit on your skin for about fifteen to twenty minutes? That is what we mean. Face masks help skincare ingredients get closer to the skin to make it easier for the pores to absorb. Face masks are very beneficial because it defines the pores, hydrate and firm up your skin. It also helps even out your skin tone.
Apply a Face Toner
Using a face toner helps your skin look smoother. It minimizes the appearance of pores that may make your face look too dimpled and rough. It helps your skin retain moisture and can even remove oil and makeup after a hard day. What’s not to love?
Use a Serum, Preferably one with Vitamin C
If you are looking for a great anti-ageing solution, a vitamin C face serum is great for you. Vitamin C can be derived from food but getting it from the serum assures you that your skin is getting all the benefits vitamin C has to offer. It helps with hyperpigmentation, a common problem with dark skin. It also helps smoothen your skin, hydrate it and even out the tone. You can also use it on other parts of your body, not just your face, to keep your skin soft and smooth.
Moisturise Your Skin:
A good moisturizer keeps the skin on other body parts looking great, not just your face. Moisturizing regularly helps your skin fight wrinkles and blemishes. The skin cells in places like your ears, neck, chest and face get replaced often, so it is crucial to apply moisturizer in those areas to avoid dryness and keep it healthy enough to repair themselves.
Proper skin care makes your skin look healthy and healthy; good-looking skin gives you confidence. It also helps combat skin problems common with African skin, like acne and hyperpigmentation.
If you are worried about your skin’s condition and need medical advice, speak to a doctor on Doctall.