Black skin needs as much care as any other if it is to maintain its healthy and good looks.
The major of biological factor that separates it from white is the pigment called melanin. One good advantage of having large amounts of melanin in the skin is that the melanin protects black skin from the sun and from many of the ravages of sun-induced aging. Nevertheless, a sunscreen with SPF should be applied daily to help protect against getting dark spots.
Unfortunately it is prone to acne eruption and the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. To keep your complexion glowing, cleanse your face twice a day using mild cleansers.
Choose a cleanser that suits your skin type. Favor products for sensitive skin, especially if your skin is dry products with harsh ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid can do harm on certain skin types. Once you have found a cleanser that’s the proper Ph start using it in the morning and especially at night to remove the dirt.You shouldn’t use soaps on your face – they can be very harsh on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, using soap can dehydrate your skin as well.
Apply moisturizer after you have cleansed your skin in the morning. Nowadays a wide range of skin care products are specifically designed for the needs of black skin.
Use tonics – they remove the traces of makeup, dirt and oil that your cleanser may have missed.
Exfoliating is essential no matter what your skin type is. When exfoliating you remove the dead skin cells that block your pores and your skin becomes softer and smoother.
After exfoliating, apply a thick layer of facial mask – this way you will receive best results. Leave the mask for several minutes and then rinse with water. It will cleanse your skin in deep and nourish it. It’s essential to protect black skin properly – apply a sunscreen every day with SPF at least 15, especially during the summer months. Avoid picking and squeezing the bumps otherwise you will end up with ugly marks on the face.
Many African-Americans are prone to acne. Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin, that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up the pores, the excessive secretion of oils form the sebaceous glands accompanies the plugging of the pores with naturally accruing dead skin cells blocking hair follicles. It may result in long lasting discoloration of the skin.