Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Skin Care Tips for Women of Color

The beauty of a woman isn't in the clothes she wears, 
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes;
Because that's the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman isn't in a facial mole;
But true beauty in a woman, is reflected by her soul.

It's the caring that she cares to give, the passion that she shows;
And the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.
-Maya Angelou

Black skin is unique in itself and is one of the most dominant features that portrays ethnic beauty. It is for this reason that it is important to maintain a skin care regime to keep your skin looking smooth and cleansed. Black skin tends to be very sensitive and prone to develop issues such as severe dryness and acne so here are some top tips on how to avoid them. Once every three to six months it is advisable to go to a beauty specialist for some special treatment so you'll be able to tell the difference in the long run when your skin begins to show the normal signs of work, stress, sun, alcohol, long working-hours and age. Then again, let's face it, there's nothing more relaxing than getting pampered by a beauty specialist and leaving his/her shop feeling fresh and new with a baby-soft skin. 

If you don't feel like moving from your home you can always check for professionals online that will deliver their services in the comfort of your home whether you're in the
US, Canada, or Nigeria. If you have friends that have already asked for this kind of service you can always call the same person that visits them to make sure you will be happy with the results. But we can't always rely on a beauty specialist. Most of the work must be done by ourselves on a daily basis applying the right skin techniques. Here are a few tips on how to proceed to always have a young and healthy skin:

1.     It is no secret that no matter what type of ethnic background you have, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet with plenty of water, fruit and vegetables is a simple and effective way into keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Avoid fatty foods that will result in your skin becoming oily and blocking pores.

2.     Cleansing and moisturizing your skin daily is an important factor that will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. If you have dry skin, use a cleanser that will add moisture, hydrate and add a healthy glow.

3.     Although African skin is not as affected by the sun like other skin types such as Caucasian, it is still important to wear moisturizers and sun creams to prevent your skin from drying up. Black skin is very sensitive, especially on the face. The sun cream won’t prevent you from developing darker skin tones, but will just be sure to prevent any burning.

4.     Removing make up at the end of the day is an important tip when it comes to maintaining healthy skin. Any remaining make-up can block pores resulting in acne and spots. Cleansers, especially for make-up removal, should be added to your regimen and  can be purchased at drug stores.

-Mary Davis 

This article was written by Mary Davis. Follow her on Twitter