Skin Care Tips for Women of Color

beauty of a woman 
in the clothes she wears, 

figure that she carries, 
or the
way she combs her hair.

beauty of a woman 
be seen from in her eyes;

that’s the doorway to her heart, 
place where love resides.

beauty of a woman 
in a facial mole;

true beauty in a woman, 
reflected by her soul.

the caring that she cares to give, 
passion that she shows;

the beauty of a woman 
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
 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:

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.

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.

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


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