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  • 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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