While there are generic skincare routines that everyone can get involved in, it would be nice to have a skincare routine tailored to your skin type. This is because skin shades and types are different. In the same way, the skincare routine for dry skin would not work for oily skin, that is the same way the skincare routine for dark skin would not work on a light-skinned person. Everyone should have a skincare routine tailored to their skin types, colors and, undertones in some cases. It is the only way you can get the best out of your skincare routine.
The reason why some dark-skinned people have uneven skin tone is that they used routines and products meant for light-skinned people. Dark skin has more melanin than light skin. These melanin-producing cells are more prone to the effects of inflammation and in some cases injury.
While it may not seem like much to worry about, not having your skincare routine as is required by your skin type, can cause trouble for your skin. It may not be serious troubles, but the kinds that you would rather not have in the first place.
Here is a skincare routine that dark-skinned people can easily jump on to have healthier, glowing skin.
It may be hard to notice dirt and grime inside the pores of a dark-skinned person, and this is why the cleansing should be regular. Sometimes, you may come out of the shower and look at your face in the mirror, and then ‘wrongly’ assume that your skin is clean enough. However, if you cleaned a lot deeper, you would find these tiny pore-blockers and get rid of them early enough. Use cleansers that do not have alcohol, they do not bode well for any skin type at all. You can rinse off your face after cleansing for a final clean moment.
While your skin is still very damp, apply a moisturizer immediately. Moisturizers sink better into the skin when there is some dampness. Also, it is said that darker skins lose moisture faster than lighter skins, so you have to make sure that the skin takes in as much moisture as possible. Also, when choosing moisturizing products, do not go for the ones that have ‘lightening’ or ‘brightening’ on them, oftentimes they have bleaching agents in them. If you are looking to maintain your skin color, while having healthy, glowing skin, then you need to make sure that your moisturizing product is dark-skin friendly.
Exfoliation works for every skincare type, but a lot for dark skin. Sometimes, the brightness you are looking for is not inside a product bottle, it is underneath all that dead skin cells blocking the pores on your skin. When you exfoliate dark skin, you are bound to have more glowing, brighter skin. Get a scrub that is made of natural, non-invasive products, and use it to exfoliate your skin properly.
Black skin burns and it burns badly. The only reason you do not think it burns is that the color just changes. Have you ever gone to the beach, or been outdoors for a while, only to come back and realize that some part of your skin is darker than the rest? Darling, that was not a tan, it was a sunburn. So, while the sun burns in a Caucasian may come out reddish, in a dark-skinned person, it may just come out like a darker shade of your skin color. This happens because when your body comes in contact with the sun; your melanin is activated, and replies to the sun with a darker shade. So, all that dark shade you are seeing on your skin all of a sudden is a huge sunburn scar. The resultant effect of this is early wrinkling and in some cases, acne. To avoid this, use sunscreen all the time. As long as you are stepping out, protect your body from the sun. If you can find products with SPF, especially a toner, get it, and this includes makeup.
Check out for hyperpigmentation
While hyperpigmentation could happen to just any skin type, in darker-skinned people, you would often find these small dots, that could become more if not taken care of. These happen sometimes as a result of the sun, so sunscreen can help in taking care of these things. Other times, you may need to go on a treatment procedure for them when you notice them. See a dermatologist when you notice hyperpigmentation to find the necessary treatments and add them to your skincare routine.
Treat acne immediately
Acnes can become tiny dark spots on your skin if you do not treat them when they first show up. The moment you notice acne on your skin, start treatment. More importantly, keep your fingernails away from it. resist the urge to pinch, pop, scratch, or whatever it is you do when you notice acnes. Take care of your skin by not touching your skin.
Get a good amount of rest, and drink a lot of water
These are two underrated skincare routines. Sleep when you should, and sleep early. Drink a lot of water and keep your skin moisturized. Sleeping will help your skin repair itself, and water will restore the pH balance of your skin. In everything you do, remember these two, even though they come last, they hold a place of importance.
Firstly, a reminder, your black skin is beautiful. Your skin in its natural element is beautiful, but that does not mean that anything goes when it comes to skincare. You need to be intentional about your skincare. This is why you need to create a specific routine that works for your beautiful dark skin. Do not use products that may want to lighten them, and then end up ruining the skin. Read the ingredients on every product you want to use, and make sure they do not have bleaching agents. Follow this skincare routine, using Mayan magic natural products, and you are guaranteed great skin.