Black Skin Care Products
Best Beauty Products For Black Skin
Different types of skin require different types of skin care protocols, which is why some companies have begun producing black skin care products. These products are designed specifically to target things that make black or brown skin unique.
There are several characteristics in dark-toned skin including:
High melanin level
Futcher lines: a border that illustrates lighter skin under the arm from darker skin on top of the arm
Hypo-or Hyperpigmentation: areas on the chest or palms (creases or spots) that are lighter or darker than surrounding skin
Palm pitting: small pinpricks that have dark centers located in the palm of the hand.
Oily facial skin that can blemish easily
Protect Black Skin ~ Sun Exposure
Just because you have dark skin doesn’t mean you won’t need black skin care products that protect you from UV radiation. Yes, the brown tone of your skin protects you somewhat, but you still ant a good sunscreen level 15 or higher.
If your skin already illustrates uneven tones, use SPF 30. Sun exposure will only highlight those different pigments. Using a good product avoids that and helps keep your skin safe from cancer. Note that most sunscreens have a shelf life of about one year for best results.
Pamper Black Skin
Skin is the largest organ in the body. Healthy skin, therefore, contributes to your overall health and well-being and you want to take care of it with good moisturizers, toners, and cleansers. Unfortunately, there are some products on the market that can cause hyper-production of melanin.
You want to avoid these. Read your potential products labels. Items that have any of the following ingredients are ones that could irritate dark skin:
Alpha-hydroxy acid (high concentrations)
If you avoid products with those ingredients you’re already helping protect your skin. Next you’ll want to find a cleanser that’s geared toward your skin type. There’s no need to over-scrub (that can do more harm than good). Apply your chosen cleanser using your fingers, moving in circles around your face. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
If you have oily skin, milk cleansers will be a great ally. For dry skin you can moisturize with aloe, honey, or shea butter. For individuals with blemishes look to an exfoliation product with citric acid and cocoa butter for a balance of cleansing and healing.