5 Skincare tips for Black Skin

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Everyone's skin is different and can benefit from skincare routine. Black skin contains more melanin than lighter skin. Melanin-producing cells may be more sensitive to the effects of inflammation and injury, which may be more visible on dark skin than on fair skin.

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5 Skincare tips for Black Skin Everyones skin is different and can benefit from skincare routine. Black skin contains more melanin than lighter skin. Melanin-producing cells may be more sensitive to the effects of inflammation and injury which may be more visible on dark skin than on fair skin. 1.Cleansing and Moisturizing To keep skin bright it is best to cleanse and moisturize it daily right after shower.Use a ​mild cleanser ​ that wont clog pores. Massage the cleanser on the skin with your fingertips then rinse it off with warm not hot water and pat the skin dry with a clean towel. Some research suggests that black skin loses its hydration faster than some lighter skin tones. To avoid this and to keep the skin from appearing ashy apply a daily moisturizer ​ containing humectants such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid. Humectants retain moisture from the skin. People can buy moisturizers containing glycerin or hyaluronic acid online. A very effective moisturizer is petroleum jelly petroleum jelly. However people should be careful when applying thick products like this on the face

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as they can cause acne. Make sure they are not comedogenic before applying. Avoid scented moisturizers as they can irritate the skin of some people. Moisturizers that include creams or ointments are preferable to lotions. Do not use loofah or other similar exfoliating product on the skin. Also avoid abrasive scrubs. 2. Sunscreen One of the biggest myths about black skin is that black people do not need to wear ​ sunscreen ​. This is untrue and everyone should use adequate sun protection. Although people with black skin are less likely to get skin cancer from sun exposure they are more likely to die from the condition if it does develop. This may be because it is more difficult to notice and diagnose. Sun exposure can also cause dark spots such as those typical of melasma to develop on black skin. It can also make existing spots darker. People should apply year-round sunscreen on all exposed skin areas even on cloudy days in the shade and in winter. Many regular moisturiser contains SPF including facial moisturizers. Sun protection is particularly important on the face as it is often the only part of the skin exposed to the sun all year round. Face creams with SPF are available in pharmacies drug stores and online. People can also wear special clothing for additional sun protection. A range of UV protection clothing is available online.

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3.Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation or areas of discoloration of the skin can affect people with any skin tone. Although sunscreen can prevent the development of new hyperpigmentation spots it does not remove existing dark spots. That said it can prevent existing dark spots from darkening. To reduce the appearance of existing dark spots people can use a specialized product. These are generally ingredients such as: Retinoids: Over the counter topical differin and prescription products such as tretinoin may be helpful. Hydroquinone: Products containing hydroquinone stop the production of excess melanin which causes brown spots. Kojic acid: another skin lightener that can reduce dark spots but it can be less effective. Vitamin C: It is an antioxidant can reduce hyperpigmentation protect against sun damage and increase collagen levels. However vitamin C has a weak ability to penetrate the skin so there is a need for further research into its effectiveness for these purposes. People should use these products - especially hydroquinone and kojic acid - with caution as overuse could irritate the skin. 4. Acne Treatment Treating acne early could prevent the disease from getting worse. It can also prevent dark spots from forming on the skin which is part of a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These spots are not scars.

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5.Balanced Diet Good skin care starts inside. To give the skin the nutrients it needs to form and repair itself eat a healthy diet rich in: fruits and vegetables whole grain sources of lean protein such as fish eggs legumes and tofu healthy fats including nuts avocado and olive oil Visit: ​ ​http://beautizone.co.uk/

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