Apart from packing up all your winter clothes, its time you lock away those heavyweight moisturizers and creams.
If you are an African American beauty, throw away all those wool scarves and hats.
It’s time to set your skin free. Spring is the season for new beginning and regrowth.
While most women switch to lighter makeup, hair care products and nail colors, they often forget about skin care.
Below are a few guidelines for changing up your skin care regimen for Spring:
For glowing, beautiful and attractive skin, keep an eye out for moisturizers that also work as a skin protector. Some natural skin protectants include a number of oils, such as olive oil, coconut, sesame, and others. In addition, vitamin E also helps protect your skin against the harmful UV rays from the sun. The antioxidant effectively reduces skin roughness, the depth of wrinkles and the length of facial lines.
Since the temperature has risen, you probably do not need thick moisturizers anymore. If you find your skin needs a little extra hydration, upgrade your skin care routine by incorporating homemade recipes, for example, sesame oils, coconut oil, argan oil and sunflower oil are effective ingredients for moisturizing skin naturally.
When it comes to upgrading your beauty regimen, do not forget the lips. Unlike the rest of your face, your lips do not have oil glands and tend to dry up faster. Lips get thinner as you age, which is why they require extra moisturizing. Opt for a lip balm with a high SPF value for added sun protection.
You should do some research before purchasing a cleanser. For African American skin, face washing is recommended at least twice a day. However, since excess and persistent face washing especially with whitening soaps can lead to the accumulation of chalky patches on your face which looks undesirable and certainly not appealing, soaps are not always recommended.
While a lot of you experience oiliness, African American skin is also prone to dryness and therefore requires a good moisturizer to retain elasticity and suppleness of skin texture.
In addition, instantly attend to any signs of pimples on your face immediately, since African American skin is impervious to acne and pimples. Look for skin care products that are cream based and contain ingredients such as green tea for cleansing your face. For acne prone skin, tea tree oil, lemon juice and Aloe Vera are often used to minimize oil build up.
Apart from reducing the risk of acne, aloe is soothing for your skin and also reduces the risk of inflammation and redness. You can use it by applying the gel to your skin with your fingers. Use fresh aloe gel on your skin for best results.
Last, but not the least, do not ignore sun protection. The good news is African American skin has a greater sun tolerance than pale skin but that does not mean you undermine the importance of sunscreen. Protect your skin by opting for sunscreens with an SPF value of 15 or higher. Excessive exposure to the sun without proper protection may your cause skin to wrinkle and can even result in skin cancer.
That’s it for this week. If you’ve found this article helpful, share it with your friends! As always …
Dedicated To Your Beauty,
Nyraju Skin Care