Our skin says a lot about us and having to maintain a beautiful dark skin seems a bit expensive, but the fact of the matter is that we can afford to maintain our skin without spending a lot. Here are few tips of taking good care of your skin:
Wash your face in the morning and before bed:
When you wake up in the morning, wash your face again to cleanse it of any oils and skin cells that have built up during the night.
Then, wash your face again at night to remove any dirt, grime, oil, and makeup that could block your pores and cause acne while you’re asleep.
Pick skincare products that are formulated for your skin type. For instance, if your skin tends to get oily throughout the day, you might use a foaming cleanser and a lightweight moisturizer when you wash your face.
Use a hydrating lotion every time you wash your skin:
While everyone benefits from a good lotion, dry skin can be more visible on African skin. Being vigilant about how to apply lotion is especially important to achieve beautiful African skin.
You may need a separate moisturizer for your face and body. For your face, make sure to pick one that says its non-comedogenic, as that’s less likely to clog your pores.
If you have especially dry skin, you may need to apply an oil or cream-based lotion at night. Night-time moisturizers are typically thicker than daytime formulas.
In addition, they may contain products like retinol that can make your skin sensitive to the sun, so do not use them in place of a normal daytime product.
Skip the hot water when you shower:
Use lukewarm water whenever you take a bath or a shower. While very hot water can feel good on your muscles, it can strip oils from your skin.
That can lead your skin to feel uncomfortable and tight, and over time, it can even cause it to become dry and cracked. Also, try to keep your showers to about 5-10 minutes to avoid drying out your skin