By now, you know that everyone’s skin is different. A tailored skin care routine can benefit and alleviate a variety of different skin concerns based on age, hormones, or even skin tone. As we close out Black History Month, it’s important to recognize that to each their own applies to more than just opinions. Here are some things of note when caring for black skin.
Black skin is higher in melanin than lighter skin. Melanin-producing cells may be more susceptible to the effects of inflammation, which may cause them to be more noticeable in darker skin.
Make Time to Moisturize
Research from the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology suggests that black skin loses moisture quicker than some lighter skin tones, which may result in a dull, “ashy” appearance. Apply a daily moisturizer that contains humectants, such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid, which retain moisture in the skin. Lock in moisture with the SeeMe Call Me Hydra-Cream and see visibly firmer skin and fewer fine lines.
Don’t Ignore Dark Spots
Dark skin tones can be more prone to experiencing skin discolorations, such as dark spots, which occur when something triggers the skin to produce more melanin. If you simply can’t ignore the appearance of dry spots, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends a skin lightener formulated with an ingredient like glycolic acid. Applied in the morning and at night following cleansing, a product with glycolic acid will smooth and visibly refine skin and fade the look of dark spots with continued use over time
Say YES to Sunscreen
A popular myth is that black skin does not burn and does not require sunscreen. Obviously, sunscreen is one of the most important steps in anyone’s skincare routine, and should not be ignored by anyone, regardless of skin color.
Don’t Overdo Exfoliation
Darker skin can be sensitive to exfoliants, so take it easy when trying one out. Until you know how your skin will react, opt for a gentle, nourishing exfoliant. Try our SeeMe Exfoliating Cleanser for a gentle clean that exfoliates the dead skin cells that keep you from glowing skin.
As with every skin type and tone, when it comes to skin care for black women, the key is in finding the right products and routines. SeeMe Beauty can help.