A black skin care guide to cleansers? There are many skin care regimens for different skin types and even for different skin shades. So a guide to choosing cleansers and how to use them is important. What remains constant, however, is that the routine must include cleansing. African American skin care, for instance, begins with the right cleansing techniques.
Cleansing should be done on a daily basis (and done properly for that matter) especially since black skin is easily afflicted with whiteheads and blackheads. It's also prone to acne. Therefore, cleaning is a must if you want to maintain your beautiful black skin and its glow.
While it's easy to find a cleanser in a beauty store filled with African American skin care products, choosing one that is natural and appropriate for your skin can be a challenge. Take time to do your research since you'll be using the cleanser regularly. When you wake up in the morning, before you retire at night, when removing makeup, when your face is oily ... you'll need a cleanser. So make sure to grab one that will really remove oil and dirt but still take care of your skin.
First, choose a gentle cleanser. Particularly if your skin is sensitive which is the case for most people with black skin. You'll need a black skin care product that won't strip moisture from your face even if you use it frequently. Aside from the word "gentle", look for "hypoallergenic", "fragrance-free", and "soap-free". Opt for non-comedogenic cleansers to avoid the formation of whiteheads and blackheads.
Green tea extract in a cream base is a good ingredient to look for in a cleanser. This natural wonder has antioxidant properties that can help reverse the damage done by free radicals which cause premature skin aging.
Cream-based or milk cleansers can be very good for African American skin. They are gentle enough to use on your skin but will be effective in removing excess oil and dirt.
Next, select a cleanser for your skin type. The best way to do this is to check the label and watch out for ingredients that could aggravate or start skin problems. For example, dry skin can be harmed by the presence of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Aside from these, black skin care products containing propylene glycol, fragrance, alcohol, and dyes should also be avoided or minimized.
Choose a cleanser with the proper pH level, one that will bring balance to your skin. In general, if the product is too acidic on one end or too alkaline on the other end it can cause challenges for your skin.
Lastly, avoid soaps as they can be harsh and dry when used on your skin. Go for gel cleansers, Aloe Vera is preferred, they are also oil-free and alcohol-free if you have oily skin.
Over-cleaning, either from too frequent washing or from rough techniques, can do more harm than good to your skin. Keep in mind that most skin problems are not caused by dirt so refrain from over-cleaning if your concern is actually clogged pores, acne, or uneven skin and not dirt.
The recommended frequency is no more than two times daily. The frequency can change depending on the climate you live in. Hot and humid climates can warrant a midday or early evening cleansing. Make it a point to wash your face before bedtime.
It's a common misconception that an oily face should be washed often. On the contrary, frequent washing can make your glands produce more oil to make up for the oil removed during cleansing. Also, when cleaning your face, do not use hot water because it can lead to drying. When black skin is too dry, it will start to flake and become ashy in appearance.
Aside from the fact that it is the first skin usually noticed, facial skin is more delicate than the skin on other parts of our body. Therefore, it requires a more delicate cleansing than the rest. Do not use abrasive cleaning products and keep in mind all the African American skin care tips discussed above.
You can simply use your fingertips when applying and massaging the cleanser onto your face. Do it in a circular motion. Rinse well then apply a toner and moisturizer. Occasionally exfoliate to get rid of stubborn dirt and dead cells.
A good cleansing routine is important for every individual regardless of skin type. For black skin, it is even more crucial as your type of skin is more prone to certain skin conditions. Be sure to use the proper cleanser and cleanse correctly to avoid any problems. Also, don't forget to take extra care of your skin by using other black skin care products such as those that contain antioxidants and natural ingredients to achieve and maintain healthy skin.
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