Women of color are prone to many different types of skin issues. The good news is that skin care for African-American women has come a long way.
There are a lot of natural black skin care products out on the market these days, and it can be tough to choose the right one. Today, we are going to focus on what foods to eat to get that soft, smooth, flawless skin you’ve always dreamed of.
And the best part? It’s a deliciously natural skin care regimen for African-American women.
Fighting with Food
Beautiful ethnic skin care often starts within and extends outward. With this being said, a healthy balanced diet is a key factor of skin care for women of color.
Ever heard of the phrase “you are what you eat”? If this is true, eating deep fried foods will only leave your skin with an oily appearance. Making sure you get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet is essential. A number of fruits and veggies are full of nourishments that will help to make your skin look and feel amazing!
Avocados are packed full of all sorts of antioxidants and Vitamin E, which is important to maintain luscious and healthy skin while the antioxidants help slow the aging process.
Spinach isn’t just for Popeye the sailor anymore. It’s loaded with a long list of important vitamins that help boost your body’s immune system and help repair damaged cells - add this to your diet to give your ethnic skin care regimen a boost!
Let’s put it this way, any fruit that ends in ‘berry’ is extremely high in antioxidants making them “berry” good for your skin. “Nuff said.
So we have all probably heard that carrots are good for your eyesight… but your skin too? Carrots contain “beta-carotene” which helps your body form new cells. Eating carrots also acts as a mild sunscreen for your skin!
It’s all about the Treatment
Acne is a common problem among African-American women. Black skin can be dry, oily, or just normal, but when dealing with acne darker skin is found to be more sensitive to over the counter acne medications. Therefore the best things to use on your skin are natural black skin care products.
- The Cleaner the Better
Clean skin means there is no build-up of oils and excess dead skin cells, leaving your pores room to breathe. The main causes of breakouts have to do with clogged pores, which directly relate to oil build up and dead skin cells.
Try natural black skin care products such as using yogurt or milk to wash your face. It may sound crazy but believe it or not, both yogurt and milk contain lactic acid, which helps remove excess oils without all the harsh chemicals. You can add green tea to that list especially in a facial cleanser. It’s a great antioxidant for your skin.
- What Scars?
Black skin is sensitive! So make sure to treat it the right way. Instead of using harsh chemicals that could worsen your skins condition, try some natural black skin care products and other natural ways to remove scars first.
Coco butter and vitamin E are two ingredients to add to your ethnic skin care regimen to start helping reduce the appearance of acne related scars.
Now that you know how to take care of yourself from the inside out, and you do it, when the mirror tells you that You Look Marvelous, Believe It!
Juliette Samuel is a person who definitely knows beautiful when she sees it. Juliette has had a very eclectic career working in and around the beauty industry. She has worked as an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has also been a Professional Image Consultant.
Currently Juliette works as a Skin Care Therapist, acting President and Chief Nose for NYRAJU Skin Care. As such she is in charge of product formulation and development of all scents produced for the line.
Juliette is also a member of NAHA-The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, The Society of Cosmetic Chemist and is the Fragrance Editor for BellaOnline.
What does that do for you? It keeps Juliette on her toes when it comes to the type of information that she’ll be able to share with you as readers of her blog or articles that she publishes on and off the web.