How do you take care of brown skin? We always thought darker skin, especially brown skin, is more oily. While this may be true for some people, it is not valid for all. That’s why it’s essential to learn about your skin – whether it’s dry, oily, or combination skin – and to plan your care according to your needs.
Every day you should clean your face to remove sebum, sweat, and all the environmental impurities that accumulate during the day. If your skin is dry, just one daily cleansing is enough not to irritate it. And if your skin is oily, you can wash it two or three times a day to remove excess oil. But don’t wash it excessively because it can dry out and irritate your skin.
Moisturizer? It’s only necessary when your skin feels dry. So if your skin is naturally oily, you don’t need to apply additional moisture.
Hydration. Black skin moisturizers and other types of cosmetics are light, non-occlusive formulas made with non-comedogenic ingredients. They are those that can produce or promote pimples, blackheads, and blackheads.
We don’t recommend preparations with highly concentrated alpha-hydroxy acids, in case their irritation causes skin hyperpigmentation.
Oily skin and acne.
When your brown skin is oily, it’s more likely to get pimples and acne breakouts. For those cases, a mineral mask can help reduce excess oil that accumulates deep within the skin.
Sometimes, a regular program to remove surface skin layers and pore-clogging oil is necessary for acne prevention. But if your problem persists or you have cysts, consult a dermatologist.
Some specialize in dark skin. Seek help before you get a spot on your skin. And remember, don’t squeeze your pimples – that can increase infection and create scars.
Brown and black skin can be more sensitive, chiefly to secure products. When the melanin gives the skin its pigmentation, and which darker skins have in greater quantity, react negatively to some product, it can cause light spots or discolorations on the dermis, and these sometimes last several months or even years.
Choose your products wisely! If your skin is sensitive or dry, avoid products that can irritate it, especially those containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. You don’t need to buy expensive products; several of the products sold in pharmacies or supermarkets have unique applications for sensitive skin, and those could help you.
Makeup for you.
There is nothing better than wearing makeup that brings out your natural beauty instead of hiding it. And the features of dark-skinned are shocking in themselves, so the best thing you can do is to highlight them with makeup that matches your skin color.
That’s why several cosmetic lines offer makeup for dark skin, and we can find many in affordable stores. But, choose wisely, lest the makeup makes your skin worse instead of helping you. If your skin is oily, choose water-based makeup. And if your skin is dry, oil-based makeup can give you better results.
Who said you don’t need sunscreen?
Dark skin indeed has extra protection against the sun’s UV rays. But, your skin can still get sunburned if you don’t protect it adequately. Before you leave the house, and especially when you’re going to be in the sun, always use a good sunscreen with SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 minimum. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy or winter.