The ordinary African Skin has been associated with a lot of problems ranging from hyperpigmentation, dark circles, acne, pimples, black spot down to a poor self-image. These problems usually create a low self-esteem among black women which affects their personality and confidence. Imagine the feeling of not being comfortable in your own skin which is one of the insecurities women struggle with daily. No woman should be subjugated to the belief or feeling that there is not a single remedy to enhance one’s skin. The African skin is just like every normal skin that should be treated with a whole lot of care and love. Here are some beauty hacks that can get you that confidence you have always desired.
- Have a skin care Routine.
Are you surprised about this? A skin care routine is one of the greatest rituals you should not neglect on your skin care journey. There have been so many misconceptions about the African skin that has really affected the amount of care we give to our skin. There is a common colloquial phrase, “black don’t crack”- meaning your skin will always be good. You do not need sunscreen if you have a melanin-rich skin but that is far from the truth. A great skin is not directly associated with the DNA but on the daily efforts we give to our skin. Here is what you should keep in mind when it comes to a great skin care routine.
Steps to a skin care routine
Cleansing – washing the face.
Toning- balancing the skin.
Moisturizing – keeps the skin hydrated and soft.
The use of sunscreen – protects from sun burns.
It is important to know that the above-mentioned routine would be regarded as effective when you opt for the right product that suits your skin and remember that great results require patience and consistency. It is ideal to understand that your skin has a mind of its own and needs time to heal, do not just expect an instant fix.
Diet plays a fundamental role in attaining a great and healthy skin. It is then crucial to feed your skin with the right amount of nutrients to attain that glow you have always longed for. Food’s rich in protein and Omega 3 fatty acid such as Beans, soya beans, almonds, chicken breast, salmon and a whole more should be incorporated to your meal since it provides the skin with amino acids which goes into making collagen for a strong and supple skin. Vegetables and fruits should be added to your daily meal for a great and healthy skin.
Exercise has so much proven to be one the greatest way to maintain a healthy skin combined with a good eating healthy habit. Exercise helps improve blood flow to nourish cells, it also helps to remove toxins from the skin and prevent and reverse the signs of aging. A great way to start off is by joining a yoga class in your neighborhood hood. Yoga exercise is ideal for a great skin outcome.
4. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents the body from sagging.” That is the part of the repair process” says Patricia Wexler, MD, a dermatologist in New York. In as much we observe a good scare routine, healthy diet and exercise, a good sleep should complement all these efforts.
Sleeping at least 7 to 8 hours every night helps to improve the skin appearance by reducing fine lines, puffy eyes and helps your products work better. Following these hacks would provide you with the great skin you ever deserve
Written by: Blessing Chukwuemeka