Essential Beauty Products for Black Girls

1. Sunscreen:

There is a famous saying, “Black don’t crack?” Well, it is not fully true. The melanin production of black skin is high, that protects against damaging UV rays from the sun and helps us to keep looking younger for a longer time. In that case the need to worry about wrinkles is less. But melanoma is a serious danger for black skin. So experts say sunscreen is a daily must for all skin types. Here we have Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen SPF15 with Vitamin E that nurtures and moisturizes your skin daily. SPF 15 helps to prevent the damage caused by sun exposure and decelerates the process of aging

2. Glycolic Acid

Everybody hates dark spots on their other spotless skin. The reason behind this is hyperpigmentation. While it common to anyone, black women are more prone to it, and it can be triggered by hormones, sun exposure or even acne. The safest way to prevent hyperpigmentation is to use glycolic acid which is a type of alpha hydroxy acid. Glycolic acids have chemicals that work to expose the healthy layer of the skin below the uppermost layer of the epidermis thus making your skin to glow. This SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask contains glycolic acid and not only minimizes and de-clogs the pores, but also helps to clear scarring, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts. Apply it daily to your skin as a mask or spot treatment.

3. Body and Face Exfoliators

Black is beautiful, but a build of dead cells on your skin can dim your glow, and make your skin look gray and ashy. Thus we need to slow the process of any flaky, dead skin buildup on a routine basis by exfoliating at least once a week using a gentle exfoliator. For face, use the Queen Helene Mint Julep Scrub For Oily & Acne Prone Skin, which cleans the skin deeply and impurities are drawn out while the skin moisture balance is maintained by the hydrating Glycerin. For body, use Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Body Scrub that has natural exfoliating ingredients to refine, moisturize and polish your skin.

4. Moisturizer

The dryness of your skin is shown by the ashiness, but it is a problem if it robs off the radiance from your skin. When you come out of the shower, right after that, apply a moisturizer when your skin is still damp. We know that a wet sponge absorbs moisture faster than a dry one, your skin absorbs more moisture when it’s hydrated because you have your skin pores still open. Use Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion which has a non-sticky formula that provides a burst of hydration thus smoothening, brightening and softening your skin. This treatment is perfect for dry and sensitive skin.

5. Oil-Free Foundation

You want your face makeup to stay flawless the whole day and not turn it into an oily mess before the day gets over. But that is the case always. Black people mostly have more oily glands and that too are larger in size that produce unwanted amount of oil. If this seems familiar to you, then use Vital Oil Free Cream to Powder Foundation controls oil and it has light diffusers that help to minimize imperfections.

6. Hydrating Hair Oils and Moisturizing Masks

Do you feel your hair has become dry and rough? Well African-American hair has a natural dryness factor, but it’s something you can take care off. Lack of moisture in your hair would lead to serious hair breakage. This can be treated by moisturizing your hair daily with hair oil from mid-lengths till ends and give it an extra boost of serious hydration with a hair mask and do it at least once a week. Apply the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion daily before styling as it restores moisture, protects against heat styling, deeply nourishes, and strengthens damaged hair and then use a heavier mask, like Hollywood Beauty Argan Oil Treatment Hydrating Hair Mask weekly. This hair mask deeply delves into the hair cuticle and provides intense conditioning and repair. Remember use a silk pillowcase while sleeping or wrap a silk scarf protecting your hair as helps to hold the moisture to the hair; other fabrics like cotton can steal the much needed hydration from your hair.

7. Heat Protectant Sprays

No matter you have a natural or relaxed hair, putting direct heat on the hair can cause severe breakage or excessive split ends. If regular use of hair tools has damaged your hair, try to reduce the amount of heat you use to style your hair or try avoiding it altogether. In case it is a necessity, use these settings in the lowest heat setting possible and also use thermal sprays, like Cantu Shea Butter Thermal Hair Shield Heat Protectant prevents damage caused by flat irons and other heated hair styling tools. Made with pure Shea Butter, it adds moisture to the hair strands making the hair smoother and frizz-free.

8. Co-Wash and Scalp Soothers

Do you have an itchy scalp and the constant urge to keep on scratching? Celebrity Hairstylist Lacy Redway says “Dryness, itchiness, and dandruff are three of the biggest scalp problems black women experience,”. But if you scratch your scalp with the finger nails or pat it with your forearm you are not treating it, but, making matters worse. Applying hair grease to the scalp is not a solution either, since it might clog the hair follicles thus making the dandruff even worse and stopping hair growth. Instead provide moisture to your hair to nourish your dry and flaky skin. Try using Cantu Shea Butter Complete Hair Conditioning Co-Wash; it has a unique blend of natural butter and oils that fight the dandruff and hydrates the hair. Then, to prevent any itchiness during the day time, scalp needs to be sprayed with Head & Shoulders Moisture Scalp Soother, which helps to instantly calm an itchy scalp also hydrates it.

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