We melanin-rich beauties have the distinction of needing to care for our divine skin with some of nature’s most splendid ingredients, keeping our skin healthy and glowing.
Especially as the winter months approach, be sure to employ these 5 tips to achieve your most beautiful, touchably soft skin.
Be Careful with that Lotion!
Do you find yourself carrying a nearly full-sized lotion bottle in your bag to fend off dryness? It could be the lotion itself that is stealing your natural glow. Lotions that are low in oil content and mostly made up of water can be easier to apply to the skin but the water evaporates quickly leaving you with often dull, dry, itchy skin.
Try switching to a heavier, oil-rich lotion, body butter or cream to keep skin moisturized and supple.
Tip Extra:Cocoa and Shea butters help to condition skin
We all know that our hair is easier to style when wet. But did you know, your skin is also easier to take care of when slightly wet? When applying moisture-saving products to skin such as creams, lotions or body butters it’s best to do so when you’re fresh out of the shower or bath. This will make it easier for your skin to absorb those healing properties.
Don’t Neglect These Areas!
We tend to forget about some of these areas when applying our daily skincare regimen, but they certainly deserve love too. The neck, behind the knees and inside the elbows are often overlooked, but these few areas when ignored can show our age. These special areas take care of all that daily bending and stretching and they need proper moisture and attention too!
Tip Extra: Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, helps defend against signs of aging
Give Your Face the Spa Treatment…
Ever wonder why the practice at the spa or nail salon is to cover skin with a very warm wash cloth before applying moisturizers? The warm cloth opens up the pores and leaves skin prepped for the extra hydration. Soak a wash cloth in hot water and place over your face for a few minutes, right before you apply your facial moisturizer.
The facial skin is delicate and prone to abrasions. To keep skin soft and supple avoid vigorously rubbing your face dry with a rough towel, rather, gently pat your face dry with a soft cloth to soak up excess water after washing your face. Your face will thank you.