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Best Skin Care Products for Black Skin
March 10, 2021 4 min read
By Toia Barry
When it comes to caring for your skin properly, using the right products is the first step. There are different effects and considerations for melanin rich skin, or Black skin.
Some common skin issues Black people may face include, acne, hyperpigmentation, inflammation, and eczema. Your skin’s health is important for your overall health and wellness because it protects you from infection, regulates your body temperature, and can impact your self-esteem. Discover our tips to tackle these issues and the best skincare products to add to your skincare routine for Black skin!
Choose Your Products
Mielle Organics Skin Care line is made with all-natural ingredients to promote healthy and clear skin. Our products’ natural ingredients are delicately chosen to assure that each skin type has a personalized experience. We’re dedicated to providing the best skin care for Black women through our collection. No matter if you’re acne prone, or have dry skin, Mielle’s skincare products are great for treating all skin types. Here are three product recommendations to get you started:
If you want clear pores, use Pomegranate & Honey 2-in-1 Face Scrub & Cleanser to achieve smoother skin. This face wash scrub and cleanser exfoliates the skin and removes dirt and impurities, leaving the skin feeling soft and looking youthful. It’s perfect for those who live with sensitive skin, since it is not too harsh. This 2-in-1 cleanser contains glycerin, used to treat and soothe dry, flaky, and itchy skin.
If you’re looking for a super radiant glow, try our Pomegranate & Honey Hydrating Face Mask, which works to gently cleanse pores. This mask contains Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, also known as Aloe Vera, to help heal wounds and regenerate the skin. It’s also infused with natural ingredients like, honey, pomegranate extract, chamomile flower extract, and charcoal powder.
Need to plump up your skin? The Pomegranate & Honey Revitalizing Face Serum is the go-to product just for you! Infused with honey and pomegranate extract, this serum promotes elasticity, hydrates skin, and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
Richly-melanated skin does not retain moisture as easily, which may put Black people at higher risk for dry skin, and developing pigmentation issues. Acne, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, inflammation, and eczema are the four common issues for Black skin. We’re here to give you some great tips to combat these problem areas!
Targeting Your Skin Issues
Black people are more prone to developing acne. Acne occurs when the oil glands of the skin become clogged, causing pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Here are some topical treatments that are safe to use:
- Salicylic acid helps to unclog pores and reduce inflammation. It helps to get rid of all types of acne and clear up dark spots.
- Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is the most effective ingredient in fighting bacteria. BPO fights acne, unclogs pores, and prevents breakouts.
- Jojoba oil is an anti-inflammatory and also controls oil production.
- Meadowfoam oil breaks down blackheads and reduces inflammation.
4 tips for acne-prone skin:
Trying to pop or squeeze your acne pimples can produce dark spots and marks.
If you notice pimples near your hairline you might have to eliminate oil-based hair products.
This can cause clogged pores, and lead to acne.
Beware of harsh products or tools, like facial brushes. These can break down the protective layer of your skin.
Hyperpigmentation can be described as spots and uneven skin tones that are by certain hormones, acne, and sun damage. Products best for treating hyperpigmentation:
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant that treats scarring and evens out the skin tone.
- Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) made from almonds.
- Rosehip oil reduces wrinkles and promotes collagen.
Dark circles are common amongst Black skin. They can be genetic, therefore more challenging to resolve. In addition to wearing sunglasses that filter out UV light, try these products to prevent dark circles:
- Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates skin and can help cover dark spots.
- Retinol helps prevent dark circles by promoting cell turnover.
- Vitamin C can help reduce stress.
Inflammation presents itself in rashes or blisters, causing itching, burning, and or stinging. Products to reduce inflammation include:
- Gentle cleansers
- Hydrating masks
- Antibacterial or antifungal creams
Eczema skin condition causing dry, itchy, and cracked skin. Eczema is more common amongst Black people, and even more common in Black women. Types of products and ingredients to look for in treating eczema:
- Thick moisturizers for extra hydration
- Humectant ingredients, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid
- Ceramides and petrolatum to strengthen the skin barrier
Long-Term Skin Care
Look for tips on how to get clear skin naturally? In addition to stellar topical products, try putting our hair vitamins in your rotation to help with improvements to both your hair and skin! This supplement formulated for adults provides amino acids and minerals that maintain the skin’s hydration, and protect the skin’s barrier. The ingredients include: Zinc, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, C, and E. B vitamins affect your energy, brain function, and help to support cell health. Our vitamins not only encourage growth for all hair types, but support a strong immune system and healthy skin.
The best thing we can do for our skin is to wear sunscreen and keep it hydrated. Skincare is not just about vanity, but reflects the state of your overall health. A solid routine and products that work for you can offer you a great sense of confidence and control. Remember – your melanin is beautiful, treat it with care!
- Eczema in skin of color: What you need to know https://nationaleczema.org/eczema-in-skin-of-color/
- 15 Burning Questions About Retinol, Answered https://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-beauty/burning-questions-about-retinol-answered/
- Vitamin C: Stress Buster https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200304/vitamin-c-stress-buster
- Will Cocoa Butter Remove Acne Marks? https://www.verywellhealth.com/will-cocoa-butter-remove-acne-marks-15592
- 6 of the best acne spot treatments https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/best-acne-spot-treatment#benefits
- How to heal dry, chapped lips, according to dermatologists https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/best-chapped-lips-treatments-balms-ncna1138176
- Amino Acids for Skin https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skincare-advice/ingredient-spotlight/amino-acids-for-skin.html
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