Every woman needs a good moisturizer growing up because I had oily skin I thought I didn’t need it, I didn’t know that not moisturizing my skin made it oilier. So do yourself a favor get your self a good moisturizer at the minimum one that has SPF 15 because no matter how melaninated your skin protection from harmful UV rays is a must. According to the Style and beauty doctor, your moisturizer not only needs to match your skin type and needs, but it also has to work with the climate where you live (or where you travel).
As I said earlier you only get one face and one of the places that show the first signs of aging are your eyes, according to Cosmopolitan magazine it ages 5 to 10 years faster than the rest of your face. It might be because the skin around this area is so delicate, however, is constantly working every time you squint or smile. So why invest in a good eye cream the quote a stitch in time save nine comes to mind. Tip: Look at your moms face if her areas of concern include her eyes you should be investing in it now!
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that occurs when our skin makes too much melanin and is a common concern for women of color the browner you are the more prone. This conditioned is caused due to a variety of reasons from sun damage, to changes in hormones and acne. Aside from sun damage & hormonal issues, it’s really more of a cosmetic issue, with that said I’ve never met a woman who didn’t want even skin. There are many products on the market to treat this concern, (like the Murad Rapid age spot and Pigment Lighting Serum) however, I suggest looking for products derived naturally ones that include Vitamin C, Retinol A and Kojic Acid.
The top layer of our skin is dead and dull, because of this the top layer is naturally and slowly sloughed off. The older we get this process becomes less efficient and we begin to get patches of dead and dull skin. Exfoliators remove the dead skin cell revealing our natural glow. It also allows our other anti-aging products to penetrate the skin more effectively while increasing blood circulation.
Some moisturizers include SPF, but it doesn’t hurt to double up with sunscreen as well – particularly if your moisturizer has an SPF below 30. By now, you should know the lines well: Apply sunscreen every day, even when it’s gray or cold, even when you’re covered up. When you are exposed, reapply every two hours. Make sure your sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. If sun damage isn’t enough to convince you, UV exposure is also the number one cause of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness and aging signs.
The last must-have beauty product will have to water, humans are composed of about 60% water and the largest organ in our body is our skin. When our skin is not hydrated its symptoms presents itself differently by individual, a plethora of skin issues arise, because water is required to move essential nutrients around the body including into skin cells. Water helps to replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. This helps delay the appearance of signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
In addition, when skin is dehydrated it can lead to the overproduction of oils or on the opposite spectrum dry, flaky tight skin, that easily wrinkles. Bottom line if we drank more water early on we probably wouldn’t need so many creams, jellies, and serums!
Many factors can affect your skin and your skin – as your largest organ and first line of health defense – deserves to be protected. When considering skin care, you’ll want to be aware of your environment and daily health, such as diet, stress and fitness. Still, at the end of the day, a skin care routine involving cleanser and moisturizer can go a long way.
Be regular with these basic products to give your skin the care it needs without spending a huge amount on fancy products.
But remember being regular is the key with any skin care routine.