How to take care of darker skin
Posted: Jan 31, 2015
If you are looking for natural organic skin care products to improve the tone and texture of darker skin some important advice we can give you is to first think about your skin type.
Because did you know that that special skin care routines aren’t required to care for darker skin? It’s skin type, not colour that determines how you look after your skin. Regardless of cultural heritage and background it’s actually the amount of oil in skin – or lack of oil – that influences the type of skin care products you should be using.
Skin problems such as sun damage, sensitive skin, breakouts and acne, dehydration, rosacea and wrinkles are issues that all different skin colours face. Knowing your skin type is the most effective way to address these problems, not thinking that skin colour is the issue.
Sun damage and darker skin
Melanin and how much of it is in the skin determines skin colour. Darker skin types have more melanin, fairer skinned people have very little. The more melanin in the skin, the better it is able to protect you from the sun. People with darker skin should still take care to use adequate sun protection as skin cancer is still a threat. However darker skin certainly handles sun exposure better and so does doesn’t show the visible signs of ageing as easily as fair skin does.
A skin care routine for darker skin
The best natural skin care products for darker skin are those that are high in nutrients, naturally extracted vitamins and the plant citrals that help to reverse sun damage, even early skin cancers. Simplicité Skin Care uses freshly extracted highest grade plants, herbs and flowers to make their effective products.
For skin that has any oiliness, even if this is just in the ‘t-zone’ or is just a little in summer, choose Simplicité products for Combination/Dry, Oily Skin. These gently cleanse and exfoliate, deeply rehydrate and also protect surface skin – without congesting the pores or stripping the skin. Importantly, combination and oily skin can also be dehydrated, so this routine, especially including the Sage Face Oil, is the perfect way to address this problem without causing breakouts or congestion.
If you have darker skin and do not have any oiliness in the t-zone or elsewhere on the face, even in summer, start with the Simplicité Basic Six products for Normal/Dry skin. These gentle yet effective products hydrate and infuse nutrients into skin and give it a lovely glow.
Rhys Langerak is a skin specialist and had worked in several healthcare sectors for almost 20 years. He had written quite a few articles on natural organic skin care, sensitive skin products, best natural skin care and many more.