The changing seasons can take a toll on your skin. Whether you’re accounting for protecting it from the winter chill or the summer sun, it’s not surprising that you need to make changes to your routine.
Where African American skin is concerned, things can get a little more complicated.
Black skin has specific needs for moisture and protection from the elements. While you’re moving into spring, here’s how to keep your skin nice and healthy.
Cater To Any Skin Conditions
African Americans are generally more prone to skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. The basis of healthy skin starts with ensuring that these conditions are being addressed. If you haven’t contacted a dermatologist yet, don’t be surprised if it takes you a bit to find the right fit. According to health experts, many dermatologists don’t have experience in dealing with dark skin.
Once you find the right person, though, you’ll be able to treat your skin condition well and choose the best products that work well when you’re having a flare-up.
Look For The Right Moisturizers and Exfoliants
As you make the transition from winter to spring, you’ll need exfoliants and moisturizers. When you exfoliate well, it becomes easier for your skin to soak up the moisturizer you use afterward. Doing this will ensure that your skin is healthy and has a beautiful glow. The best exfoliants contain glycolic acid and retinol as these ingredients have proven anti-aging properties as well.
Moisturizing is just as important as dry skin looks ashy and is more likely to show wrinkles. When choosing a moisturizer, it’s best to look out for skincare products that suit your skin type, lifestyle, and age. For example, persons who are older will need a stronger moisturizer because the body produces fewer natural oils over time.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Since the sun will be showing up a bit more during spring, it makes sense that you’ll need to protect your skin more as well. Being exposed to the sun not only causes the skin to look older but also influences hyperpigmentation in dark skin. To combat this, use SPF protection when outside. The good news is that SPF isn’t only included in sunscreen anymore. You can find skincare products that offer that protection too.