Developing a personal skincare routine is essential in achieving healthy and beautiful skin. Implementing three easy steps will improve the look and overall health of the skin. An effective routine does not have to be time consuming or complex, but it should be consistent and tailored to your personal skin type. While, no two people have identical skin, there are a few necessary components that should be a part of everyone’s routine: cleansing, treating, and moisturizing.
One of the most important aspects of Black skincare is cleansing. Take a few extra minutes in the morning and before bed to focus on cleaning the skin. A good cleanse will get rid of any toxins on the skin that accumulate from daily activities. Clear Essence’s Medicated Cleansing Bar Extra Strength is great to remove bacteria and germs that cause acne and blemishes. Using warm water will help open the pores for a deeper clean, just be sure to give your face a few splashes of cold water after washing to close the pores back up and lessen the chances of inflammation.
This step is often looked over when it comes to developing a skincare routine. However, it is important to correct any areas of the skin that may need treatment. As women of color especially, our breakouts result in discoloration and hyper-pigmentation. A product like Clear Essence’s Advanced Complex Fade Gel, will lighten any of those problem areas, while protecting the skin from the harsh UVA and UVB sun rays.
After cleansing and treating the skin, it’s time to seal in the moisture and add protection. A good moisturizer should keep the skin smooth and supple, without creating large product build-up. Clear Essence’s Skin Beautifying Milk with SPF15 is ideal, as it creates an even complexion while adding protection and moisture.
- People of color don’t need sun protection. This is false! Although the melanin in our skin gives us added protection from UV rays, SPF helps to protect the skin during the lightening process and helps prevent skin cancer.
- Only people with dry skin need to use a moisturizer. Also false. Moisturizing is necessary for all skin types, just be sure to use on that works with your skin and not against it.