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Tips on how to make dark skin glow

Fashion and Beauty
By Esther Muchene | 6 days ago | 3 min read

 A lot of dark skin women suffer from sensitive and dry skin (Photo: Courtesy)

Finding the right skin care regimen for your specific needs is very essential. You need to do enough research and find out exactly what your skin appreciates because it’s not just about copying someone else’s regimen which will likely not work for you.

The most stubborn type of skin to deal with is sensitive skin. And sometimes dark skin can highlight some of these struggles more especially when it comes to dryness.

For all the dark skin gals, here are some tips on what you can do to show your skin some love:

·         Moisturize more often

Regardless of what skin tone you have, it’s important to moisturize every day. But for dark skin, that ashy look can be more obvious because it’s not able to camouflage the dryness easily.

The most direct way to tackle this is by applying hydrating moisturizers especially during the cold seasons. This will help your skin retain more moisture and eliminate an ashy tone.

 Always apply sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh UV rays (Photo: Courtesy)

·         Apply sunscreen daily

Applying sunscreen has always been emphasized for everyone. Those harsh UV rays can quickly age your skin and reverse any efforts you’ve been putting into maintaining your glow.

For people with dark skin, there is sometimes an assumption that you don’t need sunscreen, which obviously isn’t true.

You should invest in good sunscreen that you will apply daily even when it’s cold outside.

·         Do touch-ups during the day

The secret to glow throughout the day is doing some touch-ups in between. This means having a small rose water spray in your bag or any other hydrating mist that can restore some moisture in your skin.

The other thing you need to have is some lotion. This will also keep your skin happy especially because we’re constantly washing our hands during the day.

Maintaining the vibrancy in our skin isn’t easy and that’s is true for every skin type. Doing these extra steps will get you ahead of the game when it comes to skin care.

 What you eat directly affects the health of your skin (Photo: Courtesy)

·         Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating is a key step that you shouldn’t skip on when you want your skin to look good. If you don’t do it often, you will constantly have a dull look because of the dead skin cells layer that’s stuck on top.

Exfoliating will go a long way in giving you a renewed glow so you should try and do this at least once a week.

The best options to go for are those that aren’t harsh or abrasive on the skin.

·         Don’t forget your diet

It’s impossible to talk about glowing skin without mentioning a healthy diet. There is no way you can eat all the junk food you desire without seeing the effects on your skin.

To enhance the effectiveness of everything you’re doing to keep your skin healthy, you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies. These will create the right environment, internally, for your skin to thrive by supplying your body with the right nutrients.

You should also cut back on drinks that can dry out your skin, like alcohol, and embrace plain old water. Smoking is a no.

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