Taking care of your skin is important. One secret to looking good is a healthy skin. Also don’t forget that one of the first signs of aging begins with the skin. So pay attention to these tips for clear, healthy and youthful looking skin.
Understand your skin type
This is key to knowing how to treat your skin. Skin type has nothing to do with complexion and is more about whether you have dry skin or oily skin. If you have oily skin, then moisturizing on a regular basis is doing you more harm than good and if your skin type is dry and you are not moisturizing regularly, your skin will give you trouble.
Use a Simple and Safe Daily Care Routine for your face
Here’s the thing, it’s not about washing your face with soap and then heading out to face your day; you need to give your face more attention that that. And if you sleep with make up on, may heaven forgive you! When it comes to your face, have a simple care routine. Use a gentle cleanser, wipe a toner on your face and neck if you want to and then moisturize. The frequency with which you do this would depend on your skin type.
Protect your skin from the harsh sun
The Nigerian sun can be harsh and as a Nigerian woman, you need to learn how to protect your skin from the UV rays. Just because your skin tone is dark does not mean that the sun cannot damage your skin. It just means that you don’t see the damage, which is worse. So always use a cream that has sun protection.
(Hint: Shea butter contains sun screen and can be used when you’re going out in the sun. Read this post for more on Shea butter)
Don’t go out into direct sunlight if you can help it and if you need to be outside, use a small umbrella to protect your skin. Your 80 year old self will thank you!
Use make up that suits your skin
These days Nigerian women don’t have to suffer in silence; we have lots of make up and cosmetic products that are made for women of color so stick with those. They’re good for your skin.
Love yourself and show your skin some love!
If you have any more tips, feel free to share them with us.