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African American Skin-A Guide To Great Ingredients!

African American Skin-A Guide To Great Ingredients!

African American Skin-A Guide To Great Ingredients!

African American Skin-A Guide To Great Ingredients!

Good skin is both nature and nurture. Your genes may bless you with smooth skin but if you abuse it through bad diet, being a couch potato, smoking, alcohol and other environmental factors, you're sure to have breakouts and other skin problems.

Each skin type has its own challenges so a personalized approach is best to get the best results.

If you have black skin, the most common skin problems are sensitivity to various products and pigmentation. But just like any other skin type, the remedy is not complicated. A diligent skin care regimen is all you need to keep it supple, smooth and looking its best.

It is important to know what your skin care product contains. So the first question should be what ingredients are good for African American skin?

Natural is best if you can find the right formulation. There are many products available today that claim to be natural but then include harsh ingredients such as petroleum, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. There are many more chemicals that can make your skin break out so stay as natural as possible.

Go for ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba, rosemary, sage, citrus fruits, shea butter, olive oil, coco butter and other natural essential oil.

Some are only available in extracts formulation but make sure that you get it from reputable brands. Ask for samples. Try it on a small portion of your neck. If there were no adverse reaction after 24 hours, the product is ok to use.

Green tea and grape seed extracts are great for calming your skin and healing its cells. You may try it for a few days and see how your skin reacts.

African American skin is prone to acne and discoloration so if you can refrain from using too many skin products at one time, it's better. What you need are just the essentials-gentle cleanser, a toner, moisturizer and sunblock. Yes, even dark skin needs protection from the harmful UV rays.

If you're taking medications, your skin may become even more sensitive. If you're using antibiotics, pills and even multivitamins, you may have to change the current products that you’re using.

Acne may be a sign that your skin is reacting unfavorably to a recent product that you might have used, or possibly foods that you may have eaten, so consult your dermatologist or esthetician to find out what ingredients are good for your skin.

Keeping your skin care regimen simple is the way to go in caring for black skin. When you're not sure what type of skin you have, always go for products formulated for sensitive skin.

Dedicated To Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel,
Esthetician/Publisher for NYRAJU Skin Care

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As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.

Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.

We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.

The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.

Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.

We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.

Until next time ...

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