Black skin can be described as being always oily, or appearing ‘ashy’ when you don’t moisturize. Your black skin can also be very sensitive to environmental factors or the products you put on your face and body.
Dermatologists suggest that you look for safe products that have less chance for an unwanted reaction. Today we will focus on natural facial masks that you can do at home, and also touch on why you might need to stay away from certain products.
The reason you should be diligent about anything you buy and put on your skin is because synthetic facial masks, skin care cleansers, moisturizers, creams and really all skin care products, may hurt your skin rather than help. This is because of the chemicals in the ingredients (synthetic).
Synthetic Chemicals in Black Skin Care Products
Ingredients like propylene glycol that may trigger an allergic reaction, or diazolidinyl urea that releases formaldehyde (that’s the chemical that slows down decomposition in dead bodies). And then there are petroleum-derived chemicals: parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. These components may interfere with hormones in our bodies and are being studied for possible links to cancer.
You may be affected and your friend, or mother or sister have no problem using them. That can be said of any potentially harmful substance. Last there are artificial ingredients, including colorings, in many skin care products that have been linked to asthma, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. So there are multiple points to consider: short term reaction and the potential long-term harm that synthetic products may cause.
Natural Skin Care For Black Skin
After thinking about the fact that what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body, you need to make a personal decision that is right for you when you consider taking care of your skin the best way. Let’s get back to natural. Natural is safe and natural can produce some fantastic results in the form of healthy, beautiful black skin.
The reason to choose organic or natural, plant-based ingredients is because they are safe and healthy for your skin. This is in contrast to choosing artificial fragrance and synthetic chemicals in your skin care products, especially when it is packaged beautifully to look natural. Read your labels and beyond that, do your research on natural ingredients.
Facial masks, as well as cleansers and moisturizers, with all natural ingredients are safe for your skin. You can find facial masks in stores, already formulated and ready to use at home. Or you can make your own with all natural ingredients. This can be less expensive as well as safer for your skin. Most ingredients can be found right in your kitchen.
Home Facial Masks
Natural ingredients in home-made facial masks can have some amazing results for your skin based on the result or results you are targeting. The benefits can include: shedding dead skin, soothing and calming, brightening, increasing glow and radiance, reducing inflammation, refining pores, plumping skin, reducing wrinkles and increasing moisture and softness.
You have the world wide web at your disposal to find endless recipes for natural facial masks. Just go to Google or your favorite search engine and find recipes that include some of the ingredients below. Here is one such article: homemade facial mask recipes.
- Lemon Juice
Final Skin Care Tips
- Research home-made, natural facial masks and you will find a wealth of choices. Look for ingredients that appeal to you and that you know are agreeable to your body as well.
- Natural can still present a problem. If you are allergic to honey or yogurt, and you put them on your face or skin you may have a reaction. You should use spot tests the same as with using any new skin care product.
- Natural-based skin care products can be more expensive than synthetics because of the pure ingredients they contain and the way they are formulated to be both safe and effective