Black skin, like many other skin types, needs maintenance to glow and generally look its best. Common problems encountered by black skin include dark spots caused by pimples or other skin injuries and ashy skin from lack of exfoliation.
To solve some of these skin problems, you need natural products designed specifically for black skin, and cosmetic companies have been known to lump all skin types into the same category. Find out natural black skincare products for healthy and radiant black skin.
10 Natural black skincare products
The skin is the body’s largest organ, which makes it more visible than the rest of the organs. To achieve healthy and smooth skin, you must pay a lot of attention to your cleanser and moisturizer. Cleansing and moisturizing are the two most important activities on your journey towards a more radiant black skin. Below are natural skincare products specifically designed for the transformation of dull and blotchy black skin into a smooth and radiant one.
- Coconut oil
Natural and versatile, coconut oil can be ingested and can be applied to the skin. Coconut oil has many benefits to your black skin, including fortifying skin tissue and removing dead skin cells. It is a great antibiotic that fights against bacteria and fungi living in your epidermis.
- Neem (Dogoyanro)
Neem leaves are great at moisturising your skin and keeping it soft. It also has anti-fungal properties that can lighten scars and discolouration. You can also make some neem-infused oil with olive or coconut oil for your hair and for smooth skin.
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, turmeric works great on the skin and helps to heal acne. It works great for brightening the skin too when used as a face mask.
- Coffee beans
A skincare product is incomplete without antioxidants, and coffee bean is great in that department. Studies have even shown that coffee beans have greater antioxidant abilities than green tea. If you have a black skin that’s showing wrinkles, use coffee beans products and expect dramatic improvements.
- Sea salt
The sea not only provides us with seafood, but it also provides sea salt for skincare solutions. Sea salt contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Mixed into a facial scrub with raw honey and avocado, sea salt can be applied topically. A good mix would be one part of sea salt for every two parts of honey and avocado, but you can experiment with mixture ratios to find the best one for your skin.
There are a lot of antioxidants in honey which makes it great for anti-ageing. It’s also great for brightening your skin and making it supple.
- Argan oil
As previously stated, cleansers and moisturizers are important in the achievement of radiant black skin. And argan oil is one of the most important natural ingredients in facial moisturizers, facial cleansers, eye creams, and anti-ageing skincare. It is rich in natural Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that are excellent in enhancing the elasticity of your skin.
- Soybeans extract
If you’re looking to brighten your dull skin, then soybean extract is just what you need to achieve this. Research has shown that soybeans extract lightens discolouration by slowing down the production of melanin skin pigment.
- Whipped butter for skin
This is the perfect moisturizer for both dry and oily skin because the shea butter leaves your skin and scalp soft and supple. You can start by whipping shea, cocoa or mango together until you achieve a perfect consistency. For your black skin, you can add jojoba, grapeseed and apricot oil.
The beautiful thing about natural skincare products is that you get to be versatile while monitoring exactly what you put on your skin. Most of the beauty products that come from cosmetic companies contain chemicals that are harmful to the skin.
This article was first published on AfricaParent.com
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