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Skin of color hasn't always gotten its fair share of love and nurturing on the shelves of cosmetics and skin care counters. While skin is skin, women of color often have to face unique issues like hyper-pigmentation and dry, dull skin. Now, darker-skinned women don't have to be neglected with the array of product options for all shades of beauty. Whether you're caramel or chocolate, there's a skin care regimen for your hue of beauty.
The basis of any skin care routine is to start with a cleansing and moisturizing ritual to help remove dirt and oil. Skin care line AloeForMocha was created specifically to address the needs of darker skin tones, starting with the Hydrating Cleanser that cleanses the skin without over-drying skin of color. Wash twice a day with lukewarm water and keep skin hydrated with the Moisture Lock Miracle Cream for extremely dry skin.
Taking in to consideration ethnic women's desire to be as close to the earth as possible, the Nyraju skin care line incorporated natural oils, butters and herbs that women of color can identify with from the rituals passed down from their grandmothers. Popular items to help your skin become even-toned and more radiant include the Radiant Glycolic Serum that exfoliates dead skin away while giving the skin a natural glow.
Women of color have turned to Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter line of hair, bath and body products for the entire family. Find her line of skin care for dry and acne-prone skin at retail stores like Sephora, Macy's and Carol's Daughter Kiosk. The skin care sets, like Wash Away the Oil, are dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and help to bring balance to the skin with a gentle face wash, face lotion and toner for glowing black skin.
Rx For Brown Skin
As one of the first ethnic skin care lines on the market produced by an ethnic dermatologist, the Rx for Brown Skin line is a natural way to brighten dark spots and restore clear skin for darker skinned people of color. Created by Dr. Susan C. Taylor, a Harvard-trained dermatologist and founding Director of the Skin of Color Center, the line comprises a serum, brightener and SPF to inhibit discoloration, protect skin from the sun and add radiance.