When it comes to black skin care, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.
First of all, black skin is unique and deserves its own specific care. What makes your skin unique? It’s melanin rich. Melanin is what provides your skin with its color. It also provides you with a certain amount of protection from the sun.
Secondly, essential oils can be a great way to nourish, hydrate, and moisturize your skin as part of this care. If you’re thinking of adding essential oils as part of your black skin care regimen, consider these four things:
1. Choose the right essential oils. Not all essential oils are created equal. Some are better for black skin than others. Some essential oils that are great for black skin care include lavender oil, rose oil, geranium oil, and sandalwood oil.
2. Add the essential oils to your daily skincare routine. You can add essential oils to your current skincare routine by adding a few drops to your cleanser, moisturizer, serum, or facial oil.
The key here is to make sure they don’t already exist in the product you’re currently using. Too much of anything, even a good thing, isn’t always good.
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3. Make your own essential oil blend. If you want to create an essential oil blend specifically for your skin, I would suggest you take a deep dive study into essential oils and how to use them.
They smell awesome and have provided great benefits and solutions for black skin care challenges. However, you can’t start using them on your skin without some knowledge of what they are and the pros and cons of using them. Okay, you can, but you might not like the results.
4. Not sure about how to use them, take a class, or consult with a qualified aromatherapist. They will be able to recommend the best essential oils for your specific needs and skin type.
Consider These Four Essential Oils For Black Skin Care
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender – Considered the most versatile of essential oils, is an antiseptic, healing, and pain-relieving oil. In natural black skin care, lavender essential oil is good for all skin types It’s been known to balance, detoxify, stimulate circulation, and aids in treating small burns on your skin.
Lavender essential oil is helpful with acne, dermatitis, eczema, sores, spots, and wounds. This is one of the few oils that can be used straight on the skin, but use common sense with the use of any essential oil.
Lavender essential oil has been known to combat irritation and inflammation. It’s a calming oil for your skin and your soul.
Rose Essential Oil
Rose oil contains an array of vitamins minerals and antioxidants. It’s an excellent moisturizer for your skin. It supports the regeneration of new skin cells and stimulates circulation.
It’s an antiseptic and astringent that’s been used to treat acne and breakouts due to hormonal imbalances.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil is often used on dry, oily, and sensitive skin. It’s known for increasing blood circulation and skin elasticity.
This essential oil is also used in products that are said to balance and even out skin tones.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood essential oil is especially high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight the free radicals that cause age-related skin damage. Sandalwood is often used to reduce the appearance of dark circles and other dark spots appearing on your skin.
Essential oils are a great way to improve the overall health and appearance of your beautiful black skin. By using essential oils for black skin care, you can fight against a variety of skin challenges that are specific to your skin. Always do your research before using essential oils, and find an essential oil regimen that works best for you!
Your skin is not only unique, but it is also beautiful. Using essential oils can often help keep your skin healthy and looking its best.
There’s Beauty in Your Blackness. Enjoy healthy, hydrated black skin using essential oils!
That’s it for this week. As always …
Dedicated to Your Beauty,
Written by Juliette Samuel,
Nyraju Skin Care