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There are plenty of companies that offer top skin care items that are particularly formulated to fit the needs of African Americans. Although dark skin is not that different when it comes to the problems it encounters, such as black heads, oil or dryness,  there are some concerns that are specific to it due to the larger amount of melanosomes it contains. Melanosomes contain melanin, which is tasked with protecting your skin from the damage caused by the ultraviolet rays from the sun.  They also give your skin its pigment.

 

There is a tendency for those with high amounts of melanin to experience hyperpigmentation. This is a typical problem that black skin care products try to address. Hyperpigmentation can result in a darkened patch of skin that can stay on for months or even years. It is often caused by the inflammation of cells due to wounds, scratches, and acne.

A common ingredient used in black skin care products is hydroquinone.    Banned in Europe, it is used to treat hyperpigmentation or dark spots because it has bleaching properties.

Other alternatives used in treating hyperpigmentation or dark spots are kojic acid, lemon oil, or lime oil. These ingredients are used in natural and organic skin care products.

Similar to hyperpigmentation is dermatosis papulos nigra or the formation of dark freckles. It can happen because of prolonged exposure to the sun. Black skin care products typically take care of this by also using lightening/bleaching ingredients.  Bleaching ingredients are not always the best choice because they can harm your skin.

Believe it or not, a good product for addressing hyperpigmentation or dark spots is an exfoliant.  A mild exfoliant with jojoba beads is an excellent way to handle hyperpigmentation and dark spots.  By exfoliating your skin, you're removing dead skin cells that build up, especially around scratches and acne scars.  This procedure will give your skin a radiant glow without using bleaching products.

 

When deciding which product to use, it is important to test it first to see if your skin reacts well with the ingredient. There may be medical problems that can happen because the ingredient used does not work well with the characteristics of your skin. Also, make sure that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the particular ingredient for the treatment of hyperpigmentation.

 

Finally, a common issue in dark skin is the formation of keloids. This happens when a scar from a wound grows beyond the usual size to create a bump in the surface of the skin. Common places where keloids form include the chest, neck, back, and even the ear lobes. Natural oils such as tea tree oil appear in the ingredients that help combat this type of scarring. Tea tree is known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties so the risk of infection and scarring is reduced.

 

Inorganic, or ingredients that come from chemicals, have the tendency to cause many side effects when they are used. So, it is important to use skin care products that have as little synthetic materials in them as possible.

 

I know, some of you are impatient and don't want to wait and let nature take its course.  So, if there is a choice between natural and chemicals, it's "best" to go with the natural but the ultimate choice is yours.

 

To Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel

Esthetician/Publisher

NYRAJU Skin Care

http://www.nyrajuskincare.com/face.php

 
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