Years ago black skin care products were hard to find, now, you can find them almost anywhere. Manufacturers are even making cosmetics to match the skin tones of women of color. But where can you find natural skin care and makeup products? Some can be found right in your kitchen. Rediscover your grandmother’s skin care recipes and tips to uncover your natural, beautiful black skin.
Cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer. It reduces the appearance of stretch marks and hyperpigmentation and smooths rough elbows and knees. Use cocoa butter twice a day to for best results. Products formulated with cocoa butter can be purchased at discount or drug stores, and pure cocoa butter can be found at health food and organic stores.
Exfoliate your skin to reveal a layer of fresh, smooth skin. Put a few tablespoons of coarse sea salt in a bowl, and add enough orange juice to make a paste. Apply to skin by rubbing gently in a circular motion. Rinse with cool water to tighten pores. Moisturize with cocoa butter to complete the facial.
Sweet Skin Care
Sugar is another natural exfoliant. Mix a few tablespoons of sugar with water to make a paste. Apply this to wet skin and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse with cool water. Use cocoa butter as a moisturizer.
Homemade Honey Smoother
For smooth, beautiful skin use a honey moisturizer. Mix equal amounts of honey and plain yogurt in a bowl. Apply a generous amount of it to your skin while bathing or in the shower. Rinse well after letting the mixture sit on your skin for five to ten minutes. Apply a moisturizer after this treatment.