Skin Care Tips You Need To Pass On To Your Daughters

Skin Care Tips You Need To Pass On To Your Daughters
If your daughter is coming up to her teenage years, she is probably already starting to get worried about her skin. Once we hit puberty, our hormones cause havoc, and our skin will never be the same again. Remember how silky smooth your skin used to feel like as a child? Well, now is the time to teach your daughters how to take care of their beautiful skin to make sure it stays as soft and smooth for as long as possible. Here are some amazing skin care tips to make sure your daughters know:

Don’t Cleanse Too Much
Darker skin should only be cleansed sparingly. Ideally, try and keep it down to only once a day. Tell your daughters that if they wash their face too often, it will draw out the moisture from their skin. As a result, their faces could appear quite chalky and very dry. Women with darker skin also don’t need to exfoliate quite so often. When your daughters do cleanse and exfoliate, make sure that they are using natural skincare so that they aren’t harming their skin with harsh chemicals.

Wear Sunscreen
Many people with dark skin believe that they don’t need to wear sunscreen on sunny days, as their skin rarely burns, It may be true that black skin doesn’t burn quite as easily as white skin, but it is still important to wear sunscreen whenever the sun comes out. That’s because darker skin is at risk from developing malignant melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Another good reason for wearing sunscreen is that they will help to slow down the development of wrinkles and age lines. 

Keep On Moisturising
If there is one thing that we all know, it is that dark skin is notoriously dry. For this reason, you need to make sure that your daughters know that they should moisturise on a daily basis. When you and your daughters are looking for a new moisturiser, try to find one that is an emollient and very thick. This will provide your skin with all the moisture and nutrients that it needs. There are some other key ingredients to look out for when you are looking at moisturisers as well. Take a look at the ingredients list and make sure it contains urea, glycerin, or dimethicone. 

Take Care Of Spots
As well as thinking they don’t need to wear sunscreen, some black women believe that they aren’t at much of a risk from acne and spots. However, this isn’t the case either. We can still suffer from spots and pimples on the very oily areas of our face, such as on the t-zone. If you do suffer from a bout of acne, you can quickly get rid of it by applying some cream that contains benzoyl peroxide, (tea tree oil is also a great natural alternative). Make sure that you only apply this cream to the affected area. If you apply it all over, it will dry out your face!

There we have it, a guide to skincare that all our daughters need!

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