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    Why natural skincare products are better for women of color

    Why natural skincare products are better for women of color

    Skincare for women of color can be challenging because of the unique combination of factors that affect the skin, such as genetics, ethnic background, climate and environmental influences. One of the biggest challenges is finding skincare products that are suitable for our skin type and addressing the specific concerns of our skin.


    Common skin issues for Women of Color

    Women of color with darker-toned skin often have a number of different concerns that can be caused by factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, irritating chemicals and preservatives, and the use of certain skincare products. Some of these issues can show up as problems with - 


    This is the darkening of certain areas of the skin, which can be caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes, or the use of certain skincare products. Unfortunately, there are many women of color that have been told / have believed their entire lives that they do not need to worry about sun exposure and the negative effects of sun damage. Because of this, things like hyperpigmentation patches can start to appear on the skin without proper protection. Women of color that are professional dermatologists shared that they would never leave the house without having a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on their face at all times. 

    Dark spots

    Discolorations can occur on the skin and form darker spots or patches in localized areas as a result of hyperpigmentation in women of color. 

    Uneven skin tone

    For some women of color, the skin may appear to have different shades or color in certain areas, due to hyperpigmentation, weather damage, or a combination of other factors. Take a look at our Daily Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer with Sunscreen - AM Moisturizer that will help give your skin a more even, balanced appearance and make it look younger from the inside out. 


    A common complaint for women of color is dry skin, regardless of the season. Skin may have a tendency to lose moisture throughout the year, which can lead to flakiness, itching, and other skin problems. Many skincare products also contain extremely drying ingredients such as alcohol or parabens, which could greatly exasperate the issue. 


    Certain women may be more susceptible to acne, which can lead to blemishes, scarring, and other skin problems. 

    Ingrown hairs

    This is a common problem sometimes caused by irritation from shaving and can cause painful and unsightly bumps on the skin. 


    This is a condition in which dark, irregular patches appear on areas of the skin, often as a result of hormonal changes. Women of color, on average, are more susceptible to hormone related skin issues.

    Dandruff and scalp issues: 

    Problems with dandruff can be common for women of color due to the form and structure of our hair and can be caused by the chemicals found in hair care products.


    Make the switch to Natural

    One way to manage and address all of these concerns is by using natural skincare and beauty products that are free from artificial colors, fragrances, and preservatives. These types of products are better for the body and skin because they do not contain harsh chemicals or additives that can cause irritation, allergic reactions, or other skin issues. You can use these things in good conscience knowing that you are only putting healthy, naturally derived ingredients into your body, because you and your skin deserve nothing but the best!

    Many well-known beauty brands use artificial coloring, fragrances, and preservatives in their skincare products and these can often be responsible for many skin issues and problems that women of color are having. Many have sensitive skin that can be easily irritated by these kinds of ingredients, which can lead to redness, itching, rashes, texture, and other skin irritations that none of us want to have to deal with. 

    Non-toxic skincare products are better for daily skincare routines because they are gentle and non-irritating, which is great for longterm use and the longterm health of your skin. This makes them perfect for daily application without causing negative side effects over time. Natural ingredients have been used for centuries to nourish, protect and improve the appearance of the skin, and our products have been created to be soothing and non-toxic. Natural ingredients can be found in various forms such as oils, botanical extracts, and herbs, which are gentle yet just as effective as some of the harsher preservatives and chemicals used in cleansers and moisturizers. 

    By using naturally-based skincare and beauty products that are free from artificial colors, fragrances, and preservatives, women of color can improve the health and appearance of their skin without exposing themselves to harsh chemicals. This not only benefits the skin but is good for overall health and well-being. Opting to use non-toxic natural products in your skincare can be beneficial for darker skin as it addresses specific skin concerns and allows for a much gentler approach to your daily skincare routine.

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