Black skin tone is an enigma since early history. Our society rarely appreciates Black beauty but honestly speaking this is the most underestimated skin color! Let think this way; every skin tone is different. Take a look around. You will see every country has a certain qualitative factor that differentiates them from the other community.
Irish have two notable traits; red hair and pale skin tone. Did you know only 2% population are natural redheads?
This certainly adds a WOW factor right? If we can accept brunettes, redheads, and funky hair colors then what is wrong with having black skin? Let me ask you something: Did you condemn chocolate just because it is dark? No, in fact, you can’t resist the allure of eating dark chocolate.
So to answer your earlier question:” nothing is WRONG with black skin”.
Color Awareness Makes a Difference!
“Beauty is not defined by skin color. Beauty without a color is boring”.
Every female around the world (with a darker skin tone) keeps questioning herself repeatedly.
Why her skin tone is dark or why couldn’t it be just a shade lighter? Girl (sigh) you don’t need to feel sorry or ashamed the way your skin looks. Black beauty is most underrated. So, be comfortable in your skin tone. Learn all you can about your skin type and skin tone so you can better take care of yourself.
Why do you have a black (or darker) skin tone?
Black skin tone is intriguing in several ways. The more melanin (natural skin pigment) in the skin means the darker skin tone.
Those who have a high amount of melanin-producing cells are more susceptible to even dark spots on their skin despite having a fair or wheatish complexion. Did you ever wonder (which I’m sure you did) why your upper or side lips, neck, underarms, or bikini area is a shade darker than your skin tone? It’s because of the color pigmentation. Remember, it makes your skin more prone to inflammation and sensitivity too.
The whitewashing of King of Pop
It’s not only girls who fear black complexion; guys are in the mix too.
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was a black American. His journey from black to white sparked controversies in Hollywood saying he bleached his body or had undergone various surgeries to achieve white color.
Well, many of you may be unaware of this little fact, that he did lead a complex life. The color biasness in the music industry led him to believe that if he had a lighter skin tone, the easier it will become for the society to accept him as a music sensation. Besides, Michael also suffered from Vitiligo (loss of skin pigmentation). Although people loved his music (oh and the moonwalk!), his journey from Jackson 5 to solo performances led him to spiral path of color complexities.
But this brings forth the question:
Is Black Beauty as Beautiful as White Beauty?
Of course! It’s not the skin tone that filtrates the beauty level rather it’s the eye of the beholder.
Although beauty brands have targeted women for ages with a variety of skin whitening creams especially in Asian Pacific regions. These regions are popular not only for their culture and food but also for their women. Their black skin (mostly brown) is known to be a mysterious tell-tale for many foreigners who are always curious about their ethnic stories.
But how do women feel about their black or darker skin tone? Pretty insulted and with low-esteem too, which is a shame. The reason is stereotyped, people like girls with fair complexion. With one of the most conservative social norms, such girls find trouble finding a good proposal. And the most possible solution is available in form of Fair n Lovely (thank goodness it doesn’t work). Although they attracted a mass audience in India. However, youth is trying their best to break these stereotypes in their unique way.
Many are focusing on taking care of their skin regardless of their skin color which is a much-appreciated step towards their well-being.
Time to learn 5 basic steps to take care of your remarkable black Beauty
A confident skin means a confident you. Once you cherish your black beauty, you will feel less miserable and see the world from a happier point of view too. So it’s time you learn to keep the snarky comments (and people) out of the way and learn simple steps to take care of your skin despite how dark or light it is.
Sunscreen is your new best friend!
Diamond and chocolates are the love of your life, but those who suffered through major scary skin stories knows better – sunscreen is a skin savior.
Start using a daily moisturizer with SPF and of course wear it wherever you go. One tiny blooper is you rub the sunscreen and go out within minutes of applying it on your skin, avoid it. For sunscreen to effectively work, apply it at least half an hour before you step outside.
A day without sunscreen will cause hyperpigmentation on cheeks and lower face, which I’m sure you want to avoid.
Use cleanser regularly
Darker skin tone catches the most dirt but of course, you won’t know it unless you thoroughly cleanse your skin. Facial cleansers are formulated for every skin type so before you go to bed, do a face cleansing ritual for a healthy glow. All you need is a saturated cotton pad, micellar water, and wipe it across your face.
Facial cleansing before bed is not for skin lighting purposes but to keep your skin hydrated and well taken care of.
Exfoliate with caution
You know are beautiful right? It doesn’t mean you need to overdo the skincare regime either. Black beauty is one of the most remarkable People with black skin often mistook exfoliating with scrub (and overdod it) and that’s when things become a little tricky. Every skin reacts differently to beauty products so if you have darker skin don’t over-exfoliate.
Multiple times a week sounds just about right, so when it comes to maintaining your black beauty, it is a good idea to opt for a neutral skin exfoliator with organic ingredients.
Dark spots are hard to catch
It’s hard to find dark spots with a darker skin tone right? You must eliminate any dark spots. Whether it’s your dark circles or elbows or even kneecaps, take care of it with aloe gel or a natural sprout of aloe vera.
It works wonder on all skin tones! And is also easy to find in the market place. All you need to do is apply it twice a week before your bedtime, once dried peel it off or wash your face with cool water. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer afterward.
Beauty sleep is a blessing
Of course, if you sleep 8 hours a day, that’s for the best. Your skin fights dirt (and God knows what) all day long. It needs to break too and so does your mind. Besides the creepy myth you hear about dark skin tone in no need of good sleep, I suggest ignoring those words.
A good sleep fastens the regeneration process of new cells. The better you sleep the better your skin is.
Every color is unique, so don’t let anyone doubt yourself especially the way your body color is. After all, the best palette is always a colorful one.