We’ve all used culturally – coined terms, “Melanin Poppin,” and/or “Black Don’t Crack,” to playfully describe the uniqueness of darker skin complexions. Whether we’re hi-fiving our aunties for their skin’s agelessness, or enjoying the ability of our skin natural protection from UV rays found in sunlight, there is no question that black skin should be celebrated for its superpowers. But, black skin is oftentimes much more sensitive.
According to Like Me Natural Skincare Owner DeJan Toney, black skin is super sensitive and many harsh chemicals found in traditional skincare products have a few effects on darker complexions.
“A lot of top-shelf products use harsh chemicals and alcohol that tend to dry out the skin and strip it of its natural oils. Because of this, two things happen number one; our skin tries to overcompensate for the oil it’s lost, and number two; our skin reproduces tight and dry –feeling skin,” Toney said.
While the melanin cells in our skin are advantageous for many reasons, there are a few not – so – desirable aspects of our skin that Sheen is here to address to make sure we keep that amazing glow for as long as possible.
Acne and Breakouts
Acne breakout is the absolute worst! For many people of color, if not properly treated, it can leave scarring, dark patches, and keloids. To prevent this from occurring, adopting an all-natural skincare regime as Pure Tropix Tropical Facial Kit can significantly treat existing acne breakouts and improve your skin’s overall health. PT collection includes three items that are suggested for daily use that deeply penetrate the skin’s layers to detoxify and repair damaged skin. And, it’s ALL natural. The kit includes: Purifying Honey Oil Cleanser– Enriched with organic honey—a natural antibacterial and antioxidant, it helps open and unclog pores.
Jungle Clay Mask – Fortified with ingredients like Coconut Charcoal to draw out bacteria, dirt and toxins from the skin naturally, this mask detoxifies the skin without removing its natural oils.
Exotic Face Moisturizer –Light and non–greasy, this moisturizer is best used after cleansing and toning the face. Packed with Passion Fruit and Carrot – Seed Oils, along with vitamins A and C, this formula is great for hydrating skin while improving its elasticity.
Dark Spots and Hyper-pigmentation