Winter’s frigid temperatures can bring out dry, cracked, and dull (AKA Ashy) African American skin a proper skin and body care routine isn’t implemented. The amount of moisture in the air is almost non-existent during the Winter months combined with the skin drying effects of the heat in your home can be detrimental to those with dry and sensitive skin
Here are 5 tips to keep your melanin glowing this winter:
#1 SWITCH YOUR BODY WASH
It might be tempting to increase the temperature of your shower to warm up, but when you combine hot water temperatures with a drying shower gel it could dry your skin out. Switch to a more moisturizing shower gel like our CocoShea Egyptian Body Wash. It has a creamy consistency and has moisture locking ingredients like shea, cocoa butter, and an exclusive ingredient called SP Duraquench that locks in moisture for up to 72 hours.
BODY WASH FOR DRY, AFRICAN AMERICAN SKIN
A creamy but cleansing body wash for dry skin will help clean your body but keep those natural oils in place. A body wash that is equal parts cleansing and moisturizing is best, as it won’t dry out your skin like a shower gel.
#2 LAYER YOUR MOISTURIZER
So, you’ve probably just been applying your normal moisturizer. The good news is that you’re doing the right thing, but during the winter your skin needs something extra. Try layering your normal cream with a pin sized amount of moisture-locking Facial Shea Butter, depending on your skin type.
#3 USE VITAMIN C
BEST SERUM FOR DRY AFRICAN AMERICAN SKIN
Vitamin C helps us to keep dullness at bay and your melanin glowing. Because of its antioxidant properties, It naturally exfoliates the skin and fights free radicals.
Look for a vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is like giving your dry skin the tall drink of water that it needs. Plus, it helps to attract and hold moisture from the environment.
#4 USE A TONER
It can be tempting to skip a toner after you cleanse your skin, but during the Winter it’s absolutely crucial to layer high quality skin care products. A toner will help to restore your skin’s pH balance after cleansing and prepared your skin to receive your serum and moisturizer. Look for a toner that has moisturising and skin balancing ingredients like Rosewater and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
#5 APPLY A RICH MOISTURIZER
Once you step out of the shower, apply a rich moisture-locking butter while your skin still damp. Remember, this isn’t a lot of moisture in the air outside of your shower, so you need to make sure there is still a little moisture left on your skin. Butters are thick enough to hold in the skin’s moisture while imparting a beautiful glow on your melanin. Our Whipped Body Butter is sourced directly from Ghana in West Africa and is 100% organic and unprocessed - only the best for your skin.
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Buttah Skin was founded by model and actor - Dorion Renaud - after years of dealing with acne and hyperpigmentation. Growing up in Beaumont, Texas he didn’t hear or see conversations about his skin care concerns. He is passionate about delivering quality personal care products to the Black community.
Founder - Dorion Renaud
Founder - Dorion Renaud