How I take care of my skin 🐝
Part 1 💗
Your skin is one of your best investments, it'll be with you for life so you better take care of it !
Keep in mind with all of this I am a woman of colour with fairly resilient skin 😂
How I got rid of my keratosis pilaris
Like most women of colour, I used to struggle with keratosis pilaris or what others call strawberry legs
I never really liked having the small dots on my body, so as soon as I could I found remedies and formed a routine to combat it
Acids are my best friend and have helped me the most in my journey.
I'm picky with the acids I use on my face because it's more sensetive, I only use
But please do your own research on that is best for your skin type.
On my body, specifically my legs, I use glycolic or salicylic acid toners to deeply exfoliate my skin and this is a big part if your goal is to get it of KP.
Exfoliation Exfoliation Exfoliation
For physical exfoliants a good salt and sugar scrub always does the job as well as regular use of exfoliating gloves.
Before going into acids you really need to do your research on what acids can't mix together or can't be layered and how the acid actually works.
In my research I found out that women of colour who struggle with hyperpigmentation like myself should stay away from the regular use of harsh chemical and physical exfoliants cause our skin is sensetive and the reaction that causes hyperpigmentation and excessive melanin production in a certain area is sort of a defense mechanism and if you keep pushing at it with harsh products it will obviously react defensively. As for women who are not of colour you can get away with harsher products but you need to keep up with SPF😉.
Sunscreen and Sunglasses
This part is as important as the acids and scrubs.
And is my favourite topic 😂
After all the exfoliation one of the worst things you can do is walk out in the sun without sunscreen or protection from the sun.
No matter if you are white, black, purple, red, blue or green, YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN!
Decide on which sunscreen you want to use,
Physical/Mineral or Chemical
The ones which are ashy and blue-ish are normally physical/mineral (I prefer these)
Chemical are clear or white and are greasy most times and make my skin feel very hot, like the heat is absorbed by the sunscreen and there's just hot oil sitting on my face and depending on certain factors can cause chemical reactions to happen while it's on the skin, which is not what I want but it all depends on you and your needs, some people don't react to chemical sunscreens but I do sometimes.
Finding a good sunscreen that works for you is a priority
And if you use sunscreen I recommend double cleaning as well
Don't get acids if you don't have a good sunscreen !
For those who use acids on the face and for people who care about their facial skin in general😂, a pair of good UV protection sunglasses is a must to further protect your skin, thank you @ratchetprime for reminding me 💙
When I didn't have protection glasses I used to get freckles around my eyes or close to my eye area and the area was always sensitive and I didn't know why :/ but later after getting them and continuing my routine for a week or two they began to disappear :)
Together with acid, exfoliation and sun protection I managed to get rid of my hyperpigmentation and KP
I'm still learning but this has what has helped me so far !
Please do your own research and be gentle and patient with your skin💚
Tell me if you guys want a part 2 about my personal routine of moisturising, making your skin glow and fragrance 💗✨
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what do u mean you’re high maintenance like if you are not high maintenance materialistically then how are u high maintenance????
If you describe something or someone as high-maintenance, you mean that they require a lot of time, money, or effort. So being high maintenance doesn’t only cover the material but also time & effort. There are many things I’ve noticed a lot of sister brush of and make peace with so they don’t come across a certain way like, if they’ve gotten into talks with a brother and he’s replying very slowly consistently - they’ll accept it. Often times they accept it due to low self esteem but majority of the time it is to fit the stereotype of being ‘laid back’ and to look like a ‘cool unproblematic girl’. That wouldn’t fly with me, and I don’t really have a problem asserting myself, in a very respectful way, to communicate what I want - and I am very prepared to walk away if my needs are not being met. A few of my friends would call me ‘intolerant’ but when they talk to me about their problems, I spot the red flags and I tell them to communicate - they choose silence and patience and end up wasting 6 months of their lives and eventually end up leaving because in the end they realised being the laid back girl that is low maintenance and has low standards is not worth it, ygm? It’s because sadly they’ve been conditioned by society and mainly men to ask and expect the bare minimum because that makes her ‘rare’
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