The Best Beauty Tips for Dark Skin ...

Alison

Most beauty and makeup tips are intended for lighter skin shades, and won't work so well for darker skins. But since we come in many different shades, it's only fair to have some beauty tips for darker skins, so if you're African American, Latina or Asian, here are some tips for you …

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Love Your Skin

Lighter-skinned women darken their skin with fake tan, while darker-skinned women yearn for lighter skin. Isn't it crazy that we can't love ourselves as we are? Learn to appreciate your skin; plenty of people think darker skin is beautiful, and most of all you should think that!

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Look after Your Hair by Adding Moisture

African American hair is often very dry, even more so if it's chemically treated. So it's important to condition your hair well. A good way to add moisture to your hair is with natural oils such as argan, coconut, or grape seed oil. Use these oils before washing your hair, and leave it in for a while to absorb.

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Look for Makeup Ranges Designed for Dark Skin

Women with darker skin have often found it difficult to find makeup, especially foundation, as most ranges don't cater for them. This is improving, with more ranges offering foundations for darker skins. There are also ranges designed especially for women with darker skins, such as the one by model Iman - and if anyone should know about beauty, it's a model!

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You Need Sun Protection Too!

While you may not burn as easily as paler-skinned women, you should still be careful to protect your skin. You do need to use an SPF, as your natural protection is still limited. And although darker skins tend to age better, the sun can still age your skin - and you should still protect it from the damage that could cause skin cancer. Look for one that isn't too white, which will look very obvious!

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Even up Your Skin Tone

Even up Your Skin Tone One of the beauty problems caused by sun is uneven skin pigmentation, which can also be a problem that African Americans suffer from anyway. So you may need to even up your skin tone. Sunscreen should help avoid the problem getting worse, but you can also find products like this one (amazon.com) to help.

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Bold Colors Look Awesome

One bonus of having darker skin is that strong colors look awesome on you, so make the most of that. Try a bold lipstick - even unlikely lipstick shades like blue or purple can look amazing. You can also wear really strong eyeshadow colors, and will look wonderful with smoky eyes.

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Play up Your Features

Finally, don't try to hide your gorgeous features such as full lips (women with think lips are keen to get your look!). Play up your features and make the most of what you were born with. Draw attention to your beautiful eyes, lovely lips, or amazing cheekbones. Don't be ashamed of your looks!

It may take some effort to find the right shades for you, but don't be fobbed off with products that aren't flattering for darker skins. The right products are out there! And don't be afraid to demand more shades that flatter and suit darker skins. If companies are reminded that there is a demand, they may respond. What's the best beauty tip you have for darker skin?

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tips on beauty for people with dogskin are so helpful if they're from a white woman

I'm sorry..... Maybe white girls who are darker want to lighten their skin.... I don't know one BLACK WOMAN that wants to lighten her skin....... This article is garbage!!! Please do some research before you start commenting on what you "want" to write about. Thanks

Oops!That comment was for you @alisonbryant xxx

People from ALL walks of life have styled both my hair & makeup. They have been equally bad, or equally good. I don't look at a person and say,"Our colors don't match, so I can't be your client. If I am dissatisfied with the service, I still leave a fair tip and move on to someone else. Similarly, one can be a doctor, without experiencing a disease, but still having the knowledge to diagnose it and treat it. Please do, stay open-minded.

People, CALM DOWN! While I don't know the qualifications of the author of this post, I DO KNOW a licensed cosmetologist is taught how to work on ALL skin types. It sickens me, when people use the,"race card," especially for something so trivial as makeup tips. Race does NOT define education. To paraphrase Martin Luther King Jr.: If you REALLY think about it, there is but 1 race & that is-HUMAN.

But thank you again @rhondajames for assuming and making an ass of yourself. Why not have an actual dark skinned lady say what she uses on her skin and hair? Instead of someone who has no experience on it. The fact that it's a white writer says a lot about America. That even though there are plenty of black writers, the white lady gets to write about them.

This was nice thanks xx

Im sorry but the person who wrote this article is white, and writing for dark skin girls. Now im not being racist, but she doesnt hav any experience with dark skin, which makes some of the tips wrong but i like most of them

What a Fail! Please stick to what you know best

There are actually black women who lighten their skin. I don't get what people are getting offended

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