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African-American Beauty Tips for women

What are the best tips for African-American women?

There are many tips for African-American women. These tips will make them take care of their skin and hair in a better way and will also help them to look better. The first step is to take ace of the skin.  For this you have to take care when you go out in skin. It is a myth that black skin cannot burn. In fact, black skin is very delicate and becomes spoiled easily.  Putting on sunscreen is essential as black skin does burn.  The black hair is also very easily damaged and you have to take proper care of it.

How to take care of face of African-American women?

As with any other women, African-American women need to take care of her skin properly. The first step is to take have an excellent cleaning schedule as part of your daily beauty care routine. There is no need to wash your face more that twice or thrice daily. At bedtime it is must to have a face wash. Don’t use soap to wash you face as soap dries your skin, wash your face with face wash that does not have too much alkaline. The black skin is very fragile and never should be rubbed too ruthlessly. You should be cautious if there is a usage of exfoliation products as they can lead to microscopic breaks on the skin. The better exfoliation products for African-American women skin is gentle cleansers and clay masks. If your skin is oily, then use a gel cleaner and for normal skin uses any facial cleaners. Moisturizer and sunscreen should be applied every day even if you are at home.

You should tone the skin so that it helps to seal pores which were opened at some point while cleaning and put a stop to the impurities from entering the skin.  You can also use honey on your face and massage it into the skin until it goes away and then rinse. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the lime juice with water before using.

What colors are suitable for African-American women?

For very dark skin use the foundation with a bluish undertone, for medium skin you can use a foundation of a reddish-yellow tone and for light skin use a foundation with a golden/yellow base.

Beauty and Cosmetic lines for African American Women

There has always been a dearth of cosmetic products for African American women. There has been many misconceptions and myths about the dark beauties, which are still prevailent. These myths, example - black does not crack, no SPF for Black, etc, has been existing since long and people around the world have believed in them. The extent of belief was such that, people though black women can never suffer from skin cancer.

The fact is bang opposite to that. Almost a century ago, a lady called as Madam CJ, also known as Ms. CJ Walker became America’s first female millionaire on her own. Why she became millionaire is just more interesting, she created the hair products line specifically for black (african american) people. She tapped the advantage of being the first one to enter the market with this novel idea. The beauty industry had long ignored the black people and their makeup/cosmetic needs. This was served well by Madam CJ. She also created a school which taught the ladies about the job market and how to sell the products developed by Madam CJ parent company. The result was astonishing.

Success stories of the Black Beauty Entrepreneurs

  1. The year of 1950 was all for Abram Minis who was the creator of the Carson, Inc., successfully founded the all rounder product Dark & Lovely.
  2. Edward and Bettiann Gardner founded SoftSheen in the 1960s. The brand Care Free Curl was the one created by them.
  3. In the year 1972, Fashion Fair cosmetics was launched by Johnson Publishing guys which created skin makeup products specially suited for the black women.

Most popular Makeup and Cosmetic Lines for Afro Americans

There are some cosmetic lines which are specially targetted for African-American women and they are getting their sweet pie in this billions-of-dollar beauty and cosmetic industry.

  • IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare, and Fragrance - Started in 1994 is considered as one of the best product line for African-American women.
  • Carol's Daughter - Popular cosmetic brand with over 300 products in the market
  • Joy Lorraine Cosmetics started about 2 decades ago. There are some extreme colors which are available from the JL factory and all are so affordable.
  • The last one is the Ada Cosmetics which started the mineral makeup concept.
  • LAMIK cosmetics - started by "a reconstitution of beauty" tag line. This was started by Kim Roxie in year 2004. It has speciality in using all natural ingredients in its products, proudly packed in reusable containers.

A word of advice for Afro American women

The ladies of African-American descent have warm undertones, because of whichc it is important to go for honey or strawberry blonde hues which complement the golden undertones.

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