Skin Care Tips For Black Women

I happen to be a very ivory-skinned Jewish white girl.  I know my own skin very well.  In the course of my career I’ve had clients of all colors and skin types and it’s good to know what makes the skin of a black woman different so that I know what to recommend in terms of products and in terms of routine.

Firstly, darker skin may have a tendency to appear ashy when it’s not well moisturized.  For dark skin, it’s best to apply moisturizer to damp skin; the skin will be better able to hold in the moisture.

Secondly, black skin DOES need sunscreen.  The darker you are, the less likely you are to suffer a sunburn.  Don’t let this fool you:  you need a sunscreen which protects both against UVA rays that age and UVB rays that burn (they don’t only burn— they damage the skin!).  I recommend a product which contains vitamins A, C, and E and takes the place of a traditional facial sunscreen.

Black skin has a tendency to develop keloids– scar tissue which comes from surgical incisions, or in this case, picking at pimples.  Don’t pick!  Use a cleanser and moisturizer specifically formulated for your type of skin, whether it’s dry or oily.  Ask your skin care consultant about products which help erase dark spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

I’d be thrilled to be your personal skin care consultant.  Email me with your skin care questions at and I’ll help you out!


Aside from parenting special needs twins, Heather Price represents three direct sales and network marketing companies. She started with a popular skin care/ cosmetics company in 2000, and added the greeting card and video email companies in 2008 and 2012 specifically to encourage other direct sales professionals to use out of the box tools to promote their businesses. Heather enjoys selling the products and building teams with these companies. Do you need extra income? You can find out more from the “work with Heather” pull down menu at In 2012 she added social media services to her portfolio. For a limited number of clients, she tweets, pins, posts, connects, curates content, uploads videos, and generally explodes the social media presence of small businesses. Heather’s businesses can be found at , , and . To ask Heather about her social media services, simply email her at

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