In the world of beauty and skincare, every skin complexion carries its charm. However, when we talk of dusky skin, not many people feel confident enough to flaunt it with pride!
From celebrities to beauty influencers, everyone is after that beautifully tanned, dusky skin tone – maybe that is one of the reasons why the spray tan industry is peaking.
If you identify as a dusky skin beauty, nothing can stop you! However, these ten beauty tips and tricks will help you enhance your natural beauty.
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Beauty Tips and Tricks For Duskier Skin Tones
Let us look at ten beauty tips for people with duskier complexions to improve their skin!
1. Use sunscreen every day.
A higher amount of melanin may partially protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. However, it will not ensure complete protection, especially from UVA and UVB rays.
Moreover, the internet has various articles on how dark and dusky skin can protect you from skin-related diseases, but there is no scientific research to back it up.
Therefore, sunscreen is a MUST if you skip this step in your daily skincare routine. However, do not purchase sunscreens with a white, grey, or ashy overcast as they can cause more harm than good.
2. Avoid applying talcum powder on your face.
While lighter-skinned people can get away with substituting face powder with regular body talcum powder, dusky beauties can not — no need to fret as this is not a disadvantage for you.
Applying talcum powder on your face will clog your pores. In turn, your skin will not be able to breathe — meaning dead skin cells will be trapped in your skin almost always.
Instead, use a compact powder or a facial powder if required. However, make sure the product matches your skin tone to avoid an artificial-looking overcast.
3. Mix some tinted moisturizer with your liquid products.
One of the ways you can avoid this artificial whitish-grey looking overcast in your liquid products is by adding a dollop of tinted moisturizer to it.
Mix the two products, form an even consistency and apply it on your face per usual. While it may be a cumbersome, even redundant, step to add to your beauty regime, the pay-off goes a long, long way.
4. Pay special attention to exfoliation.
The regeneration of skin cells slows down over time. Dr. Vanita Rattan, popularly known as Doctor V on YouTube, explains –
“If you are 37 years old, it will take around 37-40 days for newer skin cells to show up. A 3-year old’s skin will take three days for the new skin cells to regenerate”.
She further adds – “As we get older, the process gets slower. So what ends up happening is that there is cell build-up. The dead skin cells are stuck on the surface of your skin, making it look dull.”
Therefore, you must gently exfoliate your face and body with a mild cleanser.
5. Use lukewarm water while bathing.
Bathing in lukewarm water has several benefits, such as maintaining your skin’s natural oils, avoiding any burning, irritation, and dryness, etc.
But why is this essential, especially for dusky skin tones?
As mentioned earlier, dusky skin tones dry up faster than other skin tones. As a result, your skin looks flaky and uneven.
Lukewarm water helps avoid such unpleasant experiences. It gently allows the cleanser to work through the skin without disrupting the pH balance. Moreover, you can also do a quick wash with cold water to seal the pores.
6. Consider using a toner to keep acne at bay.
Another way to control acne is by using a suitable toner. This step is essential, especially for duskier complexions, because their skin is more prone to acne and hyperpigmentation marks.
Dr. V of YouTube suggests using toners that contain ceramides, peptides, niacinamide, as they provide more hydration and
7. Switch to non-comedogenic products.
Non-comedogenic products help prevent pores from clogging and the skin from breaking out.
As mentioned through this article, dusky skin is prone to more day-to-day skin problems than caucasian or lighter skin tones.
Therefore, switching to non-comedogenic products will allow the skin to breathe and thrive beautifully.
However, figuring out whether a product is non-comedogenic or not can be difficult. Therefore, it is advisable to talk to your dermatologist before purchasing such products.
8. Make sure you remove every ounce of make-up.
If you are a make-up lover, you may tend to use it more frequently than most people. However, removing your make-up after a long day is vital for your skin health.
Just like most skincare products, most make-up products contain tons and tons of chemicals in them that may not be suitable for long-term use. Moreover, most of you know that make-up tends to clog pores more than any other product.
Therefore, you should not skip this step come what may!
9. Think twice before contemplating laser treatment.
Laser treatments are a popular method for long-term hair removal. However, this hair removal technique is unsuitable for duskier and darker skin tones. What is the reason?
Laser treatments usually strip off the upper layer of the skin. In turn, this releases various chemicals that may cause burns, scars, marks, and hyperpigmentation on darker skin tones.
Hence, some skin care experts advise against laser treatment for darker skin tones as a precautionary measure.
However, you can always confirm with your dermatologist before proceeding, as genetic factors make every skin type different.
10. Choose the right cosmetics based on your undertone.
Last but not least, the kind of make-up products and cosmetics you purchase plays a vital role in your appearance.
While purchasing these items for lighter skin tones may be more accessible, it is not that difficult for dusky beauties to get their hands on some great products.
You can check your undertone by checking the colour of your veins. If they are in a shade of green, you have a warm undertone. Likewise, you have cooler undertones if your veins are bluer or purple-ish.
Once you know your undertone, it will be easier to match products like foundation, lipsticks, and eyeshadows to enhance your features.
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The Final Takeaway!
The days of commercials that advertised fairer and lighter shades as the beauty norm are long gone. Dusky skin tones continue to rule the beauty industry, even today!
While there is not much significant difference between caring for dusky skin tones and fair skin tones, they still require deep and intensive work.
If you are a dusky skin beauty, please share further beauty tips for our readers in the comments section below.
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