For those of Mediterranean, Latin and Middle Eastern descent, a naturally tanned appearance may be a welcomed by-product of your heritage. But despite a permanent bronze glow and the fact that olive skin contains more natural sun protection from melanin than lighter skin, it is still essential to take care of skin and protect it from sun damage.
While those with olive skin often appear to maintain youthful-looking skin for years, olive skin contains more oil glands than that of your fair skin friends, which can lead to larger pores and more opportunities for acne to develop.
Follow these simple steps to achieve a truly glowing olive complexion:
Skincare “Musts” for Hispanic Skin
- Cleanse Twice a Day. Remove excess oil without drying out your olive skin, wash morning and night with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid to help remove dead skin cells and help keep pores clear. A swipe of toner across your T-zone will also help keep acne and shine at bay.
- Moisturize with an SPF. Follow up with a light, oil-free moisturizer with a broad spectrum SPF to counteract any dryness in the morning.
- Step it Up at Night. Apply a moisturizer with niacinamide and retinol at night to help speed skin surface cell turnover while you sleep and maintain that youthful glow.
- Remove Facial Hair. If you struggle with unwanted facial hair, look for a gentle depilatory that helps shield skin while dissolving hair. The safest and least irritating depilatories have multiple steps, including a soothing balm.
Effortlessly beautiful skin is only a few tips away. Giving your skin the attention it deserves is an easy means of achieving clear, glowing skin that will stand the test time.