Contrary to certain stereotypes, Hispanic people are very diverse. The idea that all Hispanic people only have brown skin and curly hair is a widely held misconception. Hispanics can have dark skin or light skin or any skin color in between. Likewise for the hair they can be completely silky and straight or frizzy and curly. The beauty of the Hispanic people is in their diversity, and it is important to appreciate that.
So there is no one single solution for beautiful and healthy skin. But the following tips can help people of any race, but they are more inclined to help the Hispanic women clarify certain doubts about their skin and hair.
Sunscreen Is Not Optional, It Is a Must
Hispanic women wrongly believe that it is alright to go out in the sun without properly protecting their skin. Their skin may not burn as easily but it is still susceptible to the harmful UV rays of the sun which are very harmful and can seriously affect the skin by increasing aging and can even cause skin cancer.
Not applying proper sunscreen that suits your skin can seriously damage the appearance of your skin and can get in the way of a healthy skin.
Straightening Hair Wrong
Hispanic women, especially those with extra curly hair tend to use the flat iron for straighter hair. This can be alright if used at a right temperature. Many women use the flat iron at a very high temperature that can result in seriously damage the hair.
Using the flat iron at no more than 350 degrees can help protect the hair from harsh damage. Another great suggestion is to use heat protecting sprays to help hair protected from damage.
Moisturize Your Skin When Necessary
Moisturizer may not be necessary for the oily skin but if you have a combination skin type, meaning your skin is oily at only certain areas, you can apply moisturizer in the areas which you feel are drier.
Aging can cause the skin to be drier and the need for a moisturizer may come in. Even when you did not need moisturizer when you were younger due to the oily skin you can keep an eye out if the skin seems duller and dry you can introduce a mild moisturizer in your skin care.
Never Tie the Hair When They Are Wet
Not letting the hair dry before you tie it can make your hair weaker and unhealthier. Wet hair that is not let to dry can also result in your hair smelling bad.
Use Skin Products That Suit Your Skin
It is important to identify your skin type; if you are aware of your skin type you can make right decisions when choosing the makeup or other skincare products. Hispanic women tend to have oilier skin therefore using makeup that is oily skin friendly or one that does not clog your pores is important.
Likewise using face cleansers that are designed for your skin is also important. Using clay masks can also help in better cleansing and avoid acne.
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