What to put on your skin can be just as hard as figuring out what to put on sometimes. How does it smell ? Is it going to last ? What is in this anyway? I hope I'm not allergic. Wow, how stressful! Especially for people of color. There are so many products out there that only make our skin look good, and most often forget ingredients healthy for you and your skin. Some primary examples include Oats, Licorice, and Aloe. Common household ingredients that will take your skin from bum to beach ready! But before we break down the top three secret ingredients for your skin, let's first discuss exactly what is in your skin, and the truth about skin of color
Your skin is actually an organ and it's the biggest organ you have. Your skin protects the rest of your body from microbes and the elements. It also regulates body temperature and allow us to be able to live in different climates and enjoy sensations of all kinds. Sure anybody can tell you the basic essentials, and that's what skin care products typically cater to, but here is what you didn't know: certain natural ingredients can help boost your melanin to protect from deadly skin cancers such as melanoma. Although it is most common to happen to you the more fair your skin is, it's always a great idea to boost your melanin power. Ingredients such as oats, aloe , beta carotene, and vitamin e all replenish and boost melanin in the body. Also, a lot of major blood vessels can be found right in the dermis of the skin. Once those products are absorbed, the synthetic chemicals in them are flowing right into your dermis being dispersed into the bloodstream. It's best to find a product line like Melanin Mermaid that only makes products with natural ingredients to be absorbed in your body.
So you're probably saying to your self, "I don't keep wild oats in my house." and I would have to agree, me either. While that may be true for some, did you know that Oatmeal is one the few natural ingredients that the FDA approves to heal certain skin irritations? Some examples are eczema, poison ivy, dry skin, and even a few insect bites. It was a big shocker to me when I first found out and that's why oats are actually one of the main ingredients in our Herbal Bath Tea as well as Epsom salt, Rose petals, Rose buds, Lavender, Rosemary, Calendula, and Eucalyptus Oil.
Another ingredient wonderful for boosting the powers of your melanin, and one of my favorites is aloe. I owe keeping my luminous shine, tight skin, and even tone without any stretch marks on my body to the aloe oil in my "Coco Calm" body butter. I'd use it twice a day, both during and after having children. Aloe also repairs dead skin cells and it promotes growth, prevents itching, reduces dryness and conditions your skin.
Now here's a shocker for everyone with a sweet tooth ...
Did you know that chocolates and licorice are both great natural ingredients to apply to your skin? Chocolate contains the chemical serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant and as I learned what you put on your skin goes directly into your bloodstream so a little chocolate in your bath at night, can lead to a better day tomorrow. It also protects your skin. German researchers found that the flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, which help's protect and increase your blood flow and improve your skins hydration and complexion. Chocolate comes from cocoa which is an ingredient that produces the coco butter in all of the butters made at Melanin Mermaid.
Licorice, which may or may not be your favorite candy, has some of the most beneficial ingredients of all. Licorice roots help heal skin disorders such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Licorice extract is anti-inflammatory. Which means your body is naturally attempting to protect itself by expelling infection and irritants from the body. It also helps with dark spots, redness, preventing acne, and more!
Now that you know exactly what you're looking fo,r here is where you can find it. You can find products with a lot of these same ingredients on www.melaninmermaid.com using the Melanin Mermaid All-natural skin and hair care line. Thank me later!