Magazines can bombard women with images of actresses with perfect skin - which is usually the result of Photoshop or ridiculous amounts of make up and not what they truly look like. While truly flawless skin may only exist on babies, there are many African American skin care products and tips that can help you look your best.
Happy Living magazine offers some suggestions for African American women who are trying to compete with the latest Photoshopped images. First, the news provider suggested that healthy skin leads to beautiful skin, so it's important to use sunscreen.
"Black women, especially of the darker skin tones, often believe they don't need to use sunscreen since blacks rarely complain of sunburn, but this is false. Black skin also needs protection from the damaging rays of the sun," according to Happy Living.
The beauty site also recommends using a moisturizer that is meant for your specific needs, such as dry or oily skin or acne.
Dermatologist Susan Taylor reminds African American women who visit her website that brown skin should have a naturally warm, glowing complexion. You should only use products that you believe are enhancing your natural beauty.