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As I watched the movie, Black Panther, I marveled (no pun intended) at the beauty of the women’s skin. Lupita Nyong’o’s, Danai Gurira’s, and Florence Kasumba’s skin were flawless like they had been hand-dipped in rich chocolate. I thought − no amount of Hollywood smoke and mirrors can produce skin so radiant.
The secret to flawless skin lies within your skincare routine. I’m talking about a routine that goes beyond basic cleansing. Below are five easy things you can do right now to achieve a royal glow.
Dry Brush Your Skin Daily
Dry brushing before you shower or bathe helps unclog pores. It cleans pores allowing your skin to breathe to aid in acne and blackhead elimination. It excretes toxins from the body. It increases blood circulation delivering oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Dry brushing exfoliates dead, dry skin to revitalize, soften and smoothen skin to give it a glow.
Exfoliate with Body Scrubs Weekly
Body scrubs gently remove the outer layer of your skin. Thus, eliminating dead skin cells, dirt and oil. This facilitates in unclogging your pores and exposing healthier looking skin.
Body scrubs are typically blended with sugars, coffee grounds, sea salts, moisturizing oils and butters, and essential oils.
Moisturize Daily with Body Butters or Oil
Body butters generally consist of naturally derived Nilotica Shea, Mafura, Mango, and Cocoa butters. These butters are vitamin-, mineral-, and fatty acid-rich. Because body butters are predominantly oils and butters, they create a protective barrier over skin retaining skin’s moisture for a long period of time.
Oils replenish the oils your body loses during showering and bathing. Oil is natural to your skin. It lubricates, heals, protects and moisturizes your skin. Use oils like Baobab, Marula, and Moringa that are vitamin-rich, hydrating, and skin protecting. No petroleum-based or mineral oils, please.
Enjoy a Weekly Spa Bath
Harness the power of bath salts made from Dead Sea salt, Epsom salt, Himalayan Pink salt, Mediterranean salt, seaweed, goat’s milk, and essential oils. Bathing is a way to release toxins from your body, receive the nutrient rich minerals in sea salts, and softens skin.
Daily sunscreen is a must to protect from the sun’s rays. Choose a broad-spectrum, non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen product. Don’t be misled by marketing gimmicks and buy a sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor). Anything over SPF 45 does not offer you additional protection.
Incorporating these skin treatments into your skincare routine will leave your skin glowing like a queen. #Wakandaforever