Peau noire en hiver: 6 trucs pour garder ta peau hydratée

Black skin in winter: 6 tips to keep your skin hydrated

Taking care of black skin in winter is essential to help it maintain hydration. Cold and dry air are not without consequences on the skin. Dehydration, irritation and itching are often present unfortunately. The last 2 problems can even cause hyperpigmentation spots .

What do you do when your skin is irritated or itchy? You're scratching yourself! In doing so, you damage your skin.

And what do we do when we feel attacked? Well, we defend ourselves! And the way black skin defends itself is through overproduction of melanin. Result: black spots on the skin. You didn't think that your skin was going to watch you massacre it without doing anything!

The good news is that with simple actions, you can avoid these inconveniences. Here are tips to help you take care of your skin this winter and prevent the effects of the cold on black skin.

1. Choose gentle cleansers

A harsh cleanser can destroy the lipid film (natural oils) of the skin and dry it out. Your skin reacts by producing even more sebum. Remember that high sebum production can cause acne. Gentle cleansers, on the other hand, wash your skin without stripping its natural oils.

2. Avoid long, hot showers...

Who doesn't like taking long, hot showers when it's cold? Unfortunately, the more you expose your skin to hot water, the more it dries out. Prefer lukewarm showers or baths of no more than 10 minutes.

3. Pat your skin with the towel rather than rubbing

Rubbing the skin dries it out further. On the other hand, tapping allows you to keep a little moisture on the skin and not attack it.

4. Apply your moisturizer immediately

As soon as you're done drying off, apply a moisturizer. This will help seal in hydration. Choose a body lotion that will meet the specific needs of your skin. INOYA Body Milk has been specially formulated for black, dark and mixed skin. It contains 90% ingredients of natural origin including organic sesame oil, wheat germ oil, ceramides from sunflower oil and hyaluronic acid.

5. Avoid wearing synthetic fabrics

As black skin tends to dry out in winter, it is important to choose your clothes carefully. This is even more important if you have eczema . Synthetic fabrics irritate the skin. For clothing that is in direct contact with your skin, choose cotton fabrics.

6. Go easy on the heating

Just because it's cold doesn't mean you have to turn your interior into an oven! There's nothing worse for drying out your skin. We recommend setting the heating between 18 and 21 degrees. It's not only good for your skin, your sleep, but also for your wallet.

For every degree above 20ºC, you consume 2% to 5% more heating energy! By setting your heating to the right temperature, you kill three birds with one stone!

As you have seen, simple daily actions can help take care of black skin in winter and avoid crocodile skin. It can all be summed up in a single sentence: gentle care provided with gentle gestures.

There you go, I hope these tips will help your skin (and you) have a great winter.