Do you know the saying "black don't crack?" It's a common phrase among African Americans that refers to our seemingly miraculous ability to keep our skin looking young and fresh-faced for longer than other races. But what is the reason behind this phenomenon? Why do African American women have skin that ages better than their counterparts?
There are a few theories out there. One is that African American skin has more melanin, which gives it its darker color and helps to protect it from the sun's harmful UV rays. Additionally, African American skin tends to be thicker and less oily than other skin types, which means it doesn't wrinkle as easily.
There's no doubt that black don't crack is a real thing, whatever the reason. So if you're looking for ways to keep your skin looking young and fresh, African American women have already figured out the secret! Check out some of our favorite tips below.
-Use a good moisturizer: Our skin can be dry at times, especially with the changing seasons. Find a good moisturizer that keeps your skin healthy and moisturized so that its elasticity is maintained and wrinkles are prevented as you get older.
-Eat healthily: consuming lots of organic spinach and or kale will give you tons of vitamin A and other nutrients that will help show your skin the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and youthful.
-Black Women are going Vegan: There are so many hormones that have been found in the foods that we eat. These hormones are primarily found in animal products due to the companies trying to fatten the animals to get more money per lb when sold to stores. Avoid these products as often as possible, and you will also be avoiding many other health risks and making your skin (and your body) age much more slowly.
-Consider using a facial sugar scrub: Sugar scrubs are a great way African American women have prevented their skin from aging. The sugar crystals help buff away the dead skin cells, while the oil helps to nourish and moisturize the skin. The glycolic acid in the sugar also helps to fade scars and keep the skin youthful and moisturized.
-Stay hydrated: drink plenty of water each day to keep your skin moisturized from the inside out.
Following these tips will help you keep your skin looking its best! And who knows, maybe you'll be able to achieve the same ageless look that we're so famous for. ;) Thanks for reading! Until next time...
-Xoxo, Tonai :)