For those of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent, effortlessly beautiful skin is only a few tips away.
Olive, or naturally tanned skin, contains more natural sun protection from melanin than lighter skin. But it’s still important to take care of skin and protect it from sun damage.
While those with naturally tanned skin often appear to maintain youthful-looking skin for years, it also contains more oil glands than those with fair skin, which can lead to larger pores and more opportunities for acne to develop.
Skin Care Musts for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Women
● Cleanse Twice a Day
Remove excess dirt, oil and make-up by washing morning and night with a cleanser to keep pores clear. A swipe of toner across your T-zone will also help keep acne and shine away.
● Moisturize with an SPF
Follow up with a vitamin-rich moisturizer with a broad spectrum SPF to counteract any dryness in the morning.
● Step it Up at Night
Apply a moisturizer with niacinamide and retinol at night to help speed skin surface cell turnover while you sleep to maintain that youthful glow.
● Remove Facial Hair
If you struggle with unwanted facial hair, look for a gentle depilatory that helps shield skin while dissolving hair. The safest and least irritating depilatories have two steps, starting with a soothing balm.