Keeping the skin beautiful is no easy task. I learned first hand that your skin show what you eat. Oily foods can produce oily skin if your skin is not already oily. Eating fruit and vegetables also can help keep down acne; my three teenagers have learned this the hard way. The more junk food they ate the more they were seeing huge pimples on there face; when they cut back on their junk food and sodas their acne is low. Hard winter months caused dry lips and a little bit of chap stick and/or vasolline will help avoid cracked lips.
I have been using cocoa butter on my face for over 5 years; however after receiving a facial a month ago I learned how important sunscreen can be even for me as a black woman. Also, keep the nails including the toes (shoes have to come off) trimmed and cleaned. Once a month soak your foot in your favorite bubble bath while watching your favorite movie with your girl friends. Finally, I would like to add that cuticles do not have to always get cut every time you visit your nail tech; just push back, and wiped away with wet clothe.
I don’t wear much makeup but makeup also helps protect against sun-damage, especially if you use sun screen protection under your make-up. Many women used make-up over and over again without discarded old make-up which may cause breakouts and irritation on the skin. Makeup should be replace frequently to avoid contamination. Use q-tips for brushes to apply eyeshadow and/or other make-ups. Purchase sponges for foundation at your convenient store.