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Nothing looks better than black skin that glows!

Every girl wants that natural glow! Here are some dope tips to help you get that melanin on fleek so you can become the slay queen that you truly are.

 

1. Exfoliate regularly

Get rid of those dead skin cells by exfoliating with a scrub regularly. You shouldn’t exfoliate too often., and don’t rub hard — use light pressure in a gentle circular motion. The sugar scrub is great for exfoliation.

Lemon and Sugar Scrub

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2. Hydrate from within

You’ve probably heard this a million times, but drink water! Water will clear your body of toxins and give you fresh skin.

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3. Go easy on the oil

You want a glow, not an oil slick. Resist the urge to slather your skin and scalp with heavy oils. If you’re acne-prone, you’ll pay the price with clogged pores, blackheads and pimples.

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4. Moisturise

To keep your skin supple and soft, use lotions and moisturizers regularly.

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5. Even out your skin tone

If you have dark spots or splotches, look for products with skin-brightening ingredients, like liquorice, mulberry, bearberry and kojic acid. These ingredients gradually fade hyperpigmentation and encourage an even, radiant tone.

Dark Knuckles

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6. Protect your skin from the sun

Invest in great sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Lack of sun damage will keep your skin dewy and supple for years to come.

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7. Eat Healthy

A low-sugar, antioxidant-rich diet consisting of fruits and vegetables (especially leafy greens), legumes and lean protein will ensure you’re healthy inside as well as out for a natural glow.

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8. Work Out

Working out gives you all the beauty benefits that money can’t buy. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day gets your heart pumping and increases circulation by bringing oxygen into your bloodstream. It’s the best way to achieve a youthful glow.

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