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13-08-2007
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The best skin care products for African American skin...
Hello,
I am african american..my complexion is exactly like Kelly Rowland's (Destiny Child;just in case you don't know) and I have a problem with my skin, I think that it looks dull. My skin is not ashy but it doesn't glow like the celebrities so I was just wondering if anyone knew of any products that can give me that affect of glowing skin.

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14-08-2007
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anybody.....

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15-08-2007
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So do you just have dry skin?
There's great suggestions all over the board. What type of things do you do for your skin now?

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My skin is not dry its just dull looking...right now I use Nivea Body

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I'm not Black, so I cannot tell you if it will work for you or not, but I have a book written by doctors that recommends the best products for non-White skin (Black, Asian, Indian, Middle-Eastern, etc.). What kind of product are you looking for exactly? Something just for your face, or something for both your face and your body?

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for both face and body...wats the name of the book?

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I heard Oyin Handmade is good.

Also maybe Carol's Daughter?

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The book is called Beautiful Skin of Color: A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive and Dark Skin by Jeanine Downie, Fran Cook-Bolden, etc.

I thought I could look through, see what products were recommended and type them up for you, but I just realised I have already packed the book (moving in two weeks)! Sorry!

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The book is called Beautiful Skin of Color: A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive and Dark Skin by Jeanine Downie, Fran Cook-Bolden, etc.

I thought I could look through, see what products were recommended and type them up for you, but I just realised I have already packed the book (moving in two weeks)! Sorry!
It is ok, I'm going to check out the book..thanks so much

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20-08-2007
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Most Black skin care products are for making skin lighter not brighter so unsure what to tell you. Use a scrub to get rid of the dead skin, use a non drying cleasner (which could be part of your problem- your cleanser is too drying) and use a good moisturizer. Aveeno has great soy based cleansing products and a light bronzer can give a nice sun kissed effect- maybe someone at the MAC counter has a suggestion.

Sometimes Essence magazine has good beauty product tips- maybe flipping through the April- July issues for tips of summer skin products.

Hope this helps

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20-08-2007
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Neostrata has good products for giving your skin a brighter look. Not lighter, brighter! Anyway, their daily moisturizers have glycolic acid (4%-10%) and it exfoliates and smoothes out your skin over time. The results are beautiful and they work for EVERY type of skin.

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Try Asian products like Shu Uemura. You should also try La Roche Posay (A french product)

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you might want to have a look at anita grant's fabulous expert site anitagrant.com. afrobella.com is also a great source.

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I am a black woman, caramel complexion with combo skin. I try to find "good" products regardless of if they are for "us". Right now I have been using Garnier Nutrionist line. Love it!! my skin looks and feels amazing. try it...........

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It doesn't matter what skin colour you have or what your ethnical
background is. It comes down to what skintype you have.

Is your skin oily/dry/combination/normal?
Is your skin prone to acne/clogging/blackhead/whiteheads?
Is your skin resistent/sensitive?

After knowing your skintype, it will be easier to recommend you
what products you need.

If you're not sure, please have a look at the following thread:
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...e-etc-377.html

Hope that helps somewhat

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