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The summer sun can be just as damaging to black skin, most of us are unaware that we should protect our skin when we go out into the sun.  If you spent a lot of time outdoors this summer,(we know we did) chances are your skin took a beating.

Now that summer is over (sniff, sniff), and there’s a lot of beauty repair work to be done here are some tips from to undo the damage:

While a nice facial is an effective (and blissful) way to slough off dead summer skin and get a little extra moisture, you don’t have to go to a spa or spend a ton of money on your post-summer skin rehab (try this at-home facial instead). Here are some suggestions that can be pulled off at home:

1. Swap your oil-controlling cleanser and lightweight SPF day lotion for a mild cleanser and a more emollient day cream (with SPF). These tweaks will keep your skin soft and hydrated as the weather starts to get cooler. Plus, try these spa tips to get skin soft and glowing.


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