As a black man, your appearance is a top priority. It takes a lot of work to look good, which can be exhausting. But once you get a good skincare routine in place, it becomes a lot easier. The problem is that most men, including myself, don’t know how to care for their skin properly. Or you might have a grooming routine that isn’t working right. Relax. We’ve got you covered with some of the best black men’s skin care tips around.
Figure Out What Type Of Routine You’ll Need
Black men face challenges that other ethnicities don’t. You might suffer from dry skin, no matter how much you moisturize. Or you could continuously be getting razor bumps when you shave, which can resemble acne. And a lot of black men suffer from hyperpigmentation, which is when you get dark spots and an uneven skin tone.
Now before we commence we going to discuss the various skin types, Knowing your type will allow you to customize the products you use. There are five types.
- Normal – not oily, dry, or sensitive
- Dry – skin gets tight and flaky. Also sensitive.
- Oily – you often feel oil on your face, even after washing. You might also have breakouts.
- Sensitive – you get breakouts after being in the sun or using certain products. You end up with bumps, itchy skin, and sensitivity.
- Combination – forehead and nose are oily, but the rest of your face stays dried out
Now that you can actually identify what skin type you have, we can proceed on how “To Create Your Daily Routine”
The number one golden rule is to WASH , You should wash your face twice a day and the rest of your skin once a day. The most important aspect of a skincare routine is washing. You’ll also want to exfoliate to remove dead skin cells. Skin toners help get your face extra clean. And don’t forget to moisturize so your skin will be soft to the touch. And if you have a problem with razor bumps, you might need to change your shaving methods.
The next step is to CLEANSE, It’s essential to clean your face twice a day: once in the morning and again before bed. If you have oily skin, some experts recommend carrying a small bottle of face wash so you can clean your face midday. But this might not be practical for some of you, depending on your schedule and job.
EXFLOLIATE I know what you’re thinking. You’re a man and men don’t exfoliate. Well, let me tell you, brother, you should. Your skin sheds dead skin cells at a rapid rate. If you don’t remove these cells, they can become embedded in your pores. If you often experience razor burn after shaving, it could partly be because you aren’t getting your face clean enough. Exfoliating before and after shaving will reduce the appearance of razor bumps, as well as bring any ingrown hairs to the surface, so you see its very important to EXFLIOATE .
TONE Most men have no idea what it means to tone, so allow us to explain. A good toner will finish cleaning your face of any leftover residue from your soap, exfoliant, or shaving soap. It also strips any oils or dead skin cells that are clogging your pores. Keeping your pores clean will reduce acne breakouts.
MOISTURIZE as a black man, you’ve probably gotten used to having dried-out skin. But you can fix it by adding a moisturizer to your skincare routine. Not only will your skin be soft, but you’ll also reduce flakes and lose that ashy look. Moisturizing also reduces wrinkles, so you’ll look as young as you feel.
Once upon a time, we could get away with using a bar of soap to clean from head to toe. But we’re smarter now. We can care about our appearance, and we can spend time on proper grooming without being questioned. Good skincare is no longer just for females. Keep your body looking as sharp as your wardrobe by following these black men’s skin care tips.