How To Care for Black Men's Skin


Your skin is one of the first things people notice about you. That's why it's so important to care for it properly, especially if you have black skin. As a black man, you may be at greater risk for certain skin conditions that can be prevented with proper skincare. In this guide, we'll discuss the best ways to care for your skin as well as what products are right for you and your needs.


Use a gentle cleanser on Black skin.

  • Non-comedogenic: This means that it has been tested and found to not clog pores.

  • pH balanced: The pH of your skin should be slightly acidic, between 4-7, so stay away from cleansers with a high pH (which will dry out your skin and make you appear more wrinkled). If you have oily/acne prone skin, avoid products labeled "oil free" as they tend to be alkaline in nature and can aggravate the skin further.

  • Hypoallergenic: If you're especially prone to allergic reactions (like hay fever), look for ingredients like Blackseed Oil or Chamomile Flower Extract whose soothing properties can help reduce redness after washing off all those irritants from work or school during the day!

Apply a moisturizer regularly.

Moisturizer is a must-have for all Black men. It prevents dryness, irritation, and other unwanted effects that come with sun exposure. Moisturizer helps maintain the skin's natural hydration level, which keeps it looking younger and feeling soft. Especially when it comes to Black skin which is more prone to dryness and cracking.

Wear sunscreen.

Sunscreen is the most important skincare product, and it's especially important for black skin. The UV rays from the sun cause a lot of damage to your skin, which can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and other problems. If you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy as long as possible, make sure that you're applying sunscreen every day!


Exfoliate your skin weekly.

Exfoliating your skin is an important part of any skincare routine. It helps to remove dead skin cells and debris, revealing healthier and younger looking skin underneath. 

If you’re shaving, exfoliate before getting in the shower so that the shave gel helps lift dirt off of your face. Or, if you prefer to shave after a shower, exfoliate while wet so that steam can open up pores and loosen dead skin cells so they're easier to remove later on.


Eat a healthy diet.

A healthy diet is essential to keeping your skin at its best. For example, eating a balanced diet replete with fruits, vegetables and protein will help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce inflammation. Avoid processed foods that contain trans fats or high fructose corn syrup (which can cause inflammation). These foods are linked to acne breakouts on black skin due to the fact that they contribute to excess sebum production on your face.


Black men's skin needs regular care and protection to look its best.

Black men have more melanin in their skin, which means we're less prone to sunburn than white or Asian men, but it also means we need to be extra careful about shaving. The hair follicles in a black man's face are naturally curlier than those of other ethnicities—and if you shave them, you can cause irritation or ingrown hairs that may result in bumps and pimples.


Our entire hair care and skin care systems have been created to help solve these problems, reduce hair breakages, avoid razor bumps and promote general hair and skin health


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