Your face is the first thing someone sees when you walk into a room. Are your skin’s imperfections giving the wrong first impression, or is your clear complexion giving you an extra boost of confidence? Black men need to take extra precautions to protect the outermost surface layer of skin since it maintains our skin’s overall hydration and serves as our primary defense against the environment. Knowing what not to do to your skin is just as important as knowing what to do, and these are the basics:
Do- Research and Identify Your Skin Type
When it comes to skincare do’s and don’ts, you need to understand what type of skin you have. Is your skin sensitive, oily, dry, normal, or some combination of all four? If you’re not sure, a dermatologist can help you figure it out.
Do- Develop a Skincare Routine
Like most things in life, good results come through repetition. Trying different products every day with no clear strategy is a recipe for disaster. Starting with a natural facial cleanser; develop a skincare routine that works well for your skin type. If you need help, check out our Best Skincare Routine for Black Men.
Do- Exfoliate Your Skin
We wash, we shave, and we moisturize, but for some reason, we completely skip exfoliation, and then we wonder why our face looks dry and dull. Weekly exfoliation can take your skin from 0 to 100 real quick, leaving you with younger, brighter, and healthier skin. Our Deep Clean Exfoliating Scrub can help with that.
Do- Moisturize Your Skin
After cleaning and exfoliating your skin, you need to go the extra mile to lock in moisture. Consistent moisturization improves the look and feel over your skin over time. The best moisturizers for black men help retain the moisture you have and replenish the moisture you lose. Our Body Balm is a powerful mixture of all-natural ingredients, and it definitely lives up to the hype.
Do - Keep Your Phone and Pillows Clean
Think about how many times you touch your phone every day. Now think about how many times you sanitize the screen before putting it against your cheek. A quick daily wipe down with an alcohol pad will kill acne-causing bacteria once and for all. Germs and bacteria can build up on your pillowcases as well, so be sure to swap them out regularly.
Don’t - Use Skincare Products With Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals can strip your skin and damage the outer layer by removing essential oils and moisture. What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body, so leave the BS alone, and use skincare products developed for men of color instead.
Don’t - Constantly Touch Your Face
If you touch your face during conversation or even pick at your scars and scabs, STOP. It’s the worst thing you can possibly do to your skin. You want your face to remain as clean and unbothered as possible.
Don’t - Overdo It
Don’t play yourself. You don’t need a billion products for your face. You don’t need to wash your face fifty times a day. You don’t need to over-exfoliate or over-moisturize your skin. Skincare is simple, don’t make it complicated. Do everything in moderation and monitor your progress.
Don’t - Give Up
Healthy skin is a journey, not a destination, and Golden Grooming Co. is here to help you every step of the way. You will always be tweaking your products, routine, and frequency based on how your skin changes and develops over time. The key to a successful skincare journey is lots and lots of patience. Results won’t come overnight, so be sure to never give up.
At Golden Grooming Co., we want you to put your best face forward, which is why we designed our natural products specifically for black men and men of color. Our main goal is to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin without overdrying it. Check out our best-selling black men's face care products and we promise you won’t be disappointed.