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Skincare For Black Men

Skincare For Black Men

A lot of men’s skincare brands focus almost exclusively on products and practices that only apply to men with white skin or lighter skin tones. While there’s a lot of crossover among men of all skin colors, black men do have specific needs when it comes to skincare. Fortunately, we are here to help!

Whether you’re looking to switch up your skincare routine or you’re just thinking about the best black skincare practices for the first time, you’ve probably got a few questions. For instance, what kind of cleansers should you use for your face and body? Is retinol a good choice for black men? What does a good skincare routine look like for black men? Lastly, where can you find high-quality black men’s skincare products at affordable prices?

In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!

What Is A Good Skincare Routine For Black Men?

Research indicates that the passive loss of moisture is more than twice as high in black men than it is in white men. As a result, hydration is key for black men’s skincare, so that dry, ashy skin can be avoided. Beyond accounting for potentially dry skin, a skincare routine for black men should start where any good skincare routine begins — with a gentle cleanser.

While you should always take your particular skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, etc.) into account when planning out a new skincare routine, it’s pretty much certain that you’ll want to use gentle yet effective cleansers. From there, you’ll need to go in a slightly different direction depending on the type of skincare you want to focus on (face or body).

In the sections below, we’ll go over some quality skincare routines for your face and body:

Face Skincare Routine

As previously mentioned, you’ll want to find a good cleanser that has been formulated for your specific skin type. If you have very sensitive skin that tends to react to new products, you’ll want a gentle formula. Alternatively, if the skin on your face is somewhat rough and thick, you may need a stronger cleanser to prep your face for the next steps. Either way, cleansing your face should be something that you do every day, preferably in the morning and evening. Be sure to check out Anthony’s face cleansers to see which one best suits your skin type.

Next, you’ll want to think about exfoliation. While some cleansers double as exfoliators, you may want to introduce a face scrub or even glycolic acid wipes that are specifically designed to clear away excess oil and dead skin cells. Exfoliating is an important part of routine skincare for black men, but how often you should do it will come down to the specific needs of your face. As a general rule, it’s good to exfoliate at least a few times per week. If you struggle with dry skin or ashiness on or around your face, you may want to exfoliate every day. Either way, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, you can try out Anthony’s 2-in-1 Exfoliating + Cleansing Bar that you can use for your face and body.

Finally, it’s time to talk about moisturizing. This is arguably the most important part of black men’s skincare, especially if your face tends to dry out very quickly. The great thing about quality moisturizers is that you don’t need to apply too much; you just need to get in the habit of moisturizing your face regularly. Depending on your skin type, you might prefer something like our Day Cream SPF 30 (for extra sun protection), our All Purpose Facial Moisturizer (for a wide range of skin types), or our Oil Free Facial Lotion (to calm oily skin). If you want to retain the youthful look of your face, you might also want to consider our High Performance Vitamin C Facial Serum or our High Performance Continuous Moisture Eye Cream.

Aside from daily cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, you may want to address specific issues related to shaving. If you shave regularly, you’ll need to make sure that you’re using high-quality shaving creams and after shave balms. Additionally, if you find yourself fighting ingrown hairs, be sure to check out our Ingrown Hair Treatment.

Body Skincare Routine

We’ve covered a lot of the best skincare products for black men, but thus far, they’ve all been designed to keep your face looking clean, young, and hydrated. However, it’s just as important to take care of the skin on the rest of your body. Black men in particular tend to have issues with dry skin around the hands and elbows. Fortunately, a good body skincare routine for black men is even easier, as you just need to avoid harsh soaps in favor of a gentle body wash or scrub, and ensure that you’re moisturizing regularly. Here are some of the top black men’s skincare products we recommend to keep your body looking and feeling its best:

  • Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub - Our Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub uses all-natural ingredients and offers a great way to cleanse and exfoliate your body. This product is designed for all skin tones.
  • Hydrating + Exfoliating Bar Soap Duo - This all-in-one duo is perfect for black men who want a simple and efficient way to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate their skin in the shower. These soaps are great for all skin tones and skin types, but they are particularly good for controlling excess oil buildup.
  • No Sweat Body Defense - Looking for a natural way to reduce the appearance of sweat? Our No Sweat Body Defense can help minimize excessive sweating without irritating sensitive skin.

Is Retinol Good For Black Men?

The short answer is yes — retinol is good for black men’s skin. Retinol has a wide range of uses in skincare, but it’s most often put in products to help even out skin tones, reduce signs of aging, and control acne breakouts. If you find yourself with overly light or dark patches on your skin (regardless of your natural skin tone), skincare products that utilize retinol could be very effective at treating these spots. Additionally, retinol offers a great way to minimize acne breakouts while also reducing signs of aging (particularly fine lines and wrinkles). If you’re currently looking for a quality retinol-infused product that can make your face look younger and minimize signs of aging, we recommend our High Performance Vitamin A Facial Treatment.

The Best Skincare Products For Black Men

Are you looking for a better way to care for your skin? Do you want the best black men’s skincare products on the market? Finally, is it important to you that your skincare products use natural, gentle, and effective ingredients? If so, Anthony is the solution.

Our products have been dermatologist-tested on varied skin tones to ensure that they are both safe and effective for black men. Plus, you can find products to treat issues specific to your skin, like dry patches, ingrown hairs, and oiliness (just to name a few). So, if you want to take your skincare game to the next level, the experts at Anthony are here to help!

Want to learn even more about skincare for black men? If so, be sure to check out the great products and solutions available at Anthony today!

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