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Skin Care for Black Man

As everyone knows, the summer can really do a lot of harm to black skin! And unfortunately, not all black people know how care for their skin properly? We're here to help you learn how to protect your beautiful black skin!

First, we shall break this down into six sections so you can categorically recognized every facet required to properly take care of your skin during the summer mounts and for the rest of the year for that matter:

  • Cleansing
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliating
  • Skin Protection
  • Skin Impurities/Conditions
  • Nourishment (inside and out)

1. Cleansing

To keep your complexion glowing it is recommended to cleanse your face thoroughly twice a day regularly. The best time for doing this is in the morning and just before bedtime in the evening. Make sure you choose a facial cleanser that is compatible with your skin type (oily, dry, combination, or normal). Never use hot water when cleaning your face because it dries out skin. Use oil-free cleansers if you have an oily skin. Use moisturizing cleansers if you have dry skin.

2. Moisturizing

Moisturizing your skin is very important and it helps to protect your skin, regardless of which type or brand used. Water-based and oil free moisturizers are best for oily skin. It is better to apply natural mineral in the form of a skin moisturizer directly to your skin topically rather than taking them orally.  It's a great way to achieve instant results for sure!

3. Exfoliating

Exfoliating is beneficial to all skin types, but especially with black oily skin. Ridding yourself of dead skin cells that block your pores promotes healthy looking skin looking.
When summer is in full swing and it's time to show some skin! Be careful! This is when black skin can be very conflicting. Especially when you are wearing backless shirts, spaghetti straps, those shorter than short shorts, even though you are just trying to be fashionable.

4. Skin Protection

Having fun outdoors is always on the top of the agenda during the summer months, but what most Black women don't realize is that regardless of the amount of melanin or pigment in our skin, long term exposure to ultraviolet rays can put us at a higher risk for melanoma (skin cancer) the lighter Caucasian skin colors.  Be sure to check your skin regularly for any unusual spots or blemishes.  Also, wearing hats, sunglasses is very fashionable and cool, and keep in mind that wearing light colored clothing reflects the sun's rays and helps to keep black skin safe.  Most important: Always wear a high quality sun block all year long... not just during the summer months.

5. Skin Impurities/Conditions

Paying close attention to black skin is very important especially during the summer months when the sum is more harmful. However, paying close attention to your skin all year long is very ethical. Should you notice changes in your skin, like discoloring, spots, sours or lumps, to be safe it is recommended to contact a dermatologist immediately.

6. Nourishment

Nourishment from the inside out. Similarly as taking care of your skin from the outside, it is equally as important for you to take care of your skin from the inside. Your diet and your lifestyle plays a large role in your skins condition.

Some Tips:

Smoking has been proven to cause premature aging and less than healthy looking wrinkled skin.

Alcohol tends to dehydrate your skin causing it to look dry and dull.  Also, dry skin that is not well moisturized is more prone to developing fine lines.

High fat diets with little or no fruits and vegetables are not healthy and they it is also bad for your skin.

Research shows that a healthy diet can improve ones skin appearance and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Remember the speech about needing at least 8-10 glasses of water a daily? Well, it's true--water hydrates the skin, which is exactly what you need. As you age, the skin becomes dry and looses elasticity. So drink up!