We’ve all heard the phrase “Black Don’t Crack.” While we generally agree with this, it’s more appropriate to add a footnote to the statement that reads “Black Won’t Crack (if you take care of it).” Melanin rich skin has different needs as it gains more experience.
In your 20s, you probably hated that your skin would become oily minutes after having washed your face. Now, you may find that your skin feels tight and dry when you wake up in the morning. We’ve compiled a list of the top 3 best skincare tips and products for aging African American skin to ensure you continue to age backwards.
TIP #1: STOP OVER CLEANSING
As you age, the oil producing glands that kept you oily in your teens, 20s, and 30s start to retire early and don’t produce the amount of oil they used to. Many facial cleansers on the market can over cleanse your skin, stripping away the skin’s natural lipid barrier and natural oils. Those natural oils are nature's way of making sure your Black doesn’t crack.
FACE WASH FOR AGING SKIN
A gentle but cleansing face wash will help clean the skin but keep those natural oils in place. You’ve probably been cleansing with a face wash that leaves your skin squeaky clean. Do yourself a favor and toss it in the trash. You don’t need a squeaky clean feeling on your face after you’ve cleansed. Overcleansing will cause your skin to constantly look and feel dry.
Keep your skin naturally in balance with the Buttah Skin Gentle Face Wash. You’ll notice that your skin will look and feel less dry and irritated.
TIP #2: USE A VITAMIN C SERUM
Vitamin C serums work wonders on our skin. Serums are like a shot of healing nutrients and antioxidants for the skin. If you suffer from dry, dull skin then you need this.
BEST ANTI-AGING SERUM FOR BLACK SKIN
A potent dose of vitamin c and hyaluronic acid are like the Peaches and Herb of skincare. The vitamin c works to exfoliate dry, dead, and dull cells off the top layer of your skin, and reduces the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid delivers a tall drink of water to your more than likely dehydrated skin. The combination of these ingredients in Buttah Skin's Vitamin C Serum will help to rewind the clock. You may find yourself getting carded again (wink).
TIP #3: LOCK IN MOISTURE
BEST MOISTURIZER FOR AGING AFRICAN AMERICAN SKIN
After you wash your face and apply a skin brightening Vitamin C serum, you need to seal in the hydration with a heavier moisturizer. As you age, your skincare needs a bit of extra to help keep the moisture in. Extra doesn’t have to mean a fancy moisturizer with ingredients you can’t pronounce. We like to keep it simple with Shea butter. It’s made from a single ingredient and sourced directly from Ghana.
TIP #4: EXERCISE
Some of our favorite celebrities over 50 like the beautiful Angela Bassett and our dynamic First Lady — Michelle Obama — credit their well preserved skin to exercise. It helps to improve blood circulation which makes sure that essential nutrients and vitamins are flowing to our skin, hair and nails. Just 30 minutes per day is all you need. Call up your girlfriend and catch up on a walk.
TIP #5: GET A SKINCARE ROUTINE
Buttah’s Complete Skin Kit takes the guesswork out of skincare. Our line was formulated exclusively for melanin rich skin tones of all shades and ages.
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No More Dryness
“I’ve used the product for a few weeks now. I’m currently menopausal and my skin has changed. Since using Buttah, I have a nice glow and no more dryness.” ~Romonia M.
Skin Never Looked Better
“Love the product! I'm 61 years old [and my] skin never looked better” ~Darene W.
More Confident Without Makeup
“I use this every day!! My skin hasn’t looked this great in years!! I feel so much more confident going without makeup now!” ~Andrea I.
Gives Skin A Glow
“Awesome product! Very easy to follow and my skin feels so soft and hydrated. I do it twice a day in the morning and before bed. No complaints and it gives [my skin] that extra glow.” ~Diandra B.
ABOUT US — BLACK OWNED SKINCARE BRAND
Buttah Skin was founded by model and actor - Dorion Renaud - after years of dealing with acne and hyperpigmentation. Growing up in Beaumont, Texas he didn’t hear or see conversations about his skin care concerns. He is passionate about delivering quality personal care products to the Black community.
Founder - Dorion Renaud