The skincare needs of Black Men are unique because of our hair texture and melanin rich complexions ranging from cafe au lait to rich ebony. As Black men, skin care isn’t something we normally sit around and discuss. Most times we pick up skin care tips from the women in our lives. It’s our sisters, wives, and girlfriends that have repeatedly told us that washing our face with the same bar of soap that we clean our armpits with might just be the cause of our adult acne and not the best for our face.
But don’t worry. Buttah’s got your back (and your face)! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 3 skin care tips and best face products for Black men.
TIP #1: STOP OVER CLEANSING
Many facial cleansers on the market can over cleanse your skin, stripping away the skin’s natural lipid barrier and removing natural oils. The natural oils found on the surface of our skin is nature’s way of preserving our melanin. There’s a reason why Mr. Steal Your Grandma has women in their 30s taking a second look on the ‘gram.
FACE WASH FOR BLACK MEN
A gentle but cleansing face wash for African American men 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 over produce oil, which can lead to breakouts and acne.
Keep your skin naturally in balance with the Buttah Skin’s Gentle Face Wash. You’ll notice that your skin will feel less dry and irritated.
TIP #2: USE A VITAMIN C SERUM
Vitamin C serums are a game changer for Black men. Full stop. Serums are like a shot of healing nutrients and antioxidants for the skin. If you suffer from razor bumps and dark spots you NEED this. (Check your lady’s beauty product drawer. There’s some type of expensive department store serum you can’t pronounce in there. Guaranteed. It’s why she looks better than you. Kanye shrug.)
VITAMIN C SERUM FOR BLACK MEN
A potent dose of vitamin c and hyaluronic acid are like the Pam and Gina 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 from razor bumps and acne over time. Hyaluronic acid delivers a tall drink of water to your more than likely dehydrated skin. The combination of these ingredients in Buttah’s Vitamin C Serum will help to rewind the clock taking off one too many nights out with the boys (no judgement - we've been there).
TIP #3: LOCK IN MOISTURE
BEST MOISTURIZER FOR BLACK MEN
After you wash your face and apply a game changing Vitamin C serum, you need to seal in the hydration with a moisturizer. We like to keep it simple with Shea butter. It’s a throwback that’s made from a single ingredient and sourced from directly from Ghana. Easy.
Because a lot of us use some type of trimmer or shave frequently, our skin can be pretty sensitive. Shea butter is completely natural and helps to soothe the skin after shaving or trimming your beard.
BONUS TIP: GET A SKINCARE ROUTINE
Bruh, It’s time to step it up with a full skin care regimen. A set of products that are designed to work together to deliver the best results. Buttah’s Complete Skin Care Kit has all the products you need to keep your skin looking it’s best.
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THE RESULTS SPEAK LOUDER
“I love the vitamin C serum, my face is much smoother and softer.” ~David P.
“This product has been a wonderful surprise. It has gradually brightened my face and lightened my dark spots. I mean I could really tell a difference by the third day! I would recommend this product to anyone who has dark spots, acne marks, and scars. I’m so excited that I plan on purchasing the cleanser to use with the serum.” ~Michael
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.