Skin Care for Black Men
It is well known that black skin is often far less susceptible to the usual signs of aging and wrinkling.
However, it does present its own set of challenges. Because of this many men are unaware of effective black male skincare methods and tend to rely simply on the traditional methods of using oil and/or cocoa butter.
Eliminating Ingrown Hairs In Black Skin;
Ingrown hairs are where stubble grows back in on itself after shaving to form small, painful ‘razor bumps’. They can occur in any skin type but are especially common in Afro-Caribbean skin because of the thicker skin and curly nature of the hair. The easiest way to prevent them is to use an exfoliating face scrub before shaving.
Exfoliating scrubs are a great addition to black men’s grooming products as they clear away the dead skin and debris that interfere with beard growth. It is advised not to continue shaving where there are high amounts of ingrown hairs as this can lead to infections, inflammations and bleeding.
Also, always shave in the direction of hair growth rather than against the grain. This can cause the hairs to become trapped below the skin’s surface, resulting in ingrown hairs.
Despite what some barbers may say, it takes a lot more than a splash of alcohol to combat ingrown hairs.
A Healthier Beard
These tips for Afro-Caribbean hair care will help black men whether their aim is to obtain healthier skin or a fuller, healthier beard.
We recommend our Regal Beard Oil. It not only smells amazing, but the peppermint is great for both hair and skin!