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Darker skin may be less susceptible to wrinkling, but it also comes with its own unique grooming challenges. Please understand that every man can benefit from this advice. With that said, let's dive into the latest advice from his.
Wash Your Face the Right Way - Protect your skin by choosing the right facial scrub. Don't use the same bar of soap on your face that you use on your body. You might want to try out a gentle vitamin-infused facial scrub. These facial scrubs are refreshing, cleansing and not overly abrasive, as well as being perfect for beating razor bumps.
Hit the Showers the Right Way - Harsh soaps and frequent use of hot water for long baths and showers can remove too much oil from your skin. Bathe in lukewarm water, limit bathing time to 15 minutes once a day and use a mild soap to avoid dry, flaky skin. Pat your skin dry after bathing so moisture remains on your skin, and apply moisturizer while your skin is damp to retain the moisture.
Moisturize, Moisturize Moisturize - This is the first rule of proper skin care. Moisturize your skin twice daily. Moisturize once, post a shower. Wash your face just before heading to bed, and moisturize your face a second time.
All Moisturizers Are Not Created Equally - Darker skin tends to be more sensitive than lighter skin. Darker skin is also susceptible to drying out. Darker skinned men should avoid moisturizers that contain dyes, chemicals, fragrances or lanolin. If your dark skin is oily you can still moisturize your skin but you will need to use an oil-free moisturizer.
Finally, if you get a barbershop shave be sure the barber doesn't use any alcohol-related solutions which can irritate sensitive skin.