For People with Darker Skin

How to perfect your skincare routine

You'd think that there's only one type of skin care routine that works for everybody—and if you're fortunate and have beautiful darker skin, you've  probably been told that the same tips and tricks apply to you, as they do to people with lighter skin.

But in reality, when it comes to skin care, there are a lot of differences between various types of melanin-rich skin tones—and those differences are worth paying attention to if you want your face to look and feel its best. When it comes to caring for your skin, you may find yourself wondering what skincare products you should be looking for if you have a darker complexion. We’ve set out to make it easier and narrow your search down (can hyperlink skin care quiz).  

Pore size

One issue that darker skin tends to have is larger pores. While everyone has pores, they tend to be more visible on dark skin, especially if they're clogged with dirt and oil. To avoid this problem, it's important to use products that stabilize oil secretions and minimize the appearance of pores. A dead sea mineral mask (hyperlink product) is a great way to deal with both of these issues. Proven to reduce oiliness while also shrinking pores by drawing impurities out of them, the minerals in the mask absorb excess sebum—the oil secreted by your face—and helps balance the production of it over time.

Products like the Dead Sea Mineral Mask, in combination with other moisturizers, cleanse and stabilize the natural oil secretions on your face, which will keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.

Oily T-Zone

Darker skin tones typically have more oily or combination skin (an oily T-zone and dry cheeks). One of the most important rules to remember when dealing with an oily t-zone is to cleanse twice a day. Choose a deep penetrating cleanser, like our Charcoal Cleanser (hyperlink) that is still gentle enough and that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. If the skin is stripped of its natural oils, it can cause the body to produce even more oil. Always remember to massage your skin gently without scrubbing, which can be too harsh on the skin.

Another must-do is exfoliate (hyperlink) 2-3 times a week in order to remove dead skin cells that may clog pores and cause breakouts.

Dry Cheeks

For those with combination skin, dryness on the cheeks is a challenge. Luckily, with the right lightweight moisturizer you can give your skin what it needs, without creating problems for the oily T-zone. Shea butter based moisturizers (hyperlink balm) will give your skin the ultimate hydration, and products with antioxidants will help seal in that moisture while balancing your skin’s natural oils.