5 Reasons Why Black Men Need to Exfoliate

Posted by Staff Writer on July 23, 2019
black men skin care

When it comes to skincare for men, the last thing on a black man’s mind is probably exfoliation. We wash, we shave, and we moisturize, but for some reason, we completely skip exfoliation, and then we wonder why our face looks dry and dull. Not only does exfoliating gently remove dead skin cells, but it also reveals a fresh layer of skin that looks younger, brighter, and healthier. Trust us, exfoliation is an essential part of properly taking care of your skin and the long-term benefits are definitely worth the three extra minutes of time every week. 

Reason 1: Hyperpigmentation

African American skin is especially prone to hyperpigmentation, which is excess melanin production in response to an injury. Exfoliation is beneficial for breaking up the dark spots and/ or scars to allow them to fade. Combined with a skin-friendly ingredient like Vitamin C, exfoliation will speed up the fading process. By breaking the pigmented cells apart, exfoliation will definitely help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Reason 2: Dry Skin

You may think that exfoliating dry skin is a bad idea. Oddly enough, exfoliation is key to keeping ALL SKIN TYPES hydrated and healthy. Dry flaky skin makes it harder for your moisturizers to do their job, so it needs to be removed in order for your moisturizer to work effectively. Exfoliation with our Deep Clean Exfoliating Scrub gently does the trick without overdrying your skin, revealing a fresh, new, and healthier layer of skin over time.

Reason 3: Ingrown Hairs

Black men are more prone to ingrown hairs because of our coarse and curly hair texture. Ingrown hairs occur when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells, causing the hair to curl back and grow into the skin. So what’s the solution? Making sure your hair follicles don’t become clogged (hint: exfoliation). Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells that could potentially clog pores and helps lift the hair away from the skin, leaving you with much smoother skin and a much closer shave.

Reason 4: Acne-Prone Skin

Exfoliation can work wonders for acne-prone or acne-scarred skin. Whether your acne is mild or serious, consistent exfoliation will smooth, soften, and brighten your complexion. This is especially true for black skin because of hyperpigmentation (see reason 1). Exfoliation will also help reduce breakouts by keeping your pores clear and free of dead skin cells and excess oil. 

Reason 5: We Have the Perfect Solution

We conducted our research and did all the legwork for you to design the best exfoliant for black men, as part of our line of black men's face care products. We used nothing but the highest quality natural ingredients to simultaneously exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Our formula also has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits, making it the first of its kind. No need to research and sift through the hundreds of mediocre options out there, our Deep Clean Exfoliating Scrub is a complete hit. Combined with our other black men grooming products, your skin and hair are guaranteed to look its best. Golden Grooming Co. specializes in high-quality skincare for men of color, and all of our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, just try it for yourself.


More Tips On Taking Care of Your Skin

Improving your skin isn’t an overnight task, it requires discipline. Luckily, we’ve created a line of men's body care products designed to TRANSFORM black men’s skin over time. Like all great things, the best way to maintain healthy skin is to learn the basics for black men’s skincare and adhere to a proven skincare routine that works.  If you need additional guidance, check out A Black Man's Guide to Getting Rid of Ashy Skin Once and For All.