How to Moisturize African American Skin?


Moisturizing African-American skin is vital to prevent an ashy or gray tone. Both oily and dry skin types require regular moisturizing.

  1. Choose the right moisturizer

    Choose an oil-free moisturizer, and avoid cream-based moisturizers. Products that contain milk are especially good for African-American skin, as are hypoallergenic moisturizers.

  2. Apply the moisturizer on damp skin

    Apply a moisturizer immediately after taking a bath or shower, while the skin is still damp. This allows the product to seal in the moisture from showering. Reapply moisturizer twice a day if needed.

  3. Add a moisturizing mask to your routine

    Restore the skin's suppleness and softness with a weekly moisturizing mask. Make sure you drink eight or more glasses of water a day to complete the moisturizing and rehydrating routine from the inside.