Everyone has experienced problematic skin at least once. Whether it’s an untimely forehead pimple or uncomfortable dry patches on your legs due to chronic eczema, troublesome skin can really put a damper on your comfort and self-esteem.
And while clearing up and evening out our skin woes is something that takes time, patience, and a unique mix of products for each of us, there are undoubtedly a few holy grail products that the bulk of us can truly benefit from.
Here are 4 must-try products from black-owned brands that’ll really keep your skin in check on those frustrating and problematic days.
Some of our skin’s most problematic moments have the same culprit: clogged pores. Oil, dirt, grime, and toxins trapped in the pores will truly wreak havoc on your face as a whole—especially if you already have trouble zones.
That’s why this Charcoal Detox Mask from Buttah is a must-have for this problem in particular. It uses activated charcoal to pull and cleanse the impurities from your pores while also using argan oil and shea butter to moisturize and smooth your skin.
All you need to do is wear it for 10 minutes and follow up with one of your favorite lightweight moisturizers afterward.
If you’ve ever struggled with acne, rashes, or breakouts of any kind than you’re likely familiar with the woes of hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Truth be told, this is probably one of the most difficult things to fade and clear up.
Hyper Skin’s Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum makes this job so much easier. It’s formulated with all the good stuff—vitamin c, licorice root, and turmeric—and leaves out all the bad stuff, like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Two or three pumps of this serum in the morning or at night after you cleanse (but before you moisturize) will have your problematic skin looking visibly clearer in just a few weeks.
Bodycare is more than just washing and going. It’s definitely possible to have trouble areas on our arms, legs, chest, stomach, and everywhere else, so it’s essential that we take care of the skin on our bodies like we care for the skin on our face.
Hanahana Beauty’s 2-in-1 Body Bar makes sure we don’t miss a beat. To be clear, this is not a soap. It’s an exfoliating and moisturizing bar that you use after you’ve cleansed to ensure that your skin stays hydrated, supple, and soft.
The avocado oil and shea butter makes sure that problematic skin doesn’t stand a chance, but it makes your tub super slippery—so you might not stand a chance either! Be careful and rinse thoroughly.
Daily use of butters, creams, and lotions all over your body are good for regular maintenance, but sometimes we need a little extra care when we’re having specific problems like stretch marks, dry and chafed thighs, or rough knees and elbows.
The Universal Cure Balm by True Moringa is the answer to the areas that need special care and attention. Blended with healing ingredients like moringa oil, vitamin e, and candelilla wax, this balm soothes, rejuvenates, and replenishes even the most problematic skin.
This balm is the most effective after cleansing and exfoliating. You could also use it in tandem with a light lotion or cream to maximize hydrating and moisturizing qualities.
Do you have problematic skin? If so, what’s the issue and what are some products that you use to keep them under control? Let us know in the comments below.