- Singularities of Oily and Acne in Black Skin
- Step 1: Proper Cleaning
- How cleansing helps remove oil
- Choosing the ideal soap or cleansing gel
- Step 2: Essential Hydration
- The importance of hydration for oily skin
- Recommended products
- Step 3: Essential Sun Protection
- The role of sunscreen in your skincare routine
- Sunscreen recommendations
- The importance of an affordable and effective skincare routine
This guide is aimed at people who, like me, face the challenge of caring for oily and acne-prone skin. If you have enlarged pores, blackheads on your nose and want to start taking care of your skin every day, this is for you too.
Firstly, it is crucial to highlight that, if you have acne, It is essential to see a dermatologist. I'm not a doctor, guys! Acne is a medical condition which requires appropriate treatment, often involving specific medications, such as Epiduo, Azelan, benzoyl peroxide or even Roaccutane.
The doctor will assess your type of acne and recommend the most appropriate treatment, often complemented with a care routine involving more intensive acids and cleansing products than those presented here.
Singularities of oiliness and acne in black skin
We have to double our care! According to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD), black skin has a greater number of sweat glands, responsible for perspiration. This means that, in hot climates or during physical exercise, black skin may be more prone to sweating.
Additionally, black skin may also be more prone to developing acne. This happens because those who have more sebaceous glands have greater sebum production, which can clog pores and cause blackheads and pimples. To avoid this problem, it is important to take proper care of your skin. This includes regular cleansing, using specific products for oily skin and applying sunscreen daily.
Guide valid for everyone
That said, every basic skincare routine should be based on three essential steps: cleanse, hydrate and protect (especially in the morning). The products mentioned here are in order of price.
Step 1: Proper Cleaning
Cleansing is the first step to controlling oil and keeping your skin healthy. For people with oily skin, it is important to use a gentle facial cleansing soap or gel that removes excess oil without drying out the skin. It is recommended to wash your face twice a day, morning and night, using cold water. If you are going to use any acid, in these cases salicylic acid is recommended.
Here are some product suggestions, just click on the name!
- Needs Oil Control
- Garnier Antibacterial Cleansing Gel (Almost free!)
- Neutrogena Purified Skin
- Start GL-01
- Actine Oil Control
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar High Tolerance
- Avene Cleanance (This is the 240g economical refill... It's a little more expensive, but you can be sure it's worth it).
- Vichy Normaderm with Glycolic Acid (Vichy is one of those brands that needs no comments, right, guys? The problem is that it's almost always a little salty).
- Cerave Facial Cleansing Gel for Oily Skin (Cerave always has lots of promotions, it's worth looking if it's cheaper!)
Step 2: Essential Hydration
After cleansing, hydration is a crucial step to avoid the well-known rebound effect in oily skin. It is important to choose products with a gel or serum texture, with vitamin C, that are light and do not weigh down the skin.
Here are some product suggestions:
- Needs Oil Control
- Nivea Moisturizing Gel (Non-greasy feeling)
- Starts AH-2
- L'Oréal Revitalift Hyaluronic Gel Cream
- Neutrogena Hydroboost
- Actine Aquaforce
- Mantecorp Epidrat Aqua Face
- Cerave Moisturizing Face Lotion (I've already said it and I'll say it again, keep an eye on Cerave's promotions!)
- Sallve Antioxidant Moisturizer
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat (This is for those who can afford it, right? Only rich friends use it haha)
Step 3: Essential Sun Protection
Sun protection is the most important step in preventing diseases such as skin cancer and premature aging. Don't fall for the myth that black people don't need sunscreen! Use sunscreen only in the morning, after moisturizing, and reapply throughout the day as needed and exposure to the sun. Choose a protector with SPF 30 or more, preferably with a light texture and dry touch.
Here are some suggestions:
- Acnezil FPS 30 (Cheap, cheap and very efficient!)
- Needs Oil Control SPF 70
- Garnier Uniform & Matte SPF 30 (This gives a matte effect that looks beautiful on our skin!)
- Anasol FPS 50 (Oil Free/Dry touch, always the best for oily skin! Pack of 2, even cheaper)
- Neutrogena Sun Fresh Derm Care SPF 70
- Actine SPF 30
- Epidrat Aqua
- Libbs Filtrum SPF 30
- Neostrata Minesol Oil Control FPS 70
- Eucerin Oil Control SPF 60
- Isdin Fusion Water Oil Control SPF 60
- Actine Ultra FPS 80
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Airlicium SPF 50 (I buy this, guys, my skin thinks I'm rich!)
It is essential to create a skincare routine that is affordable and effective for your budget! The products on the list vary in price, allowing you to set up a care routine at an affordable cost, with products that will last around 2 to 3 months.
It's also good to remember that products are always being updated, with better and sometimes even cheaper products appearing, so follow Pele Negra and other content creators who give great reviews, like the blog Women who use makeup.
But remember, okay? If you want to treat specific conditions, such as dark circles, wrinkles, expression lines or very enlarged pores, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist. What has been presented here is just a starting point to better care for oily skin, ensuring that it is clean, hydrated and protected.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Can I use moisturizer even with oily skin?
- Yes, it is essential to hydrate oily skin to avoid dryness.
- How many times should I reapply sunscreen during the day?
- Reapply the protector every 2 hours, especially if you are exposed to the sun.
- Are the recommended products suitable for all oily skin types?
- Yes, these products are suitable for most oily skin types, but always do a sensitivity test before using them regularly.
- What are the best products to treat enlarged pores?
- For specific treatments, consult a dermatologist, as specialized products may be required.
- Is it possible to find sunscreens with a high SPF that don't leave your skin oily?
- Yes, there are many sunscreens with a light texture and high protection for oily skin. Try different brands and find what works.