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This story is part of The Melanin Edit, a platform where Allure will explore every aspect of a melanin-rich life, from cutting-edge hyperpigmentation treatments to social and emotional realities, all while sharing Black pride. Skincare Routine For Dark Skin That Actually Works.

Imagine working all day sorting through other people’s skin problems. Add in the complexity of dealing with Black skin-care routines and melanated skin; we’re talking hyperpigmentation, eczema, and always convincing patients with darker complexions that they do, in fact, need to apply sunscreen on a regular basis. This is a Black dermatologist’s life.

 

Here Are Some Best Skincare Routine For Dark Skin That Actually Works

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We were curious as to what these professionals use on their personal skin, given their enormous skin-care knowledge accumulated during their separate professions. Surely, they face many of the same concerns that their patients do — but actually taking the products they offer is another matter entirely. So we asked a few board-certified dermatologists of color to share their morning and evening skin-care routines, including which products they use to get their skin clean after a long day at the office, which sunscreen they use to finish their morning routine before heading out the door the next morning, and more.

Take solace in the fact that some of these specialists face the same complexion difficulties as those with darker skin, such as discolouration and dullness, and they were pleased to offer their favorite brightening components. Everyone agreed that your skin-care routine should shift from morning to night, despite their differing product recommendations. Your morning routine should include products that protect your skin from pollution, the sun, and any other environmental stressors that you may encounter throughout the day. They all agree that at night, when your skin is working its hardest to regenerate itself, you should switch to more restorative ingredients, such as a retinoid formula that encourages cell turnover and smooths the skin’s surface, or niacinamide, which you can alternate with vitamin C to help brighten while you sleep.

Although there is some overlap, these dermatologists have created routines that are tailored to their specific needs. There are also some additional treatments that each doctor employs from time to time to supplement their everyday routines. Continue reading to find out who enjoys a more comprehensive skin-care regimen and who prefers a simplified, less-is-more approach.

Atlanta’s Tiffany Clay
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Tiffany Clay begins her day by gently exfoliating away dead skin cells with Glytone’s Mild Gel Cleanser. She says, “I appreciate this lotion because it doesn’t dry out my skin.” Glycolic acid is included in the composition to smooth and brighten dull skin.

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After cleansing her skin, she applies a layer of SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, a hyaluronic acid serum that attracts water to keep her skin hydrated. “My skin gets oily throughout the day, and this gives me the hydration I need without making me seem greasy.” Clay’s favorite vitamin C product is Revision Skincare’s C+ Correcting Complex 30 percent, which she claims is her go-to. “Not only is it an antioxidant, but it also repairs damage caused by HEV blue light.”

Clay alternates between Senté’s Invisible Shield Full Physical and Glytone Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen, both of which are physical sunscreens, in his dermatologist’s skin-care routine. “I like that they don’t leave a white cast on my skin.” Clay uses Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 to touch up his makeup throughout the day.

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Clay does a double cleanse at night, beginning with Skinfix’s Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser and finishing with a soft cleanser such as Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion or Revision Skincare’s Gentle Cleansing Lotion. She then uses Arazlo, a prescription retinoid that she claims is necessary for skin cell turnover. “My primary use [of a retinoid] is still acne,” she explains.

Clay uses La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer on top of her retinoids, or Revision Skincare’s DEJ Face Cream if she wants something lighter. Her pre-bed facial ritual is completed with a touch of Vaseline on her lips.

Extras: Acne often results in dark spots, so Clay seeks out Cyspera to help her with her hyperpigmentation. “I try to use this hydroquinone-free pigment regulator three times a week to cure and prevent hyperpigmentation,” says the author. Clay swears by it when it comes to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles “Injectable wrinkle reducers should be used on a daily basis. Dysport appeals to me.”

New York City’s Adebola Dele-Michael
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Michael developed her own skin-care line, ADM, which she uses with a variety of other brands. “First, I cleanse my face with ADM Regenerating Cleanser, a daily foamy cleanser designed to help prevent and cure age symptoms.”

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She then uses the Trifecta Peptide CE + GTP Serum to help lighten any discolouration and smooth fine wrinkles. “Serums are meant to penetrate deeply into the skin, therefore applying them before moisturizers is critical.” Her go-to moisturizer on a hot, humid day is La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream.

She replies, “I use an eye cream with a mineral sunscreen.” Her Pigment Correcting Eye Cream SPF 50+ from her own line protects her delicate eye area from sun and HEV light damage. “Here’s a little secret: I use the rest of the eye cream on the rest of my face.”

She also needs to remember the sunscreen. “I alternate between ADM Trifecta Antioxidant Mineral Powder and Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50,” she says.

Michael emphasizes the need of having a day and night routine. “It’s best to use nighttime skin-care products because they occasionally contain substances that can make one’s skin sun-sensitive,” she explains. The Isdin Isdinceutics Melatonik is the highlight of her overnight skincare routine. Melatonin, bakuchiol, and vitamin C are included in the serum-in-oil to help combat free radicals while you sleep.

The Extras: “Depending on my skin demands, I have Hydrafacial treatments, laser treatments, and Botox once or twice a year,” explains Dele-Michael.

Chicago’s Caroline Robinson

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“I have combination skin, which means I’m prone to dryness as the seasons change, but I also have a persistent yet wonderful mid-face shine that I’ve learned to cherish,” explains Caroline Robinson, creator of Tone Dermatology. “I also have acne-prone skin that is prone to hyperpigmentation, so I make sure to apply sunscreen and include brightening, moisturizing, and restorative elements in my routine.”

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Robinson starts her day by cleansing her face with Vanicream’s Gentle Facial Cleanser. “I adore a sudsy cleanser, but I also want something gentle enough to use every day,” she says. “And because it’s soap-free, it never leaves my skin feeling bare.” Robinson applies Revision’s Hydrating Serum while her face is still damp after washing. It’s a lightweight, oil-free gel that contains two types of hyaluronic acid, fruit extracts, antioxidants, and a peptide, all of which work together to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines over time.

Robinson then uses an antioxidant solution to help heal and balance out her skin tone, in this case Revision’s C+ Correcting Complex. She claims, “This lotion serum has been a part of my routine for years.” “It’s one of the most advanced vitamin C products on the market because it’s designed with 30% pure vitamin C and features patent-pending MelaPATH technology.”

Of course, the final step in Robinson’s process is to apply sunscreen liberally. She’s currently using Eryfotona Ageless by Isdin. “I love that this sunscreen is lightweight, 100 percent mineral, and contains zinc oxide, peptides, antioxidants, and DNA Repairsomes, which are plankton-derived enzymes that repair and protect the skin,” Robinson adds.

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Robinson begins her bedtime face ritual with a thorough double cleanse, using Avene Eau Thermal’s Xeracalm AD Lipid-replenishing Oil Cleanser and Neutrogena’s Skin Balancing Gel Cleanser from Avene Eau Thermal and Neutrogena’s Skin Balancing Gel Cleanser from Neutrogena. “The oil cleanser has a unique mix that foams up and helps me break up makeup, sunscreen, and oil that builds up over the day,” Robinson explains. “And the 2 percent polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) gel cleanser is fantastic for my skin because PHAs’ characteristics allow for light exfoliation while yet moisturizing and leaving my skin smooth.”

Robinson applies a heavy layer of Revision’s DEJ Eye Cream after gently rubbing her face dry. “I’m picky about eye creams,” she says, “but this one has been in rotation in my routine for a long time.” “It’s professionally proven and one of the most comprehensive eye creams on the market today,” says the author. With various actives, including peptides and lightening vitamin C, the solution combats hyperpigmentation, fine lines, redness, hooding, and bags.

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Robinson then administers a prescription retinoid, which is her preferred form of vitamin A. “To control breakouts, I apply a small amount of Aklief (trifarotene) cream 0.005 percent on my face and upper back,” she explains. “It’s a pearlescent, lightweight cream created with the retinoid trifarotene, which is the first retinoid molecule licensed by the FDA in over 20 years for the treatment of acne.” She further mentions that this retinoid is useful not only on the face, but also on the chest, shoulders, and back in the treatment of acne.

Robinson seals everything in with a layer of First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream. “After I apply my retinoid, I always moisturize with something thick,” she explains. “I’ve been loving this cream lately because it contains a blend of niacinamide, peptides, and collagen to support natural collagen production.” The chemicals also improve skin moisture and prevent existing collagen from degrading.

Robinson receives Botox every three to four months and does medical-grade chemical peels a few times a year to correct discolouration caused by sun exposure. She also uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) microneedling once a year and a small quantity of filler in her cheeks for a modest lift.

Morning:
Corey L. Hartman scrubs his face with SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel before going to work, and says it’s his favorite way to wash his face. “It contains lipo hydroxy acids (LHA), which are attracted to oily skin and penetrate deeper to decongest pores without creating excessive dryness or irritation,” he explains. “It also lathers effectively, leaves my skin clean, and prepares my skin for the rest of my routine.”

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After that, Hartman uses a mixture of Cyspera’s Intensive Pigment Corrector and SkinCeuticals’ Silymarin CF. “Cyspera is soft enough to apply on the eyelids,” he explains, “and creates a natural glow that no other pigment-correcting treatment can match.” “It’s as effective as hydroquinone but without the risks, side effects, or stigma.” Hartman’s new go-to antioxidant is SkinCeuticals’ second product. “This is the first antioxidant to target oiliness, acne, free radical production, and photoaging,” he explains. Silymarin reduces oil oxidation, which causes aging, while salicylic acid adds a beta-hydroxy edge to address blemishes, according to Hartman.

SkinBetter’s InterFuse Eye Treatment is Hartman’s favorite eye cream, and Vichy’s Mineral 89 is his current favorite hydrator. “This serum not only contains hyaluronic acid, but it also has 15 minerals found in Vichy’s patented volcanic water, which has been discovered to cure inflammation and dehydration produced by all of the external stimuli that we experience every day,” he explains.

A liberal dosage of Isdin’s Eryfotona Actinica SPF rounds up Hartman’s routine. He claims, “This is the best sunscreen product I’ve ever used.” The light emulsion absorbs quickly and contains DNA repair enzymes that help to reverse the effects of aging and cellular damage. “It’s the only thing I take with me when I leave the house.”

 

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When Hartman gets home and is ready to unwind for the evening, he uses EltaMD’s Foaming Facial Cleanser to cleanse his face. He adds, “This gentle cleanser generates a pleasant, moisturizing foam that removes the filth and detritus of the day.” “It restores my skin and lets my nighttime regimen to penetrate my skin more effectively.”

After a thorough cleansing, Hartman applies Sente’s Dermal Repair Cream before applying Arazlo, his preferred retinol. “Dermal Repair contains heparan sulfate analog, which replicates the naturally occurring heparan sulfate in our skin that creates hyaluronic acid, and Arazlo is in a more hydrating lotion carrier than its sister, Tazorac,” he explains.

Changing the administration system can help to alleviate some of the irritation associated with Tazorac cream and gel. Tazarotene, which Hartman claims he’s taken consistently since his dermatology residency in 2003, is responsible for 75 percent of his skin’s appearance. “If I had to choose just one product to use every day after SPF, it would be Arazlo all day,” Hartman adds.

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“When I turned 40, I realized I couldn’t neglect my neck any longer,” recalls Hartman. “Fortunately, SkinCeuticals’ Tripeptide-R Neck Repair contains retinol in a formulation that doesn’t irritate the skin or produce excessive dryness.”

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New York City’s Michelle Henry
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Michelle Henry uses an intuitive approach to her personal skin-care routine. “I enjoy regularly listening to my skin’s requirements and making adjustments as needed,” she says. “Your skin’s demands can vary depending on your microenvironment, but I do have a few go-to products.”

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She starts her day by washing with PCA’s Pigment Bar, which brightens skin with a blend of kojic acid, vitamin C, and azelaic acid. “It’s soft enough to use in the morning, and I love that it helps with hyperpigmentation, which is one of my biggest issues,” Henry says, adding that she typically pairs it with a Buf Puf for extra gentle exfoliation.

Next, Henry uses a lotion that has been praised by both beauty critics and skin experts: Biologique Recherché’s Lotion P50. “It softly improves my skin texture and reduces the look of my pores while exfoliating and hydrating at the same time,” she says. SkinMedica’s Lytetra, which is designed with tranexamic acid, one of her favorite compounds for eliminating discolouration, is her go-to serum. “It does wonders for pesky hyperpigmentation,” she says.

Trio Rebalancing Treatment by SkinBetter Science is her go-to moisturizer because it’s light and smooths the skin. “It moisturizes like a cream with the consistency of a lotion, and it contains urea and ceramides to moisturize and improve skin texture,” Henry says. “CeraVe’s Ultralight Moisturizer with SPF 30 is very hydrating and blends in nicely with my dark complexion,” she says, adding that she also likes Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, which is absolutely transparent. (Henry has already collaborated with Cerave.)

SkinMedica Lytetra $131 Night: Henry finishes her day with another deep wash, this time using SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. “It cleans up the filth, grease, contaminants, and particles that accumulate throughout the day,” she explains. She then uses P50 to tone her skin again before applying Alastin’s Renewal Retinol. “This is a wonderful non-irritating solution that softens fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes acne, and fights hyperpigmentation with minimal inflammation,” Henry says.

Finally, she slathers on SkinCeuticals’ Triple Lipid Rejuvenate before going to bed, a thick moisturizer that she claims helps to repair and restore her skin while she sleeps.

The Extras: Henry uses a drugstore staple to keep her body skin soft and hydrated: CeraVe’s Moisturizing Cream, which is rich with ceramides that help the skin retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is included for enhanced hydration.

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Carlos A. Charles’ routine is about as simple as it gets when it comes to routines. “In the morning, I wash my face with a gentle cleanser like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, then apply a generous coating of EltaMD UV Clear, which serves as both sun protection and moisturizer,” he explains. Charles also uses a vitamin C serum to protect his skin from free radical damage, which helps with his hyperpigmentation. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is what he’s been using lately. Is anyone surprised by this?

Night: Charles says he occasionally replaces CeraVe’s original Hydrating Cleanser with the foamy option in the evening because it removes more dirt and grime from the day. “After that, I moisturize with CeraVe PM Face Moisturizer,” he says, adding that he uses a light retinoid lotion twice a week to help with cell turnover and collagen formation. “I normally use 0.025 percent tretinoin cream.”

The Extras: Charles claims that he always, always uses a fragrance-free soap on his body (such as Dove or Aveeno) and that he always, always moisturizes from head to toe after washing.

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Morning: Nada Elbuluk starts her day by washing with Dove’s Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar (she’s a Dove partner) and applying an SPF 30 or higher moisturizer. “I’m continuously experimenting with new ones,” she explains. “Occasionally, I’ll take a vitamin C-based antioxidant or one that has both C and E, such as SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum.”

Even though her skin can’t withstand prescription-level retinoids, Elbuluk loves to get her retinol in at night. She chooses cosmeceutical-grade retinol- or retinaldehyde-based products. “SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals have several that are really good,” she explains. “There are other [excellent drugstore] options like Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair and RoC collections, but I haven’t found one that I love yet.”

Extras include: “Because retinols stimulate cell turnover, I don’t exfoliate any more. I’m a minimalist who believes that less is more “Allure is informed by Elbuluk.

 

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She did “everything right” and never lost an inch.

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