Washing your face is probably one of the first things we learned growing up. “Don’t come to breakfast with cold in your eyes!” many of our mothers told us. (Or maybe that was just our moms) Either way, washing your face is really kind of thing but really isn’t a thing at the same time. For instance, some people do it with just water (not really a thing) and some people do it with water and face wash and essence and toner and facial massages (a big thing). There are those of us who have face stuff and those of us have have hoard of face stuff.
What’s interesting though is that one: we’re going to bet that you’re probably washing your face wrong or at least half wrong and b: you’re shaking your head right now like, girl bye. Face washing is kind of like wearing a bra. Once you’ve settled into your size and the boobs have stopped growing you set down roots. But, ah ha! Like the rest of many (most? we are going to go with most) women everywhere, your boobs did not stop growing or something adjusted or childbirth or hormones or weight loss or gain or something shifted the twins and now they are smaller, larger or somewhere in-between. That’s how face washing is. Your mom told you to put a little soap on the face cloth and wash (the face rag if you’re from the south) and you did and diligently you do this with your soap elevated to “something from the drug store.”
It’s time to finally establish a face washing routine–the proper one–like that proper fitting bra you finally got when you realized that no, your nipples should not yet be at your elbows just yet and no, side boob is not a thing.
We are going there and breaking down a series of facial skin care so you can get your African girl flawlessness on (and us too; seriously who does not want skin like Ajak or Liya?). We know a little something something about skin and about black and brown skin at that (it’s mostly because we hang out with experts at this stuff) and we’re going to give you expert tips for get your skin routine together and so break it all down from the top so you can finally learn how to properly wash your face (remember it’s a thing).
We want to hear from you, so tell us: what are you skin care concerns? Dryness, hyperpigmentation, oily, mature? Lay it on us in the comments and in the meantime we’ll be working like crazy building out an epic photo and video series (yes and yes) on proper skin care for black and brown girls and for all budgets because it’s just about time somebody did it and had it all in once place.