5 Beauty Must-Haves You Need Right Now

african american woman putting on facial mask(BlackDoctor.org) — If there was an award for the industry providing the most consumer choice, the beauty industry should definitely be a nominee. In one sense choice is good, but then again, many people have nothing more than marketing to help determine which products are actually necessary. Here is what your basic five piece skincare arsenal should consist of.


Cleanser may seem like a no-brainer, but many people truly undervalue the importance of these products, especially men. It is common to find people with the attitude that facial cleansers are nice to have but if they don’t, then it’s no big deal. Facial cleanser is must have and if you don’t use one daily it’s a very big deal.

When you cleanse your face, your goal should be more than simply wiping away surface dirt. You need a product that penetrates and helps to restore your skin to its natural condition. Otherwise, you may suffer a wide range of problems including patchy, greasy skin riddled with pimples and blackheads.

To avoid these problems, African-Americans are normally advised to choose an oil-free cleanser. If your skin is dry, you may want a cream based product. In most cases, gel cleansers are the best, especially those containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).