Black Beauty Influencers to Follow for Skin-Care Advice
One of our favorite things about following influencers on social media is learning about all things skin care in the form of fun and creative content. From figuring out which new product launches are worth buying to hearing about upcoming skin-care trends and listening to advice about specific concerns, we welcome the opportunity to access this information via personal experiences.
If you’re someone with a darker complexion, though, you may notice that the movement towards skin positivity and inclusivity is one that’s ever evolving and still has a ways to go in terms of representation. Ahead, find a handful of our favorite follows. Read on to discover 11 black beauty influencers who are offering some of the best skin-care advice, tutorials and so much more.
The BrownSkinDerm is like having a virtual dermatology appointment at your disposal. Every post is loaded with skin-care information on different conditions that frequently affect women of color, product and doctor recommendations that are specialized in brown skin and even book recommendations that talk about the history of dermatology as it relates to the Black American experience.
Nayamka Roberts-Smith, @labeautyologist
Nayamka Roberts-Smith, a.k.a LaBeautyologist, is a licensed esthetician who brings a mix of selfies and informative skin-care advice with every post on Instagram. Through her YouTube channel, The Golden Rx, you can find her testing viral skin-care trends, sharing her sensitive skin-care routine, giving a guide on SPF for brown girls and even creating skin-care challenges of her own. Her most well-known? The #60secondrule, which says you need to wash your face for 60 seconds to get the most out of your cleanser.
As a pro hair artist and health and fitness enthusiast, Makeba creates engaging lifestyle content to empower women of color. Through her Instagram and YouTube, you’ll find a mix of wellness content, including skin-care advice like her daily regimen for glowing skin and product reviews.
Jackie Aina, @Jackie Aina
You may be familiar with Jackie Aina for her flawless makeup tutorials and Instagram selfies, but little did you know the makeup vlogger is also well versed in skin care. Head over to her YouTube channel and discover videos that can help your extremely dry skin, explain how to pamper your skin on a budget and get fun reviews of extremely expensive skin-care products.
Dr. Nina, @BeautifulBrwnBabyDol
Dr. Nina is the dose of good vibes and wholesome wellness content you need. As a psychologist, coach, professor, speaker and YouTuber, it’s her mission to empower her followers with positivity posts and videos. Our favorites include the ones involving skin care, of course, like the ultimate at-home skin-care routine to promote self-care, debunking common skin-care mistakes and drugstore skin-care hauls.
Sean Garrette, @seangarrette
Meet Sean Garrette, an esthetician who has amassed more than 40 thousand followers for his product reviews and clean Instagram aesthetic. One glance at his seemingly poreless, moisturized complexion, and we promise you’ll follow anything he says.
Danielle Gray, @stylenbeautydoc
Danielle Gray is a New York-based skin-care influencer who gives advice on her Instagram, YouTube and blog. You can find all kinds of information, like the best mineral sunscreens for dark skin, her ultimate ten skin commandments to live by and candid photos in which she gives herself a gua sha facial — because if that’s not a mood, we don’t know what is.
Funmi Monet, @funmimonet
Funmi Monet is a licensed Black therapist and self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast. Her love of skin-care and makeup products shine through her feed. Press that follow button to see satisfying texture Tuesday shots, quick product reviews and the occasional (incredible) selfie.
Skin by Kerr is an aspiring dermatologist who’s dedicated to helping her followers reach their maximum glow. She tests and reviews a multitude of skin-care products, so her viewers know which ones are worth buying. She’s also the creator of #sundazescreen, a hashtag that’s a compilation of BIPOC-friendly sunscreens.
Ashley White, @skinclasshero
Ashley White is a Chicago-based esthetician who will answer your frequently asked skin-care questions one post at a time. She tackles common questions like, Do you really need to wear sunscreen inside? And what are the bare essentials everyone needs? She also showcases before-and-after snapshots to show her followers the most effective treatments for different concerns.
We love Evie because she says she wastes her money so we don’t have to. Scroll through her feed to find all the best skin-care shelfies and go through her story highlights for advice on all things exfoliating, different skin-care routines, reviews and Q&As.