5 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, hearing about upcoming skin-care trends (hello to the latest, sustainable-everything) and listening to personal advice about specific concerns, getting the opportunity to access this information via personal experiences is a privilege in our opinion.
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. But we do have a handful of favorite follows that we’re highlighting here. Read on to discover five 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 all kinds of skin-care information from 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 you a mix of selfies and informative skin-care advice with every post on Instagram. Through her YouTube, The Golden Rx, you can find her testing viral skin-care trends, sharing her sensitive skin-care routine, a guide on SPF for brown girls, and even creating skin-care challenges of her own. Her most famous? 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, 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 guru is also well versed in her skin-care. Head over to her YouTube channel and discover videos that can help your extremely dry skin, figure out how to pamper your skin on a budget and 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.