By Isoul H. Harris | Global Content Creator + Lifestyle Blogger
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Summertime. And the living ain’t so easy, Porgy. It’s hot AF. However, it feels as if the sun melts away your facial product and denigrates your efforts. But, it’s not the case, and you need to press on. Your face is your first presentation to the world. And that two-in-one face wash/shampoo will not fuel your Michael B. Jordan doppelgänger dreams. Trust me.
Here’s the deal, it’s imperative that you personally assess your skin. How does it function? What does it react to? What does it suffer from? What don’t you like about it? How you want to look? The answers to these questions will start you on the right path to an enviable complexion.
My skin game began in my adolescence. Short-shorts, studded belts, tube socks, and transparent T-shirts ruled. Madonna’s Desperately Seeking Susan rocked the cinemas and the accompanying song “Into The Groove” ruled the radio waves. But, with the way I was looking, I clearly would relate more to Bette Davis squealing, “It’s going to be a bumpy ride,” than the Material Girl seductively singing, “Boy you’ve got to prove your love to me.” My skin was a hot mess.
Mount St. Helens may have blown in 1980, but my face had daily eruptions. It was disastrous, and its shock waves obliterated my self-esteem.
However, an amazing thing happened during my daily slathering of Oxy-10: I started actively learning about skin care, from oily skin to acne prevention and more. By adulthood, I was an uncertified expert. I learned the right cocktail of products for my skin type (oily, acne prone), how to apply product, and the most effective frequency of use. Whether it’s an expert or your dermatologist, take their advice, but within the context of knowing yourself and your body. Always use your instinct.
While in graduate school at NYU, there was a period of three months when I was depressed. I could not figure out what was going on. My spirit, that voice inside, told me to check the medication I was prescribed by my doctor. It was Accutane. And upon inspection, I found out a possible side effect was depression, and there were several reports of people around the world allegedly committing suicide while on Accutane. I stopped immediately. Your intuition works in every facet of your life, including grooming.
Find the steps every man must take daily to have exceptionally handsome flawless skin on the next page.