Skin care for black skin must involve plenty of moisturising. Take your makeup off every evening with a gentle product such as a makeup remover milk or micellar water, or even a makeup remover oil, which is particularly gentle on fragile dark skin. Avoid soaps that will make your skin dry out. Once a week, exfoliate with a gentle, non-abrasive scrub, to rid the skin of the dead cells that give you a dull complexion. Even though black skin tends to have dense dead cells that are difficult to clean away, gentle exfoliation once a week should generally do the trick, even for very oily skin. Finish off with a good dose of moisture. Oils and shea butter are often used in skin care for dark skin, but remember that they just offer oil, no water: the skin isn't hydrated, it's just “oiled”.