For skin to remain bright and supple, you need to cleanse and moisturize on a daily basis, especially after showering.
It is best to use a gentle cleanser that does not clog your pores. You should look for one that claims to be “noncomedogenic.” A product labelled noncomedogenic does not contain ingredients that are known to clog the pores.
When you have this product, the best way to use it is to massage the cleanser into the skin with clean fingertips, then rinse it off with warm water. After this, pat the skin dry with a clean towel.
Research suggests that melanated skin tends to lose moisture faster than other skin types. To limit this, and to prevent the skin from looking ashy, one should use a daily moisturizer that contains humectants, this helps retain moisture in the skin.
A product which is known to really help with moisturizing your skin is Shea Butter. It also has soothing and anti-aging properties that may make skin appear smoother and younger.
Also in order to reduce irritation of the skin, it is best to avoid moisturizers with fragrances. It is also a good idea to avoid abrasive scrubs to limit damage to your skin.