Move over, sis, the guys are taking over the beauty scene in 2018.
OK, we didn't quite mean to rhyme—but it's becoming more and more common for men to join the beauty conversation. Especially when it comes to breaking down the stigma of discussing good grooming habits.
We caught up with David Yi, founder and editor of Very Good Light, a new platform that openly allows men to dive into the beauty abyss, to learn more about the new found interest.
"Grooming is in 2018 is where fashion was in 2013," he explains. "Men were like, 'Can I be into style? Does it make me less than? Does it make me weird?' Then hip-hop stars like Kanye West made the plunge. Then the NBA stars behind. It’s had a trickle effect since and now you won’t meet a guy who isn’t into style. Grooming just need some time, education and care."
From fashion to entrepreneurship, the men of hip-hop have always led the way in all things trendy. We compiled everyone from P. Diddy to A$AP Rocky to Jaden Smith to see what these handsome men have up their sleeves.
It's no surprise that this inspirational rap mogul is dropping his skin-care tips, paired with some inspirational speeches, all over the 'gram. Sean Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, is all about that self-care life. From eye masks to massages, Diddy has cracked the code to keeping his youthful appearance on lock.
In 2015, Diddy gave us a look into his Pre-Oscars routine and proved that there's nothing better than getting a professional facial. If you can't hit up the spa before the turn up, check out the "special lasers" that his aesthetician used to have his skin looking right!
The NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Kit uses microcurrent therapy to stimulate and tighten your skin. Using this can reduce wrinkles, improve facial contours and brighten your skin, leaving it looking smoother and softer. No wonder Diddy looks so damn good!
Buy It: NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Kit ($325)
Pharrell is best known for his musical chops and effortless style. But let's not forget that this man never ages. We've all been waiting to know the secret to his wrinkle-free skin—and he has four simple steps: exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize and see a dermatologist!
In Pharrell's interview with In The Gloss, he revealed that Naomi Campbell is actually the one that told him to see a dermatologist for all his skin-care needs instead of using drugstore products like Cetaphil. He put down the Cetaphil and switched over to Glytone Self-Foaming Cleanser, Clearing Toner and Moisturizer, all prescribed by his dermatologist Dr. Elena Jones.
You can use these products listed, but as Pharrell said, it's always best to visit a dermatologist and find out exactly what products work best for your skin. We can't all be poreless like Pharrell and Naomi!
"Honestly, I haven’t been told my skin is flawless. What I use is something called witch hazel to cleanse and exfoliate every day. You’ve got to exfoliate, you know?" he shared.
For those who don't know, witch hazel is a natural astringent considered one of the best remedies for fighting acne and removing excess oil off your skin.
Buy It: Dickinson's Witch Hazel ($5)
Quavo might be busy trapping out the "Bando" but that doesn't mean he doesn't care about maintaining supple skin.
GlamGlow has an assortment of masks for all skin types. The GravityMud peel-off mask can be used as a tightening and toning treatment to improve fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tones.
Buy It: GlamGlow GravityMud ($21)
Drake isn't playing any games when it comes to his dental hygiene! After Drake posted this smiling pic of himself, an Instagram user tried to come for Drizzy stating that his teeth were dirty.
Drake responded saying "I brush with activated charcoal before any club night where I will see baddies know datttttttttt." We feel you, Drake!
Activated charcoal is a black powder that can be made from the likes of coconut shells when exposed to high temperatures. Plus, it can be used as a natural teeth-whitener as well as a detox ingredient and skin-care product to fight acne.
According to Dr. Gary Glassman, the chief dental officer of DentalCorp, the actual perks of using activated charcoal aren't definite. Dr. Glassman says that those thinking of making the switch should use it sparingly because activated charcoal lacks flouride, which is the ingredient in toothpaste that fights bacteria.
Future's dreads always look luxurious (and moisturized) whether they are tucked under a hat or free-flowing as he turns up during a performance.
His longtime stylist, Shekinah Anderson, gave Refinery29 the down low on what she uses to have his dreads looking full of life, even with the blonde tips!
Shekinah, who first twisted Future's hair at 16 years old, washes and conditions his hair with Pureology's Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. After drying and detangling with her Shekinah Jo Moisture Infusion Leave-In Conditioner, she retwists his dreads with Sulfur8's Loc Twist & Braid Gel and Ampro Pro Styl Protein Styling Gel.
When rocking dreads, the most important thing to remember is moisturize, moisturize and, of course, moisturize. Future's stylist (and friend) has definitely got that on loc! Get it? LOL.
Buy It: Pureology's Hydrate Shampoo ($66); Pureology's Hydrate Conditioner ($68); Shekinah Jo's Moisture Infusion Leave-In Conditioner ($11); Sulfur8's Loc Twist & Braid Gel ($11); Ampro Pro Stly Protein Styling Gel ($4)
This Starboy has star quality skin that never seems to age. (Seriously, how old are you, Abel?)
This is all courtesy to his groomer, Christine Nelli. Whenever The Weeknd needs to look his best on stage, Nelli told Billboard.com she uses ReVive skin-care products to prep his skin to be spotlight ready.
Nelli says that after cleansing, she applies the ReVive Eye Renewal Serum under his eyes to reduce the look of fine lines or wrinkles. Then, she mixes the ReVive Rescue Elixir Anti-Aging Oil and ReVive Defensif Renewal Serum as a moisturizer. For subtle coverage, she'll finish his look off with ReVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil and ReVive Intensite Moisturizing Lip Balm Luxe Conditioner to keep his lips hydrated.
Created by plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, Revive was developed in order to combat lackluster complexions and leave skin looking ageless. He uses his patented and Nobel-prize winning Renewal Epidermal Science (RES) Technology to help regenerate skin cells.
Buy It: ReVive Eye Renewal Serum ($150); ReVive Resuce Elixir Anti-Aging Oil ($285); ReVive Defensif Renewal Serum ($235); ReVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil ($105); ReVive Intensite Moisturizing Lip Balm Luxe Conditioner ($60)
If you spot Jaden Smith at any event, you will most likely see him with his favorite accessory: water. He seems to be one of the most hydrated celebs out there with not one blemish gracing his glowing, radiant skin. He even tweeted about his love for distilled water.
Jaden and Will Smith took this love for water one step further by starting their own water company. So, Jaden's traded his usual jug of distilled water for these cute, colorful JUST waters. According to their website, JUST water is 100 percent ethically sourced and packaged water from Glens Falls, New York.
Does drinking more water really make your skin glow?
Board certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, M.D. told Women's Health, “I’ve found that water makes a big difference in skin health. Without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, and wrinkles and pores more prominent.”
We might just have to cop some of the Smith's water. It doesn't hurt that it's good for your skin AND the environment.
Buy It: JUST Water 24-pack ($40)
Frank Ocean is known for his smooth vocals but he also has crazy, smooth looking skin. You can thank Mama Ocean for that.
Katonya Breaux was adamant on making sure her sons had sunscreen on when they were growing up. Frank's mother even created her own skin-care line of SPF products called Unsun after the frustration of not being able to find sunscreen for brown skin. Katonya says that her son definitely incorporates sunscreen into his daily routine.
Sunscreen should be used every day whether its a beach day, Netflix and chill day and even a snow day! It helps keep your complexion looking smooth and ageless while protecting it from damaging UV rays.
There's also a huge misconception that people with darker skin don't need to use sunscreen. Katonya Breaux aims to show that's just not true with her line of natural, mineral based SPF products that blend perfectly into all skin tones and are free of those nasty chemicals that can irritate your skin.
Buy It: Unsun SPF30 Tinted Mineral Sunscreen ($29)
DJ Khaled has been known to drop his major keys to success all over social media. What's his major key for softer looking skin? Cocoa butter! He says he doesn't even wear cologne because cocoa butter leaves him smelling that good.
After dropping this knowledge all over Snapchat, Palmer's actually partnered up with DJ Khaled and launched his own line of cocoa butter products called "We The Best Glow," "Live Life Smooth" and "They Block."
Cocoa butter works great on sensitive skin because it moisturizes and hydrates, while also repairing and healing damaged skin. Cocoa butter is also known to fade stretch marks. Major key!
Buy It: DJ Khaled's Special Edition Cocoa Butter Formula Collection ($5.50)