Cop This: A Sneak Peek into Two Male LGBTQ+ Influencers Grooming Routines

In honor of Pride Month, EBONY sat down with two of your fave male LGBTQ+ content creators to discuss their grooming tips, tricks, and overall skincare regimen. 


A creative director and host of Fuse TV’s Drip vs Flex


Fuse TV host Khalid Briggs. Image: Courtesy of subject

Morning Skincare Routine: My morning routine begins with washing my face with Fenty Skin Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser. Then I follow it up with Fenty’s Fat Water. I swear by this; it works wonders. I love that it’s gentle enough to apply with my hands. I then use Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer to lock in moisture. I finish with Cremo’s Beard Oil to keep my beard hydrated and healthy-looking.

Fenty Skin Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser, $25,

Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum, $28,

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer, $32,

Cremo Forest Blend Revitalizing Beard Oil, $10, 

Evening Skincare Routine: Just like my morning skincare routine, I start off by washing my face with the Fenty Skin cleanser, then I follow with Fenty’s Fat Water and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. Afterwards, I apply my two favorite serums: Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair and Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Night Pressed Serum.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, $75, 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Pressed Serum, $27,

Desert Island Stash: It would have to be my facial steamer and Bump Stopper
—this stuff is magical, especially for Black men. I get a lot of ingrowns under my beard, especially with the everyday use of masks. Also, my skin gets irritated after a haircut; the Bumper Stopper cuts that down.  

High Time Bump Stopper-2, $10,

Best Glow Up Advice: Talk to a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist to discover the best products to use and which to avoid—all tailored to your specific skin type and issues. Also, find a skincare routine and stick to it. Make it a habit. Grooming is an act of self-care, so take the time to do something for you.


A skincare and lifestyle content creator


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Content creator, Andre Nevins. Image: Courtesy of subject

Morning Skincare Routine: My typical morning routine is very simple and streamlined, focusing mainly on protection and hydration. I use a gentle cleanser, such as Holifrog Gel Wash , a Vitamin C serum, a hydrating serum, moisturizer, and of, course a SPF. 

Holifrog Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash, $36, 

Evening Skincare Routine: For my nighttime routine, I focus on moisturizing and treating my skin. I like to double cleanse, then use a hydrating toner, followed by a peptide/antioxidant serum, a retinol, and a moisturizer. 

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 Stable Retinal Night Serum, $59,

Desert Island Stash: Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster is heaven sent. It helps with breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and texture issues.

Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster, $40,

Best Glow-Up Advice: Start by finding a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen that works for you. From there you can start to build onto your routine.

Paula’s Choice Youth Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50, $33,


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