One must determine the type of the skin, and then buy appropriate cleansers. Skin colour is not as important, when compared to skin type.
To determine your skin type, face a mirror and carefully examine your skin. If your skin is oily, then choose the cleanser according to accordingly. However, if your skin is dry, then you must choose a cleanser on those basis. Determining the brand or make of the cleanser is totally up to you.
After acquiring the cleanser, start washing your face with it. It is recommended that one should use the cleanser after their daily bath or before going to sleep. Wet your face lightly with warm water, and then rub the cleanser gently on your face in circular motions. Make sure that you apply the cleanser to all the face and neck. Wash your face with lukewarm water after rubbing the cleanser, and dry your face by patting towel on your face.
Using a toner regularly, is also helpful in cleaning African American skin. It is best to use the toner once every week after cleansing your face.
Moisturize your face as much as you can if you want to clean your African American skin. Moisturizing does not mean that one should start using facial products. It means that one must regularly wash face with water to avoid the skin from looking dehydrated.
One must try to take out some time for regular exfoliation. A facemask or facial rubs can be used for this purpose. It is recommended to do exfoliating once a week in order to have neat and fresh facial skin. Doing exfoliating after your bath is recommended, but one can do it according to their own liking.