Have you avoided treating black skin, or having your own skin treated due to a lack of skincare confidence for black skin? Would you like to overcome your apprehension to using skincare products? Are you wanting and ready to see real change in skin health equity?
Like you, I’ve been misguided when it came to my skin. Prior to entering the industry, I shunned the use of any professional skincare simply due to the well-meaning, but harmful traditions passed on to me by my family. When I went to the drug stores or beauty counters, I was always let down by the inappropriate products that were recommended for my skin type and skin colour. It is stories such as my own and many others why I entered the industry to effectively bring truth and awareness for change.
If you’ve struggled getting the right care or with caring for black skin, you’re not alone.
According to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, only 4 percent of practicing dermatologists identify as Hispanic, and only 3 percent identify as Black or African descent. Alarming. This lack of understanding for darker skin proliferates beyond the skin health industry but also involves the medical field. According to Janice A. Sabin, PhD, “40% of first- and second-year medical students in the US still endorsed the belief that ‘black people’s skin is thicker than white people’s’, a relic belief from the early 19thcentury.”
This work is one small but significant step towards rectifying that malady.
In this book you will discover:
- Surprising truths about black/darker skin.
- The #1 common misconception and myth surrounding darker skin, plus many more.
- The illustrious history of the Beauty industry and darker skin.
- What top tier skin pros from around the world today, had to say about treating black clients.
- How to level up your know-how on skincare ingredients and skincare routines.
- Effective treatments for darker skin.
- The Ten Commandments for black Skin.
As a skin professional or as a novice, this book will further support your understanding of darker skin , even if you haven’t had much success in the past.