Have you ever had one of those moments where a spot or blemish has popped up from nowhere and you wish you had your own skincare guru at hand to explain why the sudden change, and how to remedy it? Well help is at hand from Black Skin Directory who have announced that they will be launching an e pop up shop to help consumers tackle skincare problems, in this case, specifically pigmentation. With pigmentation being one of the most common skincare concerns reported by black women and its tendency to be exacerbated during the summer months, Black Skin Directory’s shop will launch on 1st October as the summer begins to wind down.
Aesthetician and Black Skin Directory founder, Dija Ayodele explains:“Women of colour should include products that are tyrosinase inhibitors (TI)in their skincare – these help to quell excess melanin at source and subsequently work to prevent hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone is the strongest and quickest TI, but you need a prescription. Other over the counter TI’s would be serums that contain bearberry, liquorice root extract, kojic acid, vitamin C. Always go for the serum format as that will work quicker on the skin. Also don’t forget your lips as they are very prone to sun induced pigmentation. Use a lip balm with sunscreen and smear just over your natural lip line to ensure you the delicate lip area is fully protected as fine lines can start around the immediate perioral area.”
Black Skin Directory launched in February this year, and is the first of its kind that aims to facilitate the connection of women of colour with skincare professionals. To find out more about the pop-up store visit blackskindirectory.com