7 Secrets Every Aesthetician Should Know About Skin of Color

Written by Eunice Cofie-Obeng, founder, chief cosmetic chemist, and aesthetician at Nuekie
The skin care market is growing but there is still an untapped need for personalized skin care services for people of color. Women and men of color are looking for skin care specialists who understand their unique skin care needs. Unfortunately, many aestheticians never receive adequate training on skin of color in aesthetics school. Getting quality education on how to treat the unique structure and…
Hyperpigmentation disorders present as skin that is discolored, blotchy, darker, or lighter than normal – this happens when the body produces too little or too much melanin. These disorders can be localized or can diffusely spread about the entire body. The most common types of genetic hyperpigmentation are birthmarks, macular stains, port wine stains, albinism, piebaldism, and freckles. Not all genetic skin colorations will appear…
Skin care professionals and clients alike have experienced those annoying red spots that remain long after an acne breakout. They seem to last forever. Eventually, these red spots disappear, but as aestheticians know, there is a quicker solution and ways to help clients rid their skin of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} UNDERSTANDING POST INFLAMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is “inflammation or trauma to the skin that…
Seborrheic keratosis is amongst the most common cutaneous (skin) lesions and affects approximately eighty-three million Americans. It is a benign (non-cancerous) skin condition that appears as a brown, black, or tan growth. While one lesion can appear on its own, multiple growths are more common. They tend to develop in older Americans appearing on the face, chest, shoulders, or back with a waxy, scaly, and…
A strong client base can be built by treating East Indian skin through understanding how it functions and the areas of care in each treatment plan. For instance, East Indian skin can have many similarities to Caucasian skin concerning oil gland production and hair follicle distribution, but it also has the second highest melanosome production after black skin of African descent. Clients with East Indian…

As you scan the market for LED light therapy devices, one might wonder why some devices have only one wavelength (color) of light, while other devices have a wide variety of wavelengths. Some devices deliver only a single wavelength of light, while other devices deliver multiple wavelengths simultaneously. The answer to those questions can be found in the developmental history of light therapy and the…

October 2020

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