On Wednesday March 20, the online resource for patients with skin of colour, Black Skin Directory, hosted an educational skincare event teaching patients about skincare options and treatments most suited to darker skin tones.
The guests arrived at the GILD Clinic in London, where they were greeted with nibbles and drinks. The educational sessions began shortly after this, covering categories such as cleansing, exfoliating and treatments masks as methods of improving skin condition.
The sessions were moderated by Dija Ayodele, founder of the Black Skin Directory, and speakers including training manager at distribution company AestheticSource, Nikki Jones, cosmetic dermatology trainer at the GILD Clinic, Maja Swierczynska and Dr Emily MacGregor, clinical director at the GILD Clinic.
The speakers discussed the benefits of certain ingredients on black skin, with tips on how to use the Exuviance range of products from AestheticSource. Following this, there were live treatment demonstrations suitable for darker skin tones, including a chemical peel and microneedling treatment.
Dr MacGregor said, “It was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Black Skin Directory in what we hope is the first of many events. I feel very strongly that correcting this needs to come from both the practitioners who are offering treatments and from the skincare product brands who are marketing to the public.”