The recently-established Black Skin Directory held an educational event on skincare myths surrounding black skin on March 29 at Avanti Aesthetics in London.
Dija Ayodele, aesthetician and founder of the Black Skin Directory, explained that the purpose of the event was to correct the misconceptions on the suitability of aesthetic treatments and products for black skin, while offering guests the opportunity to meet skincare professionals on a face-to-face basis.
The session consisted of an introduction to the Black Skin Directory, which is a website that aims to provide users with information on experienced skincare professionals, treatments and products, followed by questions and answers with the audience and guest speakers. Guests all left the event with a goodie bag from the event’s sponsor, aesthetic product distribution company, AestheticSource.
Skincare professionals in attendance were founder of Avanti Aesthetics Dr Rikin Parekh, Dr Bhavjit Kaur of Health & Aesthetic Clinic and Dr Barbara Kubicka of Clinicbe.
Dr Kaur commented following the event, “I was honoured to be part of the Black Skin Directory panel discussion answering burning questions from an interactive audience about the care of black skin,” while guest Emma Kamara-Sesay added, “I had the best time; the energy in the room was good and the session was really informative.”
Ayodele said, “I am very pleased with the turnout of our first event. The audience was engaged and the panel provided candid and thoughtful expert answers, clearing up skincare misconceptions around the use of sunscreens, different approaches to clinical treatments, addressing the improper use of hydroquinone and the importance of visiting a skincare professionals for treatment. The overwhelming feedback was that the event was well enjoyed and provided a real education for our guests.”