WHAT DOES DIVERSE SKIN TONES MEAN?
When it comes to skin, it is safe to say, the majority of individuals desire a smooth, radiant, even-tone complexion. When we refer to diverse skin tones, we’re referring to the population of people who tan. Skin that tans, it can produce dark spots, dark patches, discolorations and uneven skin tones on the face and body. It is important to get control of the condition using products known to be medical-grade. For the best results, you need to incorporate a skincare regimen to control the primary cause, i.e., acne and secondary affect, i.e., dark spots.
An uneven skin tone and spots or patches darker than the surrounding skin, generally are triggered by UV exposure. To reduce this darkening, it is important to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outdoors. It is important to reapply every two hours if in the sun for an extended period of time.
This population may have hair that is tight curled or kinky, causing a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps and ingrown hairs). It is important to provide ingredients that will control the pus-filled bumps and remove embedded hair causing the condition.
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ABOUT PAMELA SPRINGER
Pamela Springer’s aesthetics knowledge has given her the recognition as a leader in the advanced aesthetics education. She is a highly sought-after professional speaker for TV, medical conferences, and aesthetic trade shows. She has appeared on Oprah, and as a skincare expert on stations, such as Fox, NBC and ABC stations, nationally.
As a professional speaker, Ms. Springer addresses the beauty industry lack of specialized training when it comes to the skin differences between people of other races. Her company, Global Skin Solutions, LLC has become a national continuing education provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing. Being a CE provider allows Springer to train medical staff on the nuances of ethnic skin; how to lower risk factors and enhance results.
Pamela began her career in the beauty industry as a National Training Director for the first major ethnic skin care company. She soon discovered the lack of education in pigmentation and the understanding of diverse ethnic skin. As an African American woman who has a mixed ancestry from three other lineages, her passion became educating other skin care professionals on the unique nuances of ethnic pigmented skin.
Before opening The Skin & Makeup Institute of Arizona in 2000, Pamela completed a 9-month preceptorship under the tutelage of a board-certified dermatologist and medical school professor specializing in Ethno-Dermatology.
Springer launched Global Skin Solutions LLC, a corrective skincare line in 2009. In 2011, Global Skin Solutions (GSS) received a board-certified dermatologist product endorsement and recommendation. GSS is formulated to reflect the unique challenges that professionals face in providing treatment modalities for today’s diverse ethnic skincare market.
Her certification courses are based on Ethno-Dermatology science-related didactics and evidence-based treatment modalities. This certification program provides advanced aesthetics training in understanding the genetic composition; gives answers to therapeutically challenging pigment disorders; and imparts cultural diversity information.
As skin care professionals, no longer will they have to be “afraid of the dark.”