There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare, but here’s what we do know: Most of the products marketed to black women have toxins in it, and these toxins are known to have adverse effects on our overall health.
Our skin is different, and so, therefore, we have different needs than most mainstream products can’t help us with, so it’s time for us to make a big change in the products we use. Thankfully for people like Dr. Anne, who created the AbsoluteJOI skincare line, we have hope that we can safely meet our skincare and lifestyle needs. Today, we talk about the important products Black people need to have in their skincare routines, the damaging effects of inflammation, and how we can do better about putting better things in and on our skin.
Quote from interviewee for call-out box:
“With skincare, it’s less about the appearance of your skin and more about the health of your skin.” —Dr. Anne
Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:
- It’s important to work with your skin, not against it.
- Black skin has different needs and the products we use should be tailored to those needs.
- The more aware we are, the better we can protect ourselves.
- Inflammation is the root cause of disease.
Check Out These Highlights:
- Dr. Anne talks about the dangers of fragrance. (7:04)
- Debunking skincare myths. (11:39)
- Why using oil is best for oily skin. (14:11)
- The importance of using non-toxic products in your daily routine. (16:14)
- Dr. Anne discusses inflammation and the harmful role it plays. (24:55)
- “Oil has a very important role in maintaining our skin health. And when we are constantly trying to strip it away, what we’re doing is fighting against what our skin is naturally trying to do.”
- “Focus on maintaining a healthy approach to the skin.”
- “What we don’t put in our bodies is just as important as what we do put in.”
- “Inflammation causes diseases or is an indicator of disease.”