By Marva Sneed
On From Marva with Love, I had the pleasure of interviewing esthetician Tomorrow Leigh. Tomorrow Leigh is from Glendora, California and has over 20 years of experience as a
MS: You are an authority on melanin. Melanin what is the simplest way to explain what it is?
TL: Melanin is what we see in people of color; also people with sun damage causing hyperpigmentation of the skin. I like to focus on treatments that can help with the melanin using products like the, Kojic Acid, but there are many, many more natural skin care products that even out the skin tone and give you a glowing and radiant skin.
MS: So Melanin means color?
TL: Melanin is melanocytes cells which distributes color to the skin. Don’t let your Melanin fool you! Oftentimes women of color believe your gorgeous melanated hue will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. We all burn when our skin is not protected. Not to mention prematurely aging from the sun’s damaging rays.
MS: Why is skin care and facials so important?
TL: The benefits are so important. Like I have stated I’ve been an esthetician for over 20 years. Most people think of facials as just washing your face, but it is so much more than that. Actually what we do is access the skin. We are able to tell them what type of skin they have. There are several types of skin, oily, acne, mature, dry mature, dehydrated and combination skin types. People are using products that are not quite right for the skin. Estheticians can tell you what type of skin you have and what products are best suited for them, products that won’t cause inflammation and cause more damage to the skin.
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