Melanin-rich skin tones, specifically those categorized as Fitzpatrick levels IV-VI, are vastly under-represented in the professional skin care industry’s training curricula. Classes often omit how skin conditions present in darker skin tone variations which causes a learning gap that can lead to inequalities in skin care, from the initial client consultation through skin analysis and treatment. Dermalogica has launched Treating Melanin-Rich Skin, an online course for skin therapists and future industry professionals to strengthen their foundational knowledge of understanding and treating melanin-rich skin.
In this 3 part series, we explore skin conditions and treatments with the leading experts featured in the free online course. In part 2, meet expert Direshni Vining, Training Manager, who takes us through advanced services such as microneedling, nanoinfusion, and dermaplaning. She also shares her advice for professionals treating melanin-rich skin and why this online education is so needed in the industry.