Equal representation in the skincare community is crucial for educating the public on different skin needs. When visiting a spa or even dermatologist, not all experts are familiar with Black skin concerns and needs. This can lead to improper treatments or even complete oversights of problems. With this in mind, it’s crucial to amplify the voices of Black skincare experts and influencers.
Keep reading to discover 6 Black skincare experts and influencers to follow on Instagram for advice and product recommendations.
Dr. Mitchell is a board-certified dermatologist, as well as the founder and CEO of Mitchell Dermatology. Mitchell Dermatology is a medical and aesthetics dermatology practice in Ohio. Mitchell uses her platform to be an advocate for “mentorship, education, entrepreneurship, and diversity in medicine & [dermatology],” according to her Instagram bio. Her page covers topics such as vitiligo, hair loss, psoriasis and much more. Aside from skincare, Mitchell also uses her platform to discuss topics like equality and diversity in the field.
Dr. Love is also a board-certified dermatologist. She has built a significant following on Instagram, through her engaging and conversation-promoting content. Love frequently posts about skincare topics such as acne, rosacea, and sunscreen, but also regularly covers topics such as fitness, wellness, social causes, and much more. Love is also an avid researcher, writing many articles regarding the field of dermatology.
Dr. Aderemi-Ibitola, based in Pennsylvania, went from being a D1 athlete to a dermatology physician assistant. Aderemi-Ibitola addresses skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, dandruff, warts, eczema, skin cancer screenings, and keloids. She also performs cosmetic services in addition to these services, too. Her Instagram is full of great skincare tips and product recommendations, helping you develop a better beauty routine suited for your needs.
If you’re looking for amazing, pregnancy-safe skincare recommendations, Saj Mack has the page for you. Based in Atlanta, Mack is a professional makeup artist in the film and television industry with a passion for skincare. Her blog began when struggling to adjust her beauty routine and creative energy while on maternity leave, allowing her to create a visual diary to promote self care for all. Her page is great for skincare advice, product recommendations, and appreciating the beautiful aesthetic of her content.
With a crisp, white feed, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Mellie Michelle’s account. Michelle also runs a blog, giving more in-depth reviews and recommendations. Full of beautiful product shots, skincare tips, style, activism and much more, Michelle’s account is perfect for any beauty lover.
An icon in the beauty community, Jackie Aina is full of wisdom and wit. Most popular for her makeup tutorials on Youtube, Aina is also well-versed in skincare. While her Instagram is primarily used for fashion and activism, you can expect to still see plenty of skincare and makeup content, too. See her Youtube for amazing skincare routines, product recommendations, and even products or methods to be wary of.
There are countless Black creators in the skincare realm, with these only being a small glimpse. If you’re a lover of all things skincare and beauty, be sure to give these skincare experts and influencers a follow.