Pharmaceutical Expert and Founder of Uso by African Dermal Science, Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo shares her journey in skincare by saying that as a teen, she was obsessed with radiant, glowing, healthy skin.
I use to go from one brand to another, mostly international brands.— Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo, Pharmaceutical Expert and Founder of Uso by African Dermal Science
Mothoa-Frendo says that she was never entirely happy with the international products she used for her skin. She realised that most of the international brands are formulated in the Northern skies where places like Europe and the US create products for a paler complexion.
They have different skincare concerns – mostly around wrinkling.— Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo, Pharmaceutical Expert and Founder of Uso by African Dermal Science
Mothoa-Frendo says that 'black don’t crack' so that’s the least of her concerns. Our main concern is that our skin doesn’t wrinkle – it tarnishes, says Mothoa-Frendo.
Mothoa-Frendo says that they are several issues we encounter as men and women with darker skin tones - living in Africa that foreign brands don’t address.
- Uneven skin tone - particularly around the forehand and mouth.
- Hyper-pigmentation - mostly around the cheeks.
- Hormonal changes
- Sun exposure
- Seasonal dryness
- Oiliness - which is a result of melanin rich skin
- Sunscreen that doesn’t make the black skin grey
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