About Facials For Darker Skin Tones, Funmi Fetto says: “I absolutely love facials. I’m a great believer that this thing of beauty can take bad skin to good, good skin to great and great skin to a level that could rival a game-changing filter.”
by Rae Ogbu
But before the Vogue Beauty editor sits in your chair for a facial, there are some important precautions she takes. “My biggest one is that my facial be conducted by someone well-versed in the issues that plague darker skin tones.”
What are these issues? Fetto elaborates that they include; Hyperpigmentation, excessive oiliness, keloids, eczema that leaves you with a rough, incredibly uneven skin tone, pimples that dry up only to leave dark scars. She goes on to point out that most facials do not accommodate them.
SPF: I don’t want a facialist that thinks she’s doing me a favour by finishing off with an SPF or a mineral powder that makes me look like my face has been dipped in cigarette ash (note to facialists, please stock up on SPF that actually blends well on darker skin tones).
The Treatment: Getting facials for darker skin tones, Funmi Fetto recommends The Pore Refiner for congested, acne-prone skin, and the Glow Getter perfect for hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones.
Add-ons: Such as peels, boosters and extractions, can all be adapted to your needs.
Try A Hydrafacial – a deep-cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, hydrating and antioxidant 50-minute treatment – for clearer, brighter and smoother skin.