When it comes to treating melanin rich skin, a few important factors need to be considered.
- There is an increased risk of post inflammation hyperpigmentation with melanin rich skin due to the increased activity of the Tyrosinase enzyme which is involved in the production of melanin. In melanin rich skin, the dendrites responsible for distributing melanin to the surrounding keratinocytes are longer and thicker allowing for faster and wider melanosome distribution.
- There is also an increased risk of peel agent penetration due to the increase in sebum production which increases the pH levels in the skin, and therefore the application of a peeling agent with a very low pH and a small molecular structure will penetrate at a much higher rate and increase skin irritation.
With skin health being our top priority, Dermalogica offers a variety of professional skin treatments that take a progressive versus aggressive approach when treating melanin rich skin.
dermalogica treatments to target skin concerns for melanin rich skin
The increase in melanin activity in melanin rich skin makes it more prone to pigmentary skin conditions.
Dermalogica’s Pro Bright skin treatment is designed to boost the absorption of highly effective brightening actives such as Niacinamide, Vitamin C and Hexylresorcinol into the skin. This is the perfect treatment for the client who wants to target hyperpigmentation and reduce dark spots to reveal a smoother, brighter and more even skin tone.
Common irritants as well as a compromised skin barrier due to environmental assaults can leave a melanin rich skin sensitised. An increase in skin irritation can lead to inflammation which can result in hyperpigmentation.
Dermalogica’s Pro Calm skin treatment targets a range of sensitive skin concerns, including irritation, redness, dryness and conditions like eczema. It helps to reduce inflammation and visibly calms the skin and improves overall hydration, which is key in maintaining a strong and healthy barrier.
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Melanin rich skin tends to have less ceramides which can result in trans epidermal water loss, this leads to skin feeling dry and looking dull in appearance.
Dermalogica’s Pro Skin 30-minute treatment is a personalized treatment that is different every time in order to address your skin’s specific needs and goals. This treatment is a convenient 30 minutes for the busy shop-and-go client looking for a key problem-solving treatment, or alternatively the Pro Skin 60-minute treatment for the ultimate sensorial experience while addressing your skin challenges, leaving your skin with the “signature Dermalogica glow.”
The high lipid content that makes melanin rich skin more oily also makes it more prone to breakouts and acne. Add to that the buildup of dead skin cells and we have a favourable environment for bacteria to thrive.
Dermalogica’s Pro Power Peel skin treatment works by removing the outer layers of the skin, to enhance cell renewal and accelerate cell turnover, improving skin’s texture and appearance. It is an excellent treatment for acne conditions. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) like Salicylic Acid are oil-soluble, making them an excellent treatment choice for oily and acne-prone skin. They can penetrate the skin through the follicles and sebaceous glands while helping to dissolve follicular impactions and clearing skin.
High sebum can also result in enlarged pores, the Dermalogica Pro Microneedling skin treatment is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves the use of a needling device. The needles are used to puncture or perforate the skin and create a controlled injury at a specific depth. The micro needling process stimulates improvement in skin texture, resulting in refined pores.
Dermalogica is a professional brand, built on expertise, designed with the ultimate goal of achieving skin health and visible results when they are combined with your Dermalogica prescribed homecare products.