Skin Glossary For Her

Common Skin Issues For Women Of Color

Black middle aged woman with Ekhambee logo

 AGING SKIN

The outer skin layer (epidermis) thins with age, even if the number of cell layers remains constant. Melanocytes (pigment-containing cells) become less in number and their size increases. The skin starts to appear thinner, paler, and clearer (translucent). Your late 20s are when you begin to notice some early indicators of aging, as well as the initial effects of sun damage that most likely occurred throughout your adolescence or early twenties. When you reach your 40s, you will notice significant changes in the suppleness of your skin. You're dealing with volume and elasticity loss (resulting in drooping skin), as well as more pronounced lines and UV damage, which can lead to disorders like melasma. In your 50s, you'll be dealing with even more hormone changes, as well as overall skin changes caused primarily by genetics.  You can reduce the signs of aging by using quality natural products in a good skincare routine. Ekhambee skincare products works well for teens through adulthood.

 

Black woman skin with clogged pores and bumps with Ekhambee logo

CLOGGED PORES

A frequent skin issue caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells, oil, or dirt is clogged pores. On people's faces, clogged pores are frequent. They can, however, appear anywhere on your body, including your scalp, neck, back, shoulders, and chest. A clog in a pore's opening might result in a raised white or flesh-colored lump on the skin. A blackhead is a blockage that widens the aperture of the pore. Blackheads do not seem black due to dirt; they appear black due to the chemical reaction of the pore's content combined with oxygen. Using non-comedogenic facial products: The word "non-comedogenic" refers to a product that will not clog pores. We have the perfect range of products specifically formulated for keeping the skin and its pores clean and healthy. Our Apple Cider Vinegar Mud Mask Grapefruit Scent acts like a magnet to remove dirt, tighten the skin, and shrinks the appearance of skin pores. It is recommended to be used two to four times each week. Our Moisturizing Toner Gel shrinks face pores, soothes and tones your skin without drying it out. Use the toner gel morning and night.

 

Hispanic middle aged woman with blackheads and fine lines with Ekhambee logo

COMBINATION SKIN

This skin type has two or more different skin types on the face, and your skin's state may alter depending on the season. Some parts of your skin might be dry or normal, while others, like the T-zone, might be oily (nose, forehead, and chin). It may require using slightly different products in various regions depending on the skin state. Skin diseases can be exacerbated by hormonal impacts and environmental variables that enhance oily and dry skin symptoms. The receptors in your sebaceous glands (sebum) respond to hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. The skin produces more oil as testosterone levels rise. In dry weather, it might feel more dry and flaky.  Ekhambee Unscented Sensitive Skin Moisturizer helps replenish and lock in hydration and prevents moisture loss without being greasy. It works well for all skin types including combination, normal, dry, and aging.

 

Black woman shaving discolored and dark underarm - Ekhambee logo shown

DARK ARMPITS

Dark armpits are indicated as Acanthosis nigricans (AN). It can cause thickness or darkening of the skin in many areas of the body, including the neck and groin. The hue of your underarms should be the same as the rest of your skin. However, the skin in the armpits may darken from time to time. Although dark underarms aren't usually a sign of anything dangerous, they can be embarrassing for some people. Melanocytes are pigment cells that regulate skin color. When these cells grow rapidly, they have the potential to darken the skin. Anyone can get AN, although certain people are susceptible to it. People with darker skin are more likely to experience discoloration beneath their arms than those with lighter skin. It can also be caused due to friction in these fold areas. Our Clay Mix Mud Mask is especially useful when starting to use a natural deodorant to help withdraw the chemicals from the underarm. Our Soothing Toner Gel is a great water-free dirt/sweat remover and for after shaving to reduce bumps and to lighten dark underarms.

 dark eye circle under woman with brown skin eye

DARK EYE CIRCLES

People oftentimes believe that dark circles are caused by weariness and a lack of sleep. Although this is only one reason, there are others, such as allergies or the natural aging process, that can result in dark under-eye circles. The aging process includes fatty tissue loss and skin thinning around the eyes. In older people, these changes might make dark rings appear more pronounced. A tear trough is a hollow beneath the eyes that can develop dark circles and is associated with aging. People with darker skin tones are more likely to develop hyperpigmentation around the eyes. Genetics, anemia, sun exposure, and other environmental variables can all contribute to dark circles. Ekhambee customers have found that the All Natural Face Moisturizer significantly reduced darkness around the eyes when used twice a day for 3 to 6 weeks.

 

brown cheeck with dark discoloration color patch

DISCOLORATION

Patches of discolored skin are frequent and can be caused by a variety of factors such as birthmarks, pigmentation abnormalities, rashes, and infections. Some causes are innocuous, while others necessitate medical treatment. If a person has lighter or darker skin patches, this could be an indication of a skin pigmentation condition such as melasma, vitiligo, PIH, albinism, or another. Sun exposure, sunburn, infections, rashes, and other hormone imbalances can also cause it. Customers using Ekhmabee natural skincare have reported noticeable improvements within 3 to 6 weeks using the Brightening Skin Bundle.

 

very dry skin on arm with eczema patch

DRY SKIN

Dry skin appears and feels rough, itchy, flaky, or scaly. The position of these dry spots varies from individual to individual. It is a widespread disorder that affects people of all ages. Dry skin is frequently transitory or seasonal, you may only get it in the winter, or it may require long-term treatment. Dry skin signs and symptoms may differ depending on your age, health status, skin tone, living environment, and sun exposure. Your skin may feel tight, ashy, cracked (sometimes bleeding), and scaly, with some peeling. Dry skin can be caused by exposure to dry weather, hot water, and some chemicals. Dermatitis, for example, is a medical disorder that might be the underlying cause of dry skin. Dry skin is natural in some circumstances, especially in elderly persons when the skin loses moisture. Ekhambee Kokoa Roza lotion is silky smooth shea lotion suitable for all skin types, improves dryness and skin texture, reduces skin roughness. It's rich smell of cacao and sweet rose composition is perfect for beauty-conscious women to moisturize and soften skin with the delightful fragrance.

 African women with dull skin

DULL SKIN

Anyone, regardless of skin type, can battle with dull, lackluster-looking skin on occasion. This is because there is no single cause of dullness. A lack of radiance can be caused by a variety of factors, including your skincare routine, age, and even lifestyle. Dull skin might appear dry, uneven, ashy, or dull. Furthermore, dullness is frequently accompanied by uneven skin texture, as textured skin is less able to reflect light equally. Aging, dehydration, dryness, not washing properly, using the wrong substances, excessive sun exposure, a lack of nutrients, and not moisturizing properly are the main causes of dull skin. Our Brightening Skincare Bundle is the perfect skincare set for beauty-conscious women to a glow-up. It contains skincare products that every woman needs to cleanse, moisturize, pamper and nourish her skin.

 

large dark eczema patches on shoulder and arm

ECZEMA

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a skin ailment that produces dry, itchy, and irritated skin. It is most frequent in young children, but it can happen at any age. Eczema is caused by a mix of immune system activity, genetics, environmental factors, and stress. Although there is no cure, most patients can control their symptoms by receiving therapy and avoiding irritants. Eczema compromises the skin's barrier function and because of the lack of barrier function, your skin becomes more sensitive and prone to infection and dryness. Your skin will most likely be extremely dry, thick, or scaly. These patches may begin crimson and later develop brown in those with fair complexion. Eczema can influence skin colors in those with darker skin, making the afflicted area lighter or darker. Eczema is not contagious; thus it cannot be passed on to another person. Ekhambee customers witn eczema have reported getting smoother skin and eliminating dry patches and bumps after using Ekhambee Sensitive Skin Face Wash Tangerine Scent.

 Women with eye wrinkles abd fine lines on cheek

FINE LINES

Fine lines are the beginnings of wrinkles and appear as little creases on your skin. They are closer to the skin's surface, whereas wrinkles are deeper into the skin. Fine lines will appear on your face where you make repetitive movements, such as around your eyes and mouth when you grin or squint. Wrinkles are formed when fine lines meet aging and gravity. Wrinkles are deeper wrinkles or creases in your skin that can appear anywhere on your body. Being proactive with your lifestyle and skincare is the best way to avoid fine lines and wrinkles. SPF and moisturizing skin care products with skin-plumping properties, assist to lessen the appearance of fine lines. Ekhambee skincare contain many botanical ingredients such as green tea, olive oil, almond oil, aloe vera, and carrot seed oil for example to help minimize fine lines.  Our Sensitve Skin Moisturizer - Unscented contains red raspberry seed oil’s that has the ability to absorb ultraviolet (UV) rays.

face with dark spot under eye from hyperpigmentation

HYPERPIGMENTATION

Hyperpigmentation is frequent in dark skin and happens when a patch or area of skin gets darker than the surrounding skin. It is often more difficult to treat and lasts longer in darker skin tones than in lighter skin tones. Melanin is a pigment found in the skin. While melanin is present in all skin types, the skin of color contains more melanin than white skin. Excess melanin can occur in the skin in some conditions. This results in hyperpigmentation. Your skin is made up of several tissue layers. The epidermis is the skin's outermost layer. The dermis is located deeper within your skin, beneath the epidermis. Hyperpigmentation can affect either the epidermis or the dermis. Although epidermal hyperpigmentation is easier to treat, customers using Ekhmabee have reported noticeable improvements within 3 to 6 weeks using the Brightening Skin Bundle. Dermal hyperpigmentation is more difficult to treat and might be permanent in some circumstances that could be caused from using harsh chemicals and abrasive exfoliants.  While hyperpigmentation is technically innocuous, it is more severe and lasts longer on Black skin. As a result, it can create significant psychological stress and negatively damage the quality of life. That is why Ekhambe products do not include AHA or additives that could permanently damage your skin.

 

large ingrown hair bump

INGROWN HAIR BUMPS

Ingrown hair happens when previously excised hair begins to grow back and bends into the skin. This can be caused by shaving, tweezing, or waxing. Ingrown hairs can cause small, swelling pimples on the skin that can be painful. The condition primarily affects Black people with curly hair who shave or wax their hair. This can lead to keloid scarring, which appears as hard bumps on the beard and neck over time. Shaving sharpens the hair ends like a spear. This condition is also known as Pseudofolliculitis barbae, caused when hairs curl back into the skin. If an ingrown hair becomes infected, the lumps may become larger and more painful. Pustules form when pus accumulates around the follicles. Scarring can result from this infection, and it usually gives the appearance of strawberry legs. Our Moisturizing Toner Gel cleanses and tones your skin without drying it out and especially help with preventing and soothing ingrown hair bumps.

 

Black woman with long braid with keloids on back

KELOIDS

Keloids are elevated scars that appear on the skin after an injury heals. Keloids form when scar tissue continues to form after the skin's healing process is complete. People of African, Asian, and Hispanic heritage are more likely to have them. Keloids form when the body produces an excessive amount of collagen during the creation of a scar in response to an injury. Keloids can form even in people who have never suffered a skin injury. These keloids, known as spontaneous keloids, generally arise on the chest and develop in people who have a family history of keloids. The first signs of a keloid occur 3-12 months after the incident. It it critical to keep the skin clean around nose and ear piercings where keloids often form by using our Toner Gel on a cotton ball.

 

small bumps on shiny oily skin

OILY SKIN

African Americans often have trouble with an oily complexion because their skin has more, and larger, sebaceous (or oil) glands than Caucasian or Asian skin. A large number of sebaceous glands can produce an unwanted oily or shiny appearance. The main reason behind excessive oil production is dehydrated skin. To keep the skin barrier hydrated, the skin produces sebum. If you use drying products, you will notice more oil production. That is why all Ekhambee products are moisturizing and are filled with skin-loving ingredients without greasing.

 

Women with rosacea on cheek under a magnifying glass

ROSACEA

Few skin problems are as poorly understood as rosacea on women of color. Rosacea flare-ups, a skin illness that produces chronic inflammation most commonly on the face, can cause discomfort and self-consciousness in many people. It is made up of microscopic broken blood vessels that are most visible on the cheeks and nose. Certain triggers might induce these broken blood vessels to dilate, giving the person a flushed and crimson appearance. However, fake news has kept it largely beneath the radar, especially for women of color. If you have rosacea, you may find that it worsens during specific seasons or when you do certain activities. When it's cold and windy outside in the winter, your face may feel raw and irritated. Your face may feel heated and uncomfortable from stress and anxiety or when the weather is hot. Never use products that contain Retinol or artificial frangrances. Ekhambee products are free of retinol, sulphates, parabens, silicone, mineral oils, petroleum, chemical fragrances, synthetic colors, and harmful chemicals that could irritate your skin.

 

brown skin with uneven skin tone from acne on cheek and chin with blackhead or mole

UNEVEN SKIN TONE

When we talk about uneven skin tone, we usually mean hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a problem characterized by an increase in melanin production that results in the appearance of flat, brown areas or patches that are darker than your overall complexion. As a result, the patches stand out against the surrounding skin. As a result, the skin tone seems uneven. Uneven skin tone is a widespread issue. However, the causal elements may vary and differ depending on the severity of the ailment. Sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, genetics, skin inflammatory concerns, and air pollution are the most common contributing causes. All Ekhambee natural skincare targets unven skin. Our Creamy Body Butter contains natural shea butter, non greasy Squalane, and niacinamide that moisturizes skin, restores skin's brightness and softness and evens out the skin on the body.

 

Black woman with pimples and zits with makeup and green eye shadow and short hair cut with blonde hair

SENSITIVE SKIN

This skin type is hypersensitive to its surroundings, frequently turning red, flaky, spotty, and inflamed, as well as itchy, hot, and uncomfortable when stimulated. This is because the skin's barrier function has been weakened for one reason or another. Pimples are a visible indication that the skin is struggling to cope. They are usually caused by an excess of sebum produced by the skin's hair follicles. This oily substance clogs the hair follicle by combining it with dead skin cells, germs, and comedogenic products, causing spots to appear. You can use Ekhambee products to avoid or combat these skin issues. Ekhambee products are naturally produced so you don’t have to worry about toxic ingredients like aluminum, PEG, and harmful chemicals that can aggravate sensitve skin.

Ekhambee skincare is also free of Sulphates, Parabens, Silicone, Mineral Oils, Petroleum, Chemical Fragrances, Synthetic Colors, Alpha-hydroxy Acid (AHA), and Retinol, with No Harsh or Abrasive Exfoliants that could do more harm to melanin rich skin. Non-toxic and Cruelty free.

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