Remember when the only skincare routine you had was simply making sure you washed your face before bed? We all used ‘Dettol’ to bathe and wash our faces. The truly bougie ones used products like; ‘Irish Spring’ or ‘Dove’, and after washing, we would dry our faces vigorously with a towel and tumble right into bed after. Honestly, those memories make me cringe, and it’s surprising that our skin survived those tumultuous times.
The skin care industry in Nigeria has really grown and advanced in recent times. There are lots of products, procedures, and opinions out there. It could get a little confusing with all the noise on skincare routines and whatnots. Skincare, unlike cosmetics, is unique to each person – what works for A might not work for B. You can’t afford to model your skincare after someone else’s as your skin type could be different, and skin composition matters.
I am not a skincare consultant myself, but what I do know is that there are people who are professionally trained for this, and they can guide you on your skincare journey. I have curated a list of 5 professional Nigerian skincare bloggers/consultants. They provide consultancy and also share free tips on their platforms to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Ololade Fasuba of Viviglow Skincare
Ololade is an Esthetician, Facialist, Cosmetic Scientist, Educator, and beauty consultant. She has a skincare line called ‘Viviglow Skincare’ that offers amazing medically-approved skincare products and facial treatments, professional treatments like chemical peels, micro-needling, microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, etc. She also offers consultation services to answer all the questions you have. You can reach her via Twitter @viviglowskin or @isaveskins and her clinic is located at 56B Moleye Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos.
Skinfinity Esthetics Clinic
They are a team of highly specialized Estheticians, licensed health and wellness professionals trained in facial rejuvenation, applying treatments, and performing procedures to the skin as a way to maintain its health and vitality, improve its overall appearance, and combat the effects of sun exposure and aging. You can follow them on Twitter @skinfinityec for skincare tips or visit the clinic at Plot 23/Block 91 Providence Street, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
The Skin Friend
Peju, the Skin Friend is a Skincare Regimen Curator. She also offers virtual consultations and skincare products haul that works with your budget. You can follow her on Twitter @theskinfriend.
Osa – That Skin Care Guy
Osa has somehow hacked the art of simplifying skincare procedures. He’s quite generous with his knowledge, and just by following his social media handles, you can learn a lot about your skin and how to take care of it. He can also curate skincare routines that are specific to you and your skin type. Follow him on Twitter @thatskincareguy.
Abiola – Skin with Abiola
Abiola is a certified skincare expert. She offers virtual skincare consultations. The best part of this is she owns one of the most inclusive skincare products stores on this side of the country. Her online store @beeolabeauty boasts of having a variety of skincare in-store products that you normally wouldn’t find anywhere else. You can follow her on Instagram @skinwithabiola.