Kahmune’s Jamela Acheampong Wants Women of Every Skin Tone to Have the Perfect Pair of Pumps

As we continue in our commitment to elevate diversity, inclusion and equality conversations, FN is shining a light on Black-owned businesses in honor of Black Business Month. For these next few weeks, we encourage you to get to know these incredible Black-owned companies and support them all year round.

Immediately after footwear brand Kahmune was featured on QVC and HSN on Aug. 14 as part of their Small Business Spotlight program focused on Black-owned businesses, 2,000 visitors stormed the Kahmune site.

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While most simply wanted to learn more about the brand, which offers footwear in a range of skin shades, founder Jamela Acheampong is succeeding in generating increased buzz around the collection launched in 2017.

The entrepreneur came up with the concept after unsuccessful searches to find shoes to complement her darker complexion. She quickly discovered the term nude generated products online in lighter skin

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Beauty brand Kitty Kare Beauty debuts product for women of color to treat skin in bikini region

Tricia Vickers and Jilyian Walcott are both from sunny South Florida, where spending time at the beach is a lifestyle. But they became fed up with having to hide behind sarongs and shorts to cover up irritating painful ingrown bumps and scars left behind in their bikini areas.

“No matter what we tried to keep them at bay, nothing worked for our skin, so we developed our own product line,” said Walcott.

Vickers and Walcott, biology and agriculture graduates of Florida A&M, worked with lead cosmetic chemist and formulation specialist Tyrick Allen to create Kitty Kare Beauty, which is spa-quality skincare for people of color looking for a solution to alleviate skin issues associated with waxing and shaving practices.

Dermatologists and aestheticians agree that skincare in the bikini region for women of color is unique in texture and tone and should be treated with specific care.

Deidra Green, a

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Boxer’s agonising skin condition ‘cured by a skin graft from his backside’

Jonathan Kumuteo was due to make his professional debut live on BT Sport in April. This was postponed due to the pandemic. (Getty Images)
Jonathan Kumuteo was due to make his professional debut live on BT Sport in April. This was postponed due to the pandemic. (Getty Images)

A professional boxer has opened about an agonising skin condition he endured for years.

Jonathan Kumuteo, 24, from London, developed a mysterious abscess under his right arm in early 2015.

The “very, very painful” boil-like lumps would often burst, leaking blood and pus.

When an abscess appeared on Kumuteo’s left armpit, loved ones suggested he may not be “as hygienic as he should be”, with the ordeal “impacting his mental health immensely”.

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Nearly two years after the first abscess appeared, Kumuteo was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa, a painful skin condition that required he take eight antibiotics a day.

With medication failing to help, doctors suggested the then-amateur athlete quit the sport he loved.

Refusing

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Got sun spots on your skin? Here’s how to treat them in the summer

Dark spots are common skin concerns for both men and women. With the stress of COVID-19 and the the extra-hot June we are having in South Florida, melasma and other pigmentation problems can get worse.

Many dermatologists are only seeing emergency visits, but our practice and some others are treating skin pigmentation problems via telemedicine. If you cannot get an appointment with a dermatologist for your pigmentation issue, here are some tips.

Wear SPF even when indoors

Blue light from your phone and computer screen have been shown to increase skin pigmentation. For that reason, the most important product to use on your face every morning is SPF. Look for SPF with iron oxides, which are the best blockers for blue light.

I like EltaMD UV Elements SPF. Another great option with iron oxides is Dermablend facial foundation.

Skin-lightening ingredients to use in summer

Some skin-lightening ingredients can cause

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