Episode 17— A Chat about Skincare with The Glow Expert: Siraad Dirshe

In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory talk all things skincare with beauty writer and BGIO contributor Siraad Dirshe. Lauren and Deun ask their pressing skincare questions and the three ladies dive into how to become a beauty writer, the importance of representation in the beauty world, Siraad’s favorite beauty trends, DIY beauty and more! Be sure to continue to follow Siraad's journey on her Instagram page @sdirshe.

This episode is sponsored by Mented Cosmetics. Mented Cosmetics is an upscale beauty line launching with six gorgeous nude lip shades made specifically for black and brown beauties. Founded by two Harvard Business School graduates, Mented is flipping the beauty industry on its head by unapologetically placing women of color at the forefront.

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  • How Lauren and Deun approach skin care and their recent move toward more plant-based products
  • How Siraad got into the beauty industry and beauty writing
  • The relationship between holistic wellness and great skin
  • The importance of sunscreen and SPF
  • What plant-based skincare brand Lauren and Deun love
  • How to take a DIY approach to skincare
  • How to establish a skincare ritual

“I’m interested in learning how to glow from an expert.” —@deunivory #BGIO Click to Tweet
“It’s inspiring to hear about women who don’t have expertise but learn as they go.”—@HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click To Tweet
“If you have even a little bit of an inkling that you want to write—go for it.” —@s_dirshe #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Our skin is different: not all the products that are written about will work for us” — @s_dirshe #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Skincare can be an extension of your self-care” — @s_dirshe #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Clean beauty aligns with what we are trying to do with our lives—live with plant based everything”—@deunivory #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Consistency is key in maintaining glowing skin” — @s_dirshe #BGIO Click to Tweet
“I’ve grown really passionate about clean beauty after learning about the industry” —@HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click To Tweet
“People sometimes forget that your skin is the largest organ on your body” —@HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click To Tweet
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve heard about making sure you are taking care of your skin for the long haul” — @HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click To Tweet