Chanel Iman Shares How She Soothes Her Skin During Pregnancy

The model talks collaboration with Aveeno, which has partnered with Health In Her HUE—a platform offering culturally sensitive healthcare providers—to provide 500 women of color memberships.

If there are two things we can appreciate Chanel Iman for, it's her love for her family and her dream-like skin. She is consistently pouring out her love for her daughters on Instagram through family photos, all while showing off her pregnancy glow. 

However, the model who is collaborating with Aveeno's SkinVisibility project understands what it means with skin issues. "This is my third pregnancy, and it can be tough on my skin," Iman continues, "With my hormones and belly stretching, my skin can become uncomfortable. When this happens, I use Aveeno's Tone and Texture.

Plus, her youngest daughter, Cassidy, has eczema. An inflammatory skin disease that can cause itchiness and scaly patches. Also, according to the brand's website, Black children are 1.7 times more likely to develop eczema than white children. Through Aveeno's SkinVisibility project, Iman wants to convey the importance of helping women and children of color who deal with sensitive skin and eczema.

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"There was a time when my daughters' eczema was so bad, we would both be up all night because I didn't know how to soothe her bleeding scabs," adds Iman. Seeing her child in pain wasn't easy. "As a mother, it broke my heart that I couldn't find a product or dermatologist to help my child," Iman says. 

However, she found something that worked through a recommendation from her niece. "I now use Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Nighttime Balm for my daughter, and it's been a lifesaver for our family." 

The product is a steroid and fragrance-free moisturizer formulated with colloidal oatmeal and ceramides, which help to soothe and protect the skin. "The ingredients alone gave me peace as a mother," Iman shares. 

Photo courtesy of Aveeno

Chanel Iman x Aveeno

Unfortunately, some Black and Brown women also have sensitive skin or eczema and need help from a healthcare provider, which can be challenging. Fortunately, a collaboration between Aveeno and Health In Her Hue a digital platform connecting people of color to culturally competent healthcare providers— will offer some hope who need it.

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"I wanted to help women of color find trusted healthcare providers," said Ashley Wisdom, CEO of the platform. We are giving 500 women of color who identify with sensitive skin or eczema premium memberships for an entire year," Wisdom continues, "Through this, they will have access to information on their skin issues and providers that can help."

And Iman knows the importance of that. "It's important for my skin to feel good during pregnancy and as a working model." 

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