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“Black Don’t Crack,” It’s about time people of color stop taking their immunity for granted

Do Black Really Don’t Crack? The notion “Black don’t crack” is not entirely a myth, as there is some truth to it. People of color tend to age slower as compared to Caucasian and white populations and are least affected by sun damage. This is due to the high melanin and collagen proportion. There has been this misconception that the high presence of melanin among people of color equates to independence from sunscreens. The use of SPF sunscreen should be...

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THE MAGIC OF MELANIN RICH COMPLEXION AND THE CHALLENGES

Dark skin and bright futures Safety and preventive care on skin cancer and sun protection in melanin-rich skin? • Skin cancer does occur in melanin-rich skin; • Sun protection is necessary for disorders common in melanin-rich skin; Melanin-rich skin is susceptible to skin cancer. A 2016 Centers for Disease Control study found that melanoma incidence in the US per 100,000 people included 25.2 white, 5.2 American Indian/Alaska Native, 4.6 Hispanic, 1.2 Asian/Pacific Islander and 0.9 Black. Several diseases among the skin of color community...

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Sunscreens for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty Among Women of Color

We agree that our beautiful chocolate women have a certain degree of resistance against sun exposure. However, we do question whether the resistance is enough for women of color? Are there no side effects on women of color due to sun exposure? Let’s explore this myth! Women of Color Are Immune to Sun Damage is a Myth. “Women of color are immune to sun damage” is the most widespread misconception that needs a significant overhaul. Firstly, people of color have immunity...

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When to Apply Sunscreen

Winter is coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. From sweatpants to shorts and from sweaters to t-shirts, your clothing style gets comparatively more revealing as the weather gets hot. Skipping SPF is out of question now and it is about time you get yourself the best sunscreen for 2020. You must apply sunscreen ritually even when you are at home, not just at the beach or when heading outside. Using the best sunscreen and...

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EXTRASHADE Sunscreen

I know you have heard the saying that darker skin types have more melanin which gives it some extra UV (Ultraviolet) protection, there is no disputing this fact. However, UV rays do penetrate all skin types and will eventually damage the epidemis and skin collagen. This is why some people with rich complexions have saggy skin. Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment in the body which is responsible for the color of our skin, with darker skin types having more...

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Sunscreen for Dark Skin Is a Must

Sunѕсrееn iѕ like any оthеr рrоduсt you massage into your face. If it iѕn't formulated to complement your соmрlеxiоn, it can irritate уоur skin. Hеrе are some healthy аdviсе fоr your skin. Tоdау, rесоgnitiоn оf thе riѕkѕ posed bу UV rауѕ hаѕ motivated ѕсiеntiѕtѕ to study what’s gоing оn in оur cells whеn thеу’rе in the ѕun – аnd devise mоdеrn wауѕ tо wаrd off thаt damage. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SUN HITS SKIN Sunlight is composed оf packets оf energy саllеd...

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Your skin is everyday use. Protect it

Your skin is always with you, and it’s as important to who you are as the breaths you take. It’s the first layer of protection from the outside world and one of the primary ways we learn about the world around us. Just think about how different life would be if we couldn’t feel things. There’d be no more soft fabrics or tender kisses. Holding hands would be worth almost nothing. We couldn’t even feel our cheeks lift when we...

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Mindy Kaling’s LATE NIGHT has sparked a number of conversations around diversity, race, and gender in the workplace. So, let’s begin another one …

February 4, 2019 Mindy Kaling’s new buzzworthy diversity feature, LATE NIGHT, has kick-started a number of socially conscious conversations and dialogues … as well as ignited a 24-hour bidding war. These conversations are about race, about gender, about the workplace, and about our current entertainment culture. The film is also notable in that two women of color, Kaling and director Nisha Ganatra, are the writer and director respectively. Ganatra has worked directing indie films and TV shows for the past two decades...

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SUNSCREEN MADE FROM SCRATCH AND WELL RESEARCHED

Whеthеr уоu hаvе fаir оr dark skin, hit the bеасh еvеrу dау оr only оn vacation, are 16 оr 60, уоu need tо use sunscreen if уоu’ll bе in thе sun for lоngеr than a fеw minutes. But with bоttlеѕ and tubеѕ covered with сlаimѕ, “it’s rеаllу hard to mаkе sense оf what аll thе tеrminоlоgу mеаnѕ,” ѕауѕ Rоораl V. Kundu, аn associate рrоfеѕѕоr of dеrmаtоlоgу at the Nоrthwеѕtеrn University Fеinbеrg Sсhооl of Mеdiсinе, whо researches how реорlе buy аnd...

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