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Black skin has greater resistance to the sun and the effects of aging. But the disadvantages also exist and must be known. Black skin has uniqueness that requires specific care.
Black skin has a lower rate of cancer and a slower rate of aging. Whites are 15 times more likely to have skin cancer than blacks. Of course the difference is not just pigmentation. What is observed in individuals of any age is that black skin has more firmness, is smoother and more resistant to irritating factors.
Black skin is smoother because it ages at a slower rate, due to the protection of melanin (pigment that gives color to the skin). It is more resistant because the outermost layer is thicker, however, on the other hand this may cause acne and folliculitis. Another advantage is that the cohesion of the cells is stronger and there is also greater lipid content, which maintains greater hydration. Usually black skins are oilier. Black skin has a greater amount of melanin and this may result in a higher incidence of blemishes on the skin.
Facial care tips for rich complexion
The skin needs cleaning at least twice a day, and it is important to use non-oily products (which do not occlude the pores producing blackheads) and little irritants to avoid acne and folliculitis.
Like any oily skin, black skin should be treated at night with gel-based moisturizers; and in the day with a non-oily sunscreen. Although black skin is more protected, the incidence of blemishes is very great because any small injury or inflammation my trigger excess melanin.
It is also recommended to exfoliate once a week to eliminate dead cells. In the specific case of the spots, the treatment should be made with de-pigmenting substances, but with great caution and with a trained professional.