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Tag - Everyday use

“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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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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