The Number One Misconception in the Multi-Cultural Community Regarding Skin Careadmin
While there is no single perfect skin care formula for all, having healthy, radiant skin boils down to practicing sun protection, regardless of complexion. For those with melanin, Rich Complexions, this is something they think they don’t need.
Melanin, produced by cells called Melanocytes is a crucial factor to the health and beauty of complexion. The advantages of having extra melanin are popularly prided as having an innate sunscreen which results in a decreased risk for skin cancer. This skin type is more resistant to aging.
Paradoxically, the cellular nature of melanocytes is active and reactive. These cells can be triggered to produce excessive melanin whenever the skin is irritated or aggravated. That significantly increases the risk of Rich Complexions to sensitivity, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. A tiny scratch from shaving or a trivial pimple could result in a horrifying scar.
Even more problematic is the time it takes for sensitive Rich Complexion to heal the discoloration as a result of Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Thus, there are two common factors that trigger excessive melanin production: irritants which are usually found in many skin care formulas and the UV rays from the sun.
Even more frightening is that Rich Complexions are prone to delayed prognosis of skin cancer. For example, Bob Marley died in vain of Melanoma, because of a misconception of sun immunity.
With these pressing issues, there is definitely a demand for Rich Complexions to practice sun protection and to be critical in choosing skin care products. It’s better to gently cleanse, hydrate and nourish skin every day, and protect it against the harmful UVA and UVB rays which can do further damage, if you desire a beautiful skin inside and out.
So be smart under the sun and achieve healthier skin and the better quality of life you’ve always wanted. Now is the time.