The world is filled with beautiful people with different skin colors. But, so many people do not understand how to care for their specific skin color, and so find themselves longing for a different type than theirs.
If you're one such person, you may find this guide particularly interesting. Although skincare is primarily universal, there are some special considerations for care that you must take into account depending on your skin color.
In this article, you'll learn about the distinctions or differences between black skin and white skin to guide you in planning your skincare routine and the products to use.
What Is So Unique About Black Skin?
Fundamentally, the type of melanin you produce is the major difference between your skin as a black person and that of the white person you see every day.
Melanin is a pigment that determines the color of your skin and it is found in all skin shades, from the darkest brown to the lightest hue. However, melanin is of two types; eumelanin and pheomelanin.
The eumelanin gives a brown or ebony color, while pheomelanin gives red or yellow color.
In other words, if you're dark-skinned, you have more eumelanin. And if your skin tone is lighter, your skin comprises more pheomelanin.
Do you know that myth about black people not requiring sunscreen? It originated from the fact that eumelanin provides some protection against UV rays from the sun. On a side note, you do need sunscreen.
What does any of this mean for skincare? We're getting into that.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition where you have dark patches of skin lighter than the surrounding area. This develops as a result of overproduction of melanin in that spot and it is prevalent among people with black skin. In fact, among Black people, hyperpigmentation ranks among the top five
most frequently diagnosed skin conditions.
Although it is an innocuous skin condition, hyperpigmentation is usually more severe and persistent in Black skin.
A type of hyperpigmentation that is also prevalent among black skin is Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). This occurs after your skin cells have been irritated or injured. They are mostly caused by acne, bug bites, burns, and infections.
Still on hyperpigmentation is a skin condition called Melasma. Melasma is characterized by larger areas of hyperpigmentation typically on the face, neck, nose, cheeks, jawline, chin, and forehead.
As a black person with this condition, your skincare should contain products that attend to these problems specifically. These may be absent in white skincare.
Your white friend may not have any of these issues. So as a black person with acne or acne scars, you may need to include acne treatment in your skincare routine.
Black don't crack? Yes, you got that right. Black people can boast of having a relatively thicker dermis layer. The dermis layer is the second layer of the skin that gives it strength and flexibility.
The thickness is due to the abundance of collagen which has been shown to slow the aging process.
As a result, all the dark-skinned sisters can celebrate 40 years of age while looking like a lady fresh out of college—think Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, and the likes.
While our white sisters may need to include anti-aging products early in their skincare routine, you can decide not to. However, wrinkles will come. So at some point, you will need one too.
Whether you decide to include anti-aging products now or later in your skincare, you can trust Perfec-Tone's anti-aging set
. These products will give you your money’s worth.
Simply put, ashy skin is dry skin. While this is a problem that can happen to anyone, it is more noticeable and obvious in people of color
. It can give the skin an ash-like coating and a dull, gray, or chalky appearance. Ash skin may feel painful, tight, and dry.
Ashiness is caused when your skin lacks moisture. As a corrective measure, you need to always moisturize. Perfect-Tone's Miracle Moisturizer
, as the name implies, works wonders.
Also, drink enough water or try including petroleum jelly in your skincare.
There's no one-size-fits-all routine in skincare. There are special concerns of people with black skin that may not be a problem for the white skin population. As a result, skin care may be different depending on your skin color; different skincare routines for different skin colors.
Here, we’ve shared the information you need to make the best of your skin tone. It is now in your hands to find a skincare routine that suits your skin tone and type. You can always reach out to us at Perfec-Tone
for help. Our business is ensuring you achieve the glow you desire.