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Your skin color plays a major role in how your skin ages. You need to be aware of the differences and how it will affect your anti-aging skin routine. Not only does his skin color affect how products respond for you it also affects the results in procedures. Everyone should have this basics in skin care regimen: cleansing sun protection and additional products geared toward your skin type. Within each skin type there also many skin tones. Basically, what’s different in our skin is darker skinned people have more melanin, and it’s basically a built-in sun protection. Melanin absorbs some of the UV light thus causing less damage to your skin.
Fair Skin (Caucasian): Unfortunately, this skin type shows the earliest signs of aging and is more prone to skin cancer. The biggest thing your skin type should focus on protection morning and repair at night. Get a very good quality antioxidant with a broad spectrum sunscreen at least SPF 30. For your foundation, find one that also has SPF then top that with a powder with SPF. At night be sure to use corrective products with Retin-A, retinol or alpha-hydroxy acids. This skin type is also prone to redness, rosacea, and age spots.
Olive Skin (Asian): This is the most sensitive skin type and is susceptible to sun damage, acne, and inflammation. Sun protection and very gentle products are essential. A gentle multi-tasking product would be best for your skin type.
Olive Skin (Hispanic/Latina): Lighter Olive types are prone to sagging fine lines and pigmentation problems. Sun protection is a must retinol, and Retin-A are very good night products for this skin type. Be very careful and start only using the product once or twice a week and build up based on how you react. For even pigmentation, micro-dermabrasion and light chemical peels seem to work very well.
Darker Skin (South Asians/Middle Eastern): This skin tone seems to wrinkle less but are very prone to pigmentation problems and having dark patches. Sun screen is a must for this skin type. Very often this skin tone will lose volume in their upper cheeks which creates a hollow under eye appearance and makes the dark circles more noticeable. Dermatologists have many types of fillers they can suggestions for assisting with these problems.
Very Dark Skin (African-American): On the plus side, you don’t show aging signs as quickly as Caucasians. The negative side your more prone to skin issues like scars raising, hyperpigmentation and ingrown hairs. Moisturizers are essential for you but do not use moisturizers with oil. The best way to put on moisturizer is right after you get out of the shower while your skin is still a little wet. Even though you have a high melanin content in your skin sunscreen will still protect you and benefit you your skin’s overall appearance
Now you know the difference in skin types so hopefully that will help you create your own regimen for skin care that will help you keep that fresh look.
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