Black Skin Care
Clearly, a skin that contains more melanin than white skin is not strictly speaking a dry skin. It is often dehydrated skin that needs more attention at this level, and should not zap step cream. Of course, it might as well be black and have oily skin! In this case, we take care to moisturize without grease … as would any skin.
Often the skin is categorized speaking European skins, Asian, Black… Of course, they have different needs, but each skin of every kind have also specificities that neighbor and clear it quickly turns into a mess.
Does black or mixed skin need more moisture than other skins?
The black and mixed skin is generally thicker and has a higher rate of sebum and melanin; it is less sensitive to aging, but more sensitive to dehydration than white skin. The black and mixed skin is not naturally dry, but it is better suited to the tropical climate. In a dry climate, dark skin retains less water, and dehydration occurs by tightness, flaking skin and becomes whitish and rough in places ( especially after showering ) : hence the importance to stay hydrated every day. The need for hydration will be more present in a dry climate, especially if the water is hard.
What are the risks associated with acne on dark skin?
The risks associated with acne are obviously spots as dark skin heal poorly, and inflammation, which can cause a thickening of the skin, and an overproduction of melanin. This is why dark skin often has uneven skin tone and spots.
What are the active ingredients of anti-stain treatment, how do they work?
The effectiveness of these treatments is related to several factors: sun exposure (which decreases the chances of clear spots), length and depth of these. Clarifiers care act on the exfoliation of the skin, so the skin is clear and bright. Most consist of AHA (fruit acid), vitamin C, very important anti aging ingredients and a UV filter.
Other specific cosmetics and skin care for spots will decrease melanin production by having a direct effect on tyrosinase, the enzyme that controls production. Such care may consist of kojic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid, and are intended to deeper oldest spots. Finally, the very dark spots, needing a really deep processing, may use laser.