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Do Women of Color Need Special Skin-Care Products?

Natalie Williams Breast Care Foundation

paulas choice logoIt might surprise you to learn that darker skin tones do not require special skin-care products. Why not? Because skin color is not a skin type!

None of the research indicates that skin color has anything to do with the skin-care products you need. It’s not that darker skin tones don’t have some physiological differences from lighter skin tones; it’s just that those differences don’t impact what products you should be using. Read on to find out what everyone needs for healthy, beautiful skin—regardless of its color.

Skin Care is Color Blind

When it comes to skin care, skin is skin—no matter the color. Think of it like your diet: Regardless of our ethnic background, we all need the same nutritious foods (that supply antioxidants, fatty acids, protein, vitamins, etc.) to be healthy. The exact same concept applies to skin. Skin is the body’s largest organ which is why everyone’s skin needs the same ingredients to address dry skin, acne, wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin tone, oily skin, rosacea, sensitive skin, and so on. All of these problems affect every color of skin.

Everyone’s skin also needs the same basics to care for it: gentle cleansing, sun protection, and state-of-the-art products for their skin type. It is also important to avoid problematic ingredients such as alcohol, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, lime, and natural or synthetic fragrances. Exposure to irritants always will worsen any condition on any color of skin.

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1 Comment on Do Women of Color Need Special Skin-Care Products?

  1. I’ve used EXTRASHADE sunscreen and love it’s lightweight, moisturizing and doesn’t leave white streaks on my skin! I LOVE IT!

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