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Does Skin Care Vary in Different Races?

If you believe that companies make skincare products that fit everyone, then you might be wrong. Just like how skin care products vary with different skin types, it does vary with different races. Let’s discuss this in detail. 

Does Skin Care Vary in Different Races?

Our world is very diverse, with several types of skin colors. Apparently, it might be only your skin color, but it says a lot about your skin’s composition and the skincare it needs. Let’s say the most fundamental difference occurs in the thickness of the skin. People with dark skin color or Asian backgrounds have thicker skin because of the high collagen in their skin. Which makes them age slower. So:

Does Skin Care Vary in Different Races?

  • People with light skin color are more sensitive to sun and pollution, so they need to get onto an anti aging skincare routine earlier than blacks and Asians. Similarly, age spots and similar concerns are more commonly observed in white people.
  • People with thicker skin, i.e., Blacks and Asians, are more prone to acne and breakouts. So they need to be more conscious of pore-clogging and acne-causing products.   
  • Asians are more prone to skin irritation and sensitivity reactions. However, rosacea is more common in whites.
  • Skin discoloration, melasma, and hyperpigmentation are more common in blacks and Hispanics. 

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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