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African-American and African Skin Care
African-American and African skin care issues are quite different than those for people with lighter skin. Uneven skin tone is one problem that is very common in dark skin. This is caused by an uneven distribution of melanin, the skin pigment that gives your skin its color. Light-skinned people have melanin in their skin too, but not so much. If they have an uneven distribution of melanin it appears on their skin as freckles. In African-American and other darker-skinned people, melanin distribution can cause larger patches of what looks like discoloration.
The first thing to do if this is a problem for you is protect your face against the sun. This means using high SPF sunscreen every time you go out in the sun. Sunlight increases the amount of melanin in the skin (that's why skin gets darker in the sun) and it often does this in an uneven way. Then, look around for a good black skin care product that will work on regularizing the skin tone. Although this will never create a completely even look, it can certainly help.
Another effect of the higher levels of pigmentation in dark skin is a loss of elasticity when compared to lighter skin. The concentration of melanin in the skin makes it thicker, so that it is less supple and stretchy. This means that it is easily irritated and is also more likely to scar. The result of both scarring and irritation is that the skin even thicker and darker too. This is called hyper-pigmentation and sometimes it can have a very minor cause like irritation caused by shaving.
You can often prevent this happening and improve the elasticity of your skin with a good African-American moisturizer. You should easily be able to find a range of effective black skin care products that will moisturize, protect and repair your skin. A good African-American skin cream will also act as a deep moisturizer to maintain your skin's healthy shine and prevent it getting that ashy look that is a sign of very dry skin.
If you suffer from uneven pigmentation or dark scarred skin look for a face cream containing tretinoin. This is a form of vitamin A which is particularly effective in preventing and overcoming hyper-pigmentation. It is important in the regulation and development of healthy skin and bones. As well as helping with patchy skin tone, when it is used as the basis of a face cream it can help treat acne, fine wrinkles and rough skin.
The best thing that you can do for your skin is always to buy products that are researched and designed especially for African skin care.
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