There are lots of myths about darker skin. Is it really immune to skin cancer? Does black really not crack? Take the quiz to find out!
Darker skin tones provide some built-in protection against rays that can damage skin. Its natural protection is about SPF 10.
Skin color is made up by melanin, which is produced in the outermost layer of the skin.
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation can be caused even by a scratch on ethnic skin. This occurs when dark spots or patches appears as the skin heals.
A keloid is a large, raised scar usually caused by an injury to the skin. It tends to be more common in people of color.
Skin cancer is less common, but can be more deadly, in those with darker skin.
This is false. Some men or women with dark skin may have oily skin but this does not negate the need for moisturizing.
Many drugs increase sun sensitivity, therefore it is important to apply sunscreen or totally avoid the sun.
The collagen fibers are more dense and compact in darker skin, taking longer to break down.
Laser hair removal was once taboo for people with darker skin because the harshness of the laser caused severe blistering and changes in pigmentation. Now, there are lasers with longer wavelengths to accommodate darker skin tones.
People with darker skin produce more melanin particles which are of a deeper color.