Myths and truths about black skin

There are dermatologists who specialize in dark-skinned skins. (Photo: Playback / Nappy)

Skin care generates countless doubts. Sometimes, these doubts are answered with myths that can put the health of the epidermis at risk. Check below five myths and truths that spread about black skin.

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“Black skin doesn’t need sunscreen”
Myth! Because it has a greater amount of melanin, many people believe and pass on the false information that blacks do not need to use sunscreen. Redoubled attention because this type of skin is more prone to spots just because it is darker. It is advisable to use sunscreens above 30 SPF.

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“Black skin takes ages to grow old”
Truth! Black skin has more hyperactive fibroblasts, cells responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. Because of this, it is firmer, more elastic and less prone to expression lines.

“Black skin doesn’t need vitamin C”
Lie! Vitamin C is always welcome for any type of skin, but ideally, it should be indicated by a dermatologist according to each demand. It fights free radicals preventing skin aging.

“Black skin doesn’t need hydration”
Myth! All skins need hydration, especially when they are dry. Hydration, whether in water intake or with cosmetics is essential in the care routine to maintain healthy skin.

“Black skin is more oily” 
Truth. This is because black skin has sebaceous glands that are larger than white skin, producing more oil. Usually, this type of skin is oily on the face and drier on the body. It is recommended to have a routine for cleaning and moisturizing the skin.

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