Before you think about cosmetic surgeries and rushing to the dermatologists for expensive treatments have a look at how you can fix and maintain your skin color at home.  This can be important and challenging for the people of color. They are those who are brown or any warm skin shade. For us Asians, this is a very important area of the skin which needs focus and attention. Below are some noticeable changes that you might get worried about and frequently asked questions.

The conditions

  1. The increase of melanin (the brown pigment) which causes the skin color to darken,
  2. The sun causing damage to the skin. This be avoided by applying the sunscreen,
  3. Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation which is discoloration or may even be a cause of the darkening of the skin. This can be in response to traumas like burns or just increased melanin due to the sun,
  4. Melasma in pregnancy can cause hyperpigmentation mostly on the face and the abdomen.

Skin of color FAQs

  1. Do I need to wear sunscreen?

Yes, add this in your list of things I must use. It will protect you from a lot of problems like those related to your skin color or even developing skin cancer due to the harmful rays of the sun.
Tip: For darker skin, it will be great if you avoid using sunscreens with the ingredient Titanium Dioxide as it can leave a white-ish cast on the skin and that might make you look funny! Micronized Zinc Oxide is a better choice. Make sure to check the ingredients before you buy that bottle of sunscreen.

  1. What number of SPF is necessary?

This is a very important question as people think that the greater the number the safer we are. An SPF 40 offers only 4 percent more protection than an SPF 15 so it’s better than buy an SPF 15 for daily use. 

Anam Aftab is a freelance blogger. She has been writing for almost 2 years and run her own blog.  Now She is currently working with "Team Blusheee" and writes articles for Blusheee Beauty.

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