Handling Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Worldwide skin of color is the ultimate future picture of your skin care clients.

Skin care professionals who neglect the phenomenon of the wide variety of skin races run out touch with the reality concerning the trends that will determine their esthetic professions in the near future, and will miss the opportunity to discover ways to deal with this ever-increasing populace effectively.

Skin care experts should prepare for this prospect, and learn to recognize what is proper and unacceptable concerning skin treatments, ingredients and products for skin of color.

There are significant differences in between global skin types.

Just look at the rainbow of skin colors that make up the millions of skin types and where they stem.

Cosmetically speaking, black skin has a wide range of color variations from a velvety light coffee color to deep ebony black. Asian skin shows colors that vary from a light yellow hue to a dark golden tan. Native American skin colors vary with respect to different people, and have coloring that varies from light to dark red-brown. Even white skin is misunderstood aesthetically and put into inaccurate categories. Caucasian skin ranges greatly from milklike alabaster white to dark olive tones.

Darker global skin types are a lot more responsive to topical agents such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and lots of different active ingredients, and are more sensitive to these constituents than Caucasian skin.

Sadly, numerous skin care professionals misinterpreted the darker worldwide skin mixes and deal with skin of color as if it were White, being overzealous in their treatments and suggesting improper skin care products, triggering an inflammatory response resulting in unwanted troubles.

This can result in destructive negative effects, such as hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation. These extremely avoidable errors not just influence the customer cosmetically and emotionally, however destroy the trust between customer and expert.

Understanding color distinction

Melanocytes, melanin and pigmentation create the key color distinction of skin. The material of melanin within keratinocytes identifies skin color, with deeply pigmented skin having the highest material of epidermal melanin. Melanin is an intricate molecule liable for the pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. This molecule works to protect by lowering the penetration of UV rays into the skin and subsequently into the nuclei of cells where DNA lives.

It is well-established that there are no racial distinctions in the number of melanocytes; nonetheless, the actual variety of melanocytes does vary from one individual to another, and from one physiological region of the body to another, with the head, neck and lower arms having the highest number.


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