Black Don’t Crack…but What if it Does? 😳
We’ve all heard the old adage, “black don’t crack” referring to the exceptional way that women of color age. Yes to all of that! Melanin is beautiful and melanin is protective from sun damage (and therefore from the aging effects of UV radiation). That’s all good, but that’s not the whole story. While Black women and people of color, in general, tend to age well, we do start to look older and see changes in our skin, it just ages differently than that of our fair-skinned friends. So…if we don’t get as much sun damage, as many fine lines and wrinkles, and thin and crepey skin as early, then what does happen to our skin? More importantly, how do we prevent and correct it?!?! Here are some common skincare treatments for women of color.