The beauty of dark skin

by Marcia Peterson

The more melanin you have, the darker your skin tone.

Whether someone is African, American or Indian, etc., dark skin shows less visible signs of aging than light skin.

Black people tend to look younger than their chronological age. Of course there is some truth in the expression: “Black skin don’t crack.

According to skin specialist and aesthetician Bianca Estelle, a specific type of melanin called eumelanin creates a dark skin tone; the more eumelanin your body produces, the darker your skin will be.

“That’s what makes black skin age so well,” Estelle says. “We have a natural protection. I call it the ozone layer of our skin.”

Other benefits:

If you’re a man, the darker your skin, the more likely you are to be able to pull of a shaved head.

In my opinion, certain colors/ fashions look very striking against dark skin too.

Dark skin also accentuates teeth whiteness. This could mean a much more attractive smile.

And the darker your skin is, the less likely it is that you will have skin cancer.

Higher levels of melanin reduce the risk of sunburn and skin cancer caused by sun exposure.

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