Allure Magazine Pulls the Race Card on Skincare

14 Aug

Cocoa butter. Baby powder. Mud masks. Cold cream. Women of all colors have learned tips and tricks from their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters on keeping their skin healthy and beautiful for decades.

This month, Allure Magazine tackles a complicated side of skincare by bringing in five expert dermatologists representing different ethnicities to break down complexion complications associated with race and ethnicity.

From dark spots and melasma in Black and Middle Eastern skin, to loss of collagen and elastin in Asian and white skin types, to troubleshooting fine lines and sun damage in Latinas, Allure’s top voices in the field weigh-in with products and routines tailored to various ethnicities.

While this article is a refreshing wealth of knowledge geared towards women of color in an otherwise Eurocentric magazine, I was a bit disappointed that it didn’t address multiracial skin types in more detail.

Pick up the August issue of Allure to read the article for yourself.

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