Cleansing is the foundation of every good skin routine. If you do it right, you are off to a great start. Like everything else we do, when we are intentional about cleansing, we do a better job of it. There are very few simple rules around cleansing since the ultimate goal is make the skin clean.
As we enjoy every bit of outdoor freedom we can get this summer, we have to remember that it also is a delicate time for your skin. For one, the sun is out longer, and it is more intense. Also, humidity is higher, so we won’t blame you for wanting to swap out some of your skincare to feel more comfortable.
The obvious difference is color which is driven by the amount of melanin in the skin. Melanin is produced within the skin, in cells called melanocytes, and the quantity produced determines skin color. Skin color occurs on a spectrum and dermatologists will often use a Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale to describe skin color based on its reaction to sunlight exposure. Black people typically fall between IV and VI on this scale.