Just read a very interesting article in Allure magazine, called “Skin Deep”. The article talks about how each ethnic group has specific skin types, and the best product for each.
Some of the bullet points – Black skin makes more pigment, thus more scars. Also,skin doesnt wrinkle as quickly – but it does sag. They recommend: Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream, and Aveno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser (which I am currently trying now).
White Skin: Sun damage and skin cancer is biggest problem, fine lines begin earlier as collagen and elastic tissue begin to wear. They recommend: Olay Definity Illuminating Cream Cleanser, Lancome Absolue Night Premium Bx.
East & Southeast Asian: Similar to black skin, but often very sensitive. The recommend: Boots No.7 Gentle Foaming Facial Wash, Dr. Jessica Wu Cosmeceuticals Dew Cream, Aveno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30
South Asian & Dark Middle Eastern: skin drops, susceptible to melasma. They recommend: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, RoC Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
Latin: they have a mix of all the different ethnicities. They recommend: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Treatment Pads, EltaMD Skincare UV Clear SPF46.
This is the first skin care recommendation I read in a magazine that makes sense to me. While all skin is different, and I’m sure there are deviations in their charecteristics, it seems logical that my skin is more similar to those that share the same heritage as me.
I’ve tried so many products that were recommended by Allure, Lucky, Glamour, etc.. and most of the time, they dont give me the results that people in magazines are raving about, which is why I am so excited to try my ethnicity based skin regimine.. I bought every single product they recommended – I’ll keep you posted!