Skin that is richer in melanin is in fact the best armed in regions with intense UV radiation: tropical or equatorial zones such as the West Indies, Africa, South-East Asia. Dark skin can protect up to 5 times better from UV rays than fair skin! It also contains fewer sebaceous glands.

The two big advantages to this: less oil and shine in hot weather and a lighter hydrolipidic barrier. The less robust protection is an advantage in these hot and humid climates!  It creates a kind of personal natural air conditioning; water evaporates more easily on the surface of the skin, cooling the body during hot weather. And the moisture in the atmosphere also penetrates into the skin more easily, dehydration is avoided. Perfectly adapted for the weather where they originated from. Add to this that these skin types age less quickly: they are better protected from free radicals, generally more toned thanks to a denser network of fibers and collagen and a thicker surface layer. In short, one could conclude that more pigmented skin is more robust and requires less attention… as long as they’re exposed to a climate that’s right for them. However, this skin type can be more fragile in less-suitable climates. As it extremely well-armed against the sun and the heat, brown and black skins are much less fortunate in the face of cold, lack of sunlight and humidity. Their hydrolipidic barrier is indeed very insufficient for more temperate climates. The humidity in the air does not sufficiently compensate for their water losses. Skin of African origin, in particular, has a tendency towards dehydration and is particularly prone to eczema. Severe peeling can also lead to very noticeable depigmentation spots.

Weakened by the climate, these skins types tend to be very sensitive and over-react. They over-react To stress, pollution, hormonal variations, changes of season. Asian skin, in particular,  tends to redden and get irritated easily.

Feeling under assault and destitute, the skin then tries to protect itself with its weapons: it races to produce more sebum. As a result, acne often ensues, skin become shiny, pores are blocked, and blackheads and pimples arise.

When you have time, try a garlic mask!

The therapeutic virtues of garlic are well established. You can then use it to eliminate pimples. To do this, crush two to three cloves of garlic and mix with the aloe vera gel. The resulting paste should infuse for about 10 minutes before applying it to your face with a cotton ball.