Unless you’re a raccoon or a panda bear–and we’re willing to bet it all that you’re not–dark circles are anything but cute. They make you look tired, haggard and older than you actually are.
You don’t have to be sleep-deprived to have dark circles. Washington, DC based, board certified dermatologist, Cheryl Burgess, MD, FAAD says “those with seasonal allergies, eczema and lighter-skinned complexions are more prone to dark circles,” but they can happen to anyone.
With aging there is loss of bony structure around the eye area. This can cause concavities of the skin which absorb light creating shadowing and darkness.
Visibly prominent blood vessels under the skin are caused by red b
From fairest pale to luscious brown, all skin types need to take care in the sun. Skin cancer can strike anyone, regardless of color, and can occur even with skin types rich in melanin. If you have lighter skin that burns easily, you have a higher risk of developing skin cancers, but contrary to popular belief, deep pigmentation does not make you immune.
With all skin tones, the key to prevention is protection, which means avoiding sun exposure during peak hours, wearing protective clothing and, of course, using broad spectrum sunscreens and sunblocks.
“Skin cancer prevention is the same for all skin types – sun protection, sun protection, sun protection,” said Washington, D.C. D
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