How to heal your skin from deep, chemical damage due to harmful creams

Skin damage from the long-term use of steroid-based or other toxic creams (e.g. hydroquinone, monobenzone, mercury) can be distressing. They can include thin/fragile skin, hyperpigmentation, dark marks, nerve damage and changes in texture. However, with time and patience, there are ways to reverse the damage and restore your skin to its original health. Our organs (including the skin) are …

Black skin, white skin, Asian skin – what’s the difference?

Surprisingly (or not), it’s more than just melanin that separates a black person from a white person, and a white person from an Asian. Scientists have discovered structural differences between black, white and Asian skin in terms of its: thickness water content lipids (fat and fat soluble vitamins) Differences between black skin and white skin The …

Scientists still can’t figure out why humans got lighter

Humans come in a rainbow of hues, from dark chocolate browns to nearly translucent whites. This full kaleidoscope of skin colors was a relatively recent evolutionary development, according to biologists, occurring alongside the migration of modern humans out of Africa between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. The consensus among scientists has always been that lower …