A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive, and Dark Skin
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It's a fact of DNA: If you can trace your roots back to
Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, India, Latin America, the
Mediterranean, the Middle East, the South Pacific, or any
group of Native Americans, your genes react similarly to
genes in the darkest skin. And chances are, you may have
received confusing advice -- or no advice at all -- about
how to care for your skin. Although nearly half the
population of the United States shares the hallmarks of skin
of color, many dermatologists and beauty consultants
routinely prescribe remedies created for Caucasian skin
without understanding how sensitive and easily damaged skin
of color is. It's no wonder, then, that many women and men
of color continually battle skin problems, and it takes a
terrible toll on their self-esteem.
Beautiful Skin of Color unlocks the particular
secrets of your skin and provides the answers you've been
searching for. Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden and Dr. Jeanine Downie,
internationally recognized dermatologists and women of
color, and Barbara Nevins Taylor, an award-winning reporter
on skin and hair issues, offer clear, specific advice to
help you achieve and maintain a healthy, gorgeous
In a quick-reference, A-to-Z format,
using examples drawn from personal and professional
experience, Dr. Cook-Bolden and Dr. Downie explain why
problems occur, and then prescribe reliable remedies and
groundbreaking new procedures specifically created for skin
Throughout this comprehensive guide, the
doctors show you how to work with your skin and hair -- and
your dermatologist -- to create your own unique
skin-management program. A long-overdue and much-needed
resource, Beautiful Skin of Color is certain to help
you look and feel your best.
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