Sunday, June 3, 2012
Global Skin Tones - The Changing World Of Skin Care
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that, by 2050, 49.5% of the U.S. population will have skin of color, replacing baby boomers as the critical growth demographic within the United States. People of mixed ethnic heritage have surpassed Hispanics as the fastest-growing demographic group. Many dermatologists are now trained to specifically address the needs of women and men of certain ethnic descents. Whether Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Asian or of African-American descent, skin care physicians are trained in the skin disorders unique to these groups. Corrective management of these skin types has to go beyond the norm - skin care professionals understand the skin’s mechanism as it relates to ethnic differences, as well as its reactivity to topically applied substances. Speak to your dermatologist about your unique skin-related challenge.