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WHAT SHADE OF BLACK ARE YOU?

WHAT SHADE OF BLACK ARE YOU?

Do you know that melanin is ubiquitous in every entity in the planet Earth that has hue/colour? Melanin is the root of what gives colour to the brain, skin, hair, eyes, plants, oil, animals, volcano’s, everything imaginable that is creative and colourful.

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MELANIN -The Black Pigment (2)

MELANIN -The Black Pigment (2)

Why Are There Different Skin Colors? THE MOST IMPORTANT ADAPTATION THAT EARLY HUMANS DEVELOPED? THE ABILITY TO SURVIVE SUNLIGHT. In the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, where it is believed that all humans originally came from, the sun is incredibly intense. For early humans living near the Equator, they were getting pounded by sunlight and radiation all year long, and excessive UV radiation can be very harmful to the skin, resulting in abnormal growth of cells […]

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MELANIN – THE BLACK PIGMENT

MELANIN – THE BLACK PIGMENT

Our world is a wonderfully diverse and beautiful place, with millions of species of animals and plants, capped off by the most dominant species – human beings. We consider the human race that is spread across the globe as members of a single species, Homo sapiens, but we certainly don’t all look the same. From language, culture and clothing to height, eye shape and hair color, human beings have many things that make us unique from one […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE……….5

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE……….5

How to use topical steroid Topical steroid when recommended for a particular skin condition is applied once daily (usually at night) to inflamed skin for a course of 5 days to several weeks. After that, it is usually stopped, or the strength or frequency of application is reduced. Avoid the application of steroid based cosmetics all over the body. Emollients can be applied before or after the application of topical steroid, to relieve irritation and […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE…….3 (TOPICAL STEROIDS)

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE…….3 (TOPICAL STEROIDS)

Common Side Effects Associated with Topical Steroids Generally short courses of topical steroids which last under four weeks are considered a safer option. Problems may develop however, if topical steroids are used for long periods, or if short courses of stronger steroids (very high potency and high potency ) are repeated too often. Long-term use topical steroids may cause side effects, the most common of which is skin atrophy. This is worsened by factors such […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROIDS)……..continued

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROIDS)……..continued

EPISODE 2 DO YOU KNOW THAT? The adverse effects of corticosteroids are directly related to the potency (strength) of absorption into the blood. You may have suspected that like the steroids you take by mouth, application of steroids on skin can have potential side effects such as easy bruising, acne, and spider veins. You are correct! The risk of getting these side effects depends on: -Strength of steroids (the specific molecule) -Forms (e.g., lotion, creams, ointment, […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (Topical corticosteroids)

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (Topical corticosteroids)

In order to serve you better as well as reach a wider audience, expect our usual blogs on Sundays. Recall that the blog on skin bleaching/lightening/toning/whitening highlighted the three major culprits responsible for the health hazards of skin bleaching……HYDROQUINONE, MERCURY AND STEROIDS (Corticosteroids) In our previous blogs we have extensively dealt with both Hydroquinone and Mercury in 3 series each. Kindly refer to www.beautyinblack foundation.com for more details. Today we will be resuming discussion on […]

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MERCURY!!!!!!!!!!!!

We decided to refresh the earlier discourse on Mercury to carry everyone along. Have a splendid time reading! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!! I was only 16 when I stepped into the circle of wrong friends, fashion and glamorous life style was not just an obsession but a driving force that left me filled with regrets. Saturdays became a date for us to visit clothing and cosmetic shops around. Oh! Yes, we were never bothered about our core grades […]

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MERCURY!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!! I was only 16 when I stepped into the circle of wrong friends, fashion and glamorous life style was not just an obsession but a driving force that left me filled with regrets. Saturdays became a date for us to visit clothing and cosmetic shops around. Oh! Yes, we were never bothered about our core grades in school, adolescence had a firm grip on us. Then came one faithful Saturday, when Ify whom I […]

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HYDROQUINONE!………..2

USE WITH CAUTION!   EFFECTS OF HYDROQUINONE It is thought to be implicated in cancers. Hydroquinone clearly has a proven serious side-effect on humans as it alsocauses pigmentation of the eye and permanent corneal damage (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venearology, 2006). This only occurs when the eye is directly exposed to hydroquinone (So if you are still bent on using hydroquinone based products, avoid direct contact with the eyes). It causes […]

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