Skin Care for Pale Skin
The human skin is made of three layers – the subcutaneous fat, the dermis, and the epidermis. Within the three layers there are many processes, and one of them is the creation of pigment.
Pigmentation is what makes people their different “colors”. The more pigment your skin creates, the darker the color. This is something that is determined by genetics, and the people with pale skin are those who have come from parents with the same pale complexions.
Now, something that people with very pale skin have to understand is that they are far more likely to experience severe sunburns because they lack a chemical in the skin known as melanin.
This is what creates the pigmentation in the first place. For example, a person with very pale skin may have very red hair and a great abundance of what are known as freckles. Freckles are actually clumps of pigmentation or the cells that make up pigment. They are not “static” and are renewed with each change in the skin cells. When this same person is exposed to sunlight for a long period of time, their body cannot create a layer of darker pigmentation to protect the inner layers from harm.
This is why people get a tan when they lay in the sun – their bodies are seeking to protect them from damage. Instead, the person with a pale complexion is likely to experience a much more substantial level of burning because they are not shielded from UV light.
This is why anyone with a fair or very pale complexion must use a lot of sunscreen each day. It keeps them safe from skin damage and ensures that they do not get burnt by even a short time spent in the sunlight. They should also be sure to moisturise after a long time spent in the sun.
If you have questions about skin care for pale skin contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.