Why black women
have fewer wrinkles. (less sun damage)
The Edell Health Letter, Oct 1991 v10 n9 p5(1)
African American women Physiological aspects
Reference #: A11469156
Text COPYRIGHT Hippocrates Inc. 1991
dermatologists in Beaverton, Oregon, have finished a study that explains
why African-American women tend to have fewer wrinkles than white women
do. Put simply, they wrinkle less because dark skin is better able to
resist sun damage.
dermatologists compared the facial skin of 19 black and 19 white women
and found that the cells in black skin are not only less susceptible to
sun damage, they also repair themselves more efficiently when damage
does occur. This doesn't mean that African-Americans are safe from the
sun. The study also found that black women who spent lots of time in the
sun had many more wrinkles than their sun-shy sisters.
the sunscreen all around!