Skin Color is You-nique

Jul 7, 2024Beauty, Health0 comments

Like snowflakes, no two skin tones are the same

Skin color varies considerably from individual to individual and is generally determined by the presence of melanocytes, carotene, oxygenated hemoglobin, and local blood flow.

Melanin, produced by melanocytes, is the primary pigment responsible for skin coloration. It serves a crucial role in protecting against UV radiation, with darker skin containing higher melanin concentrations offering better natural sun protection compared to lighter skin.

Melanocytes produce two types of melanin: eumelanin, which is brown and is responsible for the actual color of the skin, and pheomelanin, which is red to yellow and contributes to the overall tone of the skin. The quantity and distribution of these pigments determine an individual’s skin color.

Environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight also play a significant role. When exposed to UV radiation, melanocytes produce more melanin, leading to a darker skin tone. This adaptive response is an advantage, as it helps protect against harmful UV rays that can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.

Additionally, other biological factors contribute to variations in skin color. Carotene, a pigment found in fruits and vegetables, can impart a yellowish hue to the skin. Oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood can also affect skin color, particularly in lighter-skinned individuals where the reddish hue of blood vessels may be more visible.

Skin color is dynamic, it’s always changing. Meaning that an individuals skin color may be different today than it was yesterday. There is a surprisingly large range of colors that one’s skin can express.


White is seen with our eyes when a material reflects the entire spectrum of light shown on it. Black is seen with our eyes when a material absorbs the entire spectrum of light shown on it.

The eye combines and processes these frequencies and the brain imagines a color. When you are seeing a persons skin, it is ultimately your imagination that is creating the color that you perceive.

White and black are the only two colors of skin that nobody has.

Everybody’s skin either reflects or absorbs some light. There are many different frequencies of color reflecting off of a persons skin that an observers eye picks up.

There is no skin color that is “better or worse” than another. Darker skin has more protection from UV rays than lighter colored skin. That doesn’t mean that dark skin is better than light skin. There are too many factors involved to make this type of a generalization. It is a matter of perspective and opinion.

Skin is the largest organ in your body. It connects to all of the other systems in your body. The skin is full of blood vessels, lymph, nerves, and connective tissue that allow it to interact with the rest of the body.

There is little to no difference in the way different colors of skin interact with the rest of the body, including the mind. There is no tangible evidence that skin color can be used to accurately identify other physiological or emotional traits. Life experience has taught me the same.

Optimizing skin health is important for all skin colors. Every individual has their unique set of challenges. A persons challenges and solutions are not specifically related to the color of their skin.

At Waxelene, we value diversity. Everyone is beautiful in their own expression. Regardless of skin color or skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea…), we know the contributions of everyone are inevitably spontaneous and an equal part of oneness. We don’t want to inhibit the learning of ourselves, others, the universe, or the divine by closing our minds to things that appear different.

My hope is that Waxelene can unite people of all skin colors because we all have similar, yet unique skin care needs.


We’d like to share some tips to help you take care of your skin:

Protect your skin from UV sun damage:

Limit sun exposure
Avoid peak hour sun
Stay hydrated
Wear clothing with uv protection
Reef Safe Sunscreen for exposed skin areas

The more extreme a sunburn, the more long term and short term damage is done. If your skin is in pain and red, that is from your skin being damaged. The more you can limit extreme sunburns with a lot of pain and discoloration the better.

Protecting Dry Skin:

waterproof barrier
Natural oils

That’s right, the three things Waxelene Aerated Balm does to moisturize are the three things that everyone’s skin needs. We created our patented aeration process to take organic waterproof barriers to the next level. This innovative process ensures that your skin remains hydrated while allowing it to breathe naturally, providing the ultimate protection and moisture balance.

Staying hydrated from the inside is as important as hydrating your skin from the outside. Drinking plenty of water daily helps maintain skin elasticity and overall health, complementing the external hydration provided by products like Waxelene.

Skin Health Supplements:

To support skin health from within, consider incorporating the following nutrients into your diet:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in fish, flaxseed, and walnuts, these help maintain skin’s lipid barrier.
  • Collagen: Supports skin elasticity and firmness. Found in bone broth and collagen supplements.
  • Vitamin A: Essential for skin repair and regeneration. Found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens.
  • Vitamin C: Promotes collagen production and protects against sun damage. Found in citrus fruits, strawberries, and bell peppers.
  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. Found in nuts, seeds, and green leafy vegetables.
  • Zinc: Helps with skin healing and inflammation reduction. Found in meat, shellfish, and legumes.
  • Selenium: Protects skin from damage caused by free radicals. Found in Brazil nuts, seafood, and whole grains.

It’s best to get these nutrients from food. If you buy supplements, make sure to get a high-quality, food-based option with the highest bioavailability to ensure your body can absorb and use them effectively.


Your skin is beautiful

You have a unique skin color that is in alignment with your souls expression of the universe.

Anybody who doesn’t like your skin color is jealous. They are missing out on an opportunity to learn more about themselves by appreciating the light you reflect to the world.

Anybody who thinks they know something about your personality, intellect, skill or anything other that your natural UV protection is completely wrong. They can not make a correlation because it does not exist. They are only leading themselves to the discovery of ignorance.

Regardless of your skin color, stay hydrated! Eat a variety of foods that contain nutrients that benefit your skin. Protect your skin from UV light.

Most importantly, never forget your Waxelene!


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