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Skin care shouldn’t be colorblind

February 10, 2020

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Jennifer Lin, MD, Contributor

Jennifer Lin, MD, co-directs the Melanoma Risk and Prevention Clinic, and the Multicultural Dermatology clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also is the Dermatology Lead of the Melanoma Program at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She … See Full Bio
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melissa koski
February 19, 2020

Most caucasian skin has some pigment but, if you’re a redhead, my daughter and I are auburn and strawberry blond, we have no pigment or very little pigment. When I learned this I stopped trying to tan because I understood why I could never acquire a browned tan. So this also makes us sensitive to certain foods and a lot of lotions, body and face creams and other things as well.

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