The term ‘dark skin’ has been used in popular culture for quite some time.
We’ve all heard the line “It’s so dark, I think my skin is like a black hole”, but there are a few variations on the theme.
While there are some who choose to call themselves ‘darker’, others call themselves darker or ‘deep’ because their skin tone is so dark that it almost appears to be a black void.
What is a ‘dark’ skin tone?
As a definition, ‘darkness’ refers to a person’s ability to perceive the world as being darker than the natural world, or to distinguish between light and dark.
According to the American Society for Color Therapy (ASCP), ‘dark,’ refers to the ability to distinguish light from dark and dark from light.
While dark skin is often associated with darker hair and skin, darker skin tones are also used to describe darker skin.
This means that the more light in a skin tone, the darker that skin tone will appear.
For example, if your skin tone appears darker than your eyes, it will appear dark to your eyes because your eyes are brighter than your skin.
On the other hand, if you have a more “flat” skin tone than your eyelids, you may be able to discern the difference between a light and a dark skin tone.
The darker the skin tone of your skin, the lighter it will be.
Darker skin tones will be lighter or darker than lighter skin tones.
Some of the darker skin tone traits associated with dark skin include:A dark brown complexion may be associated with having darker eyes, more brown hair, and a deeper voice.
It is also common for people to have darker skin with darker eyes.
A lighter skin tone may be seen as more attractive and appealing.
A darker skin may also be associated a more pronounced nose and chin, which can be seen when a person has a dark complexion.
A darker complexion may also lead to a darker skin texture.
For example, darker colored eyes may be less likely to be visible on the face.
A dark skin may be more easily irritated or scarred than lighter-skinned people.
Dark skin can also be more prone to sunburns and skin cancers.
According to ASCP, darker skins are often associated to a higher prevalence of psoriasis.
These skin disorders are characterized by a red, peeling, or sagging skin tone or appearance.
A lighter complexion is more likely to have more natural skin color, and may be the result of having lighter pigmentation or skin pigmentation.
A person with a lighter complexion may have lighter hair, a smoother complexion, and darker eyes than a person with darker skin color.
A skin tone that is more similar to that of a lighter-colored person is more “normal.”
A person may have more pale skin, but may also have more tan skin, or darker hair.
The skin tone with the darker complexion, is often more “hairy” or “wavy.”
A darker complexion can also lead a person to have deeper voices.
A dark complexion is also associated with a more intense tan and dark skin.
A tan or tan skin tone can also appear as an uneven complexion or uneven skin tone depending on the person.
A more tan or lighter skin may appear more “pale.”
A lighter complexion can appear more natural, or be darker and more pale.
A greater percentage of people with darker-skinned individuals are also darker-complexioned.
A combination of both darker skin and lighter skin is more common.
People who have darker complexion and lighter-complexion may have a combination of dark skin and light skin.
These are traits that are often referred to as ‘dark complexions.’