- Exposure to the elements
Complexion Color is Influenced by:
Applies to each race.
Types of complexions
Classification of Complexions
- Some complexions are almost as light as the fairest caucasion.
- Others are almost as dark as carbon black
Greatest range of complexion
Regardless of racial origin, we all have the same number of ______.
Variations of Each Complexion Type
Florid or ruddy
Swarthy or dusky
Must be concealed with opaque cosmetics.
Deviations from normal complexion types
Addison's disease, Hodgkin's disease, Tuberculosis, Uremic poisoning, etc.
Putrefaction, strong fluid on a jaundice case.
From embalming fluid- especially evident in African American people (or people of dark complexions)
Exhibits a constant flow of color variatons.
Should be artificailly reinstated to achieve a life-like apperance.
Forehead may be darker than face.
Forehead is lighter than the face.
With each race, these are not the same color as the face.
Are not identical in color.
Redness of the mucous membranes is only seen near the line of closure.
The upper mucous membrane is less red than the lower.
Cool color area (shaded)
Is in the shadow so no treatment is necessary.