Olive skin tone tans easily, but burn-free skin can still be damaged. As you age, your skin will show hyperpigmentation and blotches on cheeks and along the hairline, as early as your mid-20s. Those with olive skin tone are also likely to see dark under eye circles so eye treatments like Perricone MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy can help.
With slightly more pigment than lighter Caucasian skin, this skin has more sun protection than lighter skin, but has less of an exaggerated hyperpigmentation response to inflammation. Olive skin tone tends to be less prone to scarring and is oilier which means it avoids oxidative stress inherent in dry skin.
The oil and melanin helps delay the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. However, the active oil glands can increase the onset and degree of acne outbreaks. However, olive skin can tolerate aggressive anti-acne treatments without the risk of developing patches of discoloration.
You should use a liquid cleanser suitable for oily skin types, such as Perricone Skin Clear Cleanser, and use oil-free skin care products. Alpha lipoic acid will help shrink the appearance of enlarged pores due to overactive oil glands.
Apply sunscreen every day and be sure to use an eye product that contains alpha lipoic acid to help diminish the dark under eye circles that are common for olive skin tone types. Perricone MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy is an eye treatment formulated with alpha lipoic acid as well as DMAE and vitamin C ester to help increase firmness and elasticity.