Ethnicity affects your skin despite one's color. But one common thing among ethnicities is that, everyone ages. People with darker skin age lesser and have lesser wrinkles than whites. Darker skin may resist wrinkles longer because of its color and thickness, but people with darker skin have wrinkles, when expression is made and none when face is at rest. Also People with darker skin have a higher risk of keloid (red, raised) scarring so they must be cautious when considering laser treatments. Ablative lasers (that remove the upper layers of skin) or mechanical resurfacing (such as dermabrasion) are not a good choice for darker skin types because of the risk of pigmentation changes.

Whites, anatomically have thinner and lighter skin compared to darker complexions. Thus, it allows ultraviolet rays of sun to penetrate deeply, resulting in, skin losing moisture and collagen break down, rapidly than in darker skins. This causes lighter skin to develop more static wrinkles, leading to the skin's loss of firmness. If fair skins are prone to sun, texture and pigment changes happened due to UV damage. These defects can be treated with an ongoing skin care program and also with chemical peels and laser treatments. Fair, thinner skin is also more likely to show defects such as acne scarring, blood vessels, liver spots and even dark shadows. But the best treatment is prevention.