Although there are some unique concerns when it comes to black skin, there are treatment options and skin care products available to help women and men of any shade to have beautiful skin. Many men and women of color face challenges with their skincare that are unique to ethnic skin. Some of the most common skin care problems when it comes to black skin include acne, ingrown hairs, and hyperpigmentation.
While anyone can suffer from bouts of acne, which is caused by excess production of oil from sebaceous glands, black skin is more likely to develop long lasting skin discoloration. A combination of many factors can contribute to the appearance of acne, including heredity. Proper skin analysis is required to get to the root or underlying cause of acne and will determine the treatment protocols as well as the home care products to insure successful treatment of acne.
Many ethnic skin tones have naturally curly hair shafts, and after shaving, whether it’s facial hair for men or regular body hair for women, oftentimes the hair will curl back into the skin and pierce the wall of the hair follicle. Proper shaving techniques with beard prep conditioning and after shave care products can go alone way in healing Ingrown hairs but also preventing them in the future.
Skin discolorations are a common issue for darker skinned individuals. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is one of the biggest culprits in black skin discoloration. This occurs when the skin becomes inflamed as the result of an injury to the skin, including acne, sunburn, scratches, surgery, rashes, or cosmetic procedures. After a scar heals, the area may remain darker and can take months or even years to fade. Treatments for this condition include lightening creams, topical treatments containing glycolic or other acids, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
Although there are some unique concerns when it comes to black skin care, there are treatment options and product lines available to help women and men of any shade to have beautiful skin. Following a good daily skin care regimen and visiting a professional licensed esthetician who specializes in ethnic skin care can help you create and maintain radiant skin.
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