There are many acne products that may be too harsh to apply to skin of color Indian, African, Latin skin, or ethnic skin. “Some chemicals may be too drying or irritating which can lead to redness, peeling, inflammation and result in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. There is a fine balance to carefully skin typing each individual and knowing which products may be tolerable and which products will be too harsh for your skin.

Being knowledgeable about the differences between skin types can help you avoid significant issues down the line. Here are five ways to care for Black skin with acne.

1. Leave blemishes alone

It’s common knowledge that aggravating your acne can prolong healing, but for Black skin, it can be even worse. Because of hyperpigmentation which causes patches of skin to be darker, picking at blemishes can cause scars that may take months or years to fade.

2. Use medication cautiously

Some of the most harmful products for black skin can be found in common medications for treating acne. They’re found in many cleansers, skincare products, and acne treatments because they kill the bacteria under the skin, but for Indian, African and Latins, these common chemicals can be harmful. Benzoyl peroxide, for example, can be especially irritating for darker skin. Salicylic acid can sometimes dry skin out too much, causing it to create more oil.

3. Get some protected sunshine

Twenty to 30 minutes per day of healthy sun exposure can help heal acne, but that exposure should be protected to avoid increasing your risk of skin cancer. It’s a myth that Indian, African or Latins don’t need sunscreen because our skin is darker. Yes, the melanin in darker skin helps protect against the sun, but Black skin also needs sunscreen for extra protection.

4. Keep your pores open

When, buying products think about your pores. Before you pick up that new moisturizer or foundation, read the labels to see if it’s non-comedogenic, which just means it won’t clog your pores.

5. Check your hair products

If you’re taking great care of your skin, but you’re still breaking out, examine the other beauty products in your bathroom. Some hair products, like pomade and hair oils, may be great for our hair, but not for our skin. So, if your breakouts are around the hairline, they may be to blame. Similarly, if breakouts are popping up on your cheeks or on certain sides of your face, it could be because the hair products left on your pillow. Washing your pillow cases more often and covering your hair at night may help.


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