Everything You Need to Know About Treating Your Acne If You Have Darker Skin
Acne may be a universal concern, but its effects on certain skin types vary, meaning not every treatment works the same for everyone. Black people and people of color, in particular, are more likely to experience scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation — which occurs when the skin becomes inflamed after a pimple forms and causes an overproduction of melanin in the area — as a result of acne, so treating breakouts and flare-ups comes with a different set of rules.
To find out why this happens and how to treat breakouts if you have darker skin, we reached out to an expert for tips and product recommendations. Consider this your ultimate guide, ahead.