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Acne Treatment For Black Skin

By Edited May 4, 2014 1 1

Acne treatment for black skin is available online or from your local drug store or chemist. If you are suffering from acne and skin blemishes there are several things that you can use to treat the condition. The first thing you should try is to seek out products that are specifically made to cure acne. There is a whole range available at your local chemist or even from your supermarket. Acne treatment for black skin is similar to treatments for white skin but there are certain things that you need to be aware of.


If you know what the active ingredients are that can help to get rid of acne you should be able to find a product that is suitable for your skin type and budget.


Acne on black skin has the added effect of producing dark scars around the spots. This is due to the increased amount of melanin that the body produces as a natural defence mechanism. This is its natural way to protect itself from the build up of impurities and infection. The disadvantage of the excess of melanin is that it can cause long term or even permanent scarring to occur which can remain long after the acne has cleared up. Many people of colour choose to use skin lightening treatments in order to balance out their skin tone.


The best way to help prevent this happening is to treat the acne breakout as early as possible.


The active ingredients in acne products include:

  • Hydroxy acids

  • Sulphur

  • Benzoyl peroxide

  • Vitamin A


Hydroxy Acids

This is a member of the betahydroxy acid family. It helps to combat acne by exfoliating the skin, which helps to reduce bacteria building up. The dead skin cells are removed from the skin's surface to prevent the onset of spots.


Sulphur

This also exfoliates the skin which clears the dead skin cells to prevent the blockage of your pores. Sulphur can be found in a range of acne creams but does tend to have a rather unfortunate odour that is similar to the smell of bad eggs.


Benzoyl Peroxide

This acid is found in many of the acne prevention products on sale. It works by reducing bacteria and unclogging pores and drying out the skin. Many of the well known brands that contain this ingredient include Clearasil, Oxy and Proactiv. Proactiv has recently been fully endorsed by celebrities like the singer Jessica Simpson and actress from the TV series The Ghost Whisperer, Jennifer Love Hewitt.


You have to be careful about what acne products you choose as many can have a really drying effect on black skin. If you need to get more advice, you can also ask for further information from the pharmacist in your local mall.


Vitamin A

This is a popular ingredient that is found in a lot of acne creams as well as anti wrinkle creams. The more popular name for this ingredient is called retinol and you will notice that this is contained in several products. Retinol is an anti oxidant that helps to clear up the bacteria that can cause acne breakouts.


The first thing you should do to find acne treatments that really work is to invest in an anti acne product that you can buy over the counter or even online if you prefer. If you are lucky, you will find that this is enough to prevent further acne.


Acne treatment for black skin should leave your skin looking and feeling completely normal and smooth. However if you feel that over the counter acne product are not effective enough, you may need to visit your doctor in order to get a stronger and more effective solution to fighting acne. This could result in using prescription medication.

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Comments

Mar 13, 2012 2:00am
smcopywrite
thanks for focusing on a skin type that has a different make up and composition that other types of skin. this is a great article and wonderfully put together. thanks again
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