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Our Skin Problems

Skin of color has a unique structure, making it react differently to some cosmetics, medicines and treatments, and even the environment. Skin of color is prone to certain problems like discoloration and scarring that can occur from skin trauma from poor skin care practices at home, incorrect diagnoses for problem skin, and harsh and improper cosmetic treatments from health and beauty professionals unfamiliar with our special skin care needs. Here are articles about, and tips and resources for your special skin problems

12 Shaving Tips To Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Try these tips to prevent ingrown hairs from forming when you shave your legs.

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
Tips to get rid of dark spots from insect bites.

Diabetes & Skin Care
Skin care tips for women with diabetes.

The Top 10 Acne Mistakes
Acne prone? Check this list for 10 things you may be doing wrong.

Acne & Skin of Color
Interview with Dermatologist Sejal Shah: Dr. Shah gives tips for caring for acne-prone skin of color.

Nail Care for Diabetics
How to Care for Your Nails & Feet When You Have Diabetes

What Is Eczema? How Does It Appear on Skin of Color?
Eczema is a inflammatory skin condition that causes severe itchiness and unique problems in skin of color, including skin discoloration.

Hyperpigmentation in Skin of Color
What is hyperpigmentation and why is it so common in darker skin?

Hyperpigmentation Treatment for Skin of Color: Proceed With Caution
Hyperpigmentation treatments for skin of color.

Why Do I Have White Spots on My Skin?
Reader Q&A: Why do I have white spots on my skin?

White Age Spots
How to identify and treat IGH hypopigmentation or small white spots on skin of color.

Top 8 Products to Cover Up Hyperpigmentation
8 great products to cover dark spots and skin discoloration.

5 Reasons For Excess Facial Hair and How to Treat It
Many women of color have excess facial hair. Find out why and how to get rid of unwanted hair.

How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Hairs
Women of color with curly and tightly coiled hair are susceptible to ingrown hairs. Here's how to prevent and treat them.

What Are Keloids? Can You Get Rid of Them?
Keloidal scars can be disfiguring and difficult to prevent and remove, and they are more likely to appear in skin of color. Find out more about them.

How to Minimize and Prevent Keloid Scars
Try these steps to minimize or prevent keloid scars.

Rx For Skin of Color
Follow these 3 steps to keep skin free of scars from cuts, abrasions and burns.

What Should I Do If My Skin Reacts to a Beauty Product?
How to treat sudden rashes and itchiness caused by skin care and beauty products.

Skin Rashes: Allergic Reaction or an Irritated Skin?
How to know whether a skin rash is from an allergic reaction or skin irritation.

How to Remove and Prevent Age Spots
Age spots: How to treat existing spots and prevent more from developing.

How to Treat Melasma During Pregnancy
Mask of Pregnancy: Safe ways to treat melasma while you're pregnant.

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