Investing in a good moisturiser is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Once you get this right, everything else falls into place. Black skin is prone to many of the common skin problems that other races face such as pimples, blemishes, dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and so forth. However, we are also prone to other skin conditions that tend to affect us more severely, like hyperpigmentation, eczema and hypertrophic scars.
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Right around when I turned 28, I started to notice what I thought were tiny black moles popping up on my cheeks and around my eyes. When I described the spots to a dermatologist, he said that these were likely something called dermatosis papulosa nigra DPN , a benign skin condition common in African Americans and those with darker skin tones that usually runs in families. Come to think of it, I realized, both my mom and grandma have similar spots scattered on their cheeks. It helped to get a name for the spots that were slowly appearing all over my face, and I was glad to learn that the condition was harmless.
In a beauty industry that too often fails to cater to women of color , many of those women of color have taken matters into their own hands by starting their own companies. We've already highlighted some rising makeup brands to pay attention to—now we're looking at skincare. Refresh your routine with some new some standouts, ahead.