Dark Spots & Skin Tone

Acne: How-To Guide to Staying Clear

Acne: How-To Guide to Staying Clear

Acne Lifestyle Issues You Need to Change Now Reduce your stress. Do whatever it takes. Stress, a major acne culprit, is caused by the wear and tear of day-to-day living and changes that take place in your life, both good and bad....

Delete Dark Spots and Discoloration

Delete Dark Spots and Discoloration

Brighten Dark Spots, Acne Scars & Uneven Skin Tone Of all the skin disorders that affect skin of color, hyperpigmentation (dark spots and uneven skin tone) is the chief complaint. Skin problems, medications, medical...

Are You Practicing Safe Sun?

Are You Practicing Safe Sun?

Ethnic Skin & Sun Damage Darker and olive skin, including black skin, is just as vulnerable as lighter skin tones to the “ravages” of sun damage. Sun damage produces many “looks” including chronic sunburn, redness and spider...

Dark Circles, Puffy Lids and Bags

Dark Circles, Puffy Lids and Bags

Facial structure can affect skin color in the orbital eye area and create dark circles. Prominent cheekbones and deep-set eyes, with translucent skin covering dark underlying tissue, make the orbital eye area appear darker than...

Exfoliation: Should You Scrub Your Skin?

Exfoliation: Should You Scrub Your Skin?

When Less is More: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mechanical Exfoliation What are the risks and benefits of scrubbing? Too much pressure with any exfoliation method friction or scrubbing action can abrade and darken the skin tone and...

Tinea Versicolor: Fungus Among Us

Tinea Versicolor: Fungus Among Us

Tinea Versicolor Fungal Infection The non-contagious fungal rash of tinea versicolor is a chronic, asymptomatic superficial infection characterized by light scaly, macular patches. These patches range in color from light pink to...

Dry Skin Tips for Acne & Ethnic Skin

Dry Skin Tips for Acne & Ethnic Skin

Ethnic skin can be oily, acne prone, and either dry or dehydrated at the same time. This is especially true as the season change. Cold, dry air, wind, low humidity, heaters, air conditioners and hard water can spell disaster for...

Acne: Treatment Techniques

Acne: Treatment Techniques

Homecare and Lifestyle Changes A daily system of antibacterial and exfoliating products is needed to treat acne. True control means no physical sign of the disease shows in its active stage. Since acne is a treatable condition...