One of the most common myths surrounding black skin is that it does not burn and so those with darker skin do not have to worry about wearing sunscreen. This is, of course, simply not true and you should be wearing sunscreen no matter what skin tone or type you have.
While it is true that those with dark skin are far less likely to get skin cancer from sun exposure – which is likely where this dangerous myth originated from – they are also less likely to have a good outcome if they do develop skin cancer. Furthermore, individuals with Asian or black African skin are also more likely to develop hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, so it is essential that they properly shield themselves.
Acne on black skin can be problematic, to say the least. If not treated early on it can lead to the formation of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which can often develop as part of the healing process. By treating active acne, you can often prevent PIH from forming in the first place, saving you the time and effort required to treat it.
A common skin issue which can affect anyone, regardless of their skin tone, hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces too much melanin, its natural pigment. Despite how common it is, hyperpigmentation affects those with Asian or black African skin far more commonly than it does any other skin type. While many people choose to simply live with it, seeking professional treatments for your hyperpigmentation forms an important part of your skincare as it wil help you achieve a more even skin tone.
If you are looking to treat your hyperpigmentation at home, we recommend using the Zaheda skincare range. Products like the Ultra Smooth Sea Polish and Ultra Light Derma White lightening cream, contain powerful natural actives which have been proven to effectively (and gently) help you treat pigmentation issues at home.
Of course, over-the-counter products can only do so much, which is why it is recommended that you also use professional treatments, using your homecare routine to support their results. Our skin experts have decades of experience in treating various concerns on Asian and black African skin and will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment. To find out more, get in touch with us, or book your free consultation today.