Darker skin tones such as African, Asian and Arabic can be more prone to certain skin conditions, scars and darker marks are prominent in dark skin, therefore, it is imperative to look after your skin to minimise the chance of scarring and the long term effects from sun damage. Follow these Essential Skin Care Tips for Darker Skin Tones

Know your skin
Is it oily? Dry? Combination? If you don’t know what type of skin you have it’ll be harder to source the right products to fix your problems and get to grips with the ins and outs of your skin. Darker skin tones tend to be more acne-prone due to larger sebaceous glands that cause the skin to be oily, and severe acne can leave dark marks or dark spots and scars behind, known as pigmentation.

Cleanse, tone and moisturise
No matter what your skin type it’s important to be gentle, use a product that cleanses without stripping away essential moisture or irritating the skin. Find products that will hydrate without making skin oily, these will help to unclog the pores and keep the skin clear, ingredients including Wakame, Seaweed and Sodium Hyaluronate will help keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated.

Use a foundation specific to your needs
A foundation should cover imperfections without being so heavy that it clogs pores, making your condition worse. Brands including Bobbi Brown and MAC have introduced ranges specific to black and darker skin, with a wider range of tones to suit different skin needs making it even easier to find a product that matches your skin.

Darker skin types have a high amount of melanin and whilst most foundations include an SPF to help keep the face protected, it is still important to use sun protection with a higher SPF on the face and other areas of the body. Even though the skin will not go red and burn as with lighter skin tones, sun damage can cause pigmentation, hyperpigmentation and darker patches of skin to appear that can be difficult to remove naturally.

The Laser Treatment Clinic specialises in Black, Asian and Arab skincare concerns for women and men, as the only clinic in the UK to offer the award-winning Derma White Treatment which is specifically made for darker skin tones to treat all types of pigmentation, uneven skin tone and scars (new and old) caused by skin disorders and reactions from excessive sun exposure, speak to one of our skin care specialists today and shop our range of skincare products specifically designed to suit your skin needs. The Laser Treatment Clinic offers a complete range of high-performance natural skincare products.