logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies
Romance Novels


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Ethnic Beauty Site

BellaOnline's Ethnic Beauty Editor

g

Dark Marks on Ethnic Skin

Guest Author - April Alisa Marquette

If you've got dark marks on your ethnic skin, you may feel frustrated, or even embarrassed. You may wonder if you will ever manage to even out the tone of your skin. Yes, because it can seem like once you fade a blemish you get a heap more. You may begin to feel emotionally scarred because truly, it can be a vexing cycle.

So who suffers from these complexion problems? African-Americans, Latinas, Asians, Native peoples and many others... Why do these marks appear, all too often, on people with darker skin, people of color? Why does it seem as though any scrape, bruise, or pimple will leave a dark mark, even if you don’t 'fiddle or mess' with it?

Well, skin of color has a precise makeup. It contains melanocytes which have enzymes, tyrosinase enzymes to be exact, and these can create more color—hyperpigmentation. Yes, when the skin has been irritated. Then blotches or spots will appear. Another factor that may stimulate dark spots is...are you ready for this? The sun. It can darken spots that you already consider unsightly.

So, you ask, what can be done about all this dark spot business? You will need a skin care regimen. You will also need to understand that the effects you desire will not take place overnight, but with time, care, and patience, your skin will renew itself.

In caring for your skin you can use a product that contains hydroquinone. It is a blocking agent for those tyrosinase enzymes previously mentioned. Absorbed into the skin, hydroquinone begins to fade dark spots. However, one must be careful. Using anything with more than 2% hydroquinone can be dangerous. This has been the finding of dermatologists as well as the U.S. FDA [the United Stated Food and Drug Administration].

If needed, higher percentages of hydroquinone can be prescribed by a doctor. However, if you have purchased something questionable from an ethnic neighborhood store, beware. Without the supervision of a dermatologist, you may wind up creating light blotches, along with your dark spots—or worse. Using dubious imported products with higher percentages of hydroquinone, on your own can, cause health dilemmas, and Heaven forbid, even skin cancer.

If you're using a product that has been FDA approved, then safely use it, on clean skin, twice daily. Some reputable offerings even contain sunblock, which dermatologists recommend. One thing to understand though; your skin will not clear up overnight. It will take time, patience, and diligence, but you can have clearer skin. While you are working on your skin, preferably under a dermatologists care, you may also use makeup to lessen the look of dark spots or marks.

For a few makeup brands, as well as a list of readily available, reputable fade creams, meet me in The Ethnic Beauty Forum. Check out the post entitled 'Help For Dark Marks On Skin.' Remember, if you are devoted to taking care of and treating your skin, you can defeat dark marks, over time. You too can love your skin.
Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Twitter Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Facebook Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to MySpace Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Del.icio.us Digg Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Yahoo My Web Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Google Bookmarks Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Stumbleupon Add Dark+Marks+on+Ethnic+Skin to Reddit




Help For Dark Marks On Skin
Caring For Your Skin
Skin Care for the Changing Seasons
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Ethnic Beauty Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by April Alisa Marquette. All rights reserved.
This content was written by April Alisa Marquette. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Juliette Samuel for details.

g


g features
Healthy You, Ethnic Beauty

Color Analysis and Cosmetics

Caring for Hyperpigmented Ethnic Skin

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor