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4 Dark Skin Beauty Concerns and Treatment Options

Effective skin care is more than just a three to seven-step routine—it’s a personalized lifestyle. 

We all have different skin types, which means that everyone needs a different kind of TLC in terms of taking care of their skin. In the same sense of the notion, people with darker skin tend to be more prone to particular skin conditions versus those with fairer skin and vice versa. 

Let’s care for your dark skin beauty with this quick guide on skin concerns that are common among the queens out there. Each paired with its respective solution, your complexion will be revitalized in no time! 

1. Oily Skin

It’s quite normal to wake up with a little bit of morning shine on your skin, but if that oiliness spills over into the noonish and evening hours, the odds are that your skin is classified as oily or combination.

Common Causes

Contrary to popular belief, oily skin does not correlate to aging nor is it a condition that you should just accept. 

Depending on your skin type, a surplus in oil production can be related to excessive cleansing. When you are more than diligent when it comes to cleansing your skin, you run the risk of stripping all the oil off the surface. That explains the high-power oil production to compensate. 

Another possible cause is dehydration, which causes excessive sebum production. 

Also, if you use harsh cosmetic products—such as makeup—in excess, this could be promoting oily skin.

The Solution

To battle this common dark skin beauty concern, experts advise using gentle, medical grade cleansers and oil-free makeup. 

If you’re looking to treat yourself, get a HydraFacial to restore vibrance, minimize wrinkles, and banish oiliness. 

A woman getting a facial

2. Skin Pigmentation

According to research, pigmentation appears to be among the top skin care conditions that black women suffer from. While all skin types contain melanin, dark skin tones naturally have more melanin-producing cells. 

Common Causes

Uneven pigmentation is typically attributed to prolonged sun exposure, injury, irritation, hormonal changes, or pregnancy.  

The Solution

Skin pigmentation can be treated with retinol products, chemical peels, and PicoSure.

Retinol boosts skin cell production, helps unclog pores, increases collagen production, and exfoliates. 

A chemical peel improves the texture of the dermis by removing the outermost layers of skin. Depending on your specific case, your specialist will recommend either a light, medium, or deep chemical peel.

If you’re looking for a more revolutionary treatment option, then PicoSure is the way to go. This laser procedure harnesses the latest breakthroughs in medical science to improve pigmentation, wrinkles, age lines, and even acne scars

3. Dark Under-Eye Circles

No matter your age or skin tone, dark under-eye circles can appear for various reasons. 

Common Causes

The skin under the eyes is thinner and more fragile in comparison to other areas of the face. So, if you pull a lot of all-nighters, spend hours in front of a screen, or are vitamin-deficient, you can bet that it’ll show under your eyes. In some cases, dark under-eye circles may not even be your fault, but are just associated with genetics. 

The Solution

Lighten up those dark circles with the help of trusted eye creams, like AluminEye from AlumierMD, and PicoSure. 

Aside from treating pigmentation, PicoSure can also address dark under-eye circles via targeted laser energy that improves the quality of the skin. On top of that, it effectively reverses the unwanted signs of aging.

A woman treating dark under-eye circles with gold under-eye masks

4. Blemish-Prone Skin

Blemish-prone skin is usually dry and sensitive. This is why it can easily react to certain external factors and skin care products.

Common Causes

Allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, eczema, and rosacea are the usual causes of blemishes. 

The Solution

Avoid skin care products that contain harsh chemicals to allow your skin to calm down. In addition, always be careful when introducing your skin to new products.

For your spa days, always opt for the HydraFacial, as it was specially formulated to be non-irritating and gentle on sensitive skin. 

Love Your Dark Skin Beauty

Show your skin all the love it deserves by immersing yourself in the safe and effective cosmetic procedures offered at Harmony Med Spa— a modern and upscale laser clinic located in the Durham Region offering a wide range of advanced non-surgical cosmetic treatments using only FDA approved equipment.

Nourish your skin with award-winning skincare from AlumierMD. All patients at Harmony Med Spa are given exclusive access to medical-grade skincare products that will address all your dark skin beauty needs and leave you looking fresh and radiant! Plus, every purchase includes FREE shipping.

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